The board of directors of the Center for AIDS: Hope and Remembrance Project in Houston on Monday named Thomas Gegeny as the agency's new executive director. He had served as interim director since February, after former director L. Joel Martinez stepped down after leading the center for eight years. Gegeny had previously worked at the center as editor of its publications and Web site. He was previously employed as a publications specialist for the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. The center is a nonprofit organization that provides the latest HIV/AIDS treatment and research information through direct advocacy work, education outreach programs, a number of publications, and a storefront information center.