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Maui AIDS Foundation Appoints Michael Moskowitz as New Executive Director

(Wailuku, HI – May 10, 2022) 

thumbnail_IMG_8244Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce Michael Moskowitz has been appointed new Executive Director of the organization. It is an exciting time for MAF as the organization expands and continues to serve the Maui County community with new leadership. An experienced leader, Michael succeeds Interim Executive Director, Steve Hire, and assumed responsibilities. The foundation is so grateful for the dedication and impact provided by Steve to prepare for this new and exciting new phase. We will be reaching more community members than ever before with a broader vision and additional services. 

Michael has a background as a lawyer for social justice, health and environmental law, mental health and human rights. In addition, he has taught as an HIV peer educator, and held positions on the Board of Directors for the Outdoor Circle, the oldest environmental nonprofit in Hawaii, and the Hawaii Farmers Union Waimanalo Chapter. Michael started at the Hawaii State Capitol in 2015 volunteering for then Representative Jarret Keohokalole, now senator. Then he was a Legislative Attorney at the House where he covered Agriculture, Health, Higher Education and Housing House Committees. Michael served as a clerk for the chair of the Agriculture Committee, Representative Richard Creagan, and then clerk for the Vice Chair of Public Safety, Representative Cedric Gates. He has successfully written legislation that has been enacted into law each session, including “Abandoned Vehicles,” which requires counties to pick up abandoned vehicles within 10 business days and “Food Hubs,” which codifies commercial food service operations on agricultural lands. Michael left the capitol to be a deputy prosecutor on Kauai where he handled all misdemeanor, environmental and mental health cases for the county. Michael held a private practice, involving mostly corporate, health law and Hawaiian/First amendment cases.

“I look forward to utilizing my diverse experiences to continue and grow the vital work of the Maui AIDS Foundation.” said Michael. Maui AIDS Foundation is the only AIDS service organization serving Maui County including the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. MAF provides direct services that include free and confidential clinical testing, linkage to medical care, access to medications, food pantry, housing assistance, medical insurance, harm reduction, drug prevention, education, youth programs, and emotional and educational support to those in need. These vital services are free of cost to the community of Maui County.

Maui AIDS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established on Maui in 1986. Please visit mauiaids.org to learn more about how MAF serves the Maui County community.  

CONTACT: press@mauiaids.org or (808) 242-4900

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