Ms. Torres has more than 20 years of experience working in the HIV field at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She most recently served as Advisor to the Director at the Division of HIV Health (DDH), which is part of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In this position, Ms. Torres addressed DDH’s strategic planning needs regarding the maintenance and implementation of integrated HIV prevention and care services, with the goal of ending the HIV epidemic.

Previously, Ms. Torres served as DDH’s Program Implementation Administrator, where she oversaw several units, including HIV Surveillance and Program Services. In that role, she directed: the implementation of federal, state and local program policies and directives; the monitoring and evaluation of funded subrecipients and the management of budgets and contracts; the preparation and submission of reports and applications to federal, state and local funders; and the ending the HIV epidemic planning process.

Ms. Torres begin her career at Action Wellness as a social work intern. She was hired as a case manager and also worked as the trainer for the Case Management Coordination Project.

Says Ms. Torres, “Action Wellness is a premier organization that plays a vital role in sustaining the health and well-being of persons with HIV and other chronic conditions, especially those in marginalized communities. I credit working at Action Wellness for inspiring me to dedicate my life to this important work. It’s gratifying to return to this incredible organization to help lead this exciting, new chapter.”

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