Marlene McNeese currently serves as the Bureau Chief for the Bureau of HIV/STD & Viral Hepatitis Prevention for the Houston Health Department. The HIV Prevention Program provides Health Education/Risk Reduction, HIV Counseling and Testing, Public Health Information, and Prevention Case Management services. The HIV Program also facilitates the Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group, which recommends priority populations and interventions for those residents at highest risk for new HIV infection.
Ms. McNeese has gained special expertise in the human service field since moving to Houston in 1992, assisting in the program development of four large start-up treatment programs for community based organizations and correctional facilitates addressing men and women with issues of chemical dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and post incarceration syndrome.
Ms. McNeese also has extensive leadership experience with local and national Advisory Councils and Boards, and served as Chairperson of the Houston Area Ryan White Planning Council, and currently serves on the board of the Black AIDS Institute.