Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah Named Next
Chief Executive Officer of SAAF

The SAAF Board of Directors is pleased to share with you that Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah has been selected and hired to be the next Chief Executive Officer for SAAF. Our search firm reached out to hundreds of candidates nationwide, and received fifty-four applications; six candidates proceeded to interviews. Ravi distinguished himself from this impressive field of strong leaders. He is clearly the right person at the right time to lead SAAF into our future. ​We all look forward to working with him.

Ravi has worked alongside SAAF for years in his current role as the medical director for Banner’s Alvernon Family Medicine Center and their Mobile Health Program. In 2019, Ravi received the SAAF Godat award for community innovator. As a health care provider, Ravi focused on expanding health care access for LGBTQ+ individuals and he has provided critical knowledge and compassion in his work. Ravi was also a leader and advocate in the process of banning conversion therapy of LGBTQ+ youth in Pima County. Moreover, Ravi is bilingual in Spanish and English. You can take a look at his resume here.

In accepting the position of SAAF CEO, Ravi stated, “SAAF is essential to our community here in Tucson and Southern Arizona. I’m excited about joining SAAF as its CEO so that, together, we can ensure that our family, friends and neighbors living with HIV; members of the LBGTQ+ community; or otherwise in need of help, have SAAF on their side.”

Ravi’s first day with SAAF will be Monday, September 28th. Patti Caldwell has agreed to continue serving as Interim Executive Director until Ravi starts.

We hope you share our excitement and anticipation in welcoming Ravi as SAAF’s next CEO!

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