Houston Chronicle Profiles New AIDS Foundation Houston CEO
The Houston Chronicle on Thursday profiled new AIDS Foundation Houston CEO Kelly McCann, a former clinical psychologist who began working for AFH in 1996 after several of her friends died of AIDS-related causes in the late 1980s and early 1990s. McCann, who previously served as AFH's vice president of community relations, replaced former CEO Michael Mizwa, who left the position in 2004 to work with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative. "Kelly is extraordinary in that she has a true passion regarding HIV/AIDS and serving the Houston community," Mizwa said, adding, "She's made-to-order for the foundation." McCann plans to increase support for the AFH's annual AIDS walk in March, as well as launch a new program next month targeting young adults and teenagers. The program, called Mukuru, will include a series of art-related concerts or events and act as a "funding mechanism to continue matching dollars we receive from the National AIDS Fund," McCann said (Hughes, Houston Chronicle, 8/25).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.