What is a community champion?

A community champion is a non-medical personnel who works or volunteers in the HIV community and who stands out in their work. A community champion must be nominated by a coworker and may win by receiving the most votes! See the FAQ page for eligibility criteria. Click the buttons below, or scroll down this page to nominate someone, and scroll further down, to vote!

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Nominate Next Month's Community Champion

Voting ends in 15 days (16th of Aug)

How to Nominate Your Colleague

Nominate next month’s community champion by filling out the following form. Please click 'Process' below or consult the FAQ page for more information on the process.

  • First, scroll down to the bottom of this page to verify that the person you wish to nominate is not already listed as a nominee. Then, visit the FAQ to verify their eligibility to the contest.
  • You must enter your (the nominator) and your colleague's (the nominee) contact information into the form. You will receive an automated email from us to validate your identity and confirm you are not a robot!
  • The colleague you have nominated (the nominee) will then receive an automated email to confirm they consent to their nomination.
  • Once approved, your nominee will now be visible on our site and can start collecting votes.
  • You may vote up to once per nomination cycle. Make sure to share the voting link on your social media so your nominee can win!
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Vote for next month’s champion below:

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Verniss McFarland
Verniss is the Director of The Mahogany Project, a national community mobilizer and consultant. They have over 10 years of experience developing innovative community engagement initiatives, creating safe spaces, and mobilizing minority LGBT+ individuals. Most recently, Verniss worked with Immigra...
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Alex Cordova
Alex Cordova is currently the director of Lila LGBTQ Inc., integrating art such as painting, dance, and theater as a path to healing the social aggression suffered by the LGBTQ community in addition to the traditional programs of prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Alex is from El Salvad...
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Sharon Coker
Sharon has been a staple in the Prince George’s County and surrounding metropolitan area as the go to for HIV education, prevention and testing. She is the Executive Director for SLK Health Services Corporation. Her outreach work in her community is vital to slowing the spread of HIV. Sharon has ...
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Vinnyetta Cooper
Vinnyetta’s love for this work is very obvious. She’s the first one to volunteer to go in to the community and provide testing services. She’s organized, efficient, and uses her connections to ensure that when she plans a testing event, there’s food, food drinks, and other freebies for the commun...
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Malcolm Reid
Malcolm Reid is the Director of Programs for THRIVE SS, Inc. THRIVE stands for Transforming HIV Resentments into Victories Everlasting. THRIVE’s mission is to achieve health equity for black same gender loving men living with HIV. Malcolm started as a volunteer in 2016. He co-founded the PASAN, t...
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Joel Morales
Joél Junior Morales is the Director of Operation for the LGBT+ Center Orlando. Spearheading efforts to promote and empower the LGBT+ community and its allies through information, education, advocacy, and support. One of the Center Orlando’s biggest programs is its HIV Screening and Counseling. ...