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.