Ricky Duck, Executive Director, BS Biology joined W.E.C.A.H.N. as a volunteer in June 2008 and became an employee April 2009. Ricky has 12 years experience in the mental health field with 9 of those working for the State of New York. He has also worked as a Genetic Technologist for LABCORP and operated his own Personal Training Facility. Ricky has worked at W.E.C.A.H.N. in numerous capacities such as the Testing Assistant, Data Analyst for research with Wake Forest University for 4 years and now the fourth Executive Director. Ricky has been in charge of meeting all W.E.C.A.H.N. funders to review the agency goals and rate of success for meeting those goals. He is highly regarded by the funding agents for whom he has been involved with. Ricky continues to support the services offered by W.E.C.A.H.N. for all people. His goal for the future of Wellness & Education Community Action Health Network is to bring back HIV Case Management services and provide services for all health disparities.
Charlene Yancey, Testing and Prevention Coordinator, started with W.E.C.A.H.N. July 2009. She leads the ITTS and SAC testing team and she is a Phlebotomist. Char provides ITTS Testing Services in 7 counties including Chatham, Alamance, Randolph, Lee, Orange, Durham and Wake. Char brings much knowledge of working with people from her long career in the mental health field. She is very connected in the community and can be seen driving around the community in the agency 'Condom-mobile'.
Jonte' Woods, SAC Testing Coordinator, a Phlebotomist since October 2013, is a long-time volunteer turned employee for WECAHN. Better known as Jay, he has experience working in the Substance Abuse Centers in central North Carolina. He has also great experience with his years of volunteer work at WECAHN in HIV/STD research, outreach, testing services, and prevention education.
Gregorio Lazo, Bi-Lingual HIV Case Manager, came to WECAHN in November 2015. Gregorio brings several years of experience working with people living with HIV or AIDS. He is very well liked in the community and has a wealth of resources. He is bi-lingual which is a great asset to the people we serve that speak Spanish.
Vacant: NR3 Testing Coordinator