Our Staff

Mark E. Johnson, Executive Director

Mark Johnson is the founder of Brotherhood, Incorporated, a nonprofit community based organization whose primary concern is health, housing and other supported services in the New Orleans community. He is a graduate of the New Orleans public school system and attended Southern University at Baton Rouge.

For the past nineteen years, Mr. Johnson has implemented the vision of the organization to develop innovative approaches to addressing the service needs of the community that includes, HIV and AIDS epidemics in undeserved communities such as HIV prevention, training, education, housing, case management and support services. Mr. Johnson oversees Brotherhood’s housing component that includes low income housing and independent living  for persons with HIV/AIDS and selects, develops, and provides quality control at all construction sites.

Veronica Magee, Deputy/Prevention Director

Veronica Magee is the Deputy Director of Brotherhood, Incorporated has been employed since 2012.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Dillard University, a Master’s Degree in Social Studies from the Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Orleans in Educational Administration.  She has worked in the non-profit sector in a variety of settings and served as a community liaison, principal grant writer, program manager and executive officer.

Juan Hayes, Information Technology/Data Manager

Juan Hayes has been employed with Brotherhood, Inc as the Information Technology/Data Manager since 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and an Associate Degree in Electronics from Delgado Community College. He is also Microsoft Certified at the Engineer Level. Juan has worked for numerous Technology and Program Management organizations.

Jonathan Morton, Behavioral Interventions Specialist for  T.H.R.I.V.E. NOLA.

Jonathan Morton has been with Brotherhood, Incorporated for one year now and works directly with the Prevention Director in managing and overseeing the implementation of all behavior interventions with fidelity to the program requirements. He is responsible for the growth and development of program services and community awareness. During the first four years, this program has reached approximately 375 people through interventions. More have been reached through community projects, counseling and testing, and outreach.

Andrea Joiner, HIV Prevention Specialist for T.H.R.I.V.E. NOLA

Charles Waller first became acquainted with Brotherhood, Incorporated as a volunteer in March 2012.  In July 2012, he became an HIV Prevention Specialist.  Charles Waller is a senior at Xavier University of Louisiana.  He is pursuing a degree in Psychology.  He enjoys helping the community and continuing the great work of Brotherhood Incorporated.

James Lewis, Public Health Strategy Coordinator for H.E.A.L.T.H.Y.  L.I.V.I.N.G.

James Lewis came to Brotherhood Inc. in April 2009 as an HIV Prevention Specialist. Later at the onset of HEALTHY LIVING, he became the Behavior Intervention Coordinator.  He is currently Brotherhood’s Public Health Strategy and Linkage to Care Coordinator and oversees the HEALTHY LIVING program which is a combination of CLEAR and CRCS an integrated system of HIV prevention interventions and support services. The ultimate goal of the program is to enact behavior changes or modifications that will empower clients with the skills necessary to live their best life and make health choices that will promote HEALTHY LIVING.  James is also the testing coordinator where he plans and oversees all of the agencies testing events and works to ensure that any clients testing positive are linked to medical care.


Syria Jackson, Peer Health Navigator ARTAS/CLEAR

Syria Jackson is a Transgender Women of Color, whom has been in the Prevention, Education and Policy field for now 15 years. She recently came to Brotherhood in early 2015 but started her career as a Peer Educator with POCC (People of Color in Crisis) in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Jackson passion for her community has driven her to gain as much knowledge and she continues to learn to help better assist her brothers and sisters navigate through Healthcare resources. As a service provider and as a member of the community, she feels the need to Empower, Enlighten, Educate, and Assist all those that are willing to seek the help provided by agencies and the resources they provide. Ms. Jackson was acknowledged by the Black Trans Men Resource conference as a “Rising Star” in Advocacy for the Transgender Community.