With over 23 years of experience in the HIV field, Rhea Van Brocklin has developed, implemented, and evaluated numerous HIV prevention and care programs under CDC, HRSA, SAMHSA, and state and local funding. These programs include piloting rapid HIV testing during outreach interactions, implementing evidence-based community-level interventions for amonghigh-risk populations in rural communities, and developing capacity-building HIV prevention training for faculty of alternative and court-assigned community high schools. Ms. VanBrocklin’s experience in the field of HIV prevention and care has been exhibited not only through her direct work, but also at various conferences such as the United States Conference on AIDS (2014), National HIV Prevention Conference (2011), and the International Conference on HIV Stigma (2011). From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Van Brocklin served as the Chairperson of the Iowa HIV Anti-Stigma Alliance, a statewide coalition dedicated to reducing the impact of stigma among people living with HIV.
During her tenure as Executive Director of the AIDSProject of Central Iowa, the state’s largest stand-alone AIDS service organization, Ms. Van Brocklin led the agency in 2012 through an integral merger process with a local Federally Qualified Health Center to ensure the long-term survival of its life-saving services. Since moving to San Diego in 2012, Ms. Van Brocklin has continued serving the HIV community through her role as a Program Manager with VistaCommunity Clinic’s HIV Department and her involvement in San Diego County’s “Getting to zero Initiative. In May 2019, Ms. Van Brocklin became the newly-appointed Executive Director of Christie’s Place and has deepened her passion for empowering San Diego women and families living with HIV to achieve their best lives possible. Ms. Van Brocklin currently serves as the SanDiego HIV Planning Group’s Vice-Chair, is a member of California Ending the HIV EpidemicWorkgroup, and also has membership with the National Task Force for Elimination of PerinatalHIV and the Northwestern UniversityCommunity and Implementation Practice Committee