Phone: (501) 406-5551
Phone: (501) 406-5551
KeAndre' served as a volunteer member with St. Louis Effort for AIDS, Inc., from the Spring 2014-Summer 2017. During his time with EFA he continuously volunteered to actively lead peer-discussions, game nights, food distribution programs, and scheduling community members for testing and/or help assist with the correlation for linkage to care.
KeAndre' returned home to Texarkana during the summer of 2017. He joined Special Health Resources for Texas, Inc. or SHRT as a Medical Case Manager. He served with this agency from June 2017-June 2018. This agency serves East Texas which includes Tyler, Longview, Paris, and Texarkana, TX. KeAndre' acknowledged that this agency will forever hold a special place in his heart. During his time with SHRT he was recognized twice as the “Star of the Quarter.” This award is presented to members that have demonstrated and exemplify great skills when working with clients, within the community, and is believed to be a major asset to the organization.
KeAndre' is a capable speaker and leader. He presented a breakout session during the HIV Symposium in Galveston on the topic “New transmissions within the Black MSM community” and conducted an ADAP seminar during a retreat in Houston. He was also a coordinator for the Consumer Advisory Board [CAB] in the East Texas CAB. He facilitated quarterly meetings which allowed consumers to freely speak on the services provided, needs within each community, and it also served as a time to fellowship. During this time, KeAndre' conducted regular town hall meetings within the Texarkana area to better gauge the needs of the area and to better advocate for the community during allocation.
Later, KeAndre' demonstrated innovation as co-founder of the SWA-NET HIV Coalition. With Texarkana being a twin city (Texarkana, AR and Texarkana, TX), the coalition was needed to partner with peers across the state line. This partnership allowed for both sides to reach more into the communities and host joint events to share awareness, included a Simply Red conference with clients from the Texarkana area.
KeAndre' is fluent in Ryan White services from Texas and Arkansas. He was a Non-Medical Case Manager for ARcare between June 2018-September 2019. During his time with ARcare, KeAndre' led a strong movement to reach as many Arkansans as possible and demonstrated a gift for interacting with individuals who were tested. Thanks to KeAndre’s efforts, record numbers of community tests were made and people with HIV were engaged or re-engaged in care. As a result, KeAndre' was recognized for administering the most HIV tests statewide both onsite and offsite while with ARcare. Today, he continues to build a reputation as a trusted source for HIV prevention, education and linkage to care.
KeAndre' is currently a Certified Community Health Service Representative through Arkansas Total Care. There he serves as a Care Coordinator with members experiencing Behavioral Health disabilities while pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Administration. KeAndre' is a member of the Arkansas HIV Planning Group(HPG).
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