Lee Storrow Chosen for HRC Fellowship
Executive director of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network Lee Storrow, who recently served one term on the Chapel Hill Town Council, has been chosen by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to participate in a program to provide high-level training to elevate the work of non-profit leaders across the country to end HIV in hard-hit US communities.
Storrow is one of 10 chosen to take part in the Fellowship. The HRC HIV 360° Initiative is in coordination with the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
HRC senior vice president for programs, research and training Mary Beth Maxwell said everyone involved is excited to get to work.
“We are thrilled to begin working with this highly-committed and talented group of young leaders who are absolutely critical to ending the HIV epidemic. Their efforts in American communities hardest hit by HIV are already changing and saving lives. The HIV 360° program invests in helping them develop management and strategy skills, as well as make valuable contacts in the advocacy world to elevate their work back home.”
Storrow said this will provide an opportunity to better serve those in need in the Tar Heel state.
“The Elton John AIDS Foundation and HRC have been leaders in the fight to end AIDS, and I’m excited to learn from them and grow with my peers. Ending the AIDS epidemic in North Carolina and across our country will take renewed commitment to expanding health access, rejecting stigma, and providing individuals with the information and tools they need to stop transmission. This opportunity will inform the North Carolina AIDS Action Network’s policy and advocacy work in North Carolina, and help move us towards an AIDS-free generation.”
Storrow has been the executive director of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network for about two years and will be participating in this Fellowship over the next nine months.
Storrow spoke with WCHL’s Blake Hodge about what he expects from the experience:
You can watch a video about the Fellowship produced by the HRC below: