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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

  • Brian Offutt
  • Claire M Shanley

TREASURER

  • Julie Harris

AT-LARGE MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Greg Zaffiro

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

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. Testone recently helped launch a new Center brand, celebrated 30 years of service by the organization and embarked on a $9.2 million 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Administrative Services & Cyber Center

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

Adult Services

  • Antonio Ruberto, Jr. MS, LCSW, CASAC, Director
  • Heidi Peck, LCSW, Associate Director
  • Ryan Brown, LMSW, Counselor
  • Rosa Castro, LMHC, CASAC, Counselor
  • Joe Disano, CASAC, Counselor
  • Cristina Herrera, BA, Gender Identity Project Coordinator
  • Erin McCarron, LMSW, LGBT SmokeFree Project Coordinator
  • Cristina Moldow, LCSW, 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

  • Wilbert Cooper
  • Tee Diaz
  • 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
  • Anthony Freeman, Associate Director of Administrative Services
  • Stacy Blundell, Recovery Program Assistant
  • Levi Butcher, Wellness Program Assistant
  • Katharine Kelley, MSW, Evaluation and Family Services Program Specialist
  • Alvin Urbano, Youth Services Program Assistant

Development

  • Brad Snyder, Deputy Director of Development
  • Nicole Adams, Director of Major Gifts
  • Austin Bartsch, Corporate Relations Coordinator
  • Brigid Marie Berger, Major Gifts Coordinator
  • Steve Bratton, Cycle for the Cause Ride Coordinator
  • Bret Gaither, Special Events Coordinator
  • Alicia Godsberg, Grant Writer
  • Anna Hauptmann, Director of Special Events
  • Andre Herring, Development Associate
  • Emily LaFond, Development Project Coordinator
  • Jillian Niler, Database and Operations Specialist

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

  • Barry Brown, Accounting Specialist
  • Pierre Chin, Senior Contracts Manager
  • Puja Patel, Senior Accountant

Human Resources

  • Jessica McCarthy, Manager

Information & Referral

  • Beth Braddock, Coordinator
  • Heather Chatman, Coordinator
  • Walish Avery
  • Ruth Grant
  • Ryan Green
  • James McDonald
  • Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Renee Rosado

Meeting & Conference Services

  • Orie Urami, Director
  • Julia Noël Goldman, Associate

Patient Navigation (NY State of Health)

  • Janice Cruz, In-Person Assistor/Navigator Coordinator
  • Jadé Goodridge, In-Person Assistor/Navigator
  • Samuel "Sage" Rivera, In-Person Assistor/Navigator

Technology Services

  • Stephen Andrews, Manager

Youth Services

  • Nicole Avallone, LCSW, Director
  • John Cho, Prevention Counselor
  • Natasha Jones, Program Coordinator, Education & Job Training
  • Peter Karys, LCSW, Program Coordinator, Support Services
  • Joanna McClintick, LMSW, Prevention Counselor
  • Irene Muñiz, LMSW, Program Coordinator, Arts & Advocacy
  • Olin Winn-Ritzenberg, MSW, Education & Training Specialist

YOUNG LEADERS COUNCIL

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

Co-Chairs

  • Sarah Jubinski
  • Billy Wheelan
  • Matthew Zimmerman

Former Co-Chairs

  • Erica Kagan
  • Michael Evans

Secretary

  • 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