John Barnes joined FCAA as executive director in November 2009. John began HIV work in 1987, by developing and implementing a statewide HIV/AIDS case management program for the Division of Public Health. He went on to run several local and national AIDS service organizations before moving on to corporate grantmaking. John served on the board of directors of FCAA from 2005-2009. John also serves on the board of trustees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.