Damone Thomas

CAB Member

Damone Thomas, the Treatment Education Specialist for Project Rise at APLA Health, got his first taste of HIV Advocacy as a volunteer when he was a high school student in Kingston, Jamaica where he was born and raised. In 2008 Damone worked behind the scenes in several different HIV organizations learning the mechanics of advocacy, which later helped him start his own organization. In September, just two months after the XIX International AIDS Conference of 2012, Damone started his own HIV Advocacy Campaign called Healing with Hope (HwH). Along with his online effort to promote awareness, he currently does HIV/STDs Testing & Counseling with John Wesley Community Health (JWCH) and Board Secretary for To Help Everyone (T.H.E) Health & Wellness Center.

Contact: dthomas@apla.org