Mission, Vision & Values

To promote and empower the GLBT Community and its allies through information, education, advocacy and support.

We look to transform our community by inspiring and connecting people and organizations, promoting acceptance and inclusion, empowering them to achieve their potential

Meet the Team

Terry DeCarlo

Development and Chief Communications Director

Shannon Graves

Director of Operations

Ashnika Ali

Director of Clinical Services

Keyna Harris

HIV Progran Coordinator

Therese Murphy

OWL Senior Group Coordinator

The Board of Directors


Jeff Buak, Esq

Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer

Vice President

Joanne Grant

Executive Director Mills 50


Tim Vargas

Senior Vice President NeuLion


Roxy Santiago

Red Cross & Board Member HRC

Board Member

Sarah Elbadri

Executive Director Downtown South

Board Member

Pat Michaels

Executive Director OneBlood

Board Member

Willie Williams

Teacher Access Charter School

Board Member

Lolita Jeridao

Development Manager Children's Tumor Foundation

President's Message

Happy Fall Everyone.

The Center is busier than ever and hopefully you have had the opportunity to take advantage of some or all of the programs and services we offer!

During the month of October, The Center had the pleasure of being part of some major events. First, of course was Orlando Pride, and what an amazing day it was! We send our heartfelt congratulations to the Come Out With Pride board, staff and volunteers who did an amazing job. We also had the pleasure of attending and being part of Volusia and Sanford Prides and our staff served on a panel for the Arab American Institute. We were honored to present The Dick Pope Award to our Mayor Buddy Dyer. And this week The Center will be represented at both the Equality Florida and MBA Galas!

Speaking of the MBA Gala, The Center was nominated as best nonprofit of the year! We would like to thank the independent panel who selected the nominees, as well as all of you who commented on our behalf.

We have several events this month, including our "ABC's of Banking" in conjunction with First Green Bank, and our November art show opening and wine reception. You will find detailed information below!

As we all know the holiday season is gearing up, and with it comes some stress. The Center is here for you! If you are feeling sad or depressed, please know that we have counselors ready to speak with you. Just call our front desk at 407-228-8272 and make an appointment

All the best Jeff Buak,Board President