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Ramatoulaye Keita

Ramatoulaye Keita

Health Educator Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker

Ramatoulaye Keita is a Health Educator and is thrilled to have access to more resources in order to better serve the LGBT population. Drawing upon her previous experience and passion for geriatric care, Keita is now the coordinator of Whitman-Walker’s PALS (People Advocating for LGBT Seniors) program – a free program that connects compassionate, trained volunteers with LGBT and/or HIV+ elders who live at home or in assisted living and nursing facilities in order to minimize the social isolation frequently seen in this population. In this role, she co-facilitates the MOVE program, a healthy weight intervention for LBT women, and provides HIV individual/couples testing and counseling at both Elizabeth Taylor Center and Max Robinson Center. She is also a cancer care navigator, where she provides direct services to patients in order to mollify/remove their barriers to accessing care. Along with other Heath Educators, she conducts outreach, links women to well woman exams, and works on additional initiatives, including creating new guidelines for Whitman-Walker’s Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault protocols.

Keita holds a bachelor’s degree in family science from the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health. Originally from Guinea Conakry, West Africa, Keita is a fluent French speaker.