2020 Fellow

Andy Blevins

Andy Blevins serves as the Principal & Managing Partner for Blevins Strategies, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that focuses on providing education opportunities and strategic programming for providers that serve our nation’s most underprivileged and underrepresented minority communities. Prior to this role, he served as the Executive Director for the Modern Military Association of America (previously OutServe-SLDN), in the Obama White House, and with the Oregon Department of Justice. A proud veteran, Andy served in the United States Navy as the Information Assurance Officer for the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, overseeing more than 256 customer commands. He received his law and business degrees from Willamette University and a Writing degree from the University of Colorado. In his spare time, Andy enjoys spending time with his partner and fur-kid, aptly named “Sir Reginald, the Earl of Puppydom.”


Project Description

This project intends to bridge the gap in culturally resilient services for our nation’s most vulnerable communities. At its core, the program educates community service providers and advocates for equitable care and services. The goal of the program is to end negative experiences in service and advocacy settings based on an individual’s actual or perceived identities, orientations, and serostatuses. We recognize that standards of care and community needs are always changing. New developments in research and best practices are constantly yielding new insights that we will incorporate into successive educational events and programming that will be offered throughout the year.