Jay Adams

West Virginia Dept. of Health & Social Service
HIV Care Coordinator

Jay is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit College and received his Masters Degree from Marshall University. He has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1984. He has served as the HIV Care Coordinator in West Virginia since 1991 when Ryan White CARE Act funds were first received by the state. Jay has served many roles statewide in West Virginia in the areas of HIV prevention and care. His day to day responsibilities include the coordination of the WV ADAP, the Part B State Direct Services and the Insurance Continuation Program. As a volunteer, Jay chairs the only NAMES Project Foundation, AIDS Memorial Quilt Chapter in WV and he is a frequent lecturer at nursing schools and social work programs throughout the state. He has been honored with numerous awards including the inaugural Mary Fisher Family AIDS Network National Outstanding Caregiver Award in 1994.