Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama (MAO) was originally was founded in 1987 as Montgomery AIDS Outreach to provide social services to local citizens who needed HIV/AIDS specific services and information. Within a 2 year period following incorporation, MAO hired its first Executive Director, Jacquelyn Stancil, to begin moving the agency to increased service to Montgomery and the Southeast Alabama region. MAO received funding to offer medical care in 1994.
Over the years, we have worked with an incredible team of doctors, including Dr. Lawrence Williams, Dr. Stephen Brady, Dr. Thang An, Dr. Evan Lyon, who is now an Associate Physician at the Division of Global Health Equity and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Bruce Smith, who has been highly involved with combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Our current Medical Director, Dr. Laurie Dill, has been on staff at MAO since 1996, and has served as Medical Director since 2006. Dr. Prashanth Bhat, M.D. joined our staff in 2010. Dr. Laurie Dill, M.D. and Dr. Prashanth Bhat, M.D. are both HIV specialists.
Dr. Carlos Reyes, M.D., an infectious disease specialist joined our staff in June 2013 and practices in the Montgomery Clinic specializing in HIV care. Tonya Richards C.R.N.P works with our doctors and patients to provide care in Montgomery and Dothan. Kelly Hester, Pharm.D, BCPS, AAHIVE is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University. Currently she is practicing in affiliation with Medical AIDS Outreach in Montgomery to provide collaborative medication therapy management pharmaceutical care services for the HIV and primary care needs of her patients.
In March 2011, we received funding to establish a statewide telemedicine network in collaboration with partner agencies in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This network allows MAO to provide quality medical care, mental health counseling, and pharmaceutical consultations to HIV/AIDS clients in rural Alabama. Medical AIDS Outreach operates a clinic in Dothan, AL, and rural clinics in Greenville, Clayton, Selma, and Troy. Our agency provides telemedicine connections in Montgomery, Dothan, Selma, and Clayton, Alabama.
In September 2012, The Junior League of Montgomery partnered with MAO to open one of the first food pantries in the United States to be located in a medical clinic. The Junior League generously provides funding and volunteers for this project.
MAO is proud to announce the recent selection of our new CEO Michael Murphree. Michael brings with him more than ten years of senior level HIV/AIDS, mental health, and public health experience including agency development, professional and administrative supervision, grant project management, and professional speaking. Michael has direct care experience in social work, mental health counseling, and HIV prevention education. He spent sixteen years at MAO in several positions including Executive Director before he left to pursue other professional goals. Prior to his return to the agency, Michael served as Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition. We are fortunate to have Michael leading MAO during this tremendous time of growth and expansion of our clinics, services, and telemedicine network.
MAO provides community prevention education, quality services and compassionate care to those infected and/or affected by HIV/ AIDS. Services provided include: social services, medical treatment, medication assistance, pharmacist consultations, mental health counseling, patient education, prevention education, HIV testing, food bank services and interpretation services (Spanish to English) and hearing impaired.
Board of Directors
Michael Bridell, Chair
Dr. Annice Yarber-Allen, Vice Chair
Clayton Davis, Treasurer
Timothy Spraggins, Secretary
Suzanne Kinsky, MPH
Stefania C. Yuhas
Kory R. Ward
Cheryl Davis, Immediate Chair
Persons interested in applying to be a part of the MAO Board of Directors, please contact the agency for an application.