The Damien Center welcomes new President and CEO


August 02, 2018


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Moving forward with a commitment to growth and empowerment

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Damien Center is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Alan Witchey as the new President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 6, 2018. Alan’s appointment reflects The Damien Center’s commitment to continued growth and the empowerment of people affected by HIV/AIDS.

“The Damien Center is about life and living with honor and dignity in ways that you could not have imagined twenty years ago,” says Witchey. “We are at a place where we can prevent HIV and AIDS, and have people not just live a normal life, but to thrive and be happy in that life.”

Alan brings over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit management to The Damien Center. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director for the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) of Greater Indianapolis. Alan also has prior experience working with The Damien Center and in the field of HIV/AIDS. With a wealth of experience in HIV/AIDS, housing and nonprofit leadership, the board has great confidence in Alan’s ability to lead The Damien Center into the future.

Witchey’s previous work with The Damien Center started as a volunteer in the 1990s, and later became a full-time position. His first task will be to begin the strategic planning process to decide the future direction of the organization, and what improvements can be made to existing programs and services.

The Damien Center is Indiana’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization. It is a leading resource, provider and advocate for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education and related services. For the latest up-to-date information, visit or follow The Damien Center on Twitter at @DamienCenter and like them on Facebook.


The Damien Center leads the fight to prevent the spread of HIV and empowers persons in Central Indiana affected by HIV/AIDS to move forward each day with dignity. The Center offers vital supportive, preventive, and medical services to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so they may live abundant and productive lives. We believe passionately in the dignity and worth of every person who seeks our services. We strive to be a safe and welcoming place so that no barriers separate people from the services they need to prolong and enhance their lives.