Community Health Staff

Meghan Davies

Director of Community Health

Meghan Davies serves as Whitman-Walker's Director of Community Health. Meghan currently oversees all prevention and education activities at WW, including the Breast Health Initiative; HIV counseling, testing and education initiatives, both mobile and clinic-based; Whitman-Walker’s Outreach activities, WW’s HIV Peer Support Program:+1; WW’s two DEBI interventions: SHIELD and Healthy Relationships; WW’s retention and re-capture program focused on African American women in Wards 5-8: Positive Pathways;  and WW’s partnership program with Mautner: PALS (People Advocating for LGBT Seniors).

Before joining Whitman-Walker in 2008, Meghan spent two years in Honduras with the Peace Corps as an HIV prevention volunteer, where she led a nine-person team responsible for training 200 Peace Corps volunteers on HIV prevention and designed and launched Viviendo Positivamente (Living Positively) to encourage the formation of support groups for people in the region living with HIV and AIDS.

A Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Meghan holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health Promotion from the George Washington University and a Bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Virginia.

Curtis Austin

Health Educator

Curtis Austin serves as the Gay Men’s Health and Wellness Coordinator and as an HIV Counselor and Tester. Curtis helps train volunteers and conduct HIV testing to clients at WWH’s medical sites as well as on the mobile testing unit at grocery stores, bars, restaurants, dance clubs and more.  Curtis graduated in 2013 from the University of Michigan with a BS in Biopsychology and Neuroscience.  

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Jacquetta Brooks

Community Health Manager
Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

Jacquetta is the Community Health Manager of Mautner Project. Prior to the partnership, Jacquetta was the Director of Client Services at Mautner Project. A four-year resident of the District of Columbia, Jacquetta holds a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University, and A B.A. of psychology from University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Ms. Brooks has focused on the LGBT populations and women's issues through her work with the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) in Washington, DC, the DC Superior Courts, and agencies and projects focused on domestic violence and LGBT bias crimes.

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Riana Buford

Health Educator
Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

Riana is a graduate of Howard University, B.A., cum laude. A 10-year resident of the DC area, she launched her post graduate career at Mautner where she started as an intern before transitioning into a full time role as Health Outreach Coordinator with responsibilities related to tobacco outreach and advocacy. After a year of successfully managing this key initiative, she was promoted to Educational Programs Associate, supporting the management and implementation of health education and training programs. 

Raul Calderon

Health Educator

Raul Calderon, originally from Colombia, came to DC nine years ago to seek a job in his career, Surgical Instrumentation. He began as a Volunteer in La Clínica del Pueblo and WW (Acuarela Program), doing outreach for the Latino Community. His passion for HIV/AIDS made Raul change his mind and work in this field. Raul has worked for Whitman-Walker as an HIV Counselor since 2002. Raul provides HIV Testing and Counseling at both Max Robinson Center and the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center.

Claire Dugan 

Volunteer Coordinator and Health Educator

Claire oversees outreach and testing volunteers at Whitman-Walker.  She also works as a Health Educator, conducting HIV testing and counseling in the clinic and on WWH’s mobile unit.  Before coming to Whitman-Walker, she worked as a research assistant at Health Management Associates, a healthcare consulting firm that focuses on publicly financed care.  Claire is originally from the D.C. area. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a degree in English and a strong interest in public health.  

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Robyn Harris

Health Educator

Robyn Harris recently graduated from George Mason University where she received her MS in Global Health. She is fluent in French and enjoys helping others. Although she loves spending time with her three sons, she enjoys traveling and seeing new places. A longtime resident of the DC metropolitan area, she has resided in DC, Maryland and Virginia. 

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Ramatoulaye Keita

Health Educator
Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

Ramatoulaye is a Health Educator and is thrilled to have access to more resources in order to better serve the LGBT population. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Family Science from The University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health. Originating from Guinea Conakry, West Africa, Ramatoulaye has been a resident of Maryland for 17 years and is a fluent French speaker.

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Amie Krautwurst

Manager of Health and Wellness Services

Amie Krautwurst serves as the Community Health Manager of Health and Wellness Services. Amie oversees all Wellness services at Whitman-Walker Health, including Reiki, yoga, therapeutic massage, meditation, smoking cessation, and the Breast Health Initiative. She also manages Whitman-Walker’s two DEBI interventions, Healthy Relationships and SHIELD, and the +1 Peer Mentor Program. Amie provides HIV testing and counseling services for individuals and couples at both the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center and the Max Robinson Center, and she works with other Community Health staff and volunteers to take the Mobile Testing Unit to local clubs, bars, grocery stores and health fairs in order to bring HIV testing and education to the community. Amie also serves as a volunteer mental health provider with Whitman-Walker’s Behavioral Health department.

A Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Amie earned her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in Clinical Healthcare from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Amie admires Whitman-Walker Health's contributions to the Washington, DC community, and she is inspired by the staff and volunteers' unwavering commitment to support those in need of culturally-competent care. She is dedicated to the mission of Whitman-Walker Health and strives to do her part in the battle against HIV.

