About Us

The SLO Hep C Project is dedicated to meeting the needs of people living with hepatitis C and increasing public awareness through educational outreach in San Luis Obispo County.

The SLO Hep C Project is located at:

1320 Nipomo St.
San Luis Obispo, CA

SLO HEP C Provides:

  • Hep C Support Groups
  • Bilingual Services
  • Health Counseling
  • Public/Private Benefits Counseling
  • Referrals to Local Physicians
  • Mental Health Counseling Referrals
  • Nutritional Counseling

SLO Hep C Project Staff (click on name to email)

David Kilburn, Executive Director
Kris Gottlieb, Finance Support & Communications
Derek Sisting, Health Counselor
Cathy Lewis, Benefits Counselor
Karla Quiroga, Volunteer Coordinator

Resources (click here for the Task Force's Accomplishments to date)

  • Sue Cameron, Clinical Nurse Coordinator County Jail
  • Terry Comer, Health Counselor, AIDS Support Network
  • Katie Dolezal, RN, BSN, Home Detox Nurse, Co. Drug & Alcohol
  • Edie Kahn, Executive Director, AIDS Support Network
  • David Kilburn, Coordinator of Finance, AIDS Support Network
  • William Kocis MD, Public Health Physician for Atascadero State Hospital
  • Karla Hunt, Physician's Assistant, Health Care for the Homeless Project
  • Richard Prier MD, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Mike Pipenberg, Director of Veteran's Services, San Luis Obispo County
  • Penny Borenstein, M.D., Health Officer, San Luis Obispo County Public Health

ASN Board of Directors

President - Ed Attala - Attorney
Vice President - Lisa Dean - Account Administrator, Mosaic Business Services
Treasurer - Ron Pigeon - CFO, Mission Community Bank
Secretary - Ellie Malykont - Property Manager, Cal-West Property Management
Mark Asmus - Owner, Shift Hair Salon
Ben Barczi- Associate Pastor, San Luis Obispo First Baptist Church
Kem French - Cal Poly Housing
Tom Maier - Cal Poly University
Valerie Endres - Community Member


Featured Event

Get Tested. Get Treated. Get Cured.

Here are 3 reasons why You should get tested for Hep C:

  1. You could have Hep C even if you feel fine! It can take 30 years for you to develop any symptoms. Untreated, the virus could cause significant damage to your liver, including cancer or cirrhosis.
  2. If you do have Hep C, new treatments have improved dramatically and even have an over 90% cure rate! The sooner you get tested, the quicker you can get treatment!
  3. You are especially at risk for Hep C if you were born between 1945-1965; if you’ve ever used IV drugs; or, if you received a blood transfusion before 1990.

The test is quick, easy, and, thanks to generous funding from Dignity Health Community Grants Program, confidential Hep C testing is now available to you FREE at locations throughout SLO County!

Call us or any of our community partners and we’ll get you connected to a testing site near you!

The SLO Hep C Project
(805) 543-4372

The Center
(805) 544-2478

The Noor Clinic
(805) 439-1799

Planned Parenthood
(888) 898-3806

Public Health Department Family Clinic
(805) 748-4878



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How Can I Help

Our community has a rich history of volunteerism – people are always looking for ways to give back. The SLO Hep C Project offers a wide variety of ways to be involved, to touch a life, to leave a legacy, to make a difference. Click on the buttons below to find option is the best fit for you, or contact us to talk about how you feel you might be able to help.

All of us at the SLO Hep C Project appreciate your generosity, your time and your talents.

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