We have individuals who are able to speak on HIV/AIDS prevention.

Lindsay Bryant

Faith Community Outreach Coordinator

My Vision is to end the AIDS pandemic through, education, love, empowerment and compassion.

My Prayer – Matthew 9:37 - 38

“He said to his disciples, the harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

Ms. Bryant holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science with a major in Sociology from Cheyney University. She is a retired Verizon Communications employee with 33 years experience managing employees and programs. She has served as Project Coordinator for Nia since 2008 and has more than fifteen years experience in HIV/AIDS. As a Deacon at Saint Paul’s Baptist Church and a founding member of the AIDS Ministry, Ms. Bryant has extensive experience working with ministers and faith leaders to eliminate the stigma associated with HIV in Black churches. She is a 2014 Fellow of the Black AIDS Institute and currently serves of the Central Virginia Black Treatment Advocate Network (BTAN). Ms. Bryant is a certified SISTA facilitator, certified HIV counselor and tester, Certificate of Completion for Group Facilitation Skills, Project Respect, d-up: Defend Yourself!  

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Eric King, PhD.

Community Health Educator

Eric King holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from St Joseph’s University and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Princeton University. He is the writer and developer of The Landscape of Our Spiritual Warfare: Ministering in the Face of HIV/AIDS and Online Course and has served in AIDS Awareness & Prevention Ministry since 1995. Dr. King has taught a HIV Ministry course at Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University and is a Minister in Training Saint Paul’s Baptist Church. Dr. King facilitate The Landscape of Our Spiritual Warfare: Ministering in the Face of HIV/AIDS.

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Erica Garris

Community Health Educator

Ms. Garris is a current seminary student pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. For the past year, she has worked and volunteered as a mental health worker. Ms. Garris is a certified SISTA Project facilitator. 

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YuVonda Riley

Director of Health & Fitness

Mrs. Riley holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Community Health & Wellness and Athletic Training. She has over eighteen years of experience in the fields of public health and non-profit management, previously working for the the Virginia Department of Health Division of Disease Prevention in several capacities. She is currently a train-the-trainer for the SISTA Project. In addition to her duties at Nia, Mrs. Riley enjoys sports, event planning and spending time with her family and friends.

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