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.
Peter Harrison , Health Planner
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 Tulane, Peter interned with NORAPC for three years, during which time he was able to gain knowledge, skills, and experience working in the HIV field in New Orleans. In the past, Peter has worked with the District of Columbia Primary Care Association, advocating on behalf of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the District. Additionally, Peter served as a health extension volunteer with the Peace Corps in northern Ethiopia. Peter is committed to working towards health equity for all those who call the New Orleans area home.