Positive Women’s Network – USA is a national membership body of women living with HIV and our allies that exists to strengthen the strategic power of all women living with HIV in the United States. Founded in 2008 by 28 diverse women leaders living with HIV, PWN-USA develops a leadership pipeline and policy agenda that applies a gender lens to the domestic HIV epidemic grounded in social justice and human rights.
Monisola Ajiboye Monisola is bringing her Community, Professional and Board experience of over 8 years from both Nigeria and Canada to ICWNA. As a woman living with HIV, she has diligently severed on several HIV related community and advisory boards, to ensure that women living with HIV are meaningfully engaged, and
SaVanna Wanzer Petworth, Washington SaVannna Wanzer, a Native born Washingtonian that resides in the Petworth area for all of her life. She was forced to an early retirement from the Federal Government due to cardiac surgery. With years of advocacy she was determined to have 2 of her visions come to
Helen Zimba Dallas, Texas Helen Zimba’s professional background encompasses both business management and communications, as well as extensive experience in the field of health, specifically HIV. Helen worked in the airline industry for years prior to shifting her professional and volunteer focus to HIV. She has served as a grant reviewer
Melanie A. Reese Baltimore, Maryland Melanie A. Reese is the current Executive Director, Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL) an organized network of senior women that provides support for women—many living with and all impacted by HIV/AIDS—as well as their families and care providers.The vision of OWEL is to create a community of women
ICW, GNP+ and PWN-USA mourn the loss of all of our former Board member and community champion Deloris Dockrey, who passed due to complications with COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has come as an overwhelming disruption of our lives, self-defined families, communities and societies. We recognize that even though this is a global health issue, it has and will continue to affect different countries, communities and individuals in different ways.