Nine years ago as I was doing HIV/AIDS work in the South, I did not know the amazing history of Frannie Peabody Center, The AIDS Project or Peabody House. I had never even heard of Frannie Peabody. Fast forward to today, where I have been lucky enough to be a part of an organization whose mission and passion for HIV/AIDS prevention and care has been an inspiration to me and many others who have been fortunate to be a part of this agency.
This note is somewhat bittersweet as I write to inform you of my intent to leave FPC to begin the next chapter in my life. After over twenty eight years away, I am returning to the Chicago area to be closer to my family.
It has been such a privilege to work with so many wonderful staff, community members, funders, collaborators and board members. I consider myself fortunate to have met so many people who care so passionately about our work. Our clients have been an inspiration to me and many others as they face often seemingly insurmountable odds with courage and dignity.
I know that the Board of Directors and staff are committed to ensuring that our agency continues to provide the same quality of compassionate care that we have been known for over our many years of service. Frannie Peabody Center is a special place and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of it.