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Born in Tuscaloosa, AL P.J. Moton, LMSW is a 2013 graduate of Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, MO where he earned his Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families. PJ is also a 2011 graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, TN where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology. During his undergraduate studies, PJ discovered a strong passion for the work conducted by non-profit organizations and from there he dedicated all of his time and efforts to serving underrepresented populations.


While volunteerism has always been an important part of his life, he was really able to exercise this passion throughout his collegiate studies. Through these efforts, PJ was afforded the opportunity to combine his philanthropic work with his academic studies which produced his first publication with MeHarry Medical College that provided a Culturally Appropriate Prostate Cancer Education Intervention to Low-Income African American Men. This research was published in the February 2013 Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.

It was also in Nashville that PJ became very active in the LGBT community. PJ began volunteering with Nashville’s Mpowerment program Young Brothers United throughout his matriculation at Fisk. While in graduate school PJ continued his work with non-profit organizations in a variety of different areas targeting underserved youth. PJ has designed programs in the areas of College Access, Community Mental Health, Community Mobilization and much more. 


With 9 strong years in the field of HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and care, specifically focusing on Black populations,  PJ has become recognized as a leader among the millennial generation of game changers with regards to the epidemic. He was recognized as one of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) 2015 Inaugural Cohort of Top 100 LGBT Leaders to Watch. He was also a 2016 HIV 360 Fellowship recipient sponsored by Human Rights Campaign (HRC).  PJ currently serves as Senior Program Manager of External Affairs for North America at ViiV Healthcare and previously the Senior Program Manager for AIDS United, headquartered in Washington DC and previous to that he served as Special Projects/Programs Manager for Abounding Prosperity, Inc. in Dallas, TX.


At AP Inc, PJ was jointly or directly responsible for acquiring over $3 million in federal, local, and foundation funds through program-specific grants and fundraising activities. He also served as Development Director for Dallas Southern Pride, which is the official host of Dallas' Black LGBT pride celebrations. DSP events have grown to an audience of over 2,500 patrons per semiannual event. Currently at AIDS United he manages the Southern HIV Impact Fund which grants $2.5 Million in financial resources to organizations in the U.S. South. The fund aims to foster collaboration, groom leadership, and increase resources within organizations focused on impacting social determinants that affect persons living with and at risk for HIV. To help achieve these goals he uses in skills in relationship building, grant writing, training and facilitation; to grow partnerships, identify financial needs, and train new community leaders.


PJ has a passion for philanthropy, social justice and mitigating health inequalities. This passion combined with his experience on both the grant writing and grant making sides has afforded him the ability to identify the needs of under-served communities and under-funded organizations. His goal is to strategically increase non-profit sustainability in these communities.  PJ has a successful award record for technical and foundational grant writing, while also designing and implementing fundraising initiatives. Through his consultation practice he continues his work in program design, management, organizational development, research and grant writing.

P.J. Moton, LMSW


Positions Held

  • ViiV Healthcare, Senior Manager of External Affairs (North America) - Current

  • AIDSUnited, Senior Program Manager 2018 - 2020

  • Indigo Alchemy Services LLC, Founder - Current

  • Abounding Prosperity Inc, Special Events/Progams Manager 2015 - 2018

  • Dallas Southern Pride, Development Director 2015 - 2020

  • United Black Emblement (Resource Center), Team Leader 2013 - 2015

Affiliations and Appointments


  • A Tailored Prostate Cancer Education Intervention for Low-income African Americans: Impact on Knowledge and Screening - Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, John Hopkins University Press Vol 24, Num 1, Feb 2013

  • Swerv Magazine - Health & Wellness, Sept-Oct 2017 PrEP: The Raw Story


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