Since 1998, Robert has served as the Director of the Treatment Access Expansion Project (TAEP), working on the national and state levels to improve access to early and comprehensive care and treatment for people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Robert works with a team of consultants and community–based partners who are actively engaged in state and national research, policy development and advocacy aimed at increasing access to care and treatment for low-income people, particularly individuals living with HIV and other chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Robert currently serves as a member of the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership and as co-chair of it Health Care Access Working Group. Robert is a founder and lead facilitator of the national Chronic Illness and Disability Partnership. From 2010-15, Robert was a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and the co-chair of its HIV Health Care Access Working Group. Robert has also served as the Director of Public Policy and Legal Affairs for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, as an advisor to the President’s National Commission on AIDS and the HRSA/CDC Community Advisory Board, and as a board member of the AIDS Action Council of Washington D.C. and the National Lesbian and Gay Bar Association.