Angus has been with Miracle of Love since 2002. As a childhood cancer survivor, Angus started his philanthropy work at the age of 14 as a volunteer with the Believe, Achieve, Support, and Educate (B.A.S.E.) Camp Children Cancer Foundation. Angus was named one of the top five teens in the United States by National Geographic and Pizza Hut and received a college scholarship enabling him to study Business Administration at Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida. He continued philanthropic endeavors in college, participating in community service activities organized by the Beta Omicron Fraternity Academia Society. Angus serves on multiple municipal committees in the Orlando Metropolitan area, including Vice-Chair of the Membership Committee for Ryan White Part A – Orlando EMA Health Services Planning Council; on the Executive Committee Member for the Housing Opportunity for People with AIDS Advisory Committee, and is a Executive Planning Committee Member of SMART Ride, the second largest AIDS charity bicycle rides in the U.S.
Diana Lineburgh came to the United States by way of Cartagena, Columbia, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Cartagena. She has lived in Altamonte Springs, FL since 2001 and became a US citizen in 2008. Diana has been working as an Accounting Assistant with Miracle of Love in 2007 and current serves as the Staff Accountant for the agency. Diana is working toward her second Bachelor’s Degree with Seminole State University.
Prevention Program Manager
Alicyn graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. After graduating, Alicyn completed a service year with National Health Corps AmeriCorps program as a Health Educator in Jacksonville, FL. This began her journey of community outreach and health education. Prior to joining Miracle of Love, Alicyn began working in HIV prevention at the LGBT+ Center of Central Florida, providing HIV testing and counseling, as well as education for clients. Alicyn began working at Miracle of Love as a Ryan White Case Manager before transitioning back to Prevention. Alicyn aims to increase comprehensive education and HIV/STI screenings in Central Florida, as well as working collaboratively with community partners to achieve the common goal of reducing new HIV transmissions to zero.
TOPWA Program Manager
LaDawn Pierre completed her undergraduate studies at the renowned Columbia College. She embarked on her journey in serving her local community more than 15 years ago. As an advocate for HIV healthcare, LaDawn finds great pleasure in mentoring women and devotes much of her time to various organizations. Serving on the Board of Healthy Start Coalition Orange County, LaDawn is afforded the opportunity to be a spokesperson on notable issues such as, healthcare for pregnant women.
Prior to joining Miracle of Love, LaDawn served as a Disease Intervention Specialist or DIS, for the Florida Department of Health Tuberculosis Program. It was through this program that she was given the chance to assist with coordination of patient care and patient adherence for co-infected clients, all while employing strategies to remove barriers.
In her current role as program manager for Miracle of Love’s TOPWA program, LaDawn and her team of employees are committed to providing HIV testing, education, and preventive services to high-risk women or HIV infected pregnant women.
Director of Client Services
Vanessa Rivera, a New York native has lived in Orlando more than 10 years. Vanessa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling. In 2007, she received a Case Management Certification from the University of Central Florida School of Social Work. Vanessa has spent two-plus decades providing care resources as a liaison between a variety of clients and key executive. She is responsible for ongoing supportive services to the Ryan White, and the PAC Case Manager Programs within the Central Florida Eligible Metropolitan Area.
HOPWA Program Manager
Julian Vega holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. Shortly after completing his studies at the esteemed university, Julian embarked on his journey in promoting social change, within the community in which he lives and services. Landing a position in the Miracle of Love Prevention Department as a Intervention Specialist, Julian’s sole responsibility was to facilitate behavioral interventions at the Orange County Jail and the Work Release Center for adults and juveniles. Julian later transitioned into the role of housing case manager in the HOPWA Department. It was his hard work and commitment to the organization that later lead to him becoming the Housing Program Manager. As the program manager Julian is primarily responsible for overseeing his team of employees, ensuring program guidelines and client needs are being met. Julian’s ultimate goal is to expand the Central Florida’s eligible metropolitan area program, ensuring more housing service opportunities are available to those in need. His passion for providing affordable housing opportunities to all individuals and families in need continuously serves as a daily motivator.