I am the state level coordinator of a national HIV program (Ending the HIV Epidemic) focused on the expansion of access to care for persons living with HIV in the state. My grant management skills are broad with extensive public health training and experiential background from working on grants focused on youth development and empowerment in Africa. Working closely with the Project Investigators in current and previous grants, enabled me to acquire the necessary skills required to implement a successful research project or program. My research interest is in health program management and ensuring the evaluation processes of a project is intrinsic, effectively aligned with the purpose of the project and ultimately satisfactory for the grantor. I have both a Master of and Doctorate in public health with a concentration in health policy and management. My specific training is focused on advocacy and program evaluation. Hence I am familiar with the various aspects of program management from initiation to closing. From 2010 to 2014, and 2017 to 2018 I transitioned to full time education. Within those periods I was focused on achieving my masters and doctoral degrees. Since then I have been fully involved in program implementation and management. Hence, I have the training and experience required to successfully execute a project.