Gail Goodridge, 60, the manager of HIV/AIDS and women’s health programs at FHI 360, a nonprofit international development organization, died June 18 at Capital Caring’s Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington County.
She had cancer, said her sister Lori Stanley.
Mrs. Goodridge, an Arlington resident, had worked at the Washington office of FHI 360 for the past two decades. She previously worked for five years at the U.S. Agency for International Development on projects related to women’s health and independence, micro-loans and population studies. She traveled to Nairobi as director of an HIV/AIDS program in East and Central Africa.
Gail Ann Washchuck was born in Detroit. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and mass communications from Arizona State University in 1973 and a master’s degree in future studies from the University of Houston in 1978.
She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington, where she organized and participated in outreach programs in Africa, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She also volunteered with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement and Social Action Linking Together, a Catholic advocacy group in Arlington.
Her husband of 18 years, Glyne Goodridge, died in 2001. Survivors include four stepdaughters, Elizabeth Malouin of Midhurst, Ontario; Angela Rosenkranz of Beamsville, Ontario; Renata Goodridge of St. John, Barbados; and Jennifer Slack of Burlington, Ontario; her mother, Dolores Washchuck of Sun City, Ariz.; one brother; and three sisters.
— Emily Langer