Rev. Rob Newells-Newton

HIV Consultant

Phone 404-594-4629

Email newellsrobert@gmail.com
 Atlanta, GA

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Rev. Rob Newells-Newton is an ordained, cisgender, same-gender loving, Black disabled Marine Corps veteran living with HIV since 2005. He served as the Director of National Programs and Interim Director of HIV & Clinical Services for the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), and as Executive Director for AIDS Project of the East Bay in Oakland, CA.

Rev. Rob was a 2011 Fellow of BAI's African American HIV University Community Mobilization College, has been a biomedical HIV prevention research advocate with AVAC since 2012, and served as Co-Chair for the AIDS 2020 Local Planning Group and as Community Advisory Board Co-Chair for the AmfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research. He is a contributing author to the book Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives for which he penned the chapter on “The Black Church.”

Rev. Rob lives in Atlanta with his husband, Brandon, and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Nubia.



  • Over 20 years of grassroots and AIDS Service Organization experience in HIV program design, policy advocacy, community engagement, workforce development, and project management.

  • Expert trainer/presenter, guest lecturer, and group facilitator.

  • Internationally-recognized community advocate and respected nonprofit executive.


  • Workshops, seminars, and presentations designed to provide practical strategies and actionable, real world solutions. Each is highly interactive and fully customizable to your team. Sessions can be delivered either as a 45-minute presentation with a 15-minute Q&A or as a half-day skills-building workshop. Examples include:

    • 99 Problems... (Black Men Aging with HIV)

    • Faith to End HIV (Role of Black Churches in Ending the HIV Epidemic)

    • Overcoming Medical Dis/Mistrust with Black Power

    • Biomedical HIV Research Updates for Non-Scientists

  • Consultation services aimed at developing, evaluating, or improving various HIV education interventions and HIV prevention programs.

    • Community Engagement

    • Program Design/Proposal Development



Phone 404-594-4629

Email newellsrobert@gmail.com

Address Atlanta, GA