Position title: HIV Capacity Building Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
1 W. Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703
Ricardo Wynn currently serves as the HIV Capacity Building Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Public Health HIV Program in partnership with the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute. In his role, he implements and oversees capacity building initiatives to help build leadership amongst LGBTQ communities of color in Milwaukee, WI. Ricardo is also responsible for directing programs and agency efforts to combat the HIV epidemic in southern Wisconsin, including Milwaukee and Madison, WI. He has a strong passion for and experience in engaging and mobilizing marginalized communities around creative and strategic community-based solutions. He has more than ten years of experience working with disenfranchised and at-risk youth and first-generation and minority college students, helping them address urban trauma, education, healthcare, and mental and behavioral health issues. Prior to his state role, he served as a State Ambassador with the Statewide Action Planning Group in Wisconsin which is responsible for identifying and cultivating community focused and generated solutions to the HIV epidemic in Wisconsin. In addition, Ricardo is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication and a certificate in Leadership. Ricardo completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Capella University.