System Messages

Rodney DeMartini

Rodney DeMartini, Secretary

Rodney began his professional career as a high school teacher and principal before becoming involved in 1983 in the newly founded Aris Project that provided practical and emotional support to people living with HIV disease in Santa Clara County. He served as a volunteer, Board member and President of the Board until he was invited to establish the Office of AIDS Education for the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1988. In 1990 Rodney was a co-founder of the National Catholic AIDS Network that provided resources to individuals and organized ministries, including an annual gathering that also included Catholic service providers from around the world. In 2004 Rodney began to volunteer at Food For Thought and has also served as a member and chairperson of the Board Finance Committee since 2007. He was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors in 2016.