Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 17, 2011) – CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers today announced the appointment of two new members to its national board of directors: Paul Moore, Program Manager of the David Bohnett Foundation and Clarence Patton, Program Director and Developer of the Pipeline Project.
“Our board represents some of the most visionary leaders in the LGBT community,” said CenterLink Executive Director Terry Stone. “These leaders are true representatives of the hard work that is going on every single day to serve and empower our entire community.”
The national board determines CenterLink’s strategic direction and assists with securing funding for the organization’s important work. CenterLink promotes the growth and stability of LGBT community centers. It seeks to build capacity, strengthen linkages, and advocate empowerment, self-reliance, inclusion and diversity among its 100+ member centers.
“Both Paul and Clarence bring experiences and perspectives that will be invaluable to CenterLink and the Center movement.” said Lorri L. Jean, Co-Chair of CenterLink’s Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled to have them joining us!”
In addition to the newly appointed board members, David Kilmnick, Executive Director of the Long Island GLBT Community Center will begin his first term as board co-chair serving with third year co-chair Lorri L. Jean, Chief Executive officer of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Also elected to officer positions are Paul Hyman, Executive Director of The Pride Center at Equality Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL, as secretary and Maggi Cage, PhD, Executive Director, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Milwaukee, WI, as treasurer.
Others currently serving on the CenterLink’s Board are Jennifer Breakspear, Vancouver, BC, Lorraine Langlois, St. Petersburg, FL, Valerie Larabee, Salt Lake City, UT, Jude Medeiros, San Ramon, CA, Candice Nichols, Las Vegas, NV, Jay Squires, Richmond, VA and Craig Wiley, Baltimore, MD.
Founded in 1994, CenterLink is the only national organization working to expand the organizational and advocacy capacity of LGBT community centers through direct technical assistance, leadership skills development and resource coordination. for more information on CenterLink and its members, visit www.lgbtcenters.org