Dalton Savwoir, Jr.
Planning Council Program Manager
Dalton Savwoir, Jr. NORAPC’s is the new Planning Council Program Manager. Mr. Savwoir has 30 years of experience in health systems management and served as a Regional Epidemiologist with the LA Department of Health. He is very knowledgeable about the needs of Persons Living with HIV, particularly those of the elderly. He maintains licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Louisiana and has worked as a Nursing Home Administrator at several local facilities.
He will ensure that the voice of the community is an integral part of the work of NORAPC. Mr. Savwoir’s education and experience will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council as we enter the new program year. Mr. Savwoir has a bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and a master’s degree from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in epidemiology.
Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a minor in Thanatology, and a master’s degree in psychology. He is all but dissertation in the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a specialization in coaching. Joseph holds a six-sigma black belt, is a certified mediator, and has over 15 years of experience in quality improvement and performance management. Joseph worked as the OHP Quality Coordinator for 4.5 years and currently serves on the Board of Rhode Island Advocacy for Children. While at OHP, Joseph was the Clinical Quality Management End+disparities ECHO Collaborative Trainer, the CQM Committee Chair, and built capacity with Ryan White Providers to utilize clinical quality data to deliver better outcomes for patients and their communities. Joseph’s public health career has been focused on people living with HIV, and working to help decrease the stigma around seeking healthcare, getting into care, and staying in care.
Planning & Training Coordinator
Ian McCusker is excited to help serve the community where he grew up as NORAPC’s Planning & Training Coordinator. He has a bachelor’s in education and spent three years teaching in New Orleans and Baton Rouge area elementary schools before returning to LSU for a master’s in mass communication with a focus on media law, journalism history, and audio-visual production. While pursuing his degree, Ian also published articles for The New Orleans Advocate, The Times-Picayune, and Gambit, among others, and presented academic research to the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference at NYU.
Ian later spent two years in Pinedale, WY managing public relations and marketing for Tumbleweed Farms, a community-supported agriculture project dedicated to providing affordable produce to food-scarce areas of rural Wyoming. He designed the website’s delivery and customer service interfaces, coordinated transportation, and collaborated with the local food pantry to provide free food to underserved communities. Ian also wrote press releases for the Pinedale Fine Arts Council’s community theater productions.