Beginning in December of 2017, Carol Bullock came to the Pride Center of Staten Island and the non-profit world after a 30-year career with Staples in sales and operations. She directly supervises the Pride Center of Staten Island staff and leads fundraising, external relations and communications efforts. Carol loves traveling the world and can be found hiking or riding her quad when relaxing at her Catskill home.
Deputy Director, Dr. Lisa Sloan manages SAGE, Youth Drop-In Activities, Grrrl Power, and the Pride Center’s community education efforts. A native Staten Islander, Lisa joined the Pride Center staff in February of 2016. She is passionate about theatre and has been known to drive several hours to see a lesbian play.
Operations Director Marcy Carr MSW manages Center Operations, Contracts, Special Events, and oversees the Pride Center’s newly designed volunteer program. In January of 2015 she started as a master’s level mental health intern at the Center. Marcy creates her own jewelry and can spend hours in the clearance section of AC Moore.
HIV Prevention Manager
HIV Prevention Project Manager Steven Stora, MHA, started as a volunteer at the Pride Center of Staten Island while he was finishing his masters in 2018. He now manages the HIV prevention services: Pride U, Momentum, and Momentum One-on-One. He is passionate about photography and can usually be found tanning at the beach.
Steven Wakeman, Office Manager for the Pride Center, handles physical operations of the Center and is responsible for the Center’s website and social media presence. Outside of his official work function he curates the Center space and is responsible for the Second Saturdays Art Shows and exhibits. Steven’s MacGyver-like talents frequently save the day and have both impressed and amazed his coworkers.
Counseling Services Manager
Tommy started with the Pride Center of Staten Island in January 2017 as a mental health counseling intern. He manages the counseling program at the center visiting with individuals, couples, and families within the LGBTQ+ community as well as facilitate four wonderful groups at the Center. Tommy is an avid Lady Gaga fan and has seen her 6 times...so far.
Luv on a Leash Coordinator
The Pride Center invited Angel on a Leash, now Luv on a Leash, to start a therapy dog program on Staten Island and Deborah answered the call. She recruits potential dog therapy teams, help them get screened, trained and tested and then match them at sites all over Staten Island. Deborah passionately believe in the power of the human/animal bond to enrich and nurture our lives.
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HIV Prevention Program Assistant
As a young teen Sarina joined the Pride Center participating in every opportunity available to her. When she joined the staff in September of 2015 she felt free and finally able to be her authentic self. Sarina considers herself an “anime geek” and can often be heard discussing the latest trends and releases.
Education & Outreach Manager
Since 2017, Aja has served as the main facilitator of LGBTQ Cultural Awareness training; bringing adapted presentations that address the importance of LGBTQIAA+ visibility to varying professionals and individuals to make the “bubbles we live in less opaque so we can see each other more clearly”, and move our understanding of all communities closer to one another. Aja is fueled by: Maya Angelou: “...encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated...”; diplomacy; heart and a touch of superhero.
Senior Services Program Coordinator
Dominic Anderson first attended the center as a young teen trying to figure out who he was. He is now filled with passion to do good work for the community and the senior program at the Pride Center. Besides family, his other passions are writing poetry and camping.
Youth Services Program Assistant
Rebecca came to the center as a volunteer in January of 2018, as she was looking to do more for the LGBTQ community. It wasn’t long before she joined the staff to work with Staten Island’s LGBTQ youth. A current student, in her bit of spare time, Rebecca can usually be found with her nose in a Gender and Sexuality textbook.
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