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HERSTORY

SisterLove, Inc., was founded in July of 1989. We began as a volunteer group of women interested in educating Atlanta, and especially communities of women, about HIV prevention, self-help and safer sex techniques. 

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Dázon Dixon Diallo is Founder and President of SisterLove, Inc., established in 1989, the first women’s HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Justice organization in the southeastern United States.

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Dazon Diallo, DHL, MPH,

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Dázon Dixon Diallo is Founder and President of SisterLove, Inc., established in 1989, the first women’s HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Justice organization in the southeastern United States.  Dázon is a recognized visionary and advocate in the struggle for human rights, sexual and reproductive justice, and the fight against HIV/AIDS, with, and on behalf of, communities of women and girls living with HIV and those at risk for HIV and STIs. Diallo has pioneered in the women’s HIV/AIDS and reproductive justice arena by: developing and implementing “Healthy Love”, a seminal prevention intervention that is now a part of the CDC’s National Compendium of Effective Evidence-based HIV Prevention Interventions; establishing the first transitional housing program for HIV positive women and children in the South; and engaging a long-term vision for HIV positive women’s leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS and in promoting women’s human rights.

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Lisa Diane White,

MPH, Deputy Director

As the Deputy Director of SisterLove, Inc., (SLI) Lisa Diane oversees the day to day global operations in the areas of administration, education, prevention, and all programs supporting the needs of those at risk for HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health issues. Joining SLI 14 years ago, Lisa Diane has an impressive 28 years of experience in Black Women’s Health issues under her belt- which includes advocating for their inclusion in community based participatory research.

Africa McCladdie,

MS, Faith-Based Coordinator

Africa currently serves as SisterLove Inc.'s (SLI) Faith-Based Coordinator connecting the faith-based community to the HIV community on vital issues stemming from HIV testing, prevention, and education to information on research and public policy. 

Africa began her journey with SLI in 2018 as a Peer Specialist and Tester for the Health Education Advocacy Prevention (HEAP) Team. In this role, she assisted in reconnecting over 500 women living with HIV to care who had not received medical attention for 6 months or more through SisterLove's  “It’s All About You” program. 

Bethanie Nikoue

Operations & Administration Director

Bethanie lived and graduated from high school in Brussels, Belgium. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) in Accounting from Georgia State University (GSU) Robinson School of Business in December of 2008.  After graduation, Bethanie continued her education at GSU at Robinson School of Business where she earned her Master of Taxation (MTax) in 2010. 

Antoinette Jones

Peer Navigator

Antoinette Jones joined SisterLove, Inc. in April of 2018 as a Peer Navigator facilitating access to preventative care and treatment for people living with and at risk for HIV.  Antoinette was born positive and was adopted as a baby.  Growing up in a serodiscordant family, she often felt alone as a child and without much social support until the age of 18.

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Indya Hairston

MPH, Community-Based Research Program Manager

Originally from Hampton, Virginia, Indya relocated to Atlanta to pursue a career in Public Health. Indya received her Bachelor's in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master of Public Health, specializing in Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences, from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. She has worked on various projects in the topic areas of maternal and child health as well as reproductive health.

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Sybil Miller

Communications Director; Spokesperson

As the Communications Director for SisterLove Inc., Sybil serves as spokeswoman and is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic vision to guide communications’ work that is interconnected with SisterLove Inc.'s mission, vision and values. 

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Damaris Henderson
Coordinator of Outreach 

Damaris began her journey with SisterLove, Inc. almost ten years ago as a Project Recruiter for the HIV Prevention Trials Network Study HPTN 064 ISIS Project--a women's HIV SeroIncidence clinical study and collaborative project with Emory’s Hope Clinic. Currently, she is the Coordinator of Outreach for SLI. 

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Tamika English,
Operations Manager

Tamika English serves as Operations Manager for SisterLove, Inc. Her primary duties include but are not
limited to executive level administrative support, process and systems improvement, facilities
management, special events planning, communications and community relations support as well as general staff support.

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Brison Edwards

Digital Content and Operations Strategist

Brison joined SisterLove in 2020 as its first Digital Strategist with a background in web design and development, search engine optimization (SEO), social media and content management, digital marketing/advertising, and data analytics. His experience includes work as a contractor for both commercial and nonprofit organizations. Brison's role with SisterLove enables him to combine his expertise with his passion for social justice.

Phyllis Malone

HIV Prevention Specialist

As a HIV Prevention Specialist since 2013, Phyllis provides counseling, rapid HIV testing and referral services according to SisterLove, Inc.’s (SLI) Testing, Counseling and Linkage to Care protocol. She also performs screenings for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and individual prevention counseling. 

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LaKeisha Coach,

MPH, Health Education ansd Prevention Program (HEAP) Manager 

LaKeisha Coach is currently the Program Manager for HEAP at SisterLove, Inc. where she oversees all HIV and STI testing. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville where she received her Bachelor’s in Biology. She recently received her Master of Public Health from Walden University in 2013 and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling.

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Nzingha Hall

Manager of Youth & Source Leadership Programs

Originally, from Saint Louis, MO, Nzingha is an Atlanta transplant who recently completed her Master of Public Health degree at Morehouse School of Medicine with an emphasis in global health, health communications, and reproductive health.

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Nontyatyambo Makapela
SIsterlove, Inc South Africa

Nontyatyambo has been openly living with HIV for the past ten years and endured many challenges on different levels as a young woman. Nontyatyambo joined Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to educate communities who were clearly suffering from lack of knowledge about HIV and AIDS. This is where she cut her teeth on community mobilization which includes community dialogues and education sessions at local clinics. 

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Nomsa Mothapo

SIsterlove, Inc South Africa

Nomsa brings over 8 years of expertise in office administration and management, financial management, program coordination and clerical support in both private and public sectors. She is highly focused with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of various roles including procurement, travel & logistics, human resources, finance, customer service and training facilitation.  

Dr. Tamara Rose 

ONE LOVE Project Manager

Consultant

Dr. TaMara Rose, "Dr. TaMara"  joined SisterLove as its Project Manager for ONE LOVE.  The acronym stands for Optimizing Novel Engagement & Leadership Opportunities to Validate Effectiveness {in HIV}. Through this  initiative, Dr. TaMara spearheads several innovative projects that are designed to shift the old HIV prevention paradigm of risk, disease, and dying to a more sexual pleasure centered focus.

 In addition to her role with SisterLove, (SLI)  she is a Sacred Womb Healing Ordained Minister, Clinical Sex Therapist, Women's Healing Arts Teacher, Author and Speaker with more than 30 years of experience in WOMB wellness and women's sexuality. She has provided extensive training to individuals, colleges, universities, businesses, faith-based organizations, and other institutions about healthy sexuality.

John W. Crawford

Executive Finance Director

John Crawford has extensive experience and a wide range of leadership and management in finance. In the role of Chief Financial Officer, he serves as financial advisor to the executive team, provides executives with accurate financial statements, ongoing cash flow projections, oversight over accounting and finance operations, as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures.

Kodwa Mpepho,

SIsterlove, Inc South Africa,

Community Development Specialist; Consultant

Kodwa Mpepho is a Community Development Specialist with extensive experience in HIV prevention and women’s rights. Her career on health started in coordinating HPTN 05 microbicide clinical trial in Durban when she worked for South Africa Medical Research Council for five years.