About Us

ASN Staff

In 1984, the founders of  the Access Support Network (ASN) witnessed an urgent need in the community to provide advocacy and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. From that point on, the ASN has grown and adapted to the unique needs of the community. In 2001, the SLO Hep C Project was developed, offering support for community members living with hepatitis C, and, in 2014, the ASN became the first Covered California certified enrollment entity in San Luis Obispo, helping to ensure that the community had access to affordable health insurance programs. That is one of the ASN’s most basic principles: to strive to meet the unmet needs of our surrounding communities. 

 

As of July 1, 2015, the ASN has expanded into Monterey County to offer much needed services and connections to life-sustaining programs - those that guard against homelessness and against lapses of medication and healthcare coverage. The ASN’s strength as an organization and ability to step in to Monterey County is a direct result of the incredible support they have experienced in their 31 years in SLO County. The staff and Board feel strongly that expanding into Monterey County is just as important a step towards their future as they did when they expanded to include critical hepatitis C programs. HIV/AIDS doesn’t stop at the county line, and the Access Support Network is grateful to have the capacity to continue as the new ASN and provide access and support where needed.

 

The ASN staff works closely with a large pool of dedicated volunteers in coordinating client services and agency fundraising events, and has built lasting partnerships with other non-profits in our community.

 

The ASN remains the sole community based, non-profit organization in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties that provides supportive services to residents living with HIV/AIDS and Hep C and their loved ones. The agency strives to improve the quality of life and independence of its clients by providing support on an individual basis.

 

 

 

Our Mission: The ASN saves and enhances the lives of people in our community impacted by HIV and Hep C. We provide access to comprehensive critical services that empower our clients.

The ASN receives funding from a variety of sources, such as:

  • San Luis Obispo County

  • The City of San Luis Obispo

  • FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program

  • The Ryan White HIV CARE Act

  • Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA)

  • Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS

  • Annual fundraising events

  • Corporate and private donations

  • MAC AIDS Fund

  • Community Foundation of Monterey County

  • Community Action Partnership Monterey County​

  • Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo

  • Harden Foundation

  • Madsen Foundation​

  • Gilead 

Additional Info

Contact Info

Kris Gottlieb
Development Director
Anna Hazlett
Executive & Finance Support
Karla Quiroga
San Luis Obispo Co. Program Manager​
kquiroga@asn.org
Andrea Johnson
Hep C Health Educator /
Phlebotomist
ajohnson@asn.org
Terry Ruiz
HIV Health Counselor
truiz@asn.org
Derek Cummings
Volunteer Coordinator /         
Special Events Coordinator
dcummings@asn.org
Sarah Lindeman
Social Work Case Manager / 
Benefits Counselor
slindeman@asn.org
Daryin Rodriguez
Testing Coordinator /
Phlebotomist 
drodriguez@asn.org
Elena Salais
Program Director
eramirez@asn.org
Paris de la Rosa
Monterey County Program Manager
pdelarosa@asn.org
Oriana Nolan
Monterey County Hep CProject Coordinator
onolan@asn.org
Grace Vasquez
Housing Case Manager
gvasquez@asn.org
Blanca Barron
Case Manager/ADAP Enrollment
bblanca@asn.org
Melina Correa
Case Manager & ADAP EW
mcorrea@asn.org
Barbara Evanish, RN
Waiver Nurse Case Manager
bevanish@asn.org
Board of Directors

President, Lisa Dean, Account Administrator, Mosaic Business Services 
Treasurer, Ron Pigeon, Community Member
Secretary, Ellie Malykont, Community Member
 
Mark Asmus, Owner, Shift Hair Salon
Valerie Endres, Community Member
Casey Grover, M.D., Emergency Services, CHOMP Hospital
Thomas Muir, Social Worker, CHOMP Hospital
Deborah Stewart, M.D., Door to Hope
Kai Medina-Martinez, Ph.D., CSUMB
 

Access Support Network

 

San Luis Obispo County Address:

1320 Nipomo Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 781-3660

 

Monterey County Address:

340 Church St.                                       Ryan Ranch 
Salinas, CA 93901                                  2 Upper Ragsdale Dr. Building A

(831) 975-5016                                       Monterey, CA 93940

                                                                   (831) 625-4699

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 12158

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406


Toll Free: (800) 491-9141
Fax: (805) 781-3664

David Kilburn
Executive Director

1320 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401  |  (805) 781-3660

340 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901 | (831) 975-5016

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