Dr. Gail Barouh functioned as CEO of the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC) since its beginning in 1986 up until June 2017 when she retired. Under her advisement, LIAAC has come a very long way. Nowadays, LIAAC works with over 1,100 people, those affected with HIV/AIDS and those closest to them.
Over the years, Dr. Barouh has been recognized for her community service efforts by the Nassau County chapter of the National Organization for Women and the Suffolk County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. She has also been featured in many publications. Dr. Barouh has served on many councils and boards across Long Island and New York including Health and Welfare Council of Nassau County, Nassau and Suffolk HIV Commissions and more.
Dr. Barouh started Long Island, New York’s first support groups for people close to someone infected with HIV/AIDS to offer them the support they need. In addition to the start-up she also helped with these groups for over 7 years. She has shared her expertise in this field with health care professionals across the country in seminars and in her nationally distributed book.
In 1997 Dr. Barouh assisted with the launch of BiasHELP, Inc., an association committed to reducing the repercussions of bias crimes. She has developed a diversity training which has been used across schools and large corporations. Dr. Barouh additionally acted as Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Network of Community Services, Inc. (LINCS), the corporate headquarters for both the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC) and BiasHELP, Inc.
Since her retirement, Dr. Barouh has come to be a consultant to several for profit and non-profit organizations. Gail Barouh is a continued activist in the LGBTQ community, supporting for anti-discrimination, marriage and equality.