Southern AIDS Coalition announces Justine Ingram as the new capacity-building assistance specialist. In this position, Justine will be responsible for providing training and support to organizations that serve people living with HIV.
“We are excited to have Justine join us. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be very impactful. Plus, coming from the Macon, GA area she has a perspective on the rural South that is really key in addressing HIV and health disparities in the South,” said Derick Wilson, Executive Director, Southern AIDS Coalition.
Ingram has a strong resumé providing intersectional advocacy, training and other services to organizations in rural communities. In her previous role as the first-ever Transgender Coordinator for the Fulton County Board of Health, she planned, organized and promoted public health education programs and curriculum. She has trained more than 300 medical and social service providers on culturally sensitive care.
“I am excited to serve as a capacity-building specialist for Southern AIDS Coalition. This organization does awesome work to positively impact people living with HIV/AIDS across the South. I’m energized to bring my experience to Southern AIDS Coalition and join the team in continuing to build strong and community-focused Southern solutions to the HIV epidemic,” said Ingram.
Ingram has built a career dedicated to bringing awareness to specific sexual health needs and concerns of vulnerable communities. She steered a nationally recognized video project, The Conversation: Transmen and Their Sexual Health Needs. Her goal is to use her platform at Southern AIDS Coalition to aid in influencing all communities across the South to invest in increasing the health outcomes of our most vulnerable populations.