Helene Gayle, the
former director of HIV programs the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and the current head of the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation's AIDS efforts, was
named Friday as the new president and CEO of the
Atlanta-based AIDS organization CARE USA, The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution reports. Gayle, who also
serves as president of the International AIDS Society, will
leave the Gates Foundation in February 2006. Gayle, the
first African-American woman to lead CARE USA, will
replace outgoing CEO Peter Bell, who headed the agency
for 10 years. (Advocate.com)
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