East Bay Getting to Zero

East Bay Getting to Zero welcomes Yamini Oseguera-Bhatnagar (she/her) as our new program manager! We are so excited for Yamini to join us and bring her creativity, people-first vision and help lead us in the next stage of our evolution.

Here is a message from Yamini:

An Open Letter to the East Bay Getting to Zero Community

I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to help move EBGTZ’s mission and vision forward as the new Program Manager. 

I came to HIV work through a background in youth organizing. As a young person, I participated in numerous grassroots campaigns, attended international social justice conferences as a youth delegate, visited with/learned from indigenous communities from India, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. 

I began my public health and HIV work in 2007 at the East Bay AIDS Center in Oakland where I served our youngest patients via peer advocacy and case management. 

Then, I moved into creating online content, patient/provider materials, supporting advocacy efforts and managing various special projects at HIVE and PleasePrEPMe.org.

With a combination of youth development, youth organizing, direct services and program management, I feel ready to support and expand EBGTZs initiatives in partnership with the core team, the Youth Catalyst team and the Steering Committee. 

My life experience fuels my work everyday. Today I am a self-reflective public health professional with a passion for community building, racial, gender and economic justice for marginalized peoples. 

I am excited to contribute to this diverse, vibrant and dedicated community. 

For those who are interested in learning, sharing or collaborating, I can always be reached at yamini[at]ebgtz.org

More to come. Onward.

~ Yamini