Mykalah Anderson, Program Support Specialist

Mykalah (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers) is a recent graduate from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. Her love for sexual health education began during her undergraduate studies and grew into an obvious choice for her career path when she became an HIV test counselor at OSU. During her senior year, she worked as an intern for PrEP education and engagement at Equitas Health. From this experience she knew that she wanted to work directly with the community to create a culture of inclusion and respect of LGBTQ+ and HIV+ individuals and halt the spread of HIV in Ohio. In her new position with Project INK, she is dedicated to eliminating barriers to HIV and STI prevention and management by any means necessary.

In her spare time Mykalah still volunteers as an HIV test counselor. She also loves cooking, singing, and attending showcases for local artists.  mykalahanderson@equitashealth.com   (614) 643-6633

 


Vincent Escuyos, Engagement Specialist

Vincent Escuyos (Pronouns: He/Him/His) was born in the Philippines and moved to America at the age of 14. He graduated with a Bachelor in Science of Public Health at University of South Florida and currently pursuing his Master’s Degree. While in Florida, Vincent worked at the Department of Health after graduating college as a Clinic Specialist that focus on HIV/STI and an LGBT+ center. He moved to Ohio late 2017 and still exploring what Columbus and other area of Ohio has to offer.

In his spare time, Vincent enjoy drawing, playing Dungeon and Dragon, and playing video games. vincentescuyos@equitashealth.com (614) 572 0893


Adam Cooper, Engagement Specialist

Adam (Pronouns: He/Him/His) graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Theatre from Cleveland State University in May, 2017 and migrated to Columbus in October, 2017. He is thrilled to be a part of Project INK and excited to be a part of an organization that helps prevent and treat so many people in the community.

In his spare time, Adam likes singing, playwriting, snuggling with his cat, and long walks on the beach. adamcooper@equitashealth.com (614) 340-6784


Dennis Collier, PROMISE Outreach Worker

Dennis (Pronouns: He/Him/His) has been in the industry of community health/ social services for 4 years. Aspiring to become a major contributor to the community in his career, Dennis graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Medicine. He continues to explore the realm of service through his work and previous experience as a non-clinical Mental Health Therapist for behaviorally challenged and fostered youth/adolescent population. Dennis has more recently worked with the HIV/AIDS community as a Care Manager via linkage and navigation, along with his current role of PROMISE Outreach Coordinator, a peer-driven component within Project INK. Dennis has high aspirations to assist in the coordination of the honorable projects in Project INK and any other community entities that he is called to work with. denniscollier@equitashealth.com   (614) 340-6786

 


Matty Ellwood, Project Coordinator

After moving to Columbus, from Chicago, Matty (Pronouns: He/Him/His) is excited to be able to help others in the community. Being an advocate for eliminating stigma around HIV, and promoting the use of PrEP, has always been a focus of his. Being a part of Project INK will allow him to use his education in Organizational Leadership to promote a change in the community.  Being able to provide resources and assistance to prevent HIV/STI transmission is extremely important. Project INK is able to provide a safe place for all individuals who want to take control of their sexual health, and Matty is thrilled to be a part of that transformation.

Matty’s free time is taken up by his two Siberian-Huskies. Gemini and Maya are quite a hand full and their energy seems to never run out. He and his husband, Chip, also enjoy spending time with friends and family, as they are strong support systems in their lives. matthewellwood@equitashealth.com   (614) 643-6616