The Board of Living Positive Victoria (LPV) has announced Adam Ehm as the new President of the organisation. The appointment comes at a time of great change around HIV treatment and prevention and the need for a strong sector focus on the continued improvement to the mental and physical wellbeing of all people living with HIV in Victoria.
Adam Ehm brings to the role a commitment to continuing to advocate for the health, wellbeing and rights of people living with HIV. “I’m extremely honoured and privileged to be the incoming President of Living Positive Victoria. I’d like to acknowledge the previous President, Christabel Millar, whose professionalism and commitment to the role has been exemplary. I know first-hand the value of innovative programs, workshops, and advocacy outcomes that the organisation provides for its members, and my varied engagement with the HIV sector will complement the role well. Sound governance, a continued focus on diverse communities and sustainable planning will remain a continued focus of the role. I look forward to working sector-wide in the best interests of all people living with HIV in Victoria.” Said Mr Ehm.
Retiring President, Christabel Millar will remain on the board, helping to drive the organisation’s mission and vision of enabling and empowering all people affected by and living with HIV in Victoria to be part of the response that seeks an end to the HIV epidemic.
Now in its 30th year, LPV is in its strongest position ever in terms of providing services and facilitating a range of resilience-building programs for people living in HIV at a time when stigma and discrimination remains one of the biggest barriers to community attitudes around HIV. As President, Mr Ehm will lead the organisation into its next phase of growth and empowerment, helping to position LPV as a leading influence in the HIV response in Victoria and having meaningful engagement with the HIV sector nationally and internationally.