About The AMP.

In early 2020, the gateway to Cal Anderson Park and the plaza over Seattle’s Capitol Hill Light Rail Station will become home to The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway.

The AMP, community-driven and -funded, will use public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection; utilize technology to share stories about the epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis; and provide a call to action to end HIV/AIDS, stigma, and discrimination.

A passionate group of volunteers and community leaders, including people living with HIV, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community, have begun work on The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway.

The AMP seeks volunteers to help get the word out, collect stories, and fund the project.


Review Capitol Hill TOD developer Gerding Edlen’s original Design Proposal to the Seattle Design Review Commission or learn more about the project’s history, site selection, and current status here.


The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway
c/o Seattle Parks Foundation
105 S. Main St., #235
Seattle, WA 98104

Contact us


Steering Committee
Chair: Tom Rasmussen, City Councilmember (retired), Seattle City Council
Vice Chair: Michele Hasson, Fundraising Professional
Secretary: Jason Plourde, Nonprofit Professional
Royal Alley-Barnes, Executive Director (retired), Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute 
Marlys Erickson,  Executive Director (retired), Pike Place Market Foundation
Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, Museum of History & Industry​
John Mullen, Principal, John Mullen Associates
Tom Tidyman, CoMotion & Global Innovation Exchange, University of Washington

Community Inreach
Co-chair: Tom Rasmussen
Co-chair: Royal Alley-Barnes
Luis Fernando-Ramirez,  Executive Director, Entre Hermanos​
Brian Knowles, Executive Director, Bailey-Boushay House
Lonnie Lusardo, Founder & Principal, The Diversity Collaborative​
Tony Radovich, Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-WA)​
Steven Sawyer, Interim Executive Director, POCAAN
Fred Swanson, Executive Director, Gay City

Content and Experience
Co-chair: Leonard Garfield
Co-chair: Jason Plourde
Phil Bereano, Co-founder ACT/UP Seattle; ACLU activist
Scott Bertani, Director of Prevention & Community Relations, Lifelong
Mary Diggs-Hobson, Executive Director, African Americans Reach and Teach Health (AARTH) Ministry
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Kimberly Jacobsen, Manager, Curatorial Projects and Volunteer Resources, Museum of History & Industry
Marie McCaffrey, Executive Director, HistoryLink
Jeff Sakuma, Health Integration Strategist, Human Services Department, City of Seattle
Bob Wood, Director (retired), HIV/AIDS Program, King County

Fund Development
Co-chair: Michele Hasson
Co-chair: Marlys Erickson
George Bakan, Publisher, Seattle Gay News
Jason Dittmer, Marketing Professional
Christine Hurley, Executive Director (retired), Bailey-Boushay House
Patricia McInturff, Director (retired), Human Services Department, City of Seattle​ 
Rob Roblee, Community Volunteer
Carol Sterling, Community Volunteer
Dennis Torres, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Finance
John Mullen

Organizational Development
Tom Tidyman

Project Coordinator
Paul Feldman

Capacity building and Engagement Consultant, Inreach
Rosette Royale

Administrative Coordinator
Karen Flink