Kneeshe has provided meaningful involvement to the Saint Louis and global community for over 20 years, working in the field of social work on housing, homeless and high-risk populations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from University of Missouri Saint Louis and now works with individuals that are newly diagnosed, newly taking HIV medications, and/or struggling with adherence & long-term survivors.
Kneeshe is currently part of steering committee for Fast Track Cities – St. Louis to help end the HIV epidemic; working with a peer-based model for Lost to Care/Treatment Adherence Program; the Washington University School of Medicine –Project ARK; on the steering committee for Positive Perspective Study with ViiV Pharmaceutical; an ICW North America Board Co-Chair; and the Missouri State Lead for PWN-MO/KCMO USA in her region; and working with Center for Quality Improvement & Innovation (CQII) ECHO Project collaborative for Black African-American & Latina women.
Kneeshe was inducted into the 2020 Leading Women’s Society in October 2017. She had been named #12 of 25 Most Amazing Positive Person Living with HIV for 2019 in the HIV Plus Magazine.
“My reason why I am passionately working with women living with HIV is empowerment, values, and reducing stigma for the voiceless.”