Alexandria Health District Director Lisa Kaplowitz was recognized by the states General Assembly after it voted in favor of a resolution of commendation on January 29.
Kaplowitz, who has been public health director in Alexandria since Summer 2008, received the legislators acclamation for her considerable achievements throughout her career in Virginia. The resolution said that Kaplowitz has been an inspiration and mentor to her colleagues and has worked tirelessly to improve the standards of health and safety in Virginia.
From 2002 to 2008, Kaplowitz worked as Virginias first deputy commissioner for emergency preparedness and response.
Under her leadership, the state was recognized as one of the nations leaders in preparedness and also received the highest possible rating from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for strategic national stockpile (pharmaceutical) readiness.
Kaplowitz worked as the first director of the HIV/AIDS Center at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she was in the vanguard of developing HIV clinical and training programs as well as establishing patient/caretaker protocols for AIDS patients in Richmond.