Don Blanchon ’86, P’16, and his Medical Service to the LGBTQ Community

Don Blanchon ’86, featured in Metro Weekly

Don Blanchon ’86 took over as executive director of the Washington DC-based Whitman-Walker Clinic in 2006. The organization is known for its work serving the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV or AIDS.

Blanchon didn’t quite fit the mold of the clinic’s previous directors — he is straight and married. Nonetheless, “eleven years later, under his leadership…the Whitman-Walker Health is thriving,” reports Metro Weekly in a profile on Blanchon. “Guided by Blanchon’s emphasis on long-term sustainability, the community health center no longer finds itself in the type of repetitive boom-and-bust cycles that, in past years, often left it careening from one financial crisis to another.”

Read the Q&A with Blanchon.

One thought on “Don Blanchon ’86, P’16, and his Medical Service to the LGBTQ Community

  1. Stephen Chisholm

    Don is an inspirational figure. He is the quintessential definition of the Common Good.

    Best wishes this New Year,

    Steve Chisholm

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