René Seidel is Vice President of Programs and Operations at The SCAN Foundation. Previously, René worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services in various capacities, including as State Grants Manager for the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, as Mental Health Liaison for the Health Services Administration in the Office of Clinical Affairs and Affiliations, and as Director of Board Relations during his last three years with the county.
René directed health and social services programs for many years in community-based organizations. He served as Founder and Executive Director of the Family AIDS Institute in Salvador, Brazil, and as Director of HIV Services at Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles County. As part of this work, René was appointed to a number of community planning commissions and was one of the founding staff members of the City of West Hollywood Homeless Project. He graduated from the Polytechnic College for Social Sciences in Munich, Germany, as a Social Pedagogue (FH). In his spare time, René enjoys international travel.