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RYANE HILL

Ryane HillRyane Hill is a young professional originally from Akron, Ohio who is dedicated and extremely passionate about her work in educating and investing in individuals living in underserved populations and communities. Some of the education she works to provide focuses on HIV prevention, treatment, and ways to access care while empowering individuals to self-advocate for their own health and future as well as those around them. She also has begun work on starting youth empowerment groups in her local community.

Currently she works as a Disease Intervention Specialist for Hamilton County Public Health, providing up to date health education and recommendations on HIV/STDS to medical professionals, patients, students, and the general community according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. She also skillfully conducts disease investigations for HIV and syphilis and provides counseling and testing.

Prior to her work with Hamilton County, Ryane worked as a HIV Linkage Case Manager and Outreach Education Specialist for Summit County Public Health where she helped to link individuals newly diagnosed with HIV into care. Through this experience she has proven the ability to establish relationships with consumers and community partners to provide services and products to those in need. She currently serves as a member of the HIV/STI Prevention workgroup for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with Mayor Cranley's Young Professionals Kitchen Cabinet on the focus of minority and economic inclusion, and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Ryane has relocated to Cincinnati from Akron to come back to where her work in service blossomed at the University of Cincinnati. Ryane majored in Health Promotion and Education in order to be able to work more closely and less restricted with the public around health education. More recently she has begun volunteer work with a local faith-based organization, IV Charis whose focus is to conduct outreach activities, provide HIV testing, intervention and prevention counseling, and many referrals to community resources. In the future, Ryane hopes to complete her Masters of Public Health and increase her volunteering and work with community based AIDS service organizations.