Juan Carlos Loubriel

Community Health Manager

Juan Carlos Loubriel, originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, works as a Community Health Manager. Juan Carlos currently oversees prevention and education activities at WWH, including both mobile and clinic-based HIV counseling, testing, and education initiatives and Whitman-Walker’s Outreach activities. He began his undergraduate studies at the Sacred Heart University in Biology and later switched to Psychology, finishing there in 2001. He started an internship in 2000 with a government program in HIV/AIDS of San Juan, offering counseling, testing, conducting educational sessions, coordinating events for patients, and managing  prevention and peer support groups. He was successful and was hired for a full-time position. After two years of working in HIV, Juan Carlos found himself helping his father who was diagnosed with AIDS until he passed away. Following his mother who has been living in Virginia for 10 years, Juan Carlos decided to relocate to Washington, DC, and look for the same type of job where he can continue his career – it is there he found a position in Whitman-Walker, where he continues his passion.

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D Magrini

Health Educator
Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health

For over 20 years, D Magrini has worked to reduce health disparities and improve access to culturally sensitive care for underserved and vulnerable women throughout the DC Area and has developed a range of successful strategies for getting different communities of women of color to participate in health promotion and early intervention programs. D attended American University, and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.

Miguel Mejia

Health Educator

Miguel Mejia has worked with Whitman-Walker since 1992. He is a certified HIV Counselor and was part of HIV/AIDS service interventions for the Office of Latino Services and Coordinator of street outreach activities (condoms distribution)  Mejia’s duties included identifying youth and men that have sex with men that were at risk to be in contact with HIV and STI’s and identification of cruising locations, and common places where sex and drugs were exchanged for money (dance clubs, bathhouses, parks, schools, areas where gang members frequented, etc).  Mejia has served as the Coordinator for WWC’s Gay Men’s Health and Wellness Clinic, providing leadership to the clinic volunteers, nurses and medical providers. As Coordinator, Mejia’s responsibilities include HIV testing and pre- and post-counseling; STI screening, testing and treatment; assisting physicians by identifying high risk clients that required immediate care; providing interpretation for Spanish speaking clients; serving as a phlebotomist in order to collect blood samples for HIV1/2, Syphilis, herpes simplex virus1/2 and Hepatitis B and C tests; as well as collecting samples for Chlamydia. Currently, Mejia serves as the coordinator for the Healthy Relationships DEBI program for WW. Mejia identifies, refers and recruits HIV-positive individuals to the group as well as serves a facilitator for some of the groups.

Tracy Shirey

Program Coordinator

As a Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps member, Tracy serves as the +1 Program Coordinator, Healthy Relationships facilitator, and an HIV tester and counselor.  She is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where she double majored in Biology and Africana Studies with a special focus on African American history and the civil rights movement.  She joined AmeriCorps to pursue her interest in racial disparities in healthcare and is thrilled to spend a year with Whitman Walker to gain more experience in the community healthcare field.

Joanne Sincero, MA

Wellness Coordinator

Joanne serves as the Wellness Coordinator at Whitman-Walker Health.  Before beginning this new position in March of 2013, she worked for 18 years at WWH’s Austin Center for Health and Living day treatment program for people living with HIV/AIDS. Joanne holds an MA in Literature from American University and is a licensed massage therapist in Washington, DC.  As the Wellness Coordinator she works to help educate WWH patients on the benefits of integrating their health care with modalities that include meditation, yoga, massage and Reiki.  She also coordinates the patient empowerment program, smoking cessation program and diabetes self-management program.

Robin Thomas

Health Educator

Robin Thomas is a Community Health Educator, working on Positive Pathways, a collaborative program in the District of Columbia to assist HIV-positive African-American Women living in Wards 5-8 with their participation in HIV medical care. Robin was born and raised in Washington, DC. Living as an HIV-positive woman and a young mother, Robin worked hard to complete high school. She then attended Southeastern University where she majored in Early Childhood Education. Robin is a Certified Child Development Associate (CDA). In 2004 Robin joined the non-profit organization RISE (Reaching Inside for Self-Esteem) as a Peer Educator.  In 2011, Robin completed the Community Health Worker Training Program at the University of the District of Columbia. Robin worked as a Community Health Worker at Family and Medical Counseling Services before joining WWH and is the director of the HIV Ministry at Sword of the Spirit Ministries.

Reginald (Reggie) Watson

Health Educator

Reginald (Reggie) Watson came to Whitman-Walker as a volunteer HIV Counselor and Tester in 1998, and served in that capacity until 2002.  He was hired in 2002 as Program Coordinator for Proud and Positive in the Prevention and Education department. From 2005 to 2007, Reggie coordinated WW’s Social Networks Demonstration Project, which targeted high risk African-Americans in the District. In 2008, he became Program Manager for Suburban Maryland AIDS Reduction Team (SMART), which was WWC’s HIV prevention program serving Maryland. Currently, Reggie is the SHIELD (Self Help in Eliminating Life-Threatening Diseases) Coordinator and an HIV Counselor and Tester.

Photography by: Scott Henrichsen, Shaun Schroth
and Ana Spoljaric