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Zina M. Age


Zina Age, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a graduate of Louisiana State University, holds a graduate degree in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and a Masters in Addiction Counseling from the National Association of Forensic Counselors. Zina began working in the social services field in 1987, serving African American populations affected by HIV/AIDS and other health disparities. In 1996, she founded Aniz, Inc., which is dedicated to providing therapeutic education and support services for children and families from disadvantaged multicultural communities infected with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.  Ms. Age has served on many national and local committees dedicated to educating people about issues surrounding HIV and is a noted public speaker that has been invited to serve as a panelist, guest presenter and keynote speaker at various universities, conferences and forums in the U.S. and abroad. 

She has delivered engaging presentations on topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Undercover Community Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Risk Reduction Programs, Holistic Harm Reduction

  • The Inter-Generational spread of HIV/AIDS, Homophobia, Transphobia and Gender-phobia in the Black LGBT Community

  • Combating the “Secrecy, Shame and Guilt” surrounding HIV/AIDS issues.

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  • Recipient of the "Paula Crane Excellence in Addiction Treatment Award" - August 2015

  • Recipient of the City of Atlanta “Mayor’s Phoenix Award” in recognition of her excellent service to the Metropolitan Atlanta community

  • Invited to attend a de-briefing at The White House on Dec 16th surrounding Health Care Initiatives

  • Featured in “House on Fire” - NAACP & Dupont Pharmaceuticals Co. HIV/AIDS Video Outreach Project

  • Participated in the Track & Field Olympics 

  • Presenter, US Department of Homeland Security Disability Program

  • Presenter, Boys and Girls Clubs of America - National TEEN Supreme Keystone Conference

  • Presenter, NAACP Southeast Region - Annual Civil Rights Advocacy Training Institute

  • Panelist, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with the CW Atlanta TV

  • Presenter, Albuquerque Area Indian Health In Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Conference, “The Veil of Secrecy regarding HIV/AIDS”

  • Article features in Southern Voice, MS Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution & Creative Loafing publications

  • And so much more...

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