June 4, 2018 by In The Press, News

Southern AIDS Coalition Announces Mardrequs Harris as CBA Senior Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Marvin Anderson ([email protected])

Southern AIDS Coalition Announces Mardrequs Harris
as Senior Manager of Capacity Building Assistance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. June 4, 2018 — The Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) is pleased to announce Mardrequs Harris as its new Senior Manager of Capacity Building Assistance.

Harris received his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in English and Religious Studies from Tennessee State University. Most recently Harris served as Senior Program Analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in Washington, D.C. Harris oversaw the HIV portfolio that partly focused on the Southern Initiative Project to improve HIV outcomes among minority communities, as well as a demonstration site project focused on local health department and community health center collaborations, partnerships, and strategic planning. Harris also serves on several regional and national committees, including the CBA National Advisory Committee for API Wellness and the Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) Steering Committee.

“Mardrequs is a wonderful addition to our team,” said SAC Executive Director Nic Carlisle. “I’ve had the great honor of working with Mardrequs on several projects in the past, and I am absolutely certain that he is the perfect person to help us grow our capacity building assistance services across the South.”

“I am thrilled to be joining the SAC team as the Senior Manager of Capacity Building Assistance,” expressed Harris. “Being born and raised in Tennessee, my heart and passion for the work that I do is driven by seeing improved health outcomes among people living with and affected by HIV in the South. I’ve had the opportunity to work on the local, state, and national levels and believe that the knowledge gained will help me to better serve the southern region of the United States.”

In his role as Senior Manager of Capacity Building Assistance, Harris will be responsible for managing SAC’s efforts to train community-based organizations, government agencies, and healthcare delivery entities to provide culturally competent, non-stigmatizing services to people who are living with or disproportionately impacted by HIV. This work is part of the Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative™.

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About the Southern AIDS Coalition: SAC is a non-partisan coalition of government, community, and business leaders working alongside thousands of individual members to end the HIV epidemic in the South. We do this through public health advocacy; capacity building assistance and education; research and evaluation; and strategic grantmaking. To learn more or to join us, visit www.southernaidscoalition.org.