Rev. Gerald Green is a native of South-Central Los Angeles. Rev. Green was raised by his mom, a Jamaican immigrant who came to the United States in search of a better life for her children. Rev. Green learned at an early age that hard work, determination, and a willingness to overcome any obstacles that may arise in life are keys to his success. Rev. Gerald Green has over 30 years’ experience as an educator, community organizer, and advocate for those experiencing health disparities for communities of color.
Rev. Green started his career in the field of Healthcare in the late 80’s as a Health Educator at the historic First A.M.E. Church of L.A. when Rev. Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray was Senior Pastor. During Rev. Green’s tenure at F.A.M.E. Renaissance he created an HIV/AIDS Curriculum for a Peer Education Program, presented workshops at high schools, and community outreach at health fairs. Rev. Green’s commitment to HIV/AIDS awareness didn’t stop there. Rev. Green has worked with the New York Blood Center as Outreach Program Coordinator, Outreach Worker for People of Color In Crisis in Brooklyn New York, a Certified Enrollment Counselor/ Site Manager for Covered CA in collaboration with Health Access Inc, and Security Services with Blackstone Consulting Inc. for Kaiser Medical Centers in San Diego CA.
Rev. Gerald Green is no stranger to the Minority AIDS Project LA (MAP) . Rev. Green has been a volunteer for MAP, served on MAP’s Board of Directors, and served alongside MAP’s founder the late Archbishop Carl Bean as Assistant Pastor at Unity Fellowship of Christ Church which played a vital role in the support of the agency from its inception.
Rev. Gerald Green served on the HIV Health Services Planning Council, SD County 2012- 2016, Faith Base Action Group of San Diego for HIV/AIDS Prevention , and participated in many panels throughout the years bringing awareness to all health disparities which impact marginalized communities.
Rev Gerald Green has been a featured columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune; “Equality, Justice, Freedom For All People” (June 6, 2023), “HIV Stops With Me” SDGL News (2011), and appeared on KCAL 9 news program discussing the impact of HIV/AIDS in communities of color.
Rev. Gerald Green loves music and believes it can be used to inspire people to live their best lives.
Rev. Gerald Green is grateful to join MAP in this role because it’s full circle. “I walked into the doors of MAP in 1987 because I had lost many friends in the entertainment industry to AIDS. MAP gave me support, guidance, and encouragement to make a difference in the lives of others.”
Riki Smith, CPACo-Executive Director
Riki Smith is a highly experienced California Board Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of expertise in the accounting and financial advisory field. As the founder and principal of DP Business Management (DPBM) and the Managing Partner at AMS CPA LLP, Riki has provided personalized services to a diverse clientele across various business and entertainment sectors.
DPBM, established by Riki in 2003, was conceptualized to provide tailored support and infrastructure to businesses not requiring full-time internal accounting staff. DPBM offers comprehensive accounting, budgeting & strategic planning, tax, financial statement compilation and reviews, virtual CFO, and business advisory consulting services.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Riki contributes her expertise as a board member and Chief Fiscal Officer for the Minority AIDS Project, a notable HIV/AIDS non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, California.
Riki’s academic background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Arizona. She currently resides and operates her office in Long Beach, California.
Outside of her professional realm, Riki is a passionate music aficionado. She frequently enjoys attending live concerts and music festivals, immersing herself in music documentaries, traveling, exercising, and cherishing moments with family and friends.
Mike JonesHIV Counseling and Testing and MAP Anti-violence Intervention Project
Antonia Barrios, MAMedical Waiver and Benefits Programs
MAP Board of Directors
Rev. Benita Ramsey, MA, J.D., LL.MBoard Chair
Riki SmithChief Financial Officer
Rev. Russell Thornhill, MAOM, MABoard Secretary
Rev. Leslie Burke, RN, MPH, JD, M. Div. PHN
Rev. Gerald N. Green
Dr. Roger Quinney, LCSW, PsyD
MAP Advisory Council (MAC)
Purpose: To work with the Co-Executive Directors and MAP board to advise on vision, mission, and strategic planning programs, projects, and grant opportunities that continue to build on the work of MAP in the world.
Dr. William D. King
Stephen D. Simon
Leslie BurkeRegistered Nurse
Rosa FriasProgram Coordinator
Juan SotoBenefits Specialist
Santos Carrillo, Jr. Accountant
Pamela SimmonsFinance Manager
Dr. Wilburt Jordan, MDChief Medical Advisor, Emeritus (1985-2023)