Rowland is a Program Specialist at the San Francisco Community Health Center formerly known as API Wellness. He manages a program called The Connection which aims to promote HIV/AIDS prevention to Asian & Pacific Islander (API) men who has sex with men. Rowland’s first exposure into the public health field began as a volunteer for API Wellness where he assisted in spreading awareness and educating the API MSM community. Rowland is thrilled to join the Constituent Advisory Panel this year for NMAC and looks forward to be working with the rest of the CAP members.
Henry Ocampo has worked in minority health for over 25 years. After completing his BS in Psychology at UC Davis, he worked in San Francisco managing HIV prevention programs targeting Asians and Pacific Islanders. Henry eventually returned to school to enhance the skills that he learned doing several years of community work. He earned a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003. Since starting at the Office of Minority Health Resource Center in April 2004, Henry has lead minority health initiatives in partnership with community based organizations and health departments throughout the country.
Henry Ocampo, MPH l Senior Program Analyst l Office of Minority Health Resource Center
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Paula Peters MSN, RN, ACRN, CTTS is a Program Manager with Great Lakes Bay Health Centers overseeing Ryan White-funded HIV Special Immunology Medical Services, Hepatitis C, PrEP, and Tobacco Cessation for PLWH programs. She is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse who has been involved with HIV specialty care since 2005. She is a member of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) 2007-present, and served as Director-at-Large of the National HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB) 2009–2017. She is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist 2017. She is a founding member of the Michigan HIV Nurses Network and has worked with the Saginaw HIV/AIDS Taskforce since 2008.
Tapakorn Prasertsith (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a non-binary, Thai person raised in both Los Angeles, CA and El Paso, TX. After studying Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego, they moved to San Francisco, CA and immediately faced the divide between the city’s booming tech culture and the growing homeless population. They were offered a position at Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (now San Francisco Community Health Center) to start their PrEP program and was awarded the 2017 NMAC Youth Initiative scholarship for their work in HIV Prevention, focused on people of color and trans populations.
Kristina Barcelona Wong, MPH
Kristina has over 8 years of experience in the HIV/AIDS field working with women of color at Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Diseases (WORLD). With a Masters in Global Health, focusing on reproductive health, she has worked with sex workers and trafficked girls in South Africa and Sweden. In her current role, Kristina serves as Program Manager at Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), a national organization working towards social justice, parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.