Harryette Ehrhardt Joins Aids Arms, Inc

Former Texas State Representative To Serve As Honorary Chairperson

Dallas, Texas.- AIDS Arms, Inc, the largest private nonprofit AIDS Service Organization in North Texas, is proud to announce Harryette Ehrhardt as Honorary Chairperson.

As a longtime community leader for Dallas and former Texas State Representative (D), Harryette Ehrhardt brings over forty years of civic involvement and leadership experience.

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Ms. Ehrhardt earned a bachelor and masters degree from Southern Methodist University, and a doctorate of education degree from the University of Houston. Ms. Ehrhardt’s career began in Dallas County as a classroom teacher, principal and college professor. Her civic involvement with Dallas includes a variety of boards and commissions, including the Dallas Independent School District Board of Education, Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission and the Dallas Health Alliance.

In 1995, Ms. Ehrhardt was elected to the Texas House of Representatives serving four consecutive terms from 1995 to 2002. During her tenure, Ms. Ehrhardt served the people of Texas by working to pass legislation on anti-hate crime laws along with measures to curb school violence and discrimination. Additionally, Ms. Ehrhardt worked to reform low-income housing laws while improving healthcare for teachers.

Nobles, executive director of AIDS Arms, said, “We are thrilled to have

Harryette Ehrhardt join the organization. Having access to the experience and knowledge Ms. Ehrhardt possesses will be a valuable asset. Her strong leadership and history of working for the people of North Texas will support our cause, further our goals and help deliver our mission of providing quality, compassionate healthcare to the individuals and families impacted by HIV and AIDS.”

In other news, AIDS Arms, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of three partner agencies for AIDS Arms LifeWalk 2006. Dallas Legal Hospice (www.dlh.org), The Greg Dollgener Memorial Fund (www.gdmaf.org), and Resource Center of Dallas (www.redallas.org).

Raeline Nobles said, “Our partner agencies are the life force behind our annual walk. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to fund our organization and live out our mission. We want to thank each of them for joining our cause.”

About AIDS Arms, Inc.

AIDS Arms, Inc. is the largest private nonprofit AIDS service organization in North Texas, providing medical care and case management services to more than 2,700 individuals.

AIDS Arms has seven locations within the highest risk communities in Dallas – South Dallas, Oak Cliff and Oak Lawn – as well as a satellite location that serves Ellis and Navarro Counties. Its Peabody Health Center, located in South Dallas, provides complete outpatient care and medication assistance to HIV+ patients who have no other access to critically needed care and support.