Board of Directors

The CenterLink Board of Directors advises, governs, oversees policy and direction, and assists with the leadership and general promotion of the organization so as to support its mission and needs.  In keeping with our organizational value of governance by an inclusive and open process, a majority of seats on the Board are held by leaders of LGBT community centers and are elected by a vote of all member centers.  A limited number of Board seats are filled by appointment, in order to assure representation of diverse viewpoints and appropriate expertise to prudently govern CenterLink.  Board elections are held in late Fall for two-year terms beginning in January.  The Board generally meets monthly by conference call, and in person two or three times per year.

LGBT Community Center Executive Directors interested in becoming CenterLink Board Members can find information in our Board Member Information and Election Center.

Meet The Board

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Chris Bartlett, Board Co-chair

William Way LGBT Community Center
Executive Director
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chris Bartlett is the Executive Director of the William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community Center in Philadelphia (  For over 20 years, he has been an innovative thinker and leader in technology-driven community organizing, having led the SafeGuards Gay Men's Health Project, the LGBT Community Assessment, and the national LGBT Leadership Initiative.  He also serves on the board of the Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men,  and is the founder of the Gay History Wiki, which documents the lives of the gay men who have died of AIDS in Philadelphia  ( He is an avid user of social media and can be found on twitter at

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Cece Cox, Board Co-Chair

Resource Center
Dallas, Texas

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CECE COX, J.D., Executive Director and CEO, Resource Center Dallas, has more than 25 years experience in executive management and leadership, both in the nonprofit and private sectors – including law, journalism, business consulting, arts, and advocacy.  As CEO, Cox oversees one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States.  More than 50,000 people each year use the Resource Center through its programs and services for individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS and for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Her activism and support of the community have included work at the Turtle Creek Chorale, Legal Hospice of Texas, Youth First Texas, the regional office of Lambda Legal, and an appointment to both a City of Dallas board and task force.

Cox is a member of the executive committee for SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, board member of Dallas Women’s Foundation and an advisory board member of Black Tie Dinner.  She is also a former president of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance (DGLA).  During her tenure at DGLA, she was instrumental in the passage of the City of Dallas’s nondiscrimination ordinance and the adoption of nondiscrimination policies at DART, DISD and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.  She is also a former co-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/Dallas.  In 1999, Cox received the Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Black Tie Dinner.

She is an alumna of both Leadership Dallas and Leadership Lambda, a former board member of the LGBT Law Section for the State Bar of Texas, and an attorney.  Prior to joining the Center, Cox’s law practice was focused on commercial litigation and transactions, bankruptcy, employment law and municipal law. She is a volunteer attorney for Legal Hospice of Texas.

Cox is also a former professional photographer whose national, regional and local clients included Frito-Lay, Phillips Petroleum, TGI Friday’s, American Greetings, the American Heart Association and D Magazine. She also co-authored a book chronicling the 1993 March on Washington for gay and lesbian rights. Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a law degree from SMU.  She is the mother of one son, and the partner of the Hon. Barbara J. Houser.

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Candice Nichols, Board Secretary

The LGBT Community Center of the Desert - Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California

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Candice Nichols is the former Executive Director of The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. Under her leadership, The Center expanded programs to serve the youth, senior citizen and mainstream LGBT community. Nichols forged partnerships with local organizations and agencies which transformed The Center into a central hub for those seeking services and acceptance.

Prior to joining The Center, Nichols worked for several Southern Nevada non-profits. In the early 1990’s she held the position of Director of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada, and then during the height of the AIDS epidemic became Director of Prevention Education for 11.5 years at Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), the largest AIDS Service Organization in Southern Nevada.

Candice Nichols is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a mother of two adult children and proud grandmother of two adorable grandchildren. Her family has expanded with the addition of her life partner, Suzanne Miele’s two adult daughters.

