Eemanuwayl Benkedem (he / him)
Born in Chicago, IL, he relocated to Milwaukee in the ’90s and has been in the field of human services for over two decades. He completed his degree from the University of Phoenix in October 2006. He has provided a long history of alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling, he has been a mentor for the Milwaukee AIDS Project, and he has learned how to provide comprehensive health for people living with HIV / AIDS. Through his endeavors, he has received the National Award for Diverse & Resilient Advertisement. Now serving as a peer navigator for Diverse & Resilient, he has joined the team to assist the LGBTQ community to bring those back into care.