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New Executive Director, John Paul Womble

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina (“the Alliance”) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Paul Womble as the new Executive Director, effective immediately.

Raleigh, NC, March 19, 2010 --( “The Alliance received applications from over 40 people from as far away as Hawaii and Africa,” noted Canaan Huie, Chair of the Alliance’s Board of Directors. “After careful review, we decided the best candidate was in our own backyard and are proud to have John Paul lead the Alliance into the future.”

Womble has been with the Alliance since 2002, serving as a treatment adherence counselor/client services advocate in 2002 – 2003, and as the Director of Development since 2003. Prior to coming to the Alliance, he served as the Director of Operations for Food for Life Network, Inc. in Miami FL; Director of Clinical Social Services at Mt. Sinai Hospital/Sinai Family Health Center in Chicago IL; a national consultant for Stadtlanders Pharmacy; and Director of Programs at Test Positive Aware Network in Chicago IL.

“For the last eight years, I’ve taken our mission very seriously,” Womble said. “It’s an honor to serve people living with HIV/AIDS in our community, along with their loved ones and caregivers. I’ve got big shoes to fill, now that our former Executive Director has moved on to be the State HIV/STD Director, but with the support of our staff, volunteers and donors, I cannot fail.”

Womble will lead the Alliance on two main missions in 2010: launching the Access Network of Care, an 11-county initiative that will change the way North Carolinians living with HIV disease will access medical and non-medical care; and working with the Board of Directors and staff to develop a strategic plan that will carry the agency through the next three to five years.

“The Alliance has an expert team assembled across the Piedmont region,” noted Womble, “always focused on how best to support the thousands of North Carolinians we serve each year. Through our internal Prevention Education, Client Services, Housing, and Faith Ministries programs—in partnership with the extended Access Network of Care co-managed by Wake County Human Services—the Alliance’s full continuum of care continues to be a force in the fight against AIDS to be reckoned with.”

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Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina
Melissa Cartwright-Dressler
919.834.2437 x21

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