Caressa connects the CFAR to communities and community agencies. She actively aids CFAR investigators in translating research results back to the community, facilitates public dialogue around HIV/AIDS research, and works with organizations to build health equitable partnerships with local communities. Caressa organizes and works closely with Community Advisory Boards, coalitions, and action groups to increase the impact of CFAR.
Caressa has been working in HIV/AIDS for 22+ years. She enjoys spending time with her partner, her daughter, and her 3 dogs at her home in Durham, NC.