LaToya Tyson, Community Engagement Manager, comes to HES with 20+ years of experience in community outreach and engagement. In her previous position, LaToya was the CT Center for Harm Reduction Director. This not-for-profit organization provided sexual health education, HIV/AIDS & other infectious disease prevention education, distribution of condoms and sexual health information, syringe services programming, and education and distribution of naloxone. LaToya is a CT DPH-certified sexual health educator, rapid HIV/Hep C counselor, and tester.
LaToya has had many years of firsthand experiences with clients and personal experiences of negative medical encounters and outcomes. She believes part of her purpose in life is to ensure people are empowered with correct, accurate information concerning healthcare to make the best, fully informed decisions for themselves.
LaToya considers her greatest accomplishment in life to be the 3 wonderful young adults she’s birthed and raised. LaToya enjoys a myriad of different activities outside of work, including acting, eating, reading, and boating.