Nashville CARES Announces CEO Joseph Interrante’s Retirement Celebration

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May 17, 2019 


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Nashville CARES Announces CEO Joseph Interrante’s Retirement Celebration
Community Reception Scheduled for Wednesday, May 29

Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville CARES announces retirement celebration, presented by Gilead Sciences, for outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Interrante.  The celebration will include a dedication of the CARES Thompson Lane facility to Joseph in honor of his 25 years of service to the agency. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, from 5-7pm at the agency’s headquarters location, 633 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204.

“For more than two decades, Joe has led CARES with great vision and passion for realizing our mission,” said Joe Burchfield, who serves as the organization’s board president. “The impact of CARES reaches across Middle Tennessee, indeed across the state and beyond, and that’s due in large part to Joe’s leadership. His commitment to our clients, staff and community is unwavering and the CARES board is grateful for Joe’s service.”

Over the past 25 years, Interrante has worked with dedication to meet the needs of Middle Tennesseans both at-risk of and living with HIV/AIDS. As the needs of the community changed, he helped create new services and redesigned old programs to improve CARES strategies to prevent the spread of HIV, to increase opportunities for testing, to expand healthcare and services, and to advocate for responsible public policies that will one day usher in a world without AIDS.

“None of what we have accomplished or still hope to achieve would be possible without the extraordinary support of the Middle Tennessee community – our staff, volunteers, board and donors,” Interrante says. “Thank you for 25 years of hope and compassion.”

CARES new CEO, Amna Osman started on April 15, to allow for a smooth leadership transition. Osman will attend the celebration and will be available for introductions.

About Nashville CARES: 

Nashville CARES is Tennessee’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization.

Our Mission: Nashville CARES mission is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy and support for those at risk for or living with HIV.

Our vision is a community where HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, everyone with HIV/AIDS has access to the care, treatment and support to achieve optimal health and self-sufficiency without stigma or discrimination.

Last year Nashville CARES served more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to more than 29,000 youth and adults, more than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and essential support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease. To learn more, visit us at and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.