Anthony E. Fox
2018 Welmore Cook Award
Anthony has 28 years of experience working in public health and health care, of which, 20 years of experience was in HIV prevention and care. In these 28 years, he has worked in many capacities across many sectors of the United States. Currently, he serve as the Division Chief over the Capacity Building, Housing and Community Partnerships Division within the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration for the District of Columbia Department of Health. He is responsible for the administration and oversight of all housing, training, partnerships, capacity building and technical assistance activities within the total administration. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Director for the Bureau of Chronic Disease at the Mississippi State Department of Health. He was responsible for the administration and oversight of all categorically funded chronic disease specific programs (i.e. cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and stroke). Before then, he served as a Lead Trainer/Capacity Building Assistance Manager for the Mississippi Prevention Training Center and Jackson State University where he provided training and technical assistance across the nation on evidence-base HIV prevention interventions and to community based organization on program design, implementation and evaluation. He has 24 years of experience as Organizational Manager in both corporate and non-profit settings, 24 years experience as a grant reviewer and chair for the Division of Independent Review for CDC, HRSA and SAMHSA, and four years experience as the Grant Administrator for Ryan White Part B program in Memphis, Tennessee.
Anthony is currently licensed as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) for the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is a member of several professional organizations including, the Maryland Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor, Education, and Supervision, the Golden Key International Honor Society, and Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International. He has received numerous awards for his dedication, volunteerism, and service to many communities throughout the United States.
Throughout his entire journey Anthony has worked to empower, improve, and build up the African-American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Outside of his working relationship, he has volunteered thousands of hours to this cause. It is because of his passion and commitment to these communities that he has persuaded a mental health career. This is a great need in the above mentioned communities. He wants the community to be mentally healthy as well as physically healthy. For fun, Anthony likes to travel, swim and go to the movies.