CenterLink Announces 2014 Board of Directors and Officers

2/27/2014

CenterLink Staff

CenterLink Annouces 2014 Board of Directors and Officers

For Immediate Release

Fort Lauderdale, FL - (February 25, 2014) - Today, CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers announced its 2014 Board of Directors and Board Officers. New representation on the CenterLink Board of Directors includes Stacie Walls-Beegle, CEO, ACCESS AIDS Care & The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads; Marvin Webb, Director of Operations and Member Services, Funders for LGBTQ Issues; and Michelle Kristel, Search Consultant, WBB+McCormack.

At its last meeting, the CenterLink Board of Directors elected Christopher Bartlett, Executive Director, William Way LGBT Community Center as Co-Chair, joining ongoing co-chair Lorraine Langlois, Executive Director, Metro Wellness & Community Centers. Paul Moore, Program Officer, David Bohnett Foundation, was elected Treasurer, and Candice Nichols continues as Board Secretary.

The other continuing members of the CenterLink Board of Directors are Cece Cox, CEO, Resource Center, Dallas; Antonio David Garcia; Lorri L. Jean, CEO, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center; David Kilmnick, CEO, Long Island GLBT Community Center; Clarence Patton, Director & Developer, The Pipeline Project.; and Glennda Testone, Executive Director, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

"We are very excited to have Stacie, Marvin and Michelle joining CenterLink’s Board of Directors," said Terry Stone, CEO of CenterLink. “They join a roster of seasoned community center and nonprofit professionals on our board that possess a tremendous amount knowledge, experience and expertise. As we celebrate CenterLink’s twentieth anniversary this year, and look ahead to the future of our organization, we feel very lucky to have this group of directors charting the path. I look forward to working with the board to advance the work of CenterLink and of LGBT Community Centers around the world.”

For more information about the CenterLink Board of Directors, please visit:        ww.lgbtcenters.org/board.aspx

About CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers

CenterLink was founded in 1994 as a member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers. Serving over 200 LGBT community centers across the country in 46 states and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, Israel, Mexico, China, Italy and Australia, the organization plays an important role in supporting the growth of LGBT centers and addressing the challenges they face, by helping them to improve their organizational and service delivery capacity and increase access to public resources. (www.lgbtcenters.org)

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