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We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and your donations are tax deductible.
To empower, strengthen and uplift All People Living with HIV/AIDS.
A world where all People Living With HIV/AIDS can live in their truth and prosper. By creating a meaningful involved network of People Living With HIV/AIDS through social activities that are empowering, educational, and community driven we will succeed at our mission.
To empower, elevate and inform PLWHA’s , our allies and families, by increasing access to education, and awareness. To build a strategic social network, that works together to uplift our community economically, and politically. And to provide the tools needed to transform their communities.
PPN , works to empower, strengthen and uplift the PLWHA’s communities, by increasing access and awareness around HIV/AIDS education, building skills to increase communication, build relationships, and establish collaborations with organizations working with PLWHA’s, our families and allies.
Founder of Positive People Network ,Inc.
Pronouns:She, Her,and Her's
Alecia M. Tramel is passionate and is committed to her advocacy and helping to educate, promote awareness, prevention and a better quality of life for PLWHA’s.
Alecia was diagnosed in 2000 in Miami, Fl. A proud mother of 3 wonderful children. Her last child was born after diagnosis in 2002 and is not positive. Alecia has spoken for organizations, public schools, community health events, conferences and churches. She has sat on several boards and has made an array of media appearances. Alecia is the founder of Positive People Network Inc, a non- profit organization whose mission is to provide social activities for PLWHA, to help end stigma and change the quality of life of PLWHA’s. Alecia has a social media presence where she posts helpful updated information about HIV/AIDS. Pozitively Alecia Miami has social media presence where she posts helpful updated information about HIV/AIDS. Alecia is the Florida State Lead for Positive Women’s Network, a member of BTAN, The Southern Aids Coalition, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition, Florida HIV Justice Coalition, previous Member of Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership, Community Coalition of The Partnership, Blogger for A Girl Like Me: The Well Project, Member of The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Florida HIV/Aids Advocacy Network, Inductee in Leading Women”s Society, A member Millionheiress Club LLC , The Ambassador of Health for Catalyst Miami, and A Board Member of Women’s March Miami. Alecia is motivated to do all that she can to help eradicate stigma and she has helped on the ground floor to help re-citizens receive their voting rights restored through Amendment 4. Being the Field Organizer for Color of Change during the 2018 elections in Florida. Presently a member of the Florida Organizing for Power team to get the Positive Vote also.
Missouri Director –Positive People Network LLC
Ryan White Part D Liaison & Content Expert
Kneeshe has provided meaningful involvement to the Saint Louis Metropolitan area & global community for over 20yrs. She has 20 yrs. experience in the field of social work in housing, homeless and high-risk populations, where she is currently working the peer-based model for Lost to Care /Treatment Adherence Program. In this role, Kneeshe works with individuals that are newly diagnosed, newly taking HIV medications, and/or struggling with adherence & long-term survivors.
Kneeshe has been a consumer liaison in her region working countless hours over the last 24 months on Quality Improvement efforts for PLWHA alongside the Missouri Statewide Quality Management Team in collaboration with H4C Continuum Collaborative spearheaded by the National Quality Center. She recently was inducted into the 2020 Leading Women's Society in October 2017. She had been named #12 of 25 Most Amazing Positive Person Living with HIV for 2019 in the HIV plus magazine edition for January/February. She has presented several workshops for women on a national and international platform. She is a technical content expert for the Health Resources Administration and has worked alongside key stakeholders to build capacities globally.
Kneeshe has worked on the steering committee for Positive Perspective Study with Viiv Pharmaceutical over the last 24 months which she has provided profound impact to the study for PLWHIV. Her most recent role is Missouri State Lead for PWN-MO/KCMO USA in her region which will work to mobilize women in her community to learn and be empowered about grass root approach and policies. She is a content expert working with Center for Quality Improvement & Innovation (CQII) ECHO Project collaborative for Black African-American & Latina women.
Kneeshe is a recent graduate of University Missouri Saint Louis were she received her bachelors in Liberal Studies. She is a proud mom of a 17-year-old daughter.
PPN YOUTH DIRECTOR
Gena Grant is a Nationally recognized HIV/AIDS advocate with a passion for mentoring youth. In Miami Florida Gena has worked in this field since 2005.
Gena is also the Founder of Real Talk with Gena Grant LLC. a Grass root organization that partners with Nonprofit agencies and CBO’s to empower youth to make healthy reproductive health decisions Gena Truly believes a healthier you starts with a conversation
Gena is an active member of the Positive Women’s Network USA, she is also a member of the Florida Department of Health Speakers Bureau, Gena is a Member of the 2020 Leading Women’s Society/Sister Love inducted in 2018
Gena is also a Trainer for NMAC (National Minority AIDS Council) (GLOW) program Growing Leadership opportunity for women, a comprehensive educational program that trains and prepares women in the community to become community engagers.
NMAC(National Minority AIDS Council (BLOC) Building Leader of Color program which seeks to engage people living with HIV/AIDS leadership opportunities to improve care for persons Living with HIV/AIDS
Gena Also serves as Director of Youth services at Positive People Network Inc.
Gena is a volunteer with (Community Health Empowerment Network (‘CHE’) a community based Non-Profit agency focused on advocacy and education around key health issues impacting low income underserved communities
Gena has Hosted the Black Male Explorers Program Summer conference focused on investing in our youth’s future at “Florida Memorial College”
Gena Also volunteers with the 5000 Role Models mentoring program,of Miami Dade County
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity “Young Men’s Mentoring
Program” and many other community-based organizations throughout the years
PPN LAS VEGAS
Advocate Extraordinaire living and loving life in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, Grandmother, and killer of chocolate chip cookies the world over. Me and my advocacy work, can be found at the intersections of life and harm reduction. You may know it as that place where all the bad kids hang out. I call it home, and those people are my family and friends.
PPN Ft. Lauderdale Florida
Hello everyone my name is Michelle Y. Harris I was born in Memphis Tenn 62 years ago. I found out my HIV/AIDS diagnosis 2/2012,but found out later from Doctor that had carried the virus in my body for about 10 years prior. This was not an easy thing for me to grasp for a long time . After Coding on the table twice and having my son told by the hospital staff that I would never leave the hospital. I knew the Lord had a bigger plan for me. The lord will make a way out of no way and he did.
I was for people just like me many that were just like me I knew I was not good at hiding things and I was not going to start now, soI started meeting my extended family members and learning more about this so I wanted them too hold their head high, and that they have nothing to be ashamed of . I wanted to be the voice for the one no longer here and for the one that did not know how to speak out,
One the first Conferences I attended was HIV is not a Crime in Indy, I met so many wonderful that had been live with this virus much longer than, I, I learned with very Medical Staff on how to
Various situations of the virus if there were over 50 women of color, and if they were in the early Twenties and still needed help coping, I attended the Breaking Barriers Conference also in Indy.. I have done luncheon with the Indians Urban League, I have help at the State house to get HB HMM amended, HIV Mordernation Movement deals with Criminalization where various have very OUTDATED information on HIV/AIDS in the court system. I will close this be saying there is life after Diagnosis so live your best at all times.