Brook Kelly-Green works on the Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice team. Her grant making has centered on reducing HIV/AIDS discrimination and exclusion and has supported the rights of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States and globally, with a particular focus on supporting and increasing the strategic advocacy of communities most marginalized by race, gender, sexuality, economics, and geography.
Before joining the foundation in 2013, Brook worked as a human rights and policy advocacy attorney with Positive Women’s Network-USA and later with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS and AIDS United. With a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights and women living with HIV, she has worked at the forefront of HIV-related legal and policy advocacy, public education, and grassroots organizing. Throughout her career, Brook has been a key leader in advancing policy developments related to HIV/AIDS, such as the implementation of the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the work of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.
After completing a clerkship in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Brook began her legal advocacy career as a Ford Foundation Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow. She earned a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.