Phone: (501) 406-5551
Phone: (501) 406-5551
For 15 years, Eddie Wiley has worked across the Southern United States to combat HIV stigma and health disparities particularly within communities of color. He is the founder of Maverick Consulting and has been active in HIV program implementation and social media expansion since 2006. As a presenter at local and national conferences, Eddie has been able to speak of his experiences as a person living with HIV in addition to an HIV service provider. Eddie began his career as a training facilitator. Since then, he has served in a host of roles.
Eddie has consulted in culture enhancement, program evaluation, staff retention, and many other topics across the country. Eddie's training centers around health literacy, stigma reduction, cultural humility, and trauma-informed approaches. In 2015, Eddie co-founded “The Headliners” that focuses on novel HIV prevention techniques in the Black LGBTQ community in the Memphis area by using the community’s input to host events and draft messaging. As an “In It Together” trainer, he has worked closely with agencies and community members to more meaningfully promote health literacy for Same-Gender Loving, Black men. As a consultant, he has also developed training curriculum, managed the HIV.gov social media channels, and facilitated the HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Community of Practice.
Eddie has worked within linkage to care, youth engagement, program management, social media management and served as the Shelby County Ending HIV Epidemic Initiative Coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Health and as Co-Chair for the Shelby County Ryan White’s HIV Care and Prevention Planning Group. Currently, Eddie co-hosts a personal podcast tailored to same-gender loving, black men entitled “The Southern Gentleman”.
He has been featured in POZ Magazine, Ebony Magazine, the Tri-State Defender and the Memphis Flyer. Mr. Wiley has been honored by the Red Door Foundation, Philander Smith College, Tri-State Black Pride, and the Tennessee Department of Health. Eddie received his Masters of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Memphis and a B.A. in English and Communications from Philander Smith College.
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