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J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall, MBA, is the Director of HIV and Health Equity of the Human Rights Campaign.
McCants-Pearsall previously served as Project Manager at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health – AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, where he managed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded programming for Black and Latinx gay, bisexual and transgender people of color.
McCants-Pearsall began his public health career while at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, where he developed the CDC Ambassador Program, a program designed to introduce students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to careers in public health. He is a former board member of the Public Health Young Leaders Association and the New York Urban League Young Professionals. He is an active member of the American Public Health Association, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington DC and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
McCants-Pearsall earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Audrey College, a Master of Business Administration from Metropolitan College - University of London and a post-baccalaureate from Howard University School of Law.
McCants-Pearsall lives in Washington, D.C., with his husband Kenneth and two sons.