Our Team

John Sapero, BS, MA


Since his HIV diagnosis in 1989, John has been a leader in local and national HIV planning, education, service delivery and advocacy.
John works with public health entities and community-based organizations to implement locally-tailored, high-impact HIV prevention and care programming.
Previously, John served as the Office Chief of the HIV Prevention Program for the Arizona Department of Health Services. In this role, he co-authored Victory Over HIV, Arizona’s audacious plan to end the local HIV epidemic, and received national recognition for several innovative initiatives.
John is a former Vice Chair of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, and is the most recent past Chair of the Phoenix EMA Ryan White Planning Council.

His areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy Development
  • Project Management
  • Social Marketing and Media
  • Grant Management
  • Quality Improvement
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Collaborative Planning


  • Masters of Arts in Innovative Leadership, Western International University
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, University of Phoenix