Rory is a sixth-generation Appalachian originally from southwestern Pennsylvania & West Virginia. She brings nearly 40 years of professional administrative experience to her role in the South Central AETC central office. Including 10 years coordinating several weekly teleECHOs programs that focused on HIV, hepatitis C, women’s health, and diabetes. Prior to joining Project ECHO in 2010, she worked as an Administrative Director overseeing HR and daily business operations for a non-profit home health and case management agency. This agency served people throughout Central and Northern New Mexico. Rory’s personal experience relating to HIV began in the 1980s. During this time she started passing out condoms at her local LGBTQ bar in Morgantown, West Virginia. That was followed by volunteering with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. She also participated in both CRY OUT!/ACTUP, (the Pittsburgh chapter of ACTUP) and Queer Nation. She relocated to New Mexico in 1994 after falling in love with the Land of Enchantment during a 1993 vacation to Albuquerque. Rory’s demonstrated expertise includes developing & continuously improving administrative processes and connecting others with the information and resources they need.