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Our Staff

Meet the people that bring CenterLink's Mission to life.

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Adriana

FINANCE DIRECTOR

adriana@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Adriana is the Finance Director 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. 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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Amhir

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

amhir@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Amhir is a nonprofit​ leader serving specifically in the LGBTQ community.  Previously, Amhir served as the Senior Director Strategic Partnerships and Development at GLAAD, where he lead GLAAD's efforts to increase the organization’s sponsorship and special event revenues, including the GLAAD Media Awards and Spirit Day anti-bullying campaign. Amhir has also held fundraising roles at DePaul University's College of Law and College of Business where he raised critical funds for scholarships. 

Amhir received his bachelor's degree in political science from St. Edward's University in Austin and received his master's degree from DePaul University in nonprofit and public service management.

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Ana

CHIEF STRATEGY AND INNOVATION OFFICER (CSIO)

ana@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Ana supports the CEO in ensuring CenterLink is the pre-eminent national, and international LGBTQ Center association providing industry-leading insights and a powerful set of strategic programs and initiatives to strengthen, support, and connect LGBTQ community centers. Ana oversees and implements approaches, methods, and processes to enhance competitiveness and improve organizational efficiencies. She identifies, strategizes, develops, and drives transformative initiatives and champions the role of innovation by aligning overall business strategy with innovative thinking.

Ana's career has been characterized by a strong commitment to advocacy and social justice. Throughout her work, Ana has systematically included the perspectives and needs of communities that otherwise would be disenfranchised from important processes. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and brings over 10 years of nonprofit experience as an advocate for victims of interpersonal violence. Her work has specialized in advancing programing geared toward prevention and outreach of racial minorities, LGBT communities, women, and people of color.

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Castelle

POLICY AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZER

castelle@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Castelle works for CenterLink's Center Action Network. She specifically focuses on delivering information to the LGBTQ+ community centers and supporting them in their activism initiatives. 

 

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Deborah (she/her)

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF LGBT YOUTHLINK

deborah@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Deborah has spent virtually her entire career in the nonprofit world. Immediately prior to her work with CenterLink, Deborah spent a decade working at Planned Parenthood Federation of America as the Director of Online Health Education. Prior to her stint at the national Planned Parenthood, Deborah worked at a local Planned Parenthood providing professional development for youth serving professionals and managing a peer education program. Earlier in her career, she taught high school American history. Deborah obtained a bachelor degree in cultural anthropology and minor in women’s studies as well as a master degree in social work and a master of arts in teaching.

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Denise

CEO

denise@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Denise is the CEO of CenterLink – the association of LGBTQ community centers, where she has spent the past nine years working with center leaders.

Denise joined CenterLink after working in the private sector for over twenty years in both broadcasting and management.  

Denise holds a certification from BoardSource for nonprofit governance training and is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant.

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Donna

PROJECT AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

donna@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Donna found her home at CenterLink after years in and out of the nonprofit arena. She has held a variety of positions in bookkeeping and finance, and has worked with Senior and Women's Programming.

Donna is proud to be a member of the vibrant LGBTQ communities and the great work and support surrounding her.

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Euan

YOUTHLINK MANAGER

euan@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Euan is a veteran in youth programming with over 10 years of experience. Since 2011, he has managed and coordinated various youth programs to improve the well-being of youth, equip the youth with leadership and life skills, and build safer spaces for a diverse group of youth. He is especially interested in listening and responding to the needs of queer and trans immigrant youth of color & bridging the gap between the youth and their parents/families/culture.

When he's not working, Euan likes to play video games, watch anime, hit the gym, and try new recipes!

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Julia

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND MEMBER RELATIONS

julia@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Julia 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. 

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Michelle

ADMINISTRATIVE AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

michelle@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Michelle is the Administrative Assistant for CenterLink. Michelle comes to CenterLink with 5 years experience in nonprofit administration and development roles. Michelle has worked for national and local nonprofits in administrative, development, and communications roles and has a panache for tackling organizing, data, and donor service matters.

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Mike (he/him)

CHIEF IMPACT OFFICER

mike@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Mike is a visionary and transformational leader with a track record of empowering and engaging teams to create lasting impact. He has led national and state LGBTQ advocacy organizations as well as an LGBTQ community center. Mike’s first-hand experiences in the CEO, President, Executive Director, COO, and Board Chair roles have equipped him with the abilities and perspectives necessary to create change. He is a skilled strategic thinker with the ability to assess an organization’s environment and opportunities, establish innovative business strategies, and translate strategy into actionable, measurable tactics.

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Sharron

ACCOUNTANT/GRANTS MANAGER

sharron@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Sharron is the Accountant/Grants Manager for CenterLink. She joins the team with more than 30 years of business and accounting experience.

Sharron has knowledge in all facets of accounting including budgeting, forensic analysis, and payroll. She earned her Bachelor’s degree.

Sharron is proud to support CenterLink and LGBTQ communities across the globe.

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Tanya

DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND ADVOCACY FOR ACTIONLINK: THE CENTER ACTION NETWORK

tanya@lgbtcenters.org
954.765.6024

Tanya works as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for ActionLink: The Center Action Network.  

Prior to joining CenterLink, Tanya worked as Residential Services Coordinator at the nation's first and largest LGBTQ low-income senior housing facility. She was instrumental in developing and expanding their programming and advocacy services. 

Tanya began volunteering at the age of 17, and continued to volunteer during her career. She is the founder and director of  a group of older adult advocates who are dedicated to protecting and expanding the rights of the LGBTQ community. 

Tanya is a volunteer educator and is involved in disaster preparedness as part of her local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).