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The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and a voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems in Long Island and Queens.

Our community centers help LGBT people to be themselvesstay healthy, and change the world.

Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to create safe spaces where LGBT people LIVE, LEARN, WORK, PLAY, and PRAY.

Community Need.  Organization Impact.

Watch how the LGBT Network helped Arlene be herself. #BeYourself
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Watch how the LGBT Network helped Dani change the world. #ChangeTheWorld

The LGBT Network is a leader in creating and implementing solutions to address many of the greatest challenges that LGBT people face today – bullying in our schools, discrimination and harassment, lack of community and socialization, disproportionate burden of HIV, unsafe workplaces, lack of housing and service options for LGBT older adults, and a lack of LGBT-affirming and welcoming community services.  The realities of unsafe spaces and communities for LGBT people drive the organization’s efforts to continue our history of pioneering advocacy and social change.

The LGBT Network operates LGBT community centers throughout the expansive Long Island and Queens region to reach and serve as many LGBT people and their families as possible.  More than 30,000 visits are made annually to access the LGBT Network’s expansive offerings of social, cultural, health, support, and other programs.

The LGBT Network’s community centers are a safe space and life-changing resource for the tens of thousands of LGBT and ally individuals who pass through our doors each year.  Our Centers offer public spaces for people of all ages to relax, hang out, study, work, or simply meet new people – and to access a wide range of LGBT-affirming programs and services offered daily.  Special events and gatherings help to unite Long Islanders and Queens residents and celebrate the diversity and intersectionality of our communities.

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Queens LGBT Center (Q Center)

35-11 35th Avenue,
Astoria, NY 11106

Telephone: 718.514.2155
Fax: 516.750.4715

Bay Shore

LGBT Friendly Senior Housing & Center

34 Park Ave.
Bay Shore, NY 11706

Telephone: 516.323.0011
Fax: 516.750.4715


LGBT Network Headquarters & Center

125 Kennedy Drive, Suite 100,
Hauppauge, NY, 11788

Telephone: 631.665.2300
Fax: 631.665.7874

Sag Harbor