Our professional staff has the experience and education to work individually with each client; to establish an understanding of the possibilities for living a healthy life; and to create an atmosphere in which clients, their friends and family, and the community as a whole can achieve a more substantial quality of life.


Julie Meyer, Executive Director

Julie joined the staff as Executive Director on April 1, 2002.  She brings a wide range of experience with her Master’s degree in Counseling, extensive work as a volunteer in non-profit organizations, and diverse work in the for-profit business world.  Julie is dedicated to the challenge of serving the clients and helping the agency continue to grow.  She is in our Lexington office.
Email Julie jmeyer@pwanc.org



Emily Wall, Program Manager 

Born and raised in Davidson County, looking for an opportunity to give back to the community. Emily has her BA in Communication Studies, her role within the organization will entail assisting with marketing, quality mangement strategies and obtaining financial support for PWA. She will primarily be located at the Lexington office.

Email Emily: ewall@pwanc.org


Charlene McKay, Medical Case Manager

Charlene joined the staff as an HIV Case Manager on February 2, 2009.  Her office is located at our Winston-Salem satellite office – 704 Brookstown Avenue.   Her experiences gained from working in the field of substance abuse/prevention, HIV health education and outreach, and case management bring diversity to the agency.  Charlene strives to help clients achieve empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Email Charlene cmckay@pwanc.org


Brunella Ramirez, Latino Medical Case Manager



Joining us all the way from Miami Florida, Brunella has her Master’s Degree in Social Work with over 6 years of experience in the field. Her primary focus will be providing the Latino clients of PWA psychosocial care regarding their economic, social, and emotional needs. She will be located at our Winston-Salem office, 704 Brooks town Avenue.


Alicia Diggs, Medical Case Manager

 Originally for Philadelphia, she will primarily be located at our Lexington office. Alicia is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Health and currently has over thirteen years of extensive advocacy under her belt. Having been diagnosed with HIV in 2001 she brings her own unique experiences of living positive.



Teraya Paige, Housing Case Manager

Teraya has over fifteen years of experience in the field of counseling.  Formerly the Housing Case Manager for ACS she will be assisting our clients with resolving any issues pertaining to their housing needs as well as various aspects of emergency assistance. She can be contacted at either of our Winston-Salem or Lexington locations.

Email Teraya: tpaige@pwanc.org



Megan Howard, Case Manger

Megan is our Medical Case Manager,  assisting clients in Rowan and Iredell Counties. She has her MBA in Human Resources from Liberty University. Prior to joining the PWA team Megan started up her own Non-profit Organization called Puppies to Empower, which trains service dogs to help women cope with PTSD.

Contact Megan: mhoward@pwanc.org




PWA would like to welcome its newest staff member, Michael Hall! Michael has over 18 years of experience in the human services field and has helped individuals from various communities and backgrounds. His skill set includes; Program Management, Asset Development, Consulting, Instructing and Intervention.  Michael’s role within PWA will range from Medical Case Management to Housing Case Management. He will be based in our Forsyth County Office.