Member, Movement is Life Executive Steering Committee

Patient Advocacy Government Affairs Lead

Latin America, Canada, Middle East, So. Africa, Middle East, & Turkey

Amgen, Inc.

Willis Steele, M.Div. holds a Master of Professional Studies in Urban Ministry and Master of Divinity from NY Theological Seminary. He entered his ministry journey at the Abyssinian Baptist Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, where he was ordained to the Gospel Ministry In 2004. He is currently co-pastor of Faith Mission, Grace Baptist Church Yonkers, with his wife Rev. Gay Tompson-Steele. Rev. Steele also serves young adults, couples, and singles ministries at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, NY. Rev. Steele is Manager, Patient Advocacy-Government Affairs, Intercontinental Region—Latin America, Canada, Middle East, Africa, & Turkey, at Amgen’s Inc. He has also had a long tenure a Abbvie,Inc where in recent years he was responsible for Global Strategic Health Initiatives for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease, Prematurity in New Born Babies and resolving family and parental issues, & Hepatitis C . As Area Community Affairs Manager for Abbvie/Abbott Laboratories, where he has helped them navigate through unchartered waters in an effort to empower the disenfranchised suffering with HIV/AIDS in faith communities even as he otherwise worked closely with hospitals, clinics, CBOs and AIDS service organizations. He educated patients living with this challenging illness, as well as supported staff working with primary physicians who treat and service them and their families. At the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Rev. Steele helped develop and manage a dynamic Treatment Education Program in the Department of Medicine & Infectious Diseases educating medical and non-medical staff and patients infected with HIV or living with AIDS and other infectious diseases. Rev. Steele serves on the Boards of the Gospel Heritage Foundation-Atlanta GA, and the

Memorial Community Services, a Harlem tenement that makes apartments available to formerly homeless single parents. Rev Steele has worked extensively with all the major National AA Faith Based organizations to education and sensitize to the health disparities and challenges of their constituents. A tall order in the world of faith, but Rev. Steele remains “ready to serve.”