Ronnie Grace (he/him)

Lead Peer Navigator

Ronnie Grace has been an advocate, activist, and mentor in the LGBT and HIV communities for almost 20 years. Ronnie brings over 30 years of customer service experience with him prior to joining Diverse and Resilient in 2006 as a program participant. In 2008 Diverse and Resilient received a grant for an HIV testing program and Ronnie was asked to come on board as a coordinator and shortly after became Lead Coordinator for both the HIV and STD/STI testing programs as well as facilitating the agency’s support group for women of trans experience Sister Helping Each other Battle Adversity (SHEBA). In 2020 Ronnie became Lead Peer Navigator for the agency’s HIV Peer Navigator Program. Ronnie has garnered many awards for his work in the HIV, LGBT, and Transgender communities. Ronnie has participated in HIV and LGBT anti-stigma campaigns and has served on several boards including becoming the Co-Chair Elect and Chair of Wisconsin HIV and HCV Statewide Action Planning Group (SAPG) and City of Milwaukee Commissioner on Domestic Violence Sexual and Assault (DVSA) Commission. Ronnie is also founder and facilitator of GROWN UPS, an empowerment and support group for men living with HIV since 2009. Ronnie’s passion for advocating and serving the underserved and underprivileged LGBT and HIV communities of color has left him equipped with a wealth of tools and information. He frequently serves on panels and speaking engagements to continue to raise awareness.