Vale Adjunct A/Professor Levinia Crooks, AM
Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has suffered a tragic loss with the passing of their former CEO, Adjunct Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, AM on 16th October 2017, after a long and courageously fought illness.
A/Prof Crooks served for over 30 years as a champion for people’s rights in the health sector and applied her considerable experience and skills to push for dramatic and effective changes in Australia’s response to HIV and viral hepatitis. She was Chief Executive Officer of ASHM from November 1999 to September 2017. She also served as President of the AIDS Council of NSW and Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, as well as on the Board of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations.
In 2008, A/Prof Crooks was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to HIV policy, her care for people with HIV and her contribution to health generally.
A/Prof Crooks was 56.