EDITOR Valerie Michele Hoskins
ASSOCIATE EDITOR Laura Engle
ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Rich Brigandi
AdvertisementART AND DESIGN DIRECTOR Valerie Michele Hoskins
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Steven Weininger
COPY EDITORS Rich Brigandi & Mark McGarry
EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Phil Grigioni & Roger Kaufmann
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Scott Cotenoff -- "The Silence Not As Powerful in Sweden" -- makes his photography debut in this issue of Body Positive. Scott is the executive director of Body Positive, Inc. He served as director of the HIV Advocacy Project at Queens Legal Services Corporation. Prior to that, he served as the supervisor for the AIDS Litigation Team of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York AIDS Coalition, and a member of the NYC HIV Health and Human Services Planning Council, Social Services Group.
Laura Engle -- "News & Notes," and "Traditional Healing in a Modern Epidemic" -- is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to Body Positive. She was a regular editorial consultant for the Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc., in the Recreation/Nutrition/Child Life Department, and produced two client newsletters, Recreation News and Child Life News.
Valerie Michele Hoskins -- "Jairo Pedraza on HIV in Latin America" and "The Silence Not As Powerful in Sweden" -- is editor of Body Positive, and a consultant who provides project management, art direction, graphic design, and editorial service for print and electronic publications. She worked as editor of two national publications and electronic information manager for Prevention First, Inc., the lead agency funded by the state of Illinois to provide educational and support services to substance abuse and HIV/AIDS professionals in that state. She received a service award in 1994 for her participation on Illinois' HIV/AIDS Planning Group. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Coordinator for Publications at Gay Men's Health Crisis.
Lisa Stein -- "Jairo Pedraza on HIV in Latin America" -- is a versatile photographer whose portfolio includes book covers, magazine fashion spreads, weddings, and portraiture. She also shot an animated film for Nickelodeon that aired in May 1998. Lisa also exhibits her artwork of hand-colored Polaroid transfers. She lives in New York City and Margaretville in the Catskill Mountains.
Karin Timour -- "Parting Shots: Geneva Up Close and Personal" -- is an AIDS consultant based in New York City. An AIDS educator for nine years, she has served as an HIV coordinator at Phoenix House, an AIDS trainer for National Development and Research Insititutes (NDRI), and as the former director of education for Body Positive, Inc., where she edited Positive Options: A Handbook for People Living with HIV. Currently, she is coordinator of treatment education for the Staten Island AIDS Task Force, and director of the Empire Conversion Project for New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage.