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Sylvester Askins, Jr., Training Director

Sylvester has been living with HIV for 33 years and joins the NWPC staff following a tenure on the Board. He served as Director of Health Programs at the Urban League of Hampton Roads, overseeing ULHR’s Ryan White program. He is also the founder and CEO of Moving Forward Consulting, which was established to assist PLWH in accessing the information and resources needed to make informed decisions about reaching their employment goals and attaining long-term economic security. Before founding MFC, Sylvester worked at the Endependence Center, a Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Norfolk, VA. He coordinated the agency’s Ticket to Work Program, funded by the Social Security Administration. In this role, he assisted individuals with disabilities across all degrees of the disability spectrum to prepare for and obtain meaningful work. He is trained as a Community Work Incentive Coordinator (Benefits Counselor).

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