Ismael, commonly known as Ish, has worked in HIV prevention since 2000 and has been with the Center since January 2008. He has developed, along with his team, a trustworthy and leading-edge HIV testing and STI screening program at the Center and offers free services and no-cost treatment. As Director of Health Services, he has had the opportunity to develop and produce multiple local community programs and events. Most noteworthy, the Transgender Health Program and the 2018 Gay Men’s Health Summit. He is also the lead in the planning and production of the Long Beach AIDS Walk that takes place each November on the beach.