208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011

Building Hours

9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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.


  • Timothy Y. Chow


  • Brian Offutt
  • Claire M Shanley


  • Julie Harris


  • Greg Zaffiro


  • Stephanie Battaglino
  • Alexis Bittar
  • George Carrancho
  • Phyllis Dicker
  • Reginald V. Grayson
  • John Hadity
  • Brad Jakeman
  • Erika Karp
  • Lisa A. Linsky
  • Darilyn T. Olidge, Esq.
  • Samuel W. Rosenblatt
  • Aimee E. Saginaw, Esq.
  • Doak Sergent
  • Johann Shudlick
  • Jan Siegmund
  • Baljit Singh, MD
  • Scott Widmeyer


  • 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


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!


Glennda Testone

Executive Director

Glennda Testone joined New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community 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. Testone recently helped launch a new Center brand and website, celebrated 30 years of service by the organization and completed a $9.2 million capital building renovation to transform the LGBT community’s home on W 13 Street. Testone also spearheaded the launch of innovative and groundbreaking programming at The Center for LGBT youth, transgender community members and LBT women.

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 Vogue, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out and W Magazine.

She is a member of the Ending the Epidemic Task Force, which works to implement Governor Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. Testone also sits on the CenterLink Board, the Executive Board of the City University of New York Institute for Health Equality and is a member of the Bronx Borough President’s LGBT Policy Task Force. In 2005, Testone won Syracuse University’s LGBT Foundation Award for Outstanding Alumni. In addition, she has 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 and two French bulldogs.


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 meet the needs of each and every member of the community!

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

Center Services

  • Nicole Avallone, LCSW, Deputy Director of Programs and Policy
  • Stacy Blundell, Billing Specialist
  • Ryan Brown, LMSW, Substance Use Counselor
  • Levi Butcher, Support Specialist
  • John Cho, MHC-LP, Substance Use Counselor
  • Janice Cruz, Patient Navigation Coordinator
  • Joseph Davis, Family Permanency and Prevention Peer Advisor
  • Joe Disano, CASAC, Substance Use Services Coordinator, Adult
  • Michelle Dugan, Career Developer
  • Anthony Freeman, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Support
  • Jadé Goodridge, In-Person Assistor/Navigator
  • Natalia Guerrero, Leadership Developer
  • Megan Haag-Fisk, LMSW, Director of Health Services
  • Cristina Herrera, BA, CASAC-T, HIV Community Prevention Coordinator, Transgender
  • Natasha Jones, Opportunities Coordinator, Youth
  • Peter Karys, LCSW, CPP, Substance Use Services Coordinator, Youth
  • Katharine Kelley, MSW, Evaluation and Data Coordinator
  • Jeffrey Levin, LMSW, Family Planning and Health Coordinator
  • Erin McCarron, LMSW, Care Management and Training Coordinator
  • Joanna McClintick, LMSW, Sexual Health Specialist
  • Sarah Mikhail, LMSW, Interim Director of Health Services
  • Michelle Novie-Herman, RN, Health Care Coordinator
  • Samuel "Sage" Rivera, In-Person Assistor/Navigator
  • Cheyenne Rosado, Education Support Specialist
  • Antonio Ruberto, Jr., MS, LCSW-R, CASAC, Director of Behavioral Services
  • Migdalia Santiago, LMSW, CASAC, Mental Health Services Coordinator
  • Shane Spicer, MD, Medical Director
  • Olin Winn-Ritzenberg, MSW, Education Services Coordinator


  • Nicole Adams, Director of Major Gifts
  • Austin Bartsch, Corporate Relations Manager
  • Steve Bratton, Cycle for the Cause Ride Coordinator
  • Michael Browne, Ride Recruiter
  • Andre Herring, Development Associate
  • Shijuade Kadree, Government Relations Manager
  • Brian Kirn, Partnership and Engagement Coordinator
  • Emily LaFond, Development Operations and Strategy Manager
  • Jillian Niler, Development Operations Coordinator
  • Brad Snyder, Director of Development


  • Barry Brown, Accounting Specialist
  • Pierre Chin, Senior Contracts Manager
  • Claudette Williams, Accounts Payable Specialist


  • Stephen Andrews, Technology Services Manager
  • Robert Armstrong, Building Services/Porter Staff
  • Jorge L. Arteaga, Reservation Specialist
  • Beth Braddock, Events and Production Manager
  • Evan Britt, Website & Multi-Media Manager
  • Heather Chatman, Information and Referral Manager
  • Emily Contillo, Executive Assistant
  • Miriam Diaz, Housekeeping Supervisor
  • Jessica Falcone, Information and Referral Specialist
  • Ruth Grant, Information and Referral Specialist
  • David Hunt, Building Services/Porter Staff
  • Jessica McCarthy, MPA, PHR, Human Resources Manager
  • Joshua Nash, Building Services/Porter Staff
  • Malik Rashaad, Information and Referral Specialist
  • Gregory Reardon, Administrative and Purchasing Manager
  • Derrick Rickenbacker, Building Services/Porter Staff
  • Anthony Rivera, Building Services/Porter Staff
  • Alejandro Rodriguez, Information and Referral Specialist
  • Richy Rosario, Information and Referral Specialist
  • Mary Steyer, Director of Communications
  • Jakiya Tomoney, Building Services/Porter Staff
  • Orie Urami, Director of Operations
  • Robert Woodworth, Director of Capital Projects


The Young Leaders Council (The Council) is an active and diverse group of young New Yorkers committed to The Center and its work. The Council advises The Center's Board of Directors and develops programming to engage its demographic as Center supporters, members, volunteers and leaders.

Board Sponsor

  • Greg Zaffiro


  • Sarah Jubinski
  • Billy Wheelan
  • Matthew Zimmerman

Former Co-Chairs

  • Erica Kagan
  • Michael Evans


  • Joe Simenec

Cycle for the Cause Liaison

  • Anthony Zillmer

Council Members

  • KerryAnn Cook
  • Douglas Durant
  • Tim Hartman
  • Andrea Minkow
  • JP Moncayo
  • Doug Nevin
  • Bradley Owens
  • Johann Shudlick
  • Joe Weise