GCMC Supervisor & Me4Me Coordinator
Ric Elliott Davis proudly joined the Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center family as a Community Engagement Specialist and Me4Me Program Coordinator. He has a heart for reaching people through positive influence and brings to the table a myriad of work experience from industries including non-profit, marketing and advertising, graphic design, executive administration and radio and television production. Although he recently started working in public health, Ric has personal life experiences that will prove beneficial to the community.
Processing the Positive: Achieving Work/Life Balance while Living with HIV
Being a young person is both fabulous and challenging! Young people often navigate unstable finances, family disputes, and complicated interpersonal relationships during periods of immense growth and accomplishment. When living with HIV, these challenges are met with the need to manage the treatment of a chronic health condition. Thriving with HIV requires a blueprint for balancing work and life, and without it individuals become at increased risk for homelessness, poor health outcomes, social isolation, and a variety of other frightening circumstances. Community Engagement Specialist, Ric Elliot Davis, removes his service-provider hat to discuss his own experiences balancing an HIV diagnosis with his work and social lives. He uses a three-phase framework: adjustment & loss, treatment & finding stability, and recovering what you lost & moving forward, to highlight risks of operating without balance. After revealing his testimony, Ric provides a template for taking control of your life by mastering work/life balance and living with HIV.