As President of The Long Island Association of AIDS Care, Inc., Dr. Gail Barouh, took the company from its original staff of four to a largely successful non-profit organization that provides aid and support to Long Islanders infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Dr. Barouh held this position since the company as founded in 1987 until her recent retirement in June 2017.
LIAAC’s core mission is HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Dr. Barouh started the first HIV/AIDS support group on Long Island for family and friends. She assisted with these groups for the first 7 years. She shares her years of experience at several conferences for health-care professionals as well as in her book, Support Groups: The Human Face of the HIV/AIDS Bereavement.
Dr. Barouh is an active member in many councils and agencies on Long Island, New York. Some of the boards she sits on include, the Long Island Association’s Health Services Committee, the bi-county Ryan White Title I Planning Council and the New York State Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Advisory Council.
Due to her contributions to community service, Dr. Gail Barouh has been acknowledged by the Nassau County chapter of the National Organization for women and the American Civil Liberties Union Suffolk County Chapter.
At the same time, Dr. Barouh acted as the Managing Director and CEO of LINCS, The Long Island Network of Community Services Inc.. LINCS owns a building in Hauppauge, Long Island which is the corporate headquarters for LIAAC and BiasHELP. BiasHELP is another Long Island association started by Dr. Gail Barouh whose main focus is to work toward the prevention and minimizing the impact of bullying and hate-related harassment. LINCS is also in charge of organizing development activities and programs for its affiliates.
Since retirement, Dr. Gail Barouh has continued her work with the LGBTQ community and currently consults for organizations concentrating on organization development and human resources.