The National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) would like to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution Levinia Crooks has made as CEO of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM ).
After 18 years at the helm of ASHM, Levinia has unfortunately announced her resignation. “The positive community owes Levinia a huge debt of gratitude for her exceptional work in Australia’s HIV response,” said NAPWHA Acting Executive Director Bill Paterson.
One of Australia’s leading HIV advocates, Levinia has worked tirelessly on the frontline of the country’s HIV response over many years to bring about effective change. “Levinia’s commitment to the body positive cannot be understated,” said Paterson. “Her determination, vision and leadership have been crucial in helping curb HIV in Australia.”
Levinia Crooks became involved in Australia’s HIV/AIDS movement in the mid-1980s and was the first Executive Officer for the National Association of People Living with AIDS (as NAPWHA was formerly known). Levinia has also worked in a variety of professional and volunteer roles in both the community and clinical sectors. Working at national and international levels, Levinia has been hugely instrumental in the fields of HIV prevention, treatment and support.
“NAPWHA would like to recognise Levinia’s unflinching dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV,” said Paterson. “On behalf of the positive community, NAPWHA would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Levinia for her invaluable service to the sector for the past 30 years or more.”