Bio: Vince E. Collins, Founder/Executive Director of Together as One Nevada (TAON) 501c3, an Artist-N-Action organization, has over twenty years of Human Services and Fine Arts experience in the non-profit sectors.
Mr. Collins is tasked with the onboarding and the implementation of the newly formed human rights and advocacy organization, Together as One Nevada: (TAON) officially established as a nonprofit through the Nevada office of the Secretary of State on January 31st, 2022.
Mr. Collins has held positions in various organizations in Nevada and across the United States, i.e., Director of Operations, Director of Community Wellness, HIV Services/Integrated Testing Clinic Manager, Lead Case Manager, and Community Outreach Coordinator. Mr. Collins has led various programming for at-risk youth services, health education, LGBTQ+ rights advocacy, HIV prevention, substance use and prevention, and spearheading company diversity, equality, and inclusion planning. Additionally, Mr. Collins currently works under contract with various organizations in the greater Las Vegas, NV area and nationally, both in public health, and arts exposure programs. He also serves on various boards, including Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition, CARE Coalition, and was appointed and commissioned by Governor Steve Sisolak to the Advisory Task Force on HIV Exposure Modernization for the State of Nevada.
Mr. Collins is Co-owner/Founder of Black Queer Men of Las Vegas (BQMLV.COM) whose mission is to empower same-gender-loving Black men to create community within a safe space that enables authentic self-realization. “Our mission in action is through arts and culture, advocacy, education, health/wellness promotion, and social support. Black UNITY for OUR Community!”
Mr. Collins enjoyed a long career as an elite level classical ballet dancer touring the world. He enjoys teaching and coaching young dancers and providing elite level training for underserved communities.
Target Populations: Teens, Young Adults, Adults, Seniors, LGBTQ+, African American Populations, Low Income, Other, moderate income
Research/Focal Areas:Communicable Diseases, Community Organizing, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Harm Reduction, Health Equity, Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Public Policy, Prevention, Racial Justice, Social Justice (Criminal/Juvenile Justice), Substance Abuse/Misuse, Suicide,