Brandi Williamson (She/Her) serves as the Regional Early Intervention Consultant and STD Surveillance Supervisor at the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. She oversees registered HIV testing sites and reportable STI’s in a five-county wide area. Brandi has always had a passion for serving others and works tirelessly to improve the lives of historically and systemically excluded communities. Her priorities are ensuring agencies operating in Area 4 provide diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive services in a culturally competent manner with trauma-informed care. Brandi’s enthusiasm for public health started during her time at East Carolina University, where she received her BS in Health and Human Performance.
She later interned with the Florida Department of Health, where she conducted teen health and sexuality workshops at a highly successful teen health clinic, called The Bridge. Further in her career, she worked with incarcerated teen males and collaborated with pediatric interns at a local university in identifying the lack of health literacy, disparity, and disconnect between medical providers and teen males. Brandi later earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix and leveraged her training and experience in pursuing a career in HIV prevention. She has never looked back and is currently pioneering the health department’s At-Home HIV Testing Program.
Brandi is a recent alumnus of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) 2023 Minority Leadership Program Cohort. This phenomenal experience unleashed her voice and reinforced that her presence is needed in areas not designed for those who look like her.