Established in December 2014, the Leadership Pipeline was created to meet NMAC’s mission and vision to Lead with Race. The Pipeline embodies NMAC’s quest to educate, advocate, and convene stakeholder groups to boldly advance health and racial equity in the HIV movement. Together, we developed a signature leadership program with tailored, state of the art concepts and activities whose primary aim is to shift the trajectory of engagement around domestic healthcare disparities. Today, we partner with national thought leaders to make high-quality programming for HIV leadership a reality. By incorporating this action theory model of change, the Pipeline evolves its focus on race, health equity and literacy, and other related leadership touchstones. Our intergenerational leadership program focuses on trainings and collaborative workforce development between senior leaders and young, emerging leaders in the HIV movement. This dynamic subgoal will ensure that there is no interruption or gap in historical perspective, lessons learned, knowledge transfer, and acumen for future health equity issues.

For information on our current programs and for information on upcoming trainings contact the Leadership Pipeline division at:

2017 Youth Initiative Scholars

The Youth Initiative is sponsored by NMAC in collaboration with ViiV Healthcare, Magic Johnson Foundation, and Advocates for Youth. Together it develops future leaders among a cadre of Youth Scholars to take action to end HIV/AIDS in their communities via educational training, professional development, and networking opportunities. Scholars will also have the opportunity to attend the US Conference on AIDS (USCA) September 6-10 in Washington, DC 20001.  Our application cycle is now open. Apply now to take part in this great opportunity! 

The Youth Initiative, World AIDS Day 2015

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Youth Explosion: 

Leadership in Action  was presented at the World AIDS Day Event at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Session presenters included 2015 scholars – Derrell Richardson, Taylar Johnson-Barnes and Kahlib J. Barton along with Januari McKay, Advocates for Youth and Jacqueline Coleman,  Director, Leadership Pipeline.  The 45-minute presentation featured informhydeia new photo crop (1)ation on Mental Health and HIV; Youth Activism and The National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). The World AIDS Day themed 60 Second Campaign, the social media outreach activity developed by the 2015 youth group was also spotlighted.  Other community groups attended the event to include Us Helping Us and Georgetown MedStar both of Washington, DC.  Hydeia Broadbent,  Las Vegas, Nevada was the keynote speaker along with music by the UDC choir.  Hydeia is an award-winning humanitarian and AIDS/HIV Activist.

Hydeia Broadbent

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The Leadership Pipeline also presented highlights from the Developing and Implementing the NMAC’s Youth Initiative to End HIV in America during the conference poster session on Monday, December 7, 2015.   The program is sponsored by ViiV Healthcare, Inc and The Magic Johnson Foundation.  Advocates for Youth is a collaborative partner. The purpose of the poster event was to showcase key program activities which included the social marketing campaign developed and executed by the youth – the 60 Second Campaign.  Many conference participants reviewed the poster and interfaced with the  presenters – Sadia Arshad, 2015  Youth Scholar;  Jennifer Augustine, Advocates for Youth; Dr. Kimberly Parker, Initiative Evaluator; and Jacqueline Coleman,  Director, Leadership Pipeline.

Leading with Race, Town Hall Meeting 


Town Hall Meeting – sponsored by the USCA, DC Local Planning Committee, the Town Hall was attended by Douglas M. Brooks, Director, Office of National AIDS Policy, The White House and other CDC representatives.  The goal of the event was to mobilize the African American community around pending shifts in HIV/AIDS care and service coordination  in the shifting healthcare environment.  Approximately 30 community leaders, executive directors of CBOs, advocates and interested stakeholders participated.  Panelists included executive directors from notable agencies in the South and Mid-Atlantic regions – Dr. June Bobbs;  Dr. Bambi Ghaddist and Dr. Ron Simmons provided perspectives on how their organizations made the necessary shifts to remain relevant in this new Affordable Healthcare arena.  Follow up webinars and strategy sessions will be planned in 2016.  Coordinating partners for the event were The National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network and the National Black Men’s Coalition, with the Leadership Pipeline of NMAC.