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Paul Moore, Board Treasurer

David Bohnett Foundation
Program Officer
Los Angeles, California

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Paul Moore is a Program Officer for the Los Angeles-based David Bohnett Foundation, where he has worked for over a decade. Moore is additionally charged with handling select special assignments and initiatives related to Mr. Bohnett’s private equity firm, Baroda Ventures.

Every aspect of the Foundation’s grant-making process comes under Moore’s purview, including monitoring grant requests and grantee reports, conducting site visits, and representing the David Bohnett Foundation at community and industry events. He thoroughly embraces the Foundation’s philanthropic mission, and brings strong interpersonal skills and a keen intellect to his interactions with grantees, board members, and the public.

Among Moore’s chief responsibilities is supervising the Foundation’s entire David Bohnett CyberCenters program, which currently numbers over 60 centers nationwide. The CyberCenters offer free Internet access and technology support to the LGBT community, and provide educational and job-search resources for seniors and youth. His operational oversight of the popular program includes facilitating grant requests, directing logistics, organizing conference activities, maintaining grantee relationships, and fostering alliances with potential sites.

A native of Orange County, California, Paul Moore holds a B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2001, he was a licensed property insurance agent in Boston, Massachusetts. He resides in Los Angeles with his partner of ten years.

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Marsha Botzer

Botzer Consulting
Seattle, WA

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Marsha Botzer has served the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and progressive communities in various roles for over 35 years. Marsha founded Ingersoll Gender Center and continues to serve the organization.

Marsha was an early member of Hands Off Washington, a founding member of Equality Washington, and served as a board member for Pride Foundation, Safe Schools Coalition, Lambert House, and Seattle Counseling Service.  Marsha was a founding board member of Equal Rights Washington and co-chair of the Seattle City LBGT Commission.

Marsha served as co-chair of The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 2005-6 and again in 2009-10.  She is a founding member of the Out In Front Leadership Project, and served on the World Professional Association for Transgender Health board of directors during development of the Version 7 Standards of Care. In 2008 Marsha served as a national co-chair of the Obama Pride Campaign.  In 2009 she served on the Leadership Committee for the Equality Across America March in Washington DC, speaking at the Capitol Rally.  Since 2011 she has been a Faculty member of the Los Angeles LGBTQ Community Center’s Emerging Leader’s Project, focusing on work with China.

Marsha received the Virginia Prince Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Federation for Gender Education, and in 2006 Lambda Legal selected Marsha to receive its Civil Rights Hero Award.  In 2007 she was given The Task Force Leadership Award and in 2009 Marsha received the Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award. In 2011 Marsha received the Washington State GLBT Bar Association Award for Community Service, and in 2013 the Inaugural U.S. Edition Trans 100 List selected Marsha for membership.

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Lorri L. Jean

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles, California

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Lorri L. Jean is nationally recognized as one of the most seasoned and effective leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT") civil rights movement.  OUT Magazine has listed her as one of the 50 most powerful gay and lesbian people in the nation and Los Angeles Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in Los Angeles. Jean currently serves as CEO of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, the world's largest LGBT organization with more than 300 full time employees and 3,000 volunteers serving over a quarter million people each year.  The Center's annual budget revenues exceed $63 million.

Jean has been an activist on LGBT issues since 1979.  She served as the lead plaintiff in the successful landmark lawsuit against Georgetown University to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  She also was the first openly gay or lesbian person ever to receive a top secret security clearance from the Central Intelligence Agency.  In 1989, with her appointment as Deputy Regional Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA"), she became the highest-ranking openly gay or lesbian person in the Federal government (a distinction she held until 1993 when President Clinton appointed Roberta Achtenberg).

