Alex Menezes is a Senior Vice President and leads GHS’s office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He comes to GHS with 20 years of experience engaging a variety of stakeholders on public health policy and advocacy. Prior to joining GHS, he worked at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, where he developed the organization’s Brazil program. As a Director for Country and Regional Programs, he also provided technical oversight for IAVI’s civil society and community engagement efforts in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, China, and India.
Alex was involved in Brazil’s civil society response to AIDS as a Program Director for Grupo Pela Vidda/ RJ, managing the organization’s HIV prevention, care and advocacy programs. Alex has also worked for Brazilian NGO IDAC, where he supported a pioneer network to provide mental health care for AIDS patients and their families. He is a board member of AVAC, a New York-based HIV prevention advocacy organization. He has a degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro as well as Master’s degrees in communications from New York University and The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.