Brandi C. Bowen , Program Director
Brandi has over fourteen years of experience in the HIV/AIDS field, including working with both Ryan White and Housing and Urban Development programs. With a concentration in Humanities and a liberal arts degree from Shimer College, her extensive experience lends strong support in her role as the Program Director for the New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council (NORAPC). Brandi guides NORAPC, the local HIV public planning body, in meeting the mission of ensuring a responsive high quality continuum of care for Persons Living with HIV (PLWH). Brandi’s prior experience in the provision of core medical and supportive services informs her commitment to meeting the needs of PLWH so that they may remain engaged in medical care and treatment. Brandi’s extensive experience as trainer and presenter of Ryan White program related information supports community efforts to raise the bars of the HIV Care Continuum.
Gregory Howell, III , Planning Council Coordinator
Gregory holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Xavier University and a Master’s degree from Belhaven College. Gregory shares his wealth of talents with the community which were based on a diverse professional career. He has over fifteen years of experience in providing support in high-pressure and deadline-driven environments. Gregory is most passionate about serving the needs of People Living with HIV, especially people who were released from incarceration, people who are living with hepatitis C and individuals for whom PrEP may be the best prevention option.
Keshanté Horton , Planning and Engagement Coordinator
Franny Senkowsky , Planning and Engagement Coordinator
Tori Tully , Planning and Engagement Coordinator
A new staff member, Tori is excited to work with the team as a planning and engagement coordinator for the Fast-Track Cities Initiative. Tori comes to NORAPC through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). Prior to joining NORAPC, she worked as a research assistant at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she focused on school-based adolescent mental health interventions. Raised in the suburbs of Baltimore, Tori earned dual undergraduate degrees in Global Health & Development and Medical Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her university years, she gained new skills and experience while interning at the Army Public Health Center and the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health as well as while studying abroad in India and Haiti. Tori looks forward to engaging with the New Orleans community and improving health equity for PLWH.
Peter Harrison , Health Planner
Peter has worked as NORAPC’s Health Planner for 3 years. In this role he works to ensure the membership of the Planning Council have the best possible information for making decisions regarding the Ryan White Part A program. In this role, Peter chaired the HIV Week of Awareness Planning Committee for two years, currently sits on the New Orleans HOPWA Modernization Core Committee, and has engaged closely with a wide variety of stakeholders working to develop an Ending the HIV Epidemic strategy for New Orleans. Prior to joining NORAPC Peter worked with the District of Columbia Primary Care Association, where he focused on public policy issues impacting Federally Qualified Health Centers in the District. Additionally, Peter served as a health extension volunteer with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. Peter holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. While attending school in New Orleans, Peter interned with NORAPC for three years, during which time he was able to gain knowledge, skills, and experience working in the HIV field. Peter is committed to working towards health equity for all those who call the New Orleans area home.