Jean began her second tenure at the helm of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center in June of 2003, asked by the board of directors to return and lead the organization back to stability after a period of financial crisis. Since then she and her team have succeeded in dramatically expanding programs and increasing revenues from $31.5 million in FY 03 to more than $63 million in FY 12 and staff from 214 to 370 by the end of FY 12. A few highlights of the Center’s program successes since 2003 include cutting edge HIV/AIDS research leading to the approval of rapid HIV testing; becoming a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look Alike) and opening one of the nation’s first community-based transgender medical clinics; launching an International Leadership Development Program bringing emerging LGBT leaders from China to Los Angeles for a 4 – 6 week immersion training program; being joined by LifeWorks (a youth mentoring organization) and expanding programming for non-homeless LGBT youth including a new charter high school; securing the first ever grant from the Federal Administration on Aging for services to LGBT seniors; launching Rock for Equality leading to the 2010 introduction of a House bill to end discrimination against same-sex couples in social security benefits; securing the largest federal grant ever given to an LGBT organization ($13.3 million over 5 years) to design and implement a national demonstration project to improve the condition of LGBT youth in foster care.

Jean’s first tenure running the Center was from 1993 – 1999. During those 6 years she led the Center through a period of unprecedented expansion, dramatically increasing the number of clients and volunteers, the diversity and volume of services, the number of staff, and the size of the budget.  She also oversaw the purchase and renovation of a $7 million facility and built the nation's first $10 million LGBT organization endowment fund.

Jean served as executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, leading an organizational turnaround that brought the Task Force to financial solvency and increased the annual revenues to what was then an all-time high of $5 million.  Among other program accomplishments, she focused the organization's political efforts at the state and local level by building a field organizing department which orchestrated the defeat of nearly all anti-LGBT ballot measures in the 2001 and 2002 election cycles.

Prior to 1993, Jean spent ten years as an attorney with FEMA, including three years overseeing the disaster response and recovery operations of its largest region, with staff of 1,000 (including disaster assistance employees) and a budget of more than $1 billion.  Jean holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Arizona State University and is a member of bar in California and Washington, D.C.. She and her partner of 19 years, attorney Gina M. Calvelli, live in Hollywood and were legally married in September, 2008.

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David Kilmnick

Long Island GLBT Community Center
Bay Shore, New York

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David Kilmnick, PhD, MSW has more than 20 years of experience working on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community to end homophobia and transphobia, provide a home and safe space for Long Island’s GLBT Community and to achieve equality. David founded Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) in 1993 and has led the organization’s acquired and organic growth as its Chief Executive, making it a national model and one of the most well respected non-profit organizations on Long Island.

The most significant growth was in 2005 when David established the Long Island GLBT Services Network (The Network), an innovative business model for the nonprofit industry, to expand services for Long Island’s GLBT community throughout the lifespan. The Network included two new organizations – the Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center) for adults and families, and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders – Long Island (SAGE-LI) for seniors so that GLBT Long Islanders of all ages have access to much needed programs and services. The Network now also includes the East End Gay Organization (EEGO), as well as Equality Long Island, which serves as the region’s main GLBT political advocacy group. Together, these organizations form the 6th largest GLBT community center organization in the nation.

An indication of The Network’s growth and influence are it's two brick and motar centers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. These GLBT community centers are Long Island's first and only, and a sign of the organizations mission being met and the massive support it has garnered across all sectors. Today, The Network’s organizations serve 15,000 annually and reach an additional 60,000 through education and outreach with 25 full-time staff members, two Community Centers located in Garden City and Bay Shore and an operating budget of over $2 million. With its presence felt all across Long Island, The Network serves as the regions main voice for the GLBT Community and using its extensive resources it also provides unparalleled access to tens of thousands in the Long Island market.

David has been widely recognized for his work on Long Island, throughout New York State and across the country. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the New York Civil Liberties Union Equality Award and the Lawrence Timpa Humanitarian Award for Professional Service from the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. He is co-chair of the Board of Directors for Centerlink, the national organization that represents nearly 200 GLBT Centers, and in 2009 was appointed to the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Taskforce.
In addition to his innovative work in the GLBT community, David is a professor at several colleges and universities, including University of Maryland-University College in Nonprofit Management, Capella University in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management and at Walden University in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Kilmnick received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in Social Welfare, where his dissertation focused on heterosexist attitudes and changes following contact with an openly gay instructor. David and his husband, Robert Vitelli live in Centereach with their two Yorkshire Terrier children, Sparky and Petey.

