As an HIV stakeholder for the State of California, Holvis participated in the Alameda County HIV Community Partners Roundtable with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former CDC Director Robert Redfield, discussing how a federal health initiative to end the HIV epidemic could best serve Alameda County. Holvis is the recipient of the 2018 HIV Community Service Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Care and Treatment from the Alameda County Public Health Department’s Offices of HIV Care and Prevention. He has presented on topics regarding delivery of care to inmates at events including the California STD/HIV Controllers Association’s 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and the 2018 Bay Area HIV Health Disparities Symposium. In 2016, Holvis was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions to the California Planning Group from the State of California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS.
In his position as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Community Programs Director for Wellpath, Holvis directed the implementation of comprehensive MAT services delivery to inmates in the Alameda County (CA) Jail, ensuring operational efficiencies in care provision. During his time with Wellpath, he also served as Assistant Health Service Administrator, overseeing the administrative aspects of healthcare service delivery to county jail inmates, and facilitating recruitment, hiring, training and development of medical staff. In addition, Holvis initiated and directed Wellpath’s Narcotic Treatment Program for Alameda County jails, and supervised medical discharge planning for inmates—a role he held beginning in 2013, when the contract was held by Corizon Health.
Advice I Would Give My 20-Something Self
“Your capacity to help people feel supported and cared for is how you will be judged in your path. Everything boils down to how your coworkers, your clients, your customers, your associates, and the public feel about you. Do good for them, and you will feel good, too.”