Chief Executive Officer
DeeJay Johannessen, Chief Executive Officer of the Health Education Learning Project since 1998, has been a driving force in the development, implementation, and administration of ground-breaking service and prevention programming for the LGBT community and those at risk for and living with HIV/AIDS. Capitalizing upon experience gained over a 30-year career in the non-profit sector – 25 of it in the HIV field – in 2016 DeeJay oversaw the development of an exciting new initiative called the HELP Center for LGBT Health and Wellness, or “The HELP Center” for short. The HELP Center’s purpose is to expand access to sexual health services for the LGBT population in Texas. Currently, the HELP Center operates the largest PrEP program in North Texas via two clinics in Tarrant County serving more than 1,300 patients from 103 cities throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.