After Hours Project

Our Team
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Staff at After Hours has a deep commitment to the work they do, knowing that each service encounter can change someone’s life. They have extensive experience in the harm-reduction field and are dedicated to compassionate service for those who are in need. The staff at After Hours provides assistance in many languages, and is comprised of engaged members of the community.
 
Fernando-Soto
Fernando Soto
Founder & Executive Director

Fernando Soto is the Founder and Executive Director of After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP).
 
Fernando began his harm reduction career in the 1990s as an underground volunteer, distributing and collecting syringes in the South Bronx. Prior to founding AHP he worked for the Family Service Network of New York (FSNNY), working at different times as a Case Manager, Syringe Exchange Coordinator and Director of Harm Reduction Services. After 13 years of delivering direct services, he recognized the need for harm reduction services after traditional working hours, and in 2002, he created AHP using his own capital, and working for more than three years as a volunteer. In 2003, he was recognized by the Fund for the City of New York with the “Union Square Award” for his innovative approach in the delivery of harm reduction services. After that, additional funding started to trickle in and Fernando hired staff and expanded AHP’s scope of services, ultimately growing the organization to staff of 27. Today, AHP manages a drop-in center and operates several mobile units, as Fernando continues to explore new and innovative ways of delivering services to at-risk populations.
 
Fernando received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Long Island University, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. He was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn and now lives in Howard Beach, Queens with his wife and family.
 
IMAGE Fernando Soto
Fernando Soto Founder & Executive Director Fernando Soto is the Founder and Executive Director of After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP).   Fernando... Read More...
IMAGE Abigail Olavarria
Abigail Olavarria Director of Operations Abigail Olavarria has been with AHP since its inception in 2002.  She started as a volunteer and held the... Read More...
IMAGE Ruben Bonilla
Ruben Bonilla Community Outreach Specialist Ruben began working at After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP) in April 2011, as a Peer Educator and was quickly... Read More...
IMAGE Jasmine Braham
Jasmine Braham Case Management Technician Jasmine Braham provides direct case management and supportive services to those infected with HIV/AIDS and... Read More...
IMAGE Jacqueline Castillo
Jacqueline Castillo Data Entry Specialist Jacqueline has been with the organization since November 2012. She is the Data Entry Specialist with... Read More...
IMAGE Elizabeth Claudio
Elizabeth Claudio Data Manager Elizabeth Claudio is AHP’s Data Manager and is responsible for the agency’s data entry. She has been with the... Read More...
IMAGE Rebecca Curtis
Rebecca Curtis Case Management Technician Rebecca Curtis has been with the organization since May 2010. She started as a Peer Educator with... Read More...
IMAGE Brittney Date
Brittney Date HIV/HCV Tester Brittney joined the AHP as an HIV and Hepatitis C Tester in July, 2012, providing direct HIV/Hepatitis education and... Read More...
IMAGE Leah Dorman
Leah Dorman Patient Navigator Leah Dorman joined the AHP in August of 2012 as a Patient Navigator in the Check Hep C program. She provides direct... Read More...
IMAGE Michael Duncan
Michael Duncan Physician Assistant Mike Duncan works directly with clients in the Expanded Syringe Access Demonstration Program (ESAP), providing... Read More...
IMAGE Lillian Ferrer
Lillian Ferrer HIV Tester Lillian is the HIV Tester for the Priority Populations Program at After Hours Project, Inc (AHP). She works directly with... Read More...
IMAGE Marina Fernandez
Marina Fernandez Peer Educator Marina Fernandez is a member of the outreach team at After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP). She has been with the... Read More...
IMAGE Baron Graham
Baron Graham Program Manager Baron began working at AHP in 2009, providing direct case management and supportive services for clients living with... Read More...
IMAGE Daniel Jimenez
Daniel Jimenez Peer Educator Daniel Jimenez is bilingual in Spanish and English and has a certification in HIV/AIDS Education and Substance Abuse... Read More...
IMAGE James Kearse
James Kearse Peer Educator James Kearse is a Peer Educator assigned to the Outreach and Syringe Exchange team at After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP). He... Read More...
IMAGE Lenny Luciano
Lenny Luciano HIV Tester/Phlebotomist Lenny Luciano joined the AHP in July, 2012 as an HIV, STI and Hepatitis C Tester, providing direct... Read More...
IMAGE Antonio Medina
Antonio Medina Peer Educator Tony began working with After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP) as a Peer Educator in 2011, conducting outreach and providing... Read More...
IMAGE Gina Patane
Gina Patane Mental Health Social Worker Gina began working at After Hours Project, Inc.(AHP) in July, 2011, as a Case Manager providing direct case... Read More...
IMAGE Jenny Perez
Jenny Perez Case Management Technician Jenny began working with After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP) in November 2012, as a Case Manager Technician... Read More...
IMAGE Ming Omg
Ming Omg Fiscal Consultant Ming began working at AHP in 2011. She has extensive experience with the financing of harm reduction programs in New York... Read More...
IMAGE Hector Quinones
Hector Quinones Director of Social Services & Linkage to Care Hector has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS for over seventeen years. He started... Read More...
IMAGE Maria Reyes
Maria Reyes Information/Referral Specialist Maria is the Information & Referral Specialist at After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP). She works for the... Read More...
IMAGE Luis Rivera
Luis Rivera Mobile Driver Luis is the Mobile Driver for the Medical Transportation Program at After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP). He joined the... Read More...
IMAGE Wilfredo Roldos
Wilfredo Roldos Maintenance Worker Wilfredo is the newest member of the AHP family. He is responsible for the maintenance and up-keep of the... Read More...
IMAGE James Sanchez
James Sanchez Transportation Coordinator James “Jimmy” Sanchez is the Transportation Coordinator for After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP). He joined... Read More...
IMAGE Melba Smith
Melba Smith Service Coordinator Melba joined the staff of After Hours Project in May 2011, providing direct case management and supportive services... Read More...
IMAGE Robert Soto
Robert Soto Senior Peer Educator Robert Soto is a Senior Peer Educator for After Hours Project, Inc. (AHP); he has been with the organization since... Read More...
IMAGE Brenda Watson
Brenda Watson Testing Coordinator Brenda Watson has been with After Hours Project since April, 2010. She started as an HIV Health Educator and is... Read More...