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Michelle Kristel

Executive Search Consultant
New York, NY

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Michelle is an Executive Search Consultant with WBB+McCormack, a firm with more than 20 years experience placing top leadership talent in LGBT, HIV/AIDS, healthcare and progressive organizations.

Michelle is the former executive director of In The Life Media (ITLM), a nonprofit organization producing social change media to raise awareness of issues related to gender, HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights. Michelle joined ITLM in 2002 in the position of production manager. In 2006, following succession of promotions, she was appointed executive director. ITLM's signature series, IN THE LIFE, was broadcast nationally on PBS from 1992 through 2012.

In keeping with her commitment to amplify and diversify LGBT voices in media, Michelle is a member of the business advisory team for Jillian's Peak, a web series exploring the lives of African American lesbians. She is also a member of the steering committee of the Publishing Triangle, an association of authors, readers and publishing professionals, and a volunteer for the Food Bank of NYC.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Arts from New York University. 

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Lorraine Langlois

Metro Wellness & Community Centers
Executive Director
St. Petersburg, Florida

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Lorraine Langlois, Executive Director of Metropolitan Charities, has been running what is now one of the largest and most respected HIV/AIDS and GBLT service organization for over 15 years. However, it is surprising how few people know who she is.

Langlois, a native of Ottawa , Ontario (Canada) had worked for the Canadian government for 14 years and decided she needed a change and return to school. Her parents had a condo in one of the Suncoast beach communities, so she was somewhat familiar with the area. She decided St. Petersburg would be a good place to start her new life.

Lorraine, acquired a Health Management degree at St. Pete College to add to her U.S. government recognized Business Management degree. Her involvement with King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church came about when she started dating one of the church’s ministers. “I got real involved in the life of the church,” she says, “and helped out with some of the administrative work of Metropolitan Charities starting in about 1993.” At the time, Metropolitan Charities was a very small operation, without even one full-time employee. The operating budget for that first year was just $42,000, and the agency operated out of a small room in King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church.

Utilizing her strong leadership skills, compassion and guidance over the years, Langlois has grown Metro Charities to become the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known GBLT community centers, operating with an annual budget of over $2,500,000, 45 employees and offices in both St. Petersburg and Tampa. Metro Charities has evolved to become the known service leader in providing case management services, mental health counseling and substance abuse programs to people with HIV/AIDS.

Lorraine continuously leads Metropolitan Charities to success today, just as she did in the beginning. Her most recent leadership accomplishments at Metro Charities include the building/land purchase of the Metro Thrift Store located in downtown St Petersburg and successfully implementing the new GLBT Community Centers in St Pete and Tampa and continues to be an influential leader in our community.

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Clarence Patton

The Pipeline Project
Director & Developer
Brooklyn, NY

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Clarence Patton is currently the Program Director and Developer of The Pipeline Project. Additionally, he is the Principal of Pipeline Consulting, which provides recruitment, leadership and program development support to non‐profits.

The Pipeline Project, is a recruitment, retention, and leadership advancement effort with the stated goal of producing programs and engaging in activities that together will represent a long term effort to increase the number of people of color working within the nation’s LGBT rights, service and advocacy sector and ultimately increase the level of diversity in the leadership of our movement. During 2008, the Pipeline Project was in its planning phase, funded by the Arcus Foundation. The Pipeline Project began full formal operations in January 2009.

From November 2005 through January 2008, Mr. Patton was the Executive Director of both of the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti‐Violence Project (the Anti‐Violence Project), and Acting Executive Director of the National Coalition of Anti‐Violence Programs (NCAVP). He was also Acting Executive Director of the Anti‐Violence Project for nine months prior to being selected as Executive Director.

