Atlanta, GA June 5, 2023 – Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center, a leading healthcare organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of Black gay men in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Antonio T. Williams, MS. With an impressive background in healthcare leadership and a passion for advancing health equity, Antonio brings invaluable expertise and vision to our organization. As the Executive Director, Antonio will play a pivotal role in driving our mission of improving the health and well-being of Black gay men in Atlanta. With extensive experience in both executive leadership and clinical practice, Antonio will guide the development and implementation of programs and policies that address the healthcare challenges faced by our community. Antonio will provide strategic direction to the organization, ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services and programs. With a deep understanding of the unique healthcare needs of Black gay men, Antonio will lead efforts to enhance community outreach, establish partnerships with key stakeholders, and advocate for policies that promote health equity and inclusivity. Rudolph H Carn, President, and Board Chair for the health center, expressed enthusiasm about the appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Antonio T. Williams as the new Executive Director of Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center. Antonio’s exceptional leadership skills, clinical expertise, and dedication to advancing the health and well-being of Black gay men make him the ideal candidate to lead our organization into the future. We are confident that under Antonio’s guidance, we will continue to make significant strides in improving healthcare outcomes and reducing health disparities in our community.” Antonio T. Williams states, “I am delighted to be back in Atlanta. I left seven years ago to pursue other things, and faith has brought me back. I have the confidence of the board to lead an organization that I will work to push the needle each day to provide adequate care to Black gay men who grace our doors. I am grateful for the staff that I will work with. My new mantra is a quote from the late great Maya Angelou. My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with passion, compassion, humor, and style. Therefore, we will lead with love, compassion, and grace!” The appointment of Antonio marks an exciting chapter for Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center. The organization remains committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment for Black gay men, where they can access comprehensive healthcare services that address their specific needs. For more information about Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center and its services, please visit www.menshealthcenter.org or contact 404.609.3197. About Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center: Carl Bean Men’s Health and Wellness Center is a leading healthcare organization based in Atlanta, GA, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Black gay men. The center aims to reduce health disparities and promote health equity for this underserved population through comprehensive healthcare services, advocacy, and community engagement.