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Neena Smith-Bankhead

For more than 28 years, Neena has served in numerous roles in public health, ranging from direct services to research to her current role providing capacity building services and grant making. Neena has focused the majority of her career on helping to reduce the number of new HIV and supporting access to quality care for people living with HIV, particularly within black and brown communities, among women, and within LGBTQ+ communities. Neena spent 18 years leading HIV prevention, education, volunteer, and research activities at AID Atlanta, Inc., and served as a consultant to local and national organizations, including capacity-building providers, healthcare systems, and state and federal service providers. Neena has served on the Board of Directors of 3 local Atlanta-based non-profit organizations, and currently works at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and serves on the advisory board and as a part-time instructor in the Healthcare Management Program at Clayton State University.
In Neena’s spare time, she enjoys vacationing with her husband and son, watching movies, listening to music, writing, and volunteering in her community with local organizations including the Lupus Foundation of Georgia and is a member of the Women of Clayton County.

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