I have been working for BABES for 10 years as a Peer Counselor/Event Coordinator and am honored to be the Program Manager for such an amazing program for the last 4 years. BABES is not just any job – the sisterhood and the comfort from understanding this disease together is beyond anything I can put into words. I have been living with HIV since 2000 and am passionate about working with women and children affected by HIV. I have attended some amazing trainings over the years that have made me more aware of the importance of Advocacy and Leadership for women living with HIV in our community. Through AIDS Alliance for children youth and families I attended the VOICES Conference twice and also a graduated the 2010 Consumer Leadership Training Program. I have met many wonderful and inspiring Advocates across the country during NAPWA conferences, Lotus Peer trainings and speakers’ trainings through Gilead Sciences. I love to dance and my favorite foods are Mexican and Italian. Cheers!
I have been living with HIV for 25 years since birth and lost several family members to AIDS complications. I have been working as an Peer Advocate for a little over a year now. This first year has been unbelievably amazing and has excelled my love for advocacy and supporting other HIV positive woman. I have also been a member for a little over four years now. Since given my position as Peer Advocate at BABES-Network YWCA I have been part of many wonderful events, retreats, educational trainings and support groups. These opportunities have meant everything to me and have made me a better person, advocate and HIV positive woman. I am privileged that I get to work with such gifted coworkers and be part of the BABES sisterhood.
My name is Kelly Ann Haddenham, and I was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. I have been a BABE since 2002, a volunteer for BABES since 2009, and now I have the privilege of working as a Peer Advocate! I also did an internship with Health Care Access this past year. I graduated in December with my Bachelors in Applied Behavioral Science, and I am ready to engage with the clients of BABES, and the community. I feel that making a difference in even one person’s life, makes my life worth living. I am so excited to have the opportunity to do so with BABES Network/YWCA. It has been a goal of mine since I began volunteering to one day work for BABES, and assist other HIV+ women with taking care of their health, medication adherence, and providing one-on-one support. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Please feel free to call me or come by the office so we can get to know each other! Cheers!!
Hello! My name is Julia Rosenfeld, and I am thrilled to be part of the BABES team as the Lead Case Manager. I have been working as a case manager and advocate with women and teens living with HIV in South Africa for four years, after graduating from Oberlin College in 2011. I am so grateful to have been welcomed by the amazing team here at BABES and to be part of a support network that offers sisterhood to women through many parts of life. I am passionate about women’s health and social justice, as well as HIV policy and advocacy. I also love singing and dancing of all kinds, baking pies, and reading aloud.