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Case manager Red Ribbon winner

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

MORRISON – Deborah Leroy was named this year’s Arlene Valentine Sustained HIV/STD Leadership Red Ribbon Award winner.

Leroy was recognized for her work as a medical case manager for the Northwest Illinois HIV Care Connect Program at the Whiteside County Health Department. The program is funded through the HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

The award is given to an individual who has served as an outstanding leader in a community-based organization or health department conducting HIV/STD prevention or care services for at least 5 years.

Leroy has been an integral part of the program since 2003, delivering services to 41 clients in a five county rural area.

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