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MISSION

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center of Central PA is a volunteer-led effort to create a regionally representative community center that is both a location and a unifying point for central Pennsylvania's large, diverse, and multi-county LGBT population.
 
The mission of the LGBT Center of Central PA is to create common ground for the LGBT community and allies in central Pennsylvania by providing services through educational, cultural, and community activities that foster wholeness. We seek to:
  • Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment
  • Provide and support comprehensive programs throughout the community
  • Embrace diversity, health, and wellness

HIS-TORY/ HER-STORY/THEIR-STORY/ THEM-STORY

In 2004 a strategic planning group “broke ground” on the concept of a regional LGBT Community Center. In 2006, The LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Center Coalition was adopted as a formal name, the Board of Directors (BOD) was formed, and a mission statement adopted. The mission of the LGBT Center of Central PA was (and remains): to create common ground for the LGBT community and allies in central Pennsylvania by providing services through educational, cultural, and community activities that foster wholeness. The LGBT Center seeks to: (1) Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment, (2) Provide and support comprehensive programs throughout the community and (2) Embrace diversity, health, and wellness.
 
In 2007, the Center launched its website, elected officers and created committees to further its mission. In 2011, the Center moved to its current location, 1306 N. Third Street in Harrisburg. The Center has three full-time staff members: Amanda Arbour, Executive Director, Lindsey Lughes Youth Programs Director, and Dre Ceja, Operations Manager. There are currently fifteen members on the Board of Directors.
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Heidi Notario, President
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  • Dr. Evan Smith, Vice President & Nominations / Board Development Committee Chair
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  • Gretchen Little, Secretary
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  • Sandie Geary, Treasurer & Development Committee Chair
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  • Shaashawn Dial, Immediate Past President
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  • Russ Boggs, Executive Committee Ad Hoc Member
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  • Dr. Ted Sickler, Visibility Chair & Executive Committee Ad Hoc Member
  • Megan Peterson, Events Committee Chair 
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  • Andrea Glass
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  • Shaq Glover
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  • Demaurion Yellowdy
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  • Jonathan Branch
  • Tiffany Lane
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  • Joe Birli
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  • Sharon Potter
  • Miller Hoffman

STAFF CONTACT

LGBT Center of Central PA
1306 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone: (717) 920-9534
Fax: (717) 298-4182
 
Amanda Arbour, Executive Director
aarbour@centralpalgbtcenter.org



Dre Ceja', Operations Manager
DCeja@centralpalgbtcenter.org



Lindsey Lughes, Youth Programs Director
llughes@centralpalgbtcenter.org

 

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