Ricky Duck, Executive Director, BS Biology joined WECAHN 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 WECAHN 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 continues to support the services offered by WECAHN for all people. He is proud to have brought HIV Case Management services back to this agency and to also provide services for other health disparities.
Charlene Yancey, ITTS Testing and Prevention Coordinator, started with WECAHN July 2009. She leads the region 6 testing program and she is a Phlebotomist. Char provides ITTS Testing Services in 8 counties including Chatham, Lee, Orange, Person, Granville, Vance, Warren 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, Region 6 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, Region 6 Bi-Lingual HIV Case Manager, came to WECAHN in November 2015. Gregorio brings several years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS as a Medical Case Manager. 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.
Demiro Johnson, NR3 ITTS/SAC Testing Coordinator, came to WECAHN in September, 2017. He is no stranger to the outreach field. Demiro is now a phlebotomist working on both the Region 3 ITTS and SAC testing program. He received his B.A. degree from Central University in Criminology and completed his degree in Homiletics at the Apex School of Theology. Dr. Johnson is a great addition to the WECAHN team.