Deputy Director Dio Dominguez Retires After 25 Years of Service

Today is Dio Dominguez’ last day as TOUCH’s Deputy Director and Medical Case Management Program Manager! For over 25 years he has provided the highest standard of service for TOUCH, our members and our community.

Dio started at TOUCH as a volunteer in 1994 during the darkest days of the AIDS pandemic, when AIDS was the leading cause of death for all Americans ages 25-44. In 1998, he transitioned to becoming a Case Manager for TOUCH’s Ryan White Program, providing medical case management to our members with HIV/AIDS. After becoming TOUCH’s Deputy Director in 2015, Dio oversaw TOUCH’s growing Medical Case Management Program.

From the days when AIDS was widely stigmatized and a virtual death sentence, to the present day when it’s become a manageable chronic illness, Dio has embodied TOUCH’s values of exceptional care for those living with chronic illness. His professional journey is an important piece of the larger picture of progress and healing in facing AIDS and HIV as well.

TOUCH Executive Director, Julian Palmer, says, “TOUCH and our members will be forever grateful to Dio for his decades of compassionate, dedicated and outstanding service.”

Thank you, Dio, and best wishes for your retirement!