Biography

Scott Blades is the Executive Director and founder of the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN), the largest privately-funded and volunteer-driven AIDS service organization in the state of Arizona which this year commemorates 25 years of serving the community. He is a champion of social justice, equality, and inclusion for persons who are LGBTQ and persons who are living with and affected by HIV. Recent recognitions include the William S. MacDonald Lifetime Achievement Award from Equality Arizona (2014), the United Methodist Global AIDS Leadership Award from the Global AIDS Fund (2016), and Community Leader of the Year from the Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce (2018).