Michael Lohri (Moderator)
Forensic Psychiatric Social Worker
Mr. Lohri has 29 years of experience as a clinical social worker primarily for the Government of the District of Columbia and the Federal Government. He has also worked in community based mental health and substance abuse centers. He has worked as in-patient forensic psychiatric social worker and outpatient medical social worker. He currently serves as the coordinator of a telehealth program for veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. He has over 30 years of experience in volunteer work with people living with HIV. He is a long-term survivor of HIV since 1998.
Region 10 Network Coordinator Ryan White Part B Program/Consumer Engagement Coordinator Social Work Practitioner
Esther is a leader in mobilizing communities in reducing stigma about HIV/AIDS. Graduate of 1st African American HIV University (Phil Wilson-Black AIDS Institute) empowered Esther with skills to leverage legislators at local, state and federal levels about the challenges people living with HIV face and provides assistance to implementing policies to support PLWH achieve, maintain and sustain positive health outcomes. Esther currently works at East Carolina University-Adult Specialty Care as the Region 10 Network Coordinator Ryan White Part B Program/Consumer Engagement Coordinator Social Work Practitioner. Esther earned her Master's degree in Human Service Counseling and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.
Khafre K. Abif,
Executive Director of Cycle for Freedom, Inc.
Khafre K. Abif, MLS, activist/writer/editor/blogger/artist is the founder and Executive Director of Cycle for Freedom, Inc. Cycle for Freedom is a national mobilizing campaign founded in 2010 to reduce the spread of HIV among African Americans and Latino’s by confronting the three critical issues that fuel the HIV pandemic: these include attacking HIV-related stigma, homophobia, and lack of education.