In his first year as Executive Director Mr. Patton enhanced agency's financial performance and prospects in part by producing a $76,000 operating surplus after inheriting a $52,000 operating deficit and $397,000 negative fund balance. In his second year, he significantly reduced the organization's structural debt by 76% to $94,000 in part by generating a $232,000 operating surplus and initiating a campaign to secure $250,000 in new funding from donors and institutions over two years. Within the effort's first month, cash and commitments for $125,000 had been secured.

During his tenure, he also successfully leveraged $750,000 for LGBTQ domestic violence services and programming at the Anti‐Violence Project and 13 other agencies across New York State and also oversaw almost all steps of merger of the Anti‐Violence Project with its national coalition.

Before assuming these dual roles, Mr. Patton was Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the Anti‐Violence Project. In this role, he was responsible for creating the department and ultimately expanded staffing to five FTE, and acted as secondary and often primary spokesperson for organization to media and community.

He also managed and expanded numerous government and private foundation resources including writing and managing all solicitations to elected officials for member item funds and held creative oversight and managed distribution of an ongoing public service advertising campaign and coordinated all public relations and external communication efforts.

He created the first‐ever statewide LGBTQ Domestic Violence Network in New York and developed and implemented comprehensive strategies to improve agency outreach to, work with and staff recruitment in people of color and transgender communities.

Mr. Patton was also instrumental in developing and implementing a new agency focus on developing public policy initiative efforts, and oversaw, executed and/or initiated programming that included: significantly enhanced and improved volunteer recruitment, retention, and education initiatives; the creation of a new Youth Anti‐Violence Initiative; the development of Anti‐LGBT violence in the workplace trainings, curricula, presentations and employee protections analyses.

From August 1996 through December 1998 he was also spent nearly three years as the Anti‐Violence Project’s Director of Development. During that time he oversaw and/or executed all aspects of organization’s fundraising activities and supported the growth of the organization’s operating $850,000 to almost $1.2 million. Mr. Patton also created the organization's direct mail and membership program.

Before arriving at the Anti‐Violence Project, he was Program Coordinator at the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York State’s lesbian and gay lobbying group and political action committee.

As Program Coordinator, he was the organization’s primary contact for people of color communities in New York City and all community groups in Upstate New York, where he traveled extensively working on the Pride Agenda’s efforts to organize the state’s lesbian and gay community around political and legislative issues.

For three years, Mr. Patton was Chair of the Board of People of Color in Crisis (POCC), an advocacy and service agency in Brooklyn primarily serving men of African descent living with or at risk for HIV and AIDS.

At Cornell University where he studied Urban and Regional Studies, he was active both in community work in the City of Ithaca as well as the Cornell Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Coalition.  While at Cornell, he was also the head of Gays, Bisexuals and Lesbians of Color (GBLOC).  Mr. Patton resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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Glennda Testone

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
Executive Director
New York, New York

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Glennda Testone has served as a leader and activist in the LGBT and women’s social justice movements for twelve years.  As the first female Executive Director of the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (as of November 2009), Glennda’s passion for LGBT equality drives her to fight diligently for LGBT New Yorkers who need help and to support the community in achieving their individual and collective dreams. In her first two years, Glennda is re-invigorating the Center’s Board of Directors by recruiting additional women and people of color leaders and revising and updating the Center’s Strategic Plan with a fresh, new vision of its role in the city and beyond. Glennda was appointed to the NYC Mayor’s Commission on LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth in June 2009 and completed the Tenenbaum Leadership Initiative Fellows Program at Milano, the New School for Management & Urban Policy.  In 2009 she appeared in GO Magazine’s “Women at the Helm” issue and was named one of the most dedicated women in the LGBT movement.  She was also listed on Velvetpark’s “Official Top 25 Most Significant Women of 2009”.  Glennda currently sits on the Human Resources Administration (HRA) Citizens Advisory Committee and the National Council for Research on Women’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Committee.

