Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)
Réseau canadien des personnes séropositives (RCPS)
In personal life, Jeff Potts is a 51-year old gay man, father to five, and grandfather to four. Jeff is aging with HIV having received a once-fateful diagnosis in the early 90s, and he joined a second survivors’ community after a stroke at Thanksgiving 2016, and a second in January 2018.
His life’s work found him at CATIE in 1994, and, from there, he held key public service positions in the infectious disease portfolios at Health Canada, Correctional Service Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Today, Jeff is honoured to continue in his community service and humbled by his current role as the Canadian Positive People Network’s Executive Director.
In life and in life’s pursuits, Jeff shares a simple objective with Helen Keller. She once said, “I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”