Executive Leadership

Bruce Sonnenberg

Bruce Sonnenberg

As Founder and Executive Director of HIV, Bruce began in 1990 with a support group of three hurting HIV+ people.  Bruce was the first Youth Minister of Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California (1970-1972) and Senior Pastor of Sky Valley Desert Retreat (1972-1982). It was here that Bruce began his […]

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Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre

Mike has been Treasurer of the HIV Board since our second Board meeting in 1992. As a builder of numerous television studios throughout the southland, Mike was surrounded by many friends who were HIV+ in the broadcaster industry. Today Mike works as a Business Manager for a number of medical […]

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Mitch Kader

Mitch Kader

Mitch is a Registered Nurse and has over 30 years of experience in the health care field. For the last 14 years Mitch has worked as the Managing Trauma Nurse in Orange County’s leading emergency trauma center. He has been on the Board since 2006 and is Secretary as well […]

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Sharon Hylton Filsinger

Sharon Hylton Filsinger

Sharon joined the Board in 2001 and serves as Vice-President. She is the widow of founding board member, Michael Hylton (d.1998), a hemophiliac who was infected with the AIDS virus in the early 1980s. Sharon has traveled extensively in Asia and Africa with HIV as well as England, Belize, and […]

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