Denese Joseph

Denese Frans-Joseph (she/her) identifies as Canadian – Ghanaian – Jamaican and is a wife and mom to an amazing toddler. She is a womxn’s health advocate, passionate about health equity and community capacity building. With over 10 years of experience in health promotion, program evaluation, project management, and community-based research and development, her work is centred on an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework and is dedicated to addressing individual, social and systemic factors that impact the health status of racialized and marginalized folks, both locally and internationally. Denese holds a Master of Public Health and is committed to reducing the impact of barriers to health equity. For 8+ years, Denese has led the coordination of innovative national, provincial, and regional HIV/AIDS projects and initiatives dedicated to addressing the barriers to HIV testing, support and care for marginalized communities.