NEW YORK — The head of New York City’s largest AIDS service organization was forced out by the agency’s board of directors after a stormy relationship with clients and staff, DNAinfo, a regional news agency, reported.
Gay Men’s Health Crisis announced Sept. 16 that CEO Marjorie Hill would leave the organization after seven years at the helm, the report said. It was called a mutual decision between Hill and the board. Anonymous sources within the organization, however, were quoted in the DNAinfo piece as saying Hill was ousted.
Hill did not respond to DNAinfo’s request for comment.
One employee said things came to a head in July when a three-month sabbatical was announced for Hill just as many staffers found their salaries slashed. Hill was paid more than $230,000 in 2012 according to public tax records. A Washington Blade salary survey in 2009 reported her compensation package as being worth more than $250,000.
A letter to the board obtained by DNAinfo New York called for Hill’s resignation along with that of GMHC’s chief operating officer Janet Weinberg, who’s now in charge while the board looks for Hill’s successor.