We believe frequent engagement with the diverse voices of women we serve is vital to our work. For this reason, we have created a Community Advisory Board, whose committed members provide insights from their communities and guidance on how we can improve our programs to ensure that we serve our visitors in the best possible ways.

Emerita Member

Vickie Lynn, Ph.D., MSW, MPH has been living with HIV since 1985 and has spent the past few decades advocating for and empowering women living with HIV.

Maria Mejia is a Global Ambassador, Community Advisory Board member and A Girl Like Me blogger for The Well Project.

Marnina Miller.

Marnina Miller is a prominent human rights activist and influential social media figure with a strong dedication to driving positive societal change.

The Well Project Community Advisory Board member, Samantha Rose Montemayor Morales.

Samantha Montemayor is a Sexual Health Counselor currently serving the community of New York City as the Oasis Case Manager of the Latino Commission on AIDS.

Heather O'Connor (she/her) is a 30-year-old woman, wife, and mother living with HIV, diagnosed in 2016.

Abosede Olotu is an HIV advocate from Lagos, Nigeria. She was diagnosed with HIV in 2000 and is the proud mother of three beautiful, HIV-negative children.

Emerita Member

Bridgette Picou (Red40something) is a nurse with several years of HIV and infectious disease experience, having worked at a combination ASO and federally qualified health center.

Ieshia Scott is a public and motivational speaker, health educator, mentor, peer, and support group facilitator based in Broward County, Florida.

Destiny Smith is an HIV advocate from Davenport, Iowa. She was diagnosed with HIV the day after Christmas in 2017 while pregnant.

Destiny is the proud mother of two adorable, energetic, HIV-negative children. She recently started a career as a medical assistant and loves helping others.

Emerita Member

Wanona (Nunu) Thomas has learned the power of turning her HIV diagnosis into a lifetime goal to reach, educate and encourage others about how to turn havoc into victories. 


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