Hello everyone. I’m happy to be joining this group to learn more.

I’ve lived with HIV/AIDS for twenty-nine years and have served on various Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and network community advisory boards since 2001. With the support of many organizations, I share what I learn by providing training and presentations to diverse community and professional audiences across Tennessee and beyond. In addition to AVAC and the US NIH HIV networks, I have worked as a community representative with the Tennessee Department of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the NIH’s National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the Microbicides Trials Network.

I am intentionally a generalist – I like knowing a little about a lot of things (and more about some things!) and being someone who can connect different people and groups to acheive success in our work against HIV.