ABCD President John Drew yesterday announced the death of Irvienne Goldson, deputy director of health services at the non-profit:
Her rare leadership and unflagging commitment to the Boston community made her not only respected but beloved.
With more than 30 years’ experience in health education and training, and curriculum and program development, she was a trailblazer, teacher, and tireless advocate who saw health equity as a human right. With a passion for reproductive health, HIV and adolescent sexuality, she was an innovator who championed the inextricable link between equal access to health information, education, and care to personal development and empowerment.
Frequently recognized for her work with under-resourced people of color, particularly girls and young women, Irvienne was a woman of vision, determination, and action. We at ABCD mourn her loss as a dear friend and colleague, and we grieve alongside all those who knew her and loved her. Her heart was immense, her impact immeasurable. We will miss her always.