Come join us to look back and learn about the journey that Realize has been on from HIV and Rehabilitation to Optimal Health and Wellbeing with Bob Leahy and
September 28th 2023
1-2pm EDT on Zoom
Introducing Bob Leahy and Le-Ann Dolan, speakers at the upcoming webinar on the journey from HIV and Rehabilitation to Optimal Health and Wellbeing. Le-Ann will be reminiscing on her experience of developing the E-Module on HIV and Rehabilitation and Bob will be sharing insights from his experiences as an advocate and the message of optimal health and wellbeing.
Bob Leahy was diagnosed with HIV In 1993 and has been a prominent activist ever since. He has served on the boards of PARN, the OHTN and CAS and was the editor, then publisher, of PositiveLite.com, Canada’s award-winning Online HIV Magazine. He is most proud for being the early leader of the U=U campaign in Canada. Bob has received awards from the OAN Honour Roll, the Casey House Award, POZ Magazine and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Now mostly retired, he lives contentedly in the small town of Warkworth Ontario.
Le-Ann Dolan holds a degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary. Her interest in HIV began when working with an interprofessional health team providing medical and social supports for people using illicit drugs intravenously. Le-Ann went on to contribute to local, provincial, national, and international program development with AIDS Calgary from 2001-2006. She was part of the Alberta Community Council on HIV from 2002-2006 in the roles of Co-Chair International Action Committee and Co-Chair Advocacy Committee. From 2005-2010 Le-Ann was on the Board of Directors of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, serving as President of the Board from 2007-2010. In late 2006 she moved to Toronto to work with the AIDS Committee of Toronto as Director of Programs and Services. And in 2010 Le-Ann joined the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) as Program Director. It was during her tenure at CWGHR, under the guidance of Elisse Zack, that she began to understand and work in HIV and rehabilitation. Le-Ann was privileged to contribute to many facets of CWGHR’s work including the development of the electronic guide on HIV and Rehabilitation (e-module). Le-Ann currently lives on the West Coast and working to provide treatment opportunities for those incarcerated or street involved and engaged in substance use.