Jeff Nunziata - Treasurer
Jeff is GTP's Treasurer on the Board of Trustees.
Jeff is currently and has been an English teacher in Korea for over 5 years and currently volunteers for the Association for Teachers of English in Korea.
Before coming to Korea, Jeff worked as a private consultant in public health epidemiology and education, mostly in Latin America and Asia. In the United States, Jeff coordinated a research program of over 3,000 young people in one state, and was awarded contracts from numerous organizations in the another state including the state's government, community-based organizations, and universities.
For 15 years, Jeff served as a civil servant for the Department of Health in a US State working as an administrator, trainer, and educator. Jeff served in one of six CDC funded positions in the state system that had local, regional, and statewide responsibilities. While in this capacity, Jeff helped to establish the framework that lead to the implementation of the state's Community Planning Group and Partnerships to help bring together people living with HIV and the organizations serving them.
Jeff was elected as the Government Public Health Representative to his local Community Planning Partnership as well as to a statewide Community Planning Group, serving as the liaison from his region to the statewide body. Jeff also chaired and was a member of many committees including those responsible for creating laws and statutes. Jeff helped write the plan to secure all federal funding from the CDC.
Jeff has also coordinated an international educator exchange program for health educators and has spoken at local, statewide, national, and international conferences. He implemented and supervised the first state youth HIV youth outreach and education program that served as a model for other programs, and he produced and raised money for an award-winning video on HIV and also conducted extensive research that was used to secure funding.
Jeff began his career serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, working in a local hospital and with numerous international organizations including UNHCR, Doctors Without Borders, and USAID. Later, Jeff was directly involved with the training of new Peace Corps trainees, coordinating several women’s and youth groups throughout his region. After the Peace Corps, Jeff also served as a medical liaison in Central America providing rehab and medical services.
Jeff has also worked as a volunteer instructor for the Red Cross for over 15 years (in both the English and Spanish programs), coordinated education and improv theatre programs for young people, and volunteered to work on political campaigns and issues facing his community, state, and nation.
Finally,Jeff is also a person living with Multiple Sclerosis.