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Department of Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases and International Travel Health

REACH Out Program

General Information 

The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) has a comprehensive approach to HIV care in Eastern North Carolina (ENC): REACH (Response through Education, Advocacy, Counseling/Testing and Health Care). Our REACH Out Program (ROP) has several programs to increase HIV knowledge, promote HIV screening and link and retain People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in care.

General Contact Information 

REACH Out Program e-mail: BSOMREACHOUT@ecu.edu

Main Office: 252-744-4500

Main Office Fax: 252-744-3472

Educational Programs

Community Based Programs:

  • Professionals HIV/AIDS Continuing Education Training
  • Community HIV Awareness and Training (CHAT)
  • Young Adults and Adolescents Programs
  • SISTER TALK (Sisters Informing Sisters To Empower Response to Take Action to Live with Knowledge)

Prevention With Positive Interventions Programs (PWPI):

  • Peer Education Training (PET): Teaching individuals how to teach others about HIV.
  • RED Ribbon Program: Individualized HIV education.
  • Life Support Workshop: Meets monthly in various locations to empower people affected by HIV.
  • Consumer-Community Advisory Board: Meets every other month to discuss and plan health care, education and community events at BSOM-ID Clinic.

Non-Traditional HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral:

  • Non-Traditional HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral: BSOM-ID provides free HIV testing and counseling in a variety of non-traditional community settings. 

Support Services

BSOM has a holistic approach to care.  We have several specialties within our clinic to make access to care easier.

Behavioral Health Services

These services consist of a complete behavioral health team that works to help clients address any mental health concerns.

Dr. Sherra White –Substance Abuse & Mental Health Clinical Counselor; whiteshe@ecu.edu; 744-3256

Medication Adherence Clinical Services 

These services help clients understand their medication.

Dr. Manal Elnabtity – ElnabitityM@ecu.edu; 744-5727; (Clinical medication adherence counseling) 

Case Management

These services help decrease barriers to care.

Medical Care Coordinators (MCC)

Denise Davis – davisd@ecu.edu; 744-5721; (Transportation, EFA, PAP, Dental Services)

Esther Ross – rosse@ecu.edu; 744-5719; (Re-engaging-established clients/ Region 10 Network)

Lasean Hutchersonhutchersonl@ecu.edu; 744-5789:(Re-engaging-established clients/ Housing/ Incarceration)

Stacey HargroveHargrovest@ecu.edu; 744-5831; (RW Eligibility/ADAP)

Susan Howell – howells@ecu.edu; 744- 3644: (Pediatric/HIV positive pregnant women)

Linkage Retention Navigators (CM-LRN)

Abigail (Abby) Boyer – harragina@ecu.edu; 744-0267; (New clients/Peer LRN Coordinator)

Lawanda Todd – toddl@eccu.edu;744-5784: (New clients/clients lost to care)

William (Bill) Jefferson – jeffersonw@ecu.edu; 744-9898; (New clients/ MSM outreach)


Calendar of Events

Monthly/ Bi-Monthly Meetings


Support Life Skill Meetings

2nd Tuesday of Every Month, Pitt County

Location: Sheppard Memorial Library

Contact: Abigail Boyer 


2nd Wednesday Every Month, Pitt County

Location: Doctors Park 6A, Greenville, NC 27834, lunch provided

Contact: Esther Ross  


Consumer- Community Advisory Board, (Bi-Monthly)

Location: ECU Physicians, Doctor's Park 6A, Greenville, NC 27834

Contact: Abigail Boyer

Purpose: To help advocate and create change in addressing needs in our area. ECU CCAB mission is: "Enable communication between providers, consumers, and the community through education, outreach and improved health care that promotes active participation within the HIV/AIDS community."

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