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About Us

Hope & Help is the warm hug of health care you need to get tested and treated in a safe, friendly environment.

Hope & Help At-A-Glance

Hope & Help is a not-for-profit health organization and Medical Clinic, offering HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) testing, prevention, and treatment services.  Through its community-based HIV and Orlando STI prevention and outreach programs, Hope & Help provides Free Rapid HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C Testing at its primary location and throughout the community at a variety of health events.  Through the Medical Clinic, Hope & Help provides a full panel of Orlando STI testing and treatment options, a fee may apply for these services.  Additionally, we offer free condom delivery by mail in Florida through our Protect Your O program.

With Florida consistently ranking higher nationally than most other states for new HIV and STI transmissions, Hope & Help is driven by its mission to end the HIV and STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive health education, prevention, testing, and treatment.  Ultimately, Hope & Help’s vision is to see all generations empowered with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities necessary to live healthy and stay well.  For all people impacted by HIV and STIs, Hope & Help is the warm hug of health care you need to get tested and treated in a safe, friendly environment.

Our History

Hope & Help began in 1988 as a small support group of a few friends who cared for a close friend who was dying of AIDS-related complications. Since then, Hope & Help has grown into one of the most comprehensive HIV/STI service organizations in Florida, with a full medical clinic, in addition to testing, education, prevention, case management, and support group services.
 
Today, the organization offers HIV/STI preventive and treatment services in English and Spanish to thousands of patients across Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Seminole, and Miami. 

Mission

To end the HIV/STI epidemic in Florida through comprehensive health education, prevention, testing, and treatment.

Vision

To see all generations empowered with the knowledge, resources, and opportunities necessary to live healthy and stay well.

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Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BLAKE POWELL

President He/Him/His
blake.powell@hopeandhelp.org

JIM PALMISANO

Vice President He/Him/His
jim.palmisano@hopeandhelp.org

IAN JOHNSON

Treasurer He/Him/His
Ian.Johnson@hopeandhelp.org

ERIN CORBELLI

Secretary She/Her/Hers
erin.corbelli@hopeandhelp.org

SUE IDTENSOHN

Director She/Her/Hers
sue.idetensohn@hopeandhelp.org

BOB ADAMS

Director He/Him/His
bob.adams@hopeandhelp.org

BELINDA GAMMAGE

Advisory Board She/Her/Hers
belinda.gammage@hopeandhelp.org

DEBI JONES

Director She/Her/Hers
debi.jones@hopeandhelp.org

KURTIS MOHR, MD

Advisory Board He/Him/His
kurtis.mohr@hopeandhelp.org

MIKE MUSZYNSKI

Director He/Him/His
michael.muszynski@hopeandhelp.org

TRACY RICHARDSON

Director He/Him/His
tracy.richardson@hopeandhelp.org

ASHLYNN WELKER

Advisory Board She/Her/Hers
ashlynn.welker@hopeandhelp.org

AUBREE ARIAS

Advisory Board He/Him/His
aubree.arias@hopeandhelp.org

IAN JOHNSON

Advisory Board He/Him/His
ian.johnson@hopeandhelp.org

MICHAEL KURLEY

Advisory Board He/Him/His
michael.kurley@hopeandhelp.org

RAKEEM MARCELLE

Advisory Board He/Him/His
rakeem.marcelle@hopeandhelp.org

SUE WEIDNER

Advisory Board She/Her/Hers
sue.weidner@hopeandhelp.org

Executive Leadership

LISA BARR, MBA

Executive Director
She/Her/Ella
lisa.barr@hopeandhelp.org

CHERYL PROVENCAL

Deputy Executive Director
She/Her/Hers
cheryl.provencal@hopeandhelp.org

AMIE K. YOUNG, CPA

Sr. Finance Director
She/Her/Hers
amie.young@hopeandhelp.org

L. RYAN SEUNARINE

Sr. Operations Director He/Him/His
RSM US LLP
Lallchan.seunarine@hopeandhelp.org

CHARLENE TOLBERT, MA, CAP, ICADC

Sr. Strategy & Compliance Director
She/Her/Hers
charlene.tolbert@hopeandhelp.org

WES GOLON

Human Resource Manager
He/Him/His
wes.golon@hopeandhelp.org

The Warm Hug of Health Care

We’re Here for You Exactly How You Need Us to Be.

Hope & Help is a not-for-profit health organization and Medical Clinic that offers primary care and treatment services. We provide Free Rapid HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C Testing our primary location and throughout the community at a variety of health events.