Edwin Espinel is currently the Local Health Department Liaison for the Environment, Policy & Improved Clinical Care (EPICC) Program for the Bureau of Health Promotion of the Utah Department of Health. In his previous position, he was the HIV Testing, Counseling and Partner Services Program Coordinator for the Communicable Disease Prevention Program. In addition, he was the Co-Chair for the Utah HIV Prevention Group for community planning.
He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Economics. He is a U.S. Certified Public Manager and a graduate and peer educator of the NASTAD Minority Leadership Development program. He has an extensive fifteen-year HIV/AIDS training and education experience.
Edwin developed and implemented a bilingual HIV prevention and harm reduction curriculum for incarcerated men in Salt Lake City. He was formerly a private banker, Director for the Even Start Family Literacy Program and a US Marine. Edwin is very involved in the community. In the last twenty years, he has served in countless local and national boards and committees addressing health and education issues. He was also awarded the Utah Governor’s Friends of the Humanities Award.