Chattanooga CARES Promotes Two New Directors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
William Adams
William Adams

Chattanooga CARES has promoted two new directors, Williams Adams and Adam Kilgore. 

Mr. Adams was promoted to prevention and outreach director.  Mr. Adams has worked in HIV education and prevention for more than 10 years. His passion for community work began as a volunteer for Chattanooga CARES in the early nineties and from that time till today, he witnessed the HIV epidemic explode, the development of quality HIV care, and today’s focus on prevention and patient adherence to care.  

Mr. Adams serves on the TN Community Planning Group, which sets the policies and strategy for HIV prevention statewide, is a board member for the Southeastern TN Council for HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention, and last month, was selected to become a voting member of the Region III Planning and Policy Council, which reports to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

CARES’ Prevention and Outreach Team provide HIV testing for more than 6,500 people and education to more than 20,000 people annually in 23 counties in Southeast Tennessee at targeted locations including: schools, jails, substance abuse facilities, community health fairs, and other social service agency partners.  

Mr. Kilgore was promoted to client services director.  Mr. Kilgore received a BSW at UTC in 2005, completed his MSW at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2007, and now holds a Tennessee State Licensure as a Master’s Level Social Worker.  Mr. Kilgore’s focus has been diverse- in the field of social work, he has worked with geriatrics, hospice care, counseling services, developmentally delayed adults, and today is providing support in the focus of infectious disease.

Client Services include: one on one case management, assistance with rent, mortgages, utilities, food, dental and eye exam referrals, medication support, insurance support, peer navigation, job training and placement assistance, and legal and insurance consultations.  

Chattanooga CARES serves the primary care needs of more than 600 HIV positive clients in the greater Chattanooga area and provides education and testing to more than 20,000 people in 23 counties, each year, in Southeast Tennessee. CARES’ mission is HIV/AIDS - primary healthcare clinic services, case management, behavioral health, prevention education, rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing, and community outreach for men, women, and children affected by HIV since 1986.  For more information visit www.chattanoogacares.org


Adam Kilgore
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