Von Biggs, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Von Biggs, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

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Von Biggs, Lauderdale Lakes, FL

Von Biggs, an advocate with over a decade of experience, serves as the Vice Chair for the RW Part A Planning Council, an alternate for the Integrated Planning Body, and a founding board member of TransEd. His advocacy, characterized by a disruptive yet effective approach, has been pivotal in fostering collaborative efforts to combat HIV and promote health equity. His work is deeply rooted in understanding the challenges faced by marginalized communities, particularly in the Broward area and among LGBTQ+ individuals. Biggs’s initiatives focus on dismantling stigma and promoting mental health through education, awareness, and trauma-informed care.

His advocacy is enriched by his professional artistry, using visual expression to foster communication, empathy, and a ‘joie de vivre’. He is also a respected public speaker, educating on HIV treatment, prevention, and combating stigma in South Florida. His principles align with Holy Cross Health’s ethos of reverence, dignity, and integrity.

As Community Outreach Coordinator, he engages with the LGTBQ+ Community along with other organizations which include: LGTB+ Chamber of Commerce, SAVE, Equality Florida, and the South Florida Aids Network (SFAN), driving transformative change. His involvement in submitting for the Health Equality Index, which will reflect its impact on Holy Cross and the LGBTQ+ community, marks another milestone in his quest for inclusive health and safety. His relentless drive for change is a testament to his commitment to service, advocacy, and the arts, making him a vanguard in the healthcare domain and a voice for the underrepresented.