Eddie Sanders

CAB Member

Eddie Sanders has over 20 years of experience in addressing the health care, housing and psychosocial service needs of Los Angeles County’s (LAC) most vulnerable residents, particularly those impacted by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and/or homelessness. For over 10 years, Mr. Sanders has been employed at Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC), a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves over 72,000 low-income patients across 14 licensed Health Centers throughout the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, including their Van Nuys Adult Health Center, which specializes in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis-C Virus, as well as two Health Care for the Homeless sites. As NEVHC’s Grant Development Specialist, Mr. Sanders has raised millions of dollars in grants from the public and private sectors, which have allowed the organization to expand access to medical, dental and behavioral health services as well as open new clinic sites. Since 2008, Mr. Sanders has served as Co-Chair for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley Homeless Coalition. The Coalition has over 35 active member agencies who work year-round on collaborative projects to help end homelessness in “The Valleys.” Prior to NEVHC, from 2001- 2006, Mr. Sanders was the Housing & Development Assistant for Safe House (a subsidiary of Friends Research Institute, Inc. [FRI]). Located in North Hollywood, Safe House provided emergency, transitional and permanent housing to homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS who also had histories, or active conditions, of mental illness and/or chemical dependency. From 1998-2001, Mr. Sanders worked at FRI’s Friends Health Center in Hollywood, where he was a 1) Research and Lab Assistant on a NIDA-Funded study that provided cognitive behavioral therapy, HIV risk reduction and contingency management services for MSM/MSMW struggling with methamphetamine abuse, and 2) HIV Risk Reduction Counselor for a Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Project.