HIV Prevention and Education Virtual Conference Kick Off

Monday, June 1st 2020

10:00 AM


Is this your first time joining the HIV Prevention and Education Summit virtually? Well, it is our first time, so it most certainly would be yours too! We are very excited to bring you the content we would normally present at our annual conference in this new and exciting format!

We have over 20 webinars ranging in topic from cure research to self-care tips for service providers, programming for youth, and much more!

All of the webinars and virtual content are free, and some webinars may be presented by folks you know! It will be a month of public health education showcasing the intersection of HIV prevention, treatment, and justice against the backdrop of current events.

Join conference organizers Dr. Tashina Reeder and Kyle Chvasta of the Community Health Training Alliance as they kick off Philadelphia FIGHT’s 1st virtual conference followed by a special message from Philadelphia FIGHT’s CEO Jane Shull.

Just because everything else is on pause, it does not mean public health education has to be. Join us for the 2020 HIV Prevention and Education Virtual Conference!


Jane Shull

Chief Executive Officer

Jane Shull is the Executive Director of Philadelphia FIGHT, where she has worked for over 20 years. In this role, she has overseen the expansion of FIGHT from a small start-up nonprofit to a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk. In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, Shull was involved in activism with ACT UP Philadelphia. Prior to her work at FIGHT, she worked at the Institute for the Study of Civic Values, developing programs to empower low income communities to take charge of their own futures. Shull has taught at the Temple School of Social Administration and at the University of Pennsylvania Urban Studies Program.



Tashina ReederTashina Reeder, PhD, LSW

Director of the Community Health Training Alliance and Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Reeder joined the Philadelphia FIGHT family in 2018. She holds a Doctorate in Couple and Family Therapy and a Masters in Social Work. She is a licensed social worker who holds certifications in Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapy and Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) groups for women and young girls alike. In her current role, Dr. Reeder creates and organizes health-related educational forums i.e., conferences, webinars, etc., in collaboration with the community and other social service providers to educate professionals and the community at large. Prior to her current role, Dr. Reeder worked in the capacity of the Clinical Director of a substance abuse program for women for 11 years, where she offered treatment services to women and their families promoting self-determination, self-efficacy, recovery supports, and education. 

Her love for people and culture has afforded her opportunities to travel abroad to teach and inspire women and youth to be speakers of life in a world where oppressive constructs are created and misused. She has also presented at various academic and professional forums on topics of Spirituality, Addictions, Trauma, and Empathy, and currently facilitates professional development training on the subject of trauma-informed care within behavioral health institutions. 

 Dr. Reeder has hosted and coordinated women’s empowerment conferences in the Bahamas, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, where in which women were uplifted to move beyond their emotional pain into a place of healing and purpose. She is one of the co-authors in a book entitled,” Pink Sisters Chronicles 3: It Takes a Village.” Dr. Reeder was honored as a No More Secrets Survivor honoree by the No More Secrets MBS: A Realistic Approach to Sexual Health organization in 2017. Dr. Reeder is a lover of travel, art, music, dance, movies, string instruments, and reading a good novel. Her life’s motto is, “An empowered soul has no limits!”



Kyle Chvasta

Public Programs Manager

Kyle Chvasta is a Macro Social Worker with a passion for public health education. Kyle has worked at Philadelphia FIGHT for four years developing, and implementing large scale conferences, lectures, and webinars that address the impact adverse social determinants of health have on the individual and communities. Kyle is currently the Public Programs Manager at the Community Health training Alliance, a Program of FIGHT. Kyle received his MSW from Temple University in 2016. He structures his work around the principle that one must address the systemic and structural issues that create said determinants of health. To be an effective social-worker he believes in acknowledging and unpacking one’s privilege, working to dismantle racist and classist systems, and integrating radical and compassionate models into one’s personal practice.

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Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.

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