Biography of Director Scott Evertz
In April 2001, President Bush appointed Scott Evertz to serve as the Director of
the White House Office of National AIDS Policy. Mr. Evertz, who also is a member
of the White House Domestic Policy Council, leads an expanded AIDS office that is
responsible for both domestic and international HIV/AIDS issues. The Office of
National AIDS Policy also serves as the Executive Secretariat for the President's
Cabinet Task Force on HIV/AIDS, which is co-chaired by Secretary of State Colin
Powell and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Evertz was a public policy advocate in the State of
Wisconsin for people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS. He worked closely with
then Governor Thompson, to create one of the best service delivery systems in the
nation for people living with HIV/AIDS. In his professional career, he has worked
for a number of health care and AIDS service organizations that provide comprehensive
prevention, care, and treatment programs to those at risk for and living with HIV/AIDS.
Mr. Evertz served for several years as legislative director of the Log Cabin
Republicans of Wisconsin before being elected State President in 1998. In that
capacity, he worked closely with Platform Chairman Governor Tommy Thompson on a
successful effort to insert language on national AIDS policy into the 2000
Republican Party platform.
Since his appointment, Mr. Evertz has conducted a nationwide listening tour in
those communities hardest hit by HIV/AIDS in the United States. He has also
participated in international visits to Africa, Mexico and the Caribbean to witness
first hand the impact HIV/AIDS has had in these areas. His office worked to
coordinate the United States government's participation in the creation of the
Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. In addition, he has led
several United States delegations to United Nations meetings dealing with HIV/AIDS.
Mr. Evertz was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and moved to Wisconsin in 1980 to
attend Marquette University in Milwaukee. Mr. Evertz received his B.A. in Theology
and Political Science from Marquette in 1984 and remains a resident of Madison, Wisconsin.
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