With over 20 years’ experience in HIV prevention work, John brings both a personal passion and professional expertise to CAN. Fueled by witnessing family members overtaken by HIV, John set out to make a difference in the community fighting both stigma and disparities among those living with HIV.
As the VP of Education and Program Services at CAN Community health, John develops and oversees the implementation of HIV/AIDS, STI, PrEP, and Peer programs throughout the state of Florida and beyond. He works diligently to enhance community relationships to disseminate accurately and up to date HIV information.
Prior to coming to CAN, John worked with the Florida Department of Health as a Disease Intervention Specialist, which was the beginning of his career focused on education, prevention, and the intervention of STDs, including HIV.
John is a graduate of the U.S. Army Academy of Health and Sciences, completed his A.A in Paramedic Sciences at Bronx Community College, a fellow of the CDC/Arnold School of Public Health, SC (ASPH) Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership, a former member of the State of Florida’s Educational Material Review Panel, former RHAC representative to Florida Community Planning Network (FCPN), former Sarasota Representative to the Regional HIV/AIDS Council (RHAC), former chair of the RHAC Prevention committee, former chair to the HIV/AIDS Network of Southwest Fl. (HANS), Community Educator for Tibotec Therapeutics, former Community Advisory Member to Janssen pharmaceuticals, and Gilead Sciences and Current Educator/Mentor for the Manasota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.