Director of Global Prevention, Outreach and Advocacy
The road that led me to the fantastic team at HCAI and HIV Advocates began when I first saw Dr. Blick and discovered I was HIV-positive. That was 30 years ago. But that diagnosis does not define me. Having once been the patient who went to Dr. Blick feeling hopeless and unsure, I am happy now being the person who can say, “You’re here now, there is hope, there is a happy future ahead.”
Working at HCAI is how I instill that hope in others. In addition to serving as the Director of Global Prevention, Outreach and Advocacy at HCAI since 2017, I have a degree in clinical nutrition, I’m a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and have been an award-winning bodybuilding fitness competitor. I’m also a licensed real estate appraiser and have worked in public relations for McDonald’s.
Outside of work, I enjoy movies, musicals, margaritas, and shucking my own clams and oysters on the half shell. I look forward to meeting you either at the HCAI offices or at one of our events supporting the LGBTQ+ community and the fight against stigma and discrimination.