PASO – Amarillo
Panhandle AIDS Support Organization1501 SW 10th Ave.
Amarillo TX 79101
(P) 806.372.1050 Ext. 103
PASO is a full service community based organization with a case management system which provides referrals to doctors, dentists and optometrists, therapeutic counseling, transportation, housing assistance, and support groups.
The Pandhandle AIDS Support Organization LPS provides Level I (didactic lectures) and Level II (workshops) targeting Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. The Minority AIDS Initiative workshop is offered to provide clinicians with HIV education to enhance the quality of culturally competent care.
Position: PASO LPS - Clinical Director
Arlene Hudson M.D. is currently employed at the J.O. Wyatt Community Health Center in Amarillo, TX. She also serves as PASO’s Medical Advisor. Dr. Hudson has been treating HIV positive patients for over 20 years. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University in 1986. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been married to Dr. Curtis Hudson for 25 years and is the mother of three children.
Position: LPS Coordinator
Position: PASO LPS - Executive Director
Michael Timcisko is the Executive Director of the Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (PASO). He has served in this position for 8 eight years. Michael has been involved with HIV/AIDS since 1984. While living in Austin TX, he became a “buddy”, a care giver, an activist, and fundraiser for direct care services for individuals infected with HIV. After moving to Amarillo, Michael served as Director of HIV Prevention services for Planned Parenthood of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle for five years. He has been an active member and Chairman of the Amarillo Area HIV/AIDS Consortium. He has also been a member of the Lubbock, Odessa, Midland, Amarillo (LOMA) HIV Prevention Community Planning Group for 10 years and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) appointed co-chair for LOMA for 5 years.