[Extensions of Remarks]
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                         HON. JOHN P. SARBANES

                              of maryland

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, December 13, 2011

  Mr. SARBANES. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and congratulate Dr. 
David Haltiwanger for his tireless efforts on behalf of the health and 
well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS and the lesbian, gay, 
bisexual and transgender community. In his work as a clinician, 
administrator, teacher and advocate, Dr. Haltiwanger has demonstrated a 
deep well of compassion, a vision for true inclusiveness and a 
commitment to using his voice and organizing the voices of others to 
improve the lives of those in Baltimore, in Maryland, and across the 
United States.
  Dr. Haltiwanger has been involved in the fight against AIDS from the 
very beginning, first as support to friends and later as a therapist, 
clinical supervisor and administrator overseeing a range of mental 
health, substance abuse, health promotion and case management services 
at Chase Brexton Health Services, Maryland's largest community-based 
provider of healthcare services to people living with HIV/AIDS. At 
Chase Brexton, he served as Mental Health Director and later as 
Director of Clinical Programs and Public Policy. Even as his other 
responsibilities increased, Dr. Haltiwanger continued to see patients, 
giving him keen insight into the challenges on the ground and enabling 
him to be an especially effective advocate in Annapolis and here on 
Capitol Hill, where he has been a valuable resource to members and 
staff alike.
  Dr. Haltiwanger has channeled his expertise and commitment into the 
work of two very important national organizations. He served for six 
years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Communities 
Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition, a leading national 
voice for the treatment and care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, 
and also as a Board Member and Co-Chair of the National Coalition for 
LGBT Health, which is committed to improving the health and well-being 
of LGBT individuals through federal advocacy focused on research, 
policy, education, and training.
  In his work as an advocate, Dr. Haltiwanger has been especially 
committed to educating others in his community about the importance of 
participating in public policy issues and mentoring them in those 
efforts. Throughout his career, Dr. Haltiwanger has made an enormous 
impact on Baltimore and has changed the lives of countless individuals 
and families in the State of Maryland and beyond. As he retires from 
Chase Brexton, I would like to thank him for his many years of service 
and his visionary leadership.