Mission: To implement strategies that will reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases through education, to provide risk reduction counseling and testing, to encourage early testing, to motivate behavioral changes in persons who exhibit high risk behaviors, to increase awareness of preventive services, provide youth intervention services, and, when possible, provide direct medical and supportive services or arrange for the provision of such services through referral to appropriate collaborative treatment centers and other partners.
Vision: To empower individuals with the resources and knowledge to make good life-affirming decisions so that the community, as a whole engages, in less risky behavior and is healthier overall.
Shirley Lolis is a community activist and public servant who has been serving the community for over 39 years. Her focus has been disease intervention and youth development. Shirley Lolis has been the Executive Director/CEO of Metro Health for over 20 years.
Wendell James, a graduate of Southern University with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree, began working at Metro Health as a Substance Abuse Educator/Counselor in 1997. Mr. James became the Assistant Director in 1999 and sees it as an honor to work with clients and serve the community.