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Terry Stone, Executive Director, CenterLink

Terry Stone

CEO

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490
954-765-6024 phone
954.206-0469 fax
terry@lgbtcenters.org

Terry Stone is the Executive Director of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers.  Founded in 1994, CenterLink plays an important role in supporting the growth of LGBT centers across the country and addressing the challenges they face, by helping them to improve their organizational and service delivery capacity and increase access to public resources in support of their programs. CenterLink also acts as the voice for LGBT community centers in national grassroots organizing, coalition building and awareness-raising in order to strengthen and build a unified center movement.  Terry has held the position of Executive Director since 2006 and is responsible for providing leadership in achieving the agency’s mission to assist community centers in building a movement that honors and promotes full human rights and dignity for LGBT people.  He spends much of his time working with centers on board governance, fundraising, capacity building, leadership development and strategic planning.  Terry is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.

Terry brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience with the LGBT, HIV/AIDS and aging communities.  He previously served as the Executive Director of the National Adult Day Services Association, The Center of Orange County and the Northwest AIDS Foundation.  Throughout his career, Terry has served on a number of boards and commissions at the national, state and local levels including AIDS Action Council, the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, National Coalition for LGBT Health, Men Alive, YMCA, and the Ryan White Planning Council.  He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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Dr. Scout

Director - LGBT HealthLink

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490 
954-765-6024 phone 
954.206-0469 fax 
scout@lgbtcenters.org

Dr. Scout is the director of the Network for LGBT Health Equity at CenterLink, an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, and a Huffington Post blogger. He is a frequent public speaker and cultural competency trainer who specializes in tobacco, wellness, transgender health, social determinants, health disparities, and surveillance. As director of the Network, he leads a team that links the wisdom and expertise on health between governmental policymakers and LGBT community leaders (see more on the project blog, blog.lgbthealthlink.org. Dr. Scout has been doing policy advocacy work for over 10 years. He has cognitively tested surveillance measures and written a series of briefs on LGBT health policy. He is a co-author of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Provider Guidelines for LGBT Care and their online LGBT cultural competency training. Dr. Scout was the first recipient of the Community Service Award from the National Coalition for LGBT Health, is CDC's Health Disparity Champion, and most recently the Advocate of the Year for National Youth Pride Services, the black gay youth organization. Dr. Scout is an openly transgender father of three kids, as well as a vegetarian and ardent user of bike share systems across the country.


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Denise Spivak

Director of Member Relations and External Affairs

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490
954-765-6024 phone
954.206-0469 fax
denise@lgbtcenters.org

Denise Spivak joined CenterLink after working in the private sector for over twenty years. She has extensive experience in team management, talent acquisition and program development. Prior to joining CenterLink, Denise was a corporate executive recruiter. Her background also includes on-air and production roles in the broadcast industry and senior retail management positions with Fortune 500 companies.

Denise was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. Starting in the early ‘90s she was part of the Sophie’s Parlor Radio Collective, the longest-running women’s music radio show in the country. She also served as a stage manager, producer and sound crew member for numerous Pride events and Women’s Music festivals, and was a production assistant for “A Simple Matter of Justice”, the video of the 1993 March on Washington. She currently serves on a number of local non-profit boards and committees focused in the LGBT arena. Denise is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she received her B.A. in Psychology.


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Juan Carlos Vega

LGBT HealthLink Policy Manager

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490
954-765-6024 phone
954.206-0469 fax
juancarlos@lgbtcenters.org

Juan Carlos, LGBT HealthLink Policy Manager, is a librarian dedicated to identifying opportunities to convert into actions that create change at the local level. His involvement with health promotion and the CDC funded disparities networks began in 2001 after 10 years of working for academic libraries and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. His experience in health issues include tobacco, alcohol, obesity and nutrition, family health, and health disparities. His work pays special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBT populations, and addresses how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, as well as social and economic parity for these communities.

Juan Carlos believes in community involvement and participation in all aspects of public health. On 2010, he helped establish the Citizens Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health nonprofit organization to help reduce health disparities among local Latino/LGBT communities in his native Puerto Rico. He considers language, geographical characteristics and unique factors when approaching the work. He is an avid writer on social determinants of health and related disparities using print fact sheets, brochures, reports, promising practices, blogs, and participating on professional groups like the Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS) international association. Juan Carlos is also a yoga instructor and loves hiking and the beach for relaxation.


photo of Julia LandisJulia Landis

Executive Assistant

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490
954-765-6024 phone
954.206-0469 fax
julia@lgbtcenters.org

Julia Landis joined the CenterLink team after working in the private sector for over 25 years. She has extensive experience both in retail and call-center management most recently working in “social paper” i.e. creating, printing and assembling invitations for every event imaginable. Prior to joining CenterLink Julia was a store manager in a neighborhood invitation store. Previously she spent over 9 years working for a major telecommunications company as both a manager and on-line representative in a customer service call center. Julia is a former board member and current volunteer for Women In Network, Broward county’s lesbian social and networking organization handling membership and heading up WIN’s new Extreme Couponing program. Julia is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received her B.S. in Business Management.


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Adriana Orozco

Controller

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490
954-765-6024 phone
954.206-0469 fax
adriana@lgbtcenters.org

Adriana Orozco is the Controller for CenterLink. She joined the team with more than 15 years of public and private accounting experience in providing quality accounting and tax services. Her focus is streamlining procedures, analyze financials and help secure other boring financial stuff.

Adriana has experience in all facets of accounting including audit preparation, payroll and bookkeeping. She earned her Bachelor degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Adriana brings over 5 years of nonprofit experience in the LGBT community and is very passionate about providing excellence in the movement.


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Nicole Sutton

LGBT HealthLink Project Administrator

PO Box 24490
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33307-4490
954-765-6024 phone
954.206-0469 fax
nicole@lgbtcenters.org

Nicole Sutton, LGBT HealthLink Project Administrator, holds expertise in tobacco control, counter-marketing, coalition building, project management, and community empowerment. For 14 years Nicole worked with REAL: Hawaii Youth Movement Exposing the Tobacco Industry at University of Hawaii. Under her leadership REAL became an award-winning and internationally recognized youth-led campaign to fight the influence of the tobacco industry. Nicole also served on HealthLink’s Steering Committee and played a pivotal role in developing a youth track to HealthLink’s National LGBT Health Equity Summit.

She has presented at conferences, trainings, and workshops across the globe, and serves as Co-facilitator for the Global Youth Action of Tobacco Network. In 2012 Nicole received the award for Champion of Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Control from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and American Legacy Foundation through the Youth Engagement Alliance. Nicole maintains a strong commitment to youth. Most recently she worked with Windy City Times on Chicago’s first-ever LGBT Homeless Youth Summit.

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