JoAnna Lee Arriola, LMSW

HIV/Disease Intervention Supervisor
City of El Paso
El Paso, Texas

JoAnna Lee Arriola, BCH, M.Ed, LMSW

JoAnna Arriola is a native of the U.S-Mexico border. She is the HIV/DIS Program Supervisor with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health. She has worked with the HIV Prevention Program for 7.5 years, focusing on HIV prevention and the implementation of evidence-based interventions among people living with HIV and high-risk populations. Ms. Arriola supervises a team of HIV Outreach Workers, Patient Navigators, and Student Interns from the University of Texas at El Paso. In addition, she assist in case management and overseeing the City of El Paso’s HOPWA Program. She has experience in working with adults who identify as LGBT and currently provides individual therapy and group therapy to people living with HIV through the HIV Prevention Program. Her expertise includes border health; sexual health; HIV/AIDS, HCV, Behavioral Health and Stigma. She received her Bachelors in Community Health from New Mexico State University. She also attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where she earned a Master’s in Education and a Master’s in Social Work. Prior to working with the HIV Prevention Program, Ms. Arriola worked in the field of Behavioral and Mental health for 6 years. Ms. Arriola is currently serving her community as the El Paso Representative for the Binational HIV/STD Committee under the U.S-Mexico Border Health Commission. Ms. Arriola also currently serves as the president for the El Paso Hepatitis C Task Force and is part of the LGBT Committee for Senator Jose Rodriguez.


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