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208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011
212.620.7310

Building Hours

Mon–Sat
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Center’s Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of the organization’s operations and guiding The Center's long-term vision and planning. The Board also focuses on the continued financial stability of the organization and participates significantly in fundraising efforts.

PRESIDENT

  • Timothy Y. Chow

BOARD CO-CHAIRS

  • H. Gwen Marcus
  • James Anderson

TREASURER

  • Julie Harris

AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Brian Offutt
  • Keith Jacobson

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Stephanie Battaglino
  • Kelli Carpenter
  • Phyllis Dicker
  • John Hadity
  • Darilyn T. Olidge, Esq.
  • Samuel W. Rosenblatt
  • Aimee Saginaw
  • Doak Sergent
  • Claire M Shanley
  • Jan Siegmund
  • Baljit Singh, MD
  • Scott Widmeyer
  • Greg Zaffiro

PAST PRESIDENTS

  • Brian Offutt

    2012 to 2013

  • Mario J. Palumbo Jr.

    2010 to 2011

  • Bruce Anderson

    2005 to 2009

  • Richard Winger

    2001 to 2004

  • Judith E. Turkel

    1995 to 2000

  • Steven J. Powsner

    1992 to 1994

  • David Nimmons

    1987 to 1991

  • Irving Cooperberg

    1983 to 1987

CENTER LEADERSHIP & STAFF

The Center’s dedicated staff are experienced professionals who understand the specific needs of the LGBT community. Through a variety of roles and programs we provide comprehensive support for our community!

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Glennda Testone

Executive Director

Glennda Testone joined The Center as its first female Executive Director in 2009. Since then, she has strengthened The Center’s programs for adults, youth and families, ensuring all LGBT New Yorkers have an opportunity to live happy, healthy lives. This past year Testone helped launch a new Center brand, celebrated 30 years of service by the organization and embarked on a $9M capital building renovation to transform the LGBT community’s home on W 13 Street.

Testone came to The Center from The Women's Media Center (WMC) where she served as the Vice President for three years. Prior to the WMC, Testone was the Senior Director of Media Programs for the national Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

Testone has appeared on CNN, FOX News and MSNBC, and has been quoted in outlets including The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out and W Magazine. In 2005, Testone won Syracuse University’s LGBT Foundation Award for Outstanding Alumni. She served on the NYC Commission on LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth and was a Tenenbaum Leadership Institute Fellow at Milano, the New School for Management & Urban Policy.

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.

DEPARTMENTAL STAFF

More than 300,000 visitors come to The Center every year to celebrate LGBT life and receive support. Our team works to ensure that we continue to meets the needs of each and every member of the community!

To join our team or to intern at The Center, please visit Employment Opportunities.

Administrative Services & Cyber Center

  • Emily Contillo, Executive Assistant
  • Gregory Reardon, Administrative Manager & Cyber Center Coordinator

Adult Services

  • Antonio Ruberto, Jr., LCSW, CASAC, Director
  • Heidi Peck, LCSW, Associate Director
  • Ryan Brown, LMSW, Counselor
  • Rosa Castro, CASAC, Counselor
  • Joe Disano, CASAC, Counselor
  • Jadé Goodridge, Lesbian Cancer Initiative Patient Navigator
  • Cristina Herrera, Gender Identity Project Counselor
  • Erin McCarron, LMSW, LGBT SmokeFree Project Coordinator
  • Cristina Moldow, LMSW, Lesbian Cancer Initiative Coordinator
  • Michelle Novie-Herman, Center Recovery Registered Nurse
  • Migdalia Santiago, CASAC, BSW, Center Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Shane Spicer, M.D., Medical Director

Building Services

  • Jeffrey Reeder, Manager
  • Wilbert Cooper
  • Tee Diaz
  • Jayson Herring
  • Kathy Lightsey
  • Derrick Rickenbacker

Capital Projects

  • Robert Woodworth, Director

Communications

  • Mary Steyer, Director
  • Evan Britt, Website & Multi-Media Manager

Community Services Administration

  • Cynthia Nuara, MPA, Director of Administrative Services
  • Stacy Blundell, Recovery Program Assistant
  • Levi Butcher, Wellness Program Assistant
  • Anthony Freeman, Evaluation & Data Coordinator
  • Alvin Urbano, Youth Services Program Assistant

Development

  • Brad Snyder, Director of Institutional Giving
  • Austin Bartsch, Institutional Giving Coordinator
  • Brigid Marie Berger, Major Gifts Coordinator
  • Steve Bratton, Cycle for the Cause Ride Coordinator
  • Anna Hauptmann, Special Events Manager
  • Emily LaFond, Development Associate
  • Siu Lo, Data Solutions Specialist
  • Daniel Volpe, Individual Giving Coordinator

Family Services

  • Megan Fisk, LMSW, Director
  • Jeff Levin, LMSW, Program Coordinator
  • Sarah Mikhail, LGBT Foster Care Project Program Coordinator
  • Joseph Davis, Peer Youth Advisor

Finance

  • Kate Urmeneta, CPA, Chief Financial Officer (3.17.14)
  • Barry Brown, Accounting Specialist
  • Pierre Chin, Senior Contracts Manager
  • Puja Patel, Senior Accountant

Human Resources

  • Jessica McCarthy, Coordinator

Information & Referral

  • Beth Braddock, Coordinator
  • Heather Chatman, Coordinator
  • Ruth Grant
  • Alex McCown
  • Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Lenée Voss

Meeting & Conference Services

  • Orie Urami, Director
  • Julia Noël Goldman, Associate

Patient Navigation (NY State of Health)

  • Renée Reopell, In-Person Assistor/Navigator Coordinator
  • Janice Cruz, In-Person Assistor/Navigator
  • Samuel "Sage" Rivera, In-Person Assistor/Navigator

Technology Services

  • Stan Hanby, Director

Youth Services

  • Nicole Avallone, LCSW, Director
  • John Cho, Prevention Counselor
  • Skyler CA Cruz, MSW, Leadership & Learning Lab Specialist
  • Joe Gonzalez, Prevention Counselor
  • Ariana Goswick, Prevention Counselor
  • Natasha Jones, Program Coordinator, Education & Job Training
  • Peter Karys, LCSW, Prevention Social Worker
  • Joanna McClintick, LMSW, Prevention Counselor
  • Irene Muñiz, LMSW, Program Coordinator, Arts & Advocacy
  • Olin Winn-Ritzenberg, MSW, Education & Training Specialist