Meet the Center’s Blair Ralston


I came to work at the Center because it was a great opportunity to help serve. HIV is still on the rise among people of color — especially black gay and bisexual men.

As a black, same-gender loving man, I think it’s the responsibility of all of us to ensure that individuals in our community have access to resources we all need.

While working at the Center, it has taught me that there is still a lot of work to be done. It’s also given me hope that change can happen.

One word has sparked my interest the most while working here: intentional. It is spoken in almost every meeting I attend. I wondered about this word and why I kept hearing it. Hearing it consistently has led me to be more open and focused on the quality and effectiveness of the work I deliver.

Working here has been fulfilling and rewarding. Helping people in times of need and watching them overcome obstacles is powerful and enriching.

The Center’s reach and impact is far and wide and working here has taught me a lot.

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica

Year Started At Center: 2017

Staff Position: Health Services Program Coordinator

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