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Maggie Heatley

Testing & Prevention Community Outreach Coordinator

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Maggie was eager to join Palmetto Community Care because they're drawn to community organizing centered around sexual health and removing stigmas. “I enjoy making connections where it matters and seeing our resources make a difference in the community,” they say. Maggie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. They previously lived in Atlanta, where they managed college bookstores. In their personal time there, they partnered with the international movement “Meet Us On the Streets” and helped create the Slutwalk Atlanta group to combat street harassment and raise awareness about consent on and off the streets.
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Jarmel Smith

PrEP and Prevention Program Manager

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Jarmel joined the team in April 2017 to co-facilitate an intervention program called 3MV (Many Men Many Voices) for HIV-negative African-American men who sleep with men. Jarmel is also part of the Palmetto Community Care prevention team certified by the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control to complete HIV testing. p> “Having friends who have been diagnosed with HIV it is very important to me to be a part of the change,” he says. He’s using his role in HIV prevention to educate people in the community about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections with they hope they will use the information to protect themselves and others. Previously, Jarmel worked as a residential coordinator for people with disabilities. In his free time, he enjoyed Southern cooking and spending time with his family in Orangeburg. He also has two spoiled dogs, Omega and Cookie, who like to cuddle up with Jarmel and watch their favorite TV show, “The Golden Girls.”
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