Introducing Our New Executive Director: Quinten Welch
Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Quinten Welch came to Seattle via New York city in 1988. Although his original love is theatre, Quinten has long been involved in both national and local HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs. Before taking the position of executive director at STEP, Quinten served as the education manager at the Northwest AIDS Foundation. Prior to that, Quinten served four years as the community-based service liaison for the People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN). Quinten has also worked as an outreach specialist for the Gay City Health Project, is a member of the board of directors for the BABES Network, and serves on the King County HIV/AIDS Planning Council. Outside of Seattle, Quinten works closely with the National Minority AIDS Council's Treatment Advisory Board.
Quinten now brings this extensive experience and his passion for this work to STEP:
"I have always viewed STEP as a premier source for education on all issues regarding HIV/AIDS treatment. It is my goal to help make sure that current information is consistently available and accessible to the public. The changing landscape of the epidemic in the last 10 years has introduced new challenges and barriers for populations to learn and keep up-to-date on current issues. I look forward to developing new initiatives and programs that will continue to be at the forefront of this epidemic, being both responsive and sensitive to the needs of the many communities facing HIV/AIDS."
This article was provided by Seattle Treatment Education Project. It is a part of the publication STEP Perspective.