HBHC could see new director soon

Wed. January 8, 2014 9:07 AM by Windy City Media Group

Chicago, IL - Howard Brown Health Center is due to make significant changes in the following weeks, including possibly hiring a new leader, according to sources contacted by Windy City Times.

Founded in 1974, the health center has been rocked by scandals and significant changes in leadership and key employees.

Following the departure of its last president and CEO, Jamal Edwards in August 2012, Karma Israelsen, then board chair, took over his post in an interim capacity.

Israelsen's investiture as head of one of the country's few LGBT health centers was severely criticized by many on the grounds of her lack of experience with the healthcare industry. Her appointment came with an annual salary of $180,000. While not as high as that of Edwards, who was equally inexperienced and yet garnered $265,000, the figure nevertheless raised concerns.

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