Devan’s work draws from over 30 years of HIV activism, advocacy, and service. At the GMSH, he works with Alliance members, social service agencies, and healthcare providers to increase their capacity to serve queer men. This includes workshops, training modules, seminars, and other resources that are rooted in our communities’ needs.
He was responsible for securing the GMSH’s first accredited CME training for healthcare providers on chemsex. In his previous work at Rainbow Health Ontario, Devan has co-authored publications on queer and trans health, produced the LGB2SQ Foundation Courses, and trained staff at hundreds of healthcare and social service organizations. While at CATIE, he was a treatment educator and wrote several practical guides for people living with HIV.
Deeply connected to community work, Devan serves on committees with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, Unity Health, the Ontario Caregiver Organization, Canada’s Drug & Health Technology Agency, and the Toronto Police Service. He has an MSc. in Integrated Healthcare, a diploma in Addiction and Mental Health, and received the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Award in 2002 and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Society Leadership Award in 2006.
He keeps it all together with a dedicated mediation practice, aromatherapy skincare, and always having some good baskitwear on hand.