These five wonderful human beings were nominated by the clients they serve for their excellence to the HIV community during these tough times of COVID-19. As most know, the National HIV AIDS Prevention Project regularly goes out in communities across the country speaking at HIV agencies. However, since public health concerns due to COVID-19, that has stopped. As a result we will be announcing our 5 HIV heroes every month.
We want to say THANK YOU for all of their hard work during this difficult time. We want to say THANK YOU to all of those individuals in the HIV community that are making a difference.
And the August 2020 winners are …
Eric Bartley, Housing Works, Brooklyn, New York.
Eric is a client, peer educator, NY State Certified HIV SPECIALIST, Professional worldwide Speaker, Co-Secretary for Callen-Lourde Heath Care C.A.B. and Artist. Eric has continued his tireless work through COVID hosting weekly Zoom meetings and developing a virtual art show fundraiser for Housing Works. He is a member of the Onyx fraternity that does such great work across the country. Eric’s tireless work is so deserving of our August 2020 HIV Hero Award!
Maureen Bishop, Western North Carolina AIDS Project, Asheville, North Carolina.
“If I need anything, she’s there. She has been there since day one, she makes everything possible.” Maureen not only goes above and beyond for those living with HIV, but she also takes in children with special needs. As her nomination stated she is “God’s given person on Earth.” NHADP proudly recognizes Maureen Bishop as an August 2020 HIV Hero!
Fred Brown, AID Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia.
Fred is a hero to so many vulnerable HIV patients in Atlanta. He is a tireless advocate for those who are the most vulnerable in our community is just commendable. We honor Fred Brown as an August 2020 HIV Hero!
Dorothy Dempster, Matrix Human Services, Detroit, MI.
Dorothy has worked for over 30 years in HIV services, and as stated by the individual who nominated her “she bends over backwards for all her people.” Dorothy works very hard taking care of clients and goes above and beyond for all of her clients and that is the reason she is an August 2020 HIV Hero!
John William Uppole, AHF, Dallas, Texas.
John has been working non-stop through the COVID crisis to ensure his clients have their medications and needs met. His work as Operations Assistant at AHF in Dallas involves nearly every type of work at the agency. John’s response to COVID “When events change the world, we cannot stop. COVID may be novel; overcoming challenges and adversity is not.” NHADP is proud to honor John William Uppole with our August 2020 HIV Hero Award.
Please send your nominations for our HIV Hero Award with the name, contact info, agency, and reasons for nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Five winners each month will receive a gift from our office. Please only nominate individuals once, they will stay on file for consideration.
Take care of each other!