Carla Lewis-Peter, Program Manager, Project RITE at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center has been selected as a co-chair of Queens Knows. She will serve a 2-year term as co-chair beginning January 1, 2022. Carla is a Public Health Practitioner and a master’s in public health candidate with a community health focus.
All five (5) New York City Boroughs are represented under the umbrella of New York Knows, the nation’s largest HIV testing initiative. It aims to help all New York City residents learn their HIV status and take full advantage of the City’s HIV care and prevention services through partnerships with various healthcare and educational organizations.
“I am very exciting about taking this co-leadership role for the Borough of Queens,” says Carla. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity to bring JPA’s excellent work with HIV/AIDS into the spotlight.” She already has some plans to expand the organization including more social media and web presence. “I hope to bring my passion and expertise in this area to bear in my new position. I believe in the work we do here at JPA and look forward to working at the Borough level towards the goals of making HIV testing a routine part of health care, increasing education and awareness and prevention and helping to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”
“Carla is a perfect person to help lead Queens Knows forward. She has the drive and knowledge to be an excellent leader,” says Miriam Vega, CEO of the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center. “The goals of New York Knows are ambitious and integral to ending HIV/AIDS and having Carla in a leadership role for Queens Knows will be a wonderful asset to the organization and JPA.