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http://www.liaac.org/about-us.php -nSince 1986, the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC) has been a community-based, not-for-profit agency that provides services and support for Long Islanders infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and at high risk for HIV infection and other infectious diseases. LIAAC is the only agency serving L.I. with HIV/AIDS prevention and care as its founding purpose and core mission. LIAAC was the nation's first suburban-based AIDS service organization; its endurance over the past 2 decades has required overcoming harmful, inaccurate stereotypes that portray all Long Islanders as affluent, healthy, and not as vulnerable to HIV or other harmful diseases as residents of neighboring New York City. LIAAC remains L.I.'s only bi-county, comprehensive community service-provider, with the region's only HIV/AIDS Hotline.
The Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. Names its New Chief Executive Officer
Since its founding in 1986, LIAAC has been a staple in the Long Island community. On June 30th, after
over 30 years of service to the community of Long Island, Dr. Gail Barouh, PhD retired as the CEO of the
Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. After Dr. Barouh’s retirement, the LIAAC Board of Directors
asked, the Board Chair, John Haigney, to take on the position of interim CEO, to help the agency as it
transitioned to new leadership over the coming months. In January 2018, impressed with his leadership
over this time, the Board elected John Haigney to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
John Haigney has been involved with LIAAC for over 30 years. The Board and Dr. Barouh are very
confident in John’s leadership and are excited to see what the future holds for the agency with his
With a new year and a new CEO also comes a new organizational structure at LIAAC. We are happy to
continue to provide HIV prevention programs such as SAMHSA CSAP Educated Choices Healthy Options
(ECHO), SAMHSA CSAT Project Safety Net, CDC’s program Young Men who have Sex with Men of Color.
In addition we continue our vital Health Homes Care Coordination. We are exploring plans to expand
upon the services we currently provide. LIAAC has been known for its innovative practices and for being
on the forefront of current public health trends. We look forward to a bright and promising future.