People Living With HIV/AIDS Victoria has appointed of a new executive officer to replace former PLWHA head Sonny Williams who left in July.

Australian Community Workers Association assessor Jane Njuhi Hughes will fill the role.
“With a background in nursing, education, business, and volunteering, Jane possesses an enviable set of skills that will be an asset to our organisation,” PLWHA president Paul Kidd said.

“Originally from Kenya, Jane will also provide a fresh perspective on our place in the global HIV/AIDS picture and will help build links with positive people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.”

Hughes, who has also worked in a women’s project in Vanuatu, said she was excited to join the organisation.

“I look forward to building on the successes of the previous management and helping the agency continue to grow and thrive,” she said.

Hughes will start her new role on September 5.

PLWHA recently celebrated the opening of its new premises at Coventry House,
Southbank with Victorian Health Minister David Davis.

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