After seven years leading the New York City-based HIV/AIDS services organization GMHC (formerly known as Gay Men's Health Crisis), Kelsey Louie is stepping down, Gay City News reported.
According to a Facebook post, Louie is planning to lead "the CEO of The Door - A Center of Alternatives and Broome Street Academy Charter High School, two organizations I will also be very proud to lead."
Kishani Moreno, currently GMHC's chief operating officer, will serve as interim CEO while the board sets a process for its search for a new chief executive, the agency said in a press statement.
During his tenure at GMHC, Louie has overseen "the expansion of programs to meet the ever changing needs of our communities" and the addition of supportive housing, comprehensive STD testing, mental health and substance services, and pharmacy services to the agency's portfolio. Its Buddies program was revived.
After a merger with international HIV/AIDS research, education, and prevention organization ACRIA, GMHC expanded the services it provides to older adults with HIV. Also, under Louie, GMHC expanded the services its delivers to transgender and gender non-conforming clients.
In 1982, activists Nathan Fain, Larry Kramer, Larry Mass, Paul Popham, Paul Rapoport and Edmund White officially established GMHC.