Over 20 years’ experience working with homeless, and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, serve as Program Director of a transitional housing program (58 bed- single room occupancy) in the Bronx serving over 450 homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS per year, and multiple contracts including HIV/AIDS Services Administration and Ryan White Part A. The program, which was established in 1994, is recognized as the first of its kind located in Bronx, New York. Services on site include emergency housing, meals, nutrition, case management, recreation, harm reduction services and housing placement assistance. Participated on a number of panels on topics surrounding homelessness and wellness, substance abuse/mental health, and human rights and social justice related to poverty, education and mass incarceration. Successful grant writer with over 15 years experiences in writing grants. Specific interest in the area of research is homelessness, poverty and the integration of a human rights and social justice paradigm in a social work/community base agency. Additionally, taught research in a Master’s of Public Administration Program for over six years, and focused on theories of leadership, research and ethics. Over 15 years’ experience as a research consultant for independent and community based research.