National Working Positive Coalition
Mark Misrok, MS Ed, is Executive Director and a co-founder (in 2003) of the National Working Positive Coalition (NWPC). He previously served as Director of Client Services and Community Programs, Employment Services, at Positive Resource Center (PRC) in San Francisco, working there from 1995 - 2007. Mark has been living with HIV for over 30 years, and began his own vocational rehabilitation activities with PRC first as a client and then as a volunteer in 1992.
Mark served as a writer in the development of a suite of resources on HIV and employment for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and the online training curriculum, Getting To Work, for HIV and housing services providers, for ODEP in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing. He served as advisor on employment for the NY Governor’s Task Force on Ending the Epidemic in 2014-2015, as a member of the NY State Peer Certification Steering Committee, and as co-chair of the NYS Ending the Epidemic Steering Committee on Expanding Employment Opportunities for People Living with HIV, which produced the first-ever statewide plan on addressing employment needs in the context of HIV care and prevention.
Born in Mississippi, and raised in Alabama, Mark is now based in NYC and provides training, technical assistance, and advocacy to increase and improve employment opportunities and services for people living with or at risk for HIV at community, state, regional and federal levels. He’s a member of the U.S. People Living with HIV Caucus Steering Committee, and a consultant for the NYC Considering Work employment initiative of the NYC DOHMH/BHIV, and for Project E3 in New Orleans and Baton Rouge for Southern University at Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, August 1
10:15 AM – 12:00 PM