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2021 Welmore Cook Award

Angela Brown

Angela BrownMs. Brown has 20 years of experience in the medical field and seven years’ experience with HIV exclusively and has received several community awards.

Ms. Brown received her Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomy degree from Applied Career Training in 2000, also attended training to be an HIV Counselor with the Washington D.C. Department of health HIV Aids Administration as well as CDC. Ms. Brown is skilled at rapid HIV testing and counseling. She also has a proven track record for training and mentoring new HIV prevention and testing specialists.

Ms. Brown has facilitated groups with youth and adults providing knowledge on the adverse affect of alcohol and drug use in relation to STD’s. She has worked with special populations including inmates, the homeless, and persons of color, minority groups, LGBT populations and economically distressed populations. She has years of experience doing direct outreach to communities at risk for HIV including night clubs, sex clubs, commercial sex worker areas, homeless shelters and direct street surveillance. Ms. Brown is well known in the HIV community and she prides herself in being able to effectively communicate to the varied populations she serves and getting people into medical care. Ms. Brown’s cultural sensitivity, approachability and warmth are a great asset as she puts her clients at ease throughout the process of testing, counseling, and prevention.

—July 2021

About the Award: The Welmore Cook Award is presented annually to two members of the local Black LGBT community for outstanding leadership. Welmore Cook was one of the co-founders of Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Day which is now known as DC Black Pride.


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