(1957 - living) U.S.A.
Dr. Hill is the Chief Executive Officer of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service and advocacy organization. GMHC provides a continuum of services to 15,000 men, women and children annually and a world renowned legacy of health care advocacy, promoting social justice and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. Dr. Hill previously served as GMHC's Managing Director for Community Health where she had responsibility for the Women's Institute, the Institute for Gay Men's Health (IGMH) and coordination of agency wide community level health promotion initiatives.
Prior to her tenure at GMHC, Dr Hill was the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). At DOHMH, Dr. Hill had administrative oversight for HIV prevention, treatment, and research and housing programs. Dr. Hill was responsible for all aspects of federally mandated community planning and for the development of citywide HIV/AIDS policy.
In addition, Dr. Hill provided oversight for over 400 prevention, care and is especially proud of the historic expansion of Syringe Exchange Programs, enhanced NYC inter-agency collaboration and the five million male and female condoms distributed annually during her tenure.
Dr. Hill formerly served as a Commissioner for the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and as Director of the NYC Mayor's Office for the Lesbian and Gay Community in the Dinkins' Administration. During her tenure in these positions, Dr. Hill implemented successful initiatives in public safety, citywide EEO and NYC Domestic Partnership policy.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hill has consulted and lectured on issues of cultural diversity, HIV/AIDS in communities of color, conflict resolution, organizational devolvement and homophobia. Prior faculty appointments include Yeshiva University, New York Medical College, Pace University and the College of New Rochelle. She has several publications including the American Psychiatric Press release, "Mental Health Issues in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities."
Dr. Hill has also served on the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, the New York Civil Liberties Union, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and as chair of the Thirteen/WNET Community Advisory Board. She proudly served a seven-year plus term on the Board of GMHC, as Co-Chair. Dr. Hill currently serves on the board of the Public Health Association of New York, is a Senior Advisor to the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Research, Columbia University and on the Editorial Board of POZ magazine.
With a firm foundation in grass root organizing, Dr. Hill has partnered with and provided leadership to scores of community based organizations. She has received numerous awards and citations for outstanding community service locally and nationally. Dr. Hill has appeared on CBS Morning Show, Rolanda, Real Life and is featured in the documentaries "All God's Children", "After Stonewall" and most recently "Jane Hanson's New York." A proud New Yorker, Dr. Hill is committed to a career in public service.