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 while relaxing in nature.
Deputy Director Dr. Lisa Sloan manages organizational development and supervises 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.
TGNC Support Services Manager
Michele joined the Pride Center in April 2019. She is in charge of finding services for the TGNC community whether it be mental health, health care, work force or social events to keep the community connected, informed and healthy. She works closely with TGNC clients and the NYC TGNC network to find sustainable services for the Pride Center of Staten Island to provide for our community. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world.
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.
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.
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.
HIV Testing Specialist718-808-1388Email
David De Rosa started as a volunteer at the Pride Center in 2015 before applying to the HIV Testing Specialist position. Since then he has accrued cornucopiaec knowledge about HIV, HCV, STIs, and the inner workings of a non-profit. He has a passion for spreading knowledge in all its forms and is glad to have found a place that can utilize his myriad talents. Certified in Group Fitness and studying for his Personal Training Certification, David splits his time in the gym from behind the computer practicing for his degree in 3D Animation.
HIV Outreach and Testing Specialist
Moises Hernandez, joined the Pride Center of Staten Island in July 2019 as an HIV Outreach and Testing Specialist. He handles HIV testing for participants of the center and community outreach to promote the empowerment of others caring for their health. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in data analytics and in his spare time, enjoys watching talk shows, reading self-help books, jogging, and watching movies.
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.
Since October 2018, Community Educator Arthur Charles has been the main facilitator of LGBTQIA+ cultural competency trainings for the center. Arthur began as a volunteer with the Pride Center in 2008 and is thrilled to finally be an employee here. When Arthur isn’t working or going to school he can be found hunting for vintage housewares and vinyl to add to his collection.
TGNC Case Worker
Golden Brooks received her degree at Hunter College majoring in Social Work specializing in child welfare with a minor in Women and Gender Studies concentrating in sexualities. She is passionate about providing services for disenfranchised communities and all the intersections. When not advocating for social justice, she studies astrology and plays video games.
Information and Referral Associate
Nicole is a Wagner College alumna with an interest in filmmaking. She was on the Executive Board of the Iris Alliance at Wagner College for four years. She has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and attended NASA space camp Canada for 7 years!
Travis joined the Pride Center team in August of 2019. He completed his certification in Environmental Services in April of 2019. Travis enjoys all things digital, gaming and streaming tv shows in his free time.
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