FRI is pleased to announce that Dr. Cathy Reback was recently awarded the Women in Leadership Award by the West Hollywood Women’s Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for her work with gay/bisexual men and transgender women living with or at risk of acquiring HIV. Dr. Reback was presented the award at the 21st Annual Women in Leadership Awards ceremony on March 23, 2016.
In Dr. Reback’s acceptance speech she stated “I would like to thank the City of West Hollywood and the Women’s Advisory Board for this honor. I am truly fortunate to do the work that I do, and I am truly fortunate that after 30 years, I still love doing the work I do. I would like to take a moment to recognize my colleagues who contribute to making the work we do enjoyable and meaningful. To my staff at Friends Research Institute, the frontline staff, the field workers, counselors, and Project Directors who work every day with our participants, many of whom suffer from substance use disorders, mental health disorders, and multiple health disparities including homelessness, you have my gratitude and my deep respect.”