L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center appoints clearinghouse director
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center on Wednesday announced the appointment of AIDS activist Dean M. Goishi as the director of the center's California AIDS Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse, funded by the California Department of Health Services Office of AIDS Education and Prevention Programs, produces and distributes HIV/AIDS education materials to approximately 1,000 California Department of Health Services grantees, community-based organizations, HIV/AIDS services organizations, and health care providers throughout the state.
"We are extremely fortunate to have attracted someone with Dean's leadership abilities, knowledge base, and management expertise to fill this important post," said center CEO Lorri L. Jean. "Dean is esteemed within our community and among the many funding agencies and community organizations with whom we work. We are confident that he will be a strong and effective leader for the clearinghouse."
Goishi, formerly the federal HIV/AIDS grant manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Office of AIDS Programs and Policy, said he is "delighted" to be joining the center and that he is looking forward to helping the clearinghouse work to reduce the spread of HIV throughout California. For more information about the clearinghouse, go online to www.hivinfo.org.