Jax Kelly, President

HIV positive and active in the community for nearly 30 years. Former commissioner of the L.A. County Commission on HIV, member of Priorities and Planning Committee. CAB member of UCLA Care, CWRU/UH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, and HARP. Volunteer of the year for The Life Group L.A. and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Advocate and protester in Sacramento, Washington DC and several other U.S. cities. Conference speaker on HIV and Aging, History of AIDS, HIV Prevention and Care, HIV and People of Color, and other topics. Email Jax

Peter Kostrobala, Treasurer

I have been HIV+ since 1999 and an AIDS Survivor since 2008. I have previously been treasurer of my HOA and prior to the death of my partner spent most my volunteer time in theatre and performing arts.  Since his passing I’ve concentrated my volunteer time in organizations supporting the LGBTQT and HIV/AIDS communities such as Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, Desert AIDS Project, AIDS Assistance Program / Food Samaritans and now LKA-PS.  As my resiliency and stamina improve I hope to increasingly become an advocate, activist and standard-bearer for the communities I am a member of.  Email Peter

Luke Worrell , Board Member 

Resident of Palm Springs for 3 years .I have lived in Northern and Central coast California ,Santa Fe New Mexico and Philadelphia Pennsylvania but originally from Savannah GA.  I Witnessed the AIDS epidemic first hand in Atlanta GA while at college  and as a health and science teacher in the elementary and secondary Atlanta school system. I have volunteered and served with the Atlanta Special Olympics, Fulton County Board of Health , The Names Project , Lambda Legal of Philadelphia PA , Hyacinth Foundation  of Mercer Co NJ and Kitchen Angels of Santa Fe NM.  I currently work in Physical therapy/ Rehabilitation for Eisenhower Health and am the Reconciling / Pride chairperson for the United Methodist Church. I am always willing to lend a hand and get involved with social justice issues involving the LGBTQ community.  I am honored to serve on the LKAPS board and hope to assist in expanding your outreach initiative. Email Luke

Tim Hoeffgen, Board Member 


Ken Vergonet, Chair Email Ken

Alex Snell, Member Email Alex

Jim McBride, Member Email Jim


Jax Kelly, Chair

Jeff Taylor, Member


Jax Kelly, Chair

Jim McBride, Member

Tim Hoeffgen, Member


Jonathan Goldman, Interim Co-Chair Email Jonathan

Christopher Christensen, Co-Chair Email Christopher

Michael Johnson, Member

David Smith, Member

Arlie Warren, Supplies Coordinator

To join or find out more about serving on an LKAPS committee, please contact the committee chair or a Board member. You can also fill out the volunteer form.