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GMHC Mourns the Passing of Janet Weinberg


Contact: Cub Barrett | 212-367-1561 |
Krishna Stone I 212-367-1016 I


We are sad to report the news of the unexpected passing of Janet Weinberg on September 1. For nearly a decade, Janet helped reinvigorate GMHC’s role as a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS, ultimately serving as COO and interim CEO.

“Janet’s legacy of compassionate stewardship and strategic planning helped make GMHC what it is today: an agency on the forefront of our collective work to end the AIDS epidemic,” said CEO Kelsey Louie. “Our thoughts go out to Janet’s wife, Roz Richter, and to all who cherished Janet’s love and friendship.”

As COO, Janet was responsible for the ongoing implementation of a robust strategic plan, including dramatically expanding GMHC’s mental health and substance abuse programming. Because of her work, dedicated mental health and substance use clinics opened at GMHC in 2017 and have been a tremendous addition to the agency’s services for its more than 13,000 clients.

Prior to becoming the COO of GMHC, Janet served as the Senior Managing Director of Development and Legislative Funding at GMHC from 2005 to 2009, where her duties included public and private solicitation of funds. Under Janet's leadership, GMHC obtained its first-ever federal appropriation of $300,000, which provided critical support for crystal methamphetamine programming, which was followed by an additional $1,500,000 federal appropriation.

 A celebration of Janet’s life will take place later this fall.



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