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Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

A Special Note from our new Director

A Special Note from our new Director

Greetings supporters and friends,

My name is Kendall Brooks, and it is an honor to introduce myself to you as the new Executive Director of South Carolina HIV Task Force (SCHTF), I am humbled to have the privilege to lead this organization. There is no doubt that this is an exciting time for SCHTF as we begin a new chapter in our story.

It is an honor to be associated with an organization that for nearly ten years has done so much to advocate for the expansion and strengthening of HIV prevention, care, treatment, support and education throughout the state of South Carolina. With a number of excellent members firmly committed to our mission, an array of outstanding organizations with whom we partner, SCHTF is well prepared to face the challenges ahead.

In my role as ED, it will be my pleasure to work with each of you to increase the number of services we offer and the people we serve, grow the number of volunteers, and to raise the funds and awareness necessary to help ensure everyone in our state can access affordable and quality HIV treatment, care, education and support services.

I hope to meet each of you soon, and learn more about each of you, but until we see each other in person, I thought you might want to know a little something about me.

Family is extremely important to me and is the driving force behind many of my achievements. My fiancé, Shakeem, provides me with abundant amount of love and support. My mother and step-father have worked tirelessly to build a wonderful life for my siblings and myself. I am 1 of 5 children, second to the youngest, but I still manage to gain the title of the “favorite”. One thing my family has taught me is – that you must be ready to stand up for what you believe in. Decide what you really think is best, and stick with it.

I have a Bachelor’s of Social Work from South Carolina State University and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina – Columbia campus, with a concentration in organizations and communities. I have worked with a number of AIDS Service Organizations in the state of South Carolina; implementing/facilitating intervention programs, leading peer education groups as well as participated in grant development.

I encourage your involvement and welcome your ideas as well as your continued financial support. Please feel free to contact me at with your comments, suggestions, or concerns. And THANKS AGAIN for what you have already done.

Sincerely,
Kendall S. Brooks, MSW