George Bouldin Gates served as an Outreach & Education Specialist at HMI from 1993-1997, working with the Drop-In Center and overseeing the POWers program. The POWers program was designed for youth to serve as Peer Outreach and Orientation workers, helping their peers connect to HMI at its new location at 2 Astor, when we relocated from West Street. The program morphed into a POWers HIV prevention education internship program, and today, POWers interns act as the welcome wagon for new members at HMI and facilitate drop-in programs and orientations.
George has worked in the non-profit world of HIV awareness and prevention for more than two decades. His time in the field, in addition to his work at HMI, includes New York Blood Center’s Young Men’s Survey and Project ACHIEVE, GMHC, POCC and Harlem United in NYC.
George currently serves as a Senior Community Liaison at Gilead Sciences, where he works closely with accounts to provide training to staff and patients on a variety of topics focused on living well with HIV and preventing HIV. He also provides technical assistance and capacity building to accounts through training and CQI efforts focused on improving and strengthening systems, protocols for rapid start and PrEP implementation, and activities assisting accounts with improving client and patient engagement in care and prevention to help end the HIV epidemic.
A graduate of Rutgers University, George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Media and has also earned an Executive MBA from University of Maryland Global Campus.