Phone: (501) 406-5551
Phone: (501) 406-5551
Mr. Harris is a prominent educator, public speaker, and advocate within the greater HIV community. Over his 11+ years with the ARcare Positive Connections HIV Program, he developed and facilitated numerous community outreach, prevention and empowerment initiatives. He is particularly talented at creating HIV educational and awareness programs tailored to meet the needs of a given audience or community.
Mr. Harris's active involvement with state and national planning entities illustrate his steadfast commitment to the development of improved HIV prevention interventions in every community in Arkansas. His extensive track record of service is evident through roles with HIV Arkansas Support Network, United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA), Arkansas HIV Task Force and Empowerment, Arkansas HIV Planning Group (HPG), Southwest Arkansas-Northeast Texas HIV Coalition (SWA-NET), the National Latino HIV Leadership Counsel, Arkansas Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Task Force, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), and National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD).
Notable recognition includes serving as Co-Chair of the Arkansas HIV Planning Group (2021) and being named ARcare HIV Program Employee of the Year (2011). He was also named to Plus Magazine's Most Amazing HIV-Positive People (2016) and twice to POZ Magazine's POZ 100 List (2016 and 2018), a national recognition to celebrate people working to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South. In 2021, Mr. Harris was invited to speak on the topic of Community Engagement's role in Ending the HIV Epidemic by the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).
Mr. Harris holds multiple undergraduate degrees in Communications/Theology and a graduate degree in Theology. Prior to working in HIV, he served in multiple ministry leadership positions and various positions in sales and management.
"Improving Sexual Health Histories in Community Outreach"
National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) in Arkansas
"Community Engagement in Rural Arkansas"
Equity, Innovation, And Synergy: Building Connections to End the HIV Epidemic
National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) in Arkansas
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