Prior to the Center, Testone served as the Vice President for The Women's Media Center (WMC) where she established more visibility for women in media. She also created and led the Progressive Women's Voices program which provided media and leadership training for some of the movement's pre-eminent leaders and oversaw the integration of SheSourcea media database of 500+ women expertsinto the WMC. As the former Senior Director of Media Programs for the National Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Testone was responsible for directing all of the organization's work in local and regional communities, with a focus on national and entertainment media programs, including outreach to communities of color and youth.  During her six years at GLAAD, Testone played a pivotal role in achieving milestones in LGBT media activism, most notably serving as a leader on the team that persuaded The New York Times to make its watershed decision to include same-sex union announcements.  She was also instrumental in securing a commitment from Nielsen Media Research to include gay and lesbian viewers in its television rating system.

Testone has been a spokesperson for GLAAD and for the LGBT movement, appearing on CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC, and in outlets such as The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out and W magazine.  In 2001, Testone was part of the team that received the PR Week Award for Non-Profit Team of the Year for its work in heightening awareness of homophobia through its Laura Schlessinger campaign.  In 2005, Testone won Syracuse University’s LGBT Foundation Award for Outstanding Alumni and in 2006 she served as an Associate Producer on the Logo & VH1-televised GLAAD Media Awards.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Testone has a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and Philosophy from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Women's Studies from The Ohio State University.  She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her partner, Jama.

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Stacie Walls-Beegle

Norfolk, Virginia

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Stacie Walls-Beegle has 25 year non-profit management experience. Her executive management experience includes leading non-profits through mergers and developing new HIV/AIDS programs including opening the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads in 2010.  She has extensive grant writing and community planning experience.  She has developed and managed a wide range of HIV/AIDS programs.

She graduated from Washburn University and University of North Carolina Management Academy for Public Health. She lives in Norfolk Virginia and is a native of Kansas.  She has 25 years of human service experience in developmental disabilities, mental health, HIV/AIDS and LGBT program development. 

Ms. Walls-Beegle serves on several committees, including the Greater Hampton Roads Ryan White Planning Council, where she is Chair of the Care Strategy Committee.  She also previously served as President on the Board of Directors for Dining Out for Life International and currently serves as Membership Chair.  She is very active with homeless providers and policy at the federal, state and community levels and serves as Chair for both the Norfolk Continuum of Care, the Homelessness Taskforce of the Greater Virginia Peninsula Continuum of Care Council and Program Monitoring committee for Virginia Beach.  

Ms. Walls-Beegle has a special interest in international development and worked with the Dutch NGO ‘AIDS Foundation East/West’ in Moscow, Russia, providing training and capacity building around HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
Stacie lives in Norfolk Virginia and is married to John.  They have two children, Patrick and Molly.

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Marvin Webb

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Director of Operations and Member Services
New York City, NY

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Marvin Webb joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues as Office Manager in May 2010. He was promoted to Director of Operations and Member Services in January 2012. In his membership services capacity he works on strengthening and broadening the content and work of Funders for LGBTQ Issues by developing and implementing a range of collaborative projects and resources; responding to member requests for assistance and information; and directing Funders for LGBTQ Issues recruitment and retention strategies. In his operations capacity, he oversees the administrative and financial activities, human resources and operations of the organization.

Previously, Marvin completed his MBA practicum as an intern in Human Resources at the international human rights organization Witness, and before that as the HR & Business Manager of a public relations firm in New York City. Marvin moved to New York City in 1989 to begin his 17-year career as a professional modern dancer. He has danced the works of various choreographers, including Martha Graham, Doug Varone, Ralph Lemon, Ron Brown, and Liz Lerman.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Marvin received his BA from Creighton University, and his MFA, in modern dance, from New York University. In 2011, Marvin received his MBA in Human Resources and Marketing from Baruch College. Marvin believes in making a big impact through smaller activities. He volunteers his time as a math tutor at Manhattan Day and Night School and as a kitchen worker at God’s Love We Deliver. Along with serving on the board of CenterLink, Marvin is Vice President of the board of Dance Films Association.

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