Jo Watson resigns from National Association of People with HIV Australia
After valiantly serving the community for the past 16 years, Jo Watson has announced her resignation as executive director from the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA).
The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) has expressed its gratitude to Watson, who has announced she will be stepping down from the position in July.
AFAO Executive Director, Rob Lake described Watson as a terrific leader and commended her for her untiring commitment and advocacy for people living with HIV.
“Over the last 16 years, Jo has been an integral player in the community response to HIV, said Lake. “Jo has always understood the need to put people living with HIV at the centre of the response to the epidemic."
AFAO president, Willie Rowe echoed Lake’s comments saying Watson’s advocacy had made significant inroads for people living with HIVAIDS.
"Jo has been a terrific leader and her contribution will be sorely missed. She is recognised globally for her advocacy on HIV treatments and access to them”
He described Watson's advocacy work as "powerful, sustained and successful”.
Rowe extended a heartfelt thanks for all her work.
“On behalf of all AFAO members, I'd like to extend deep thanks and gratitude to Jo for her outstanding leadership and advocacy over the last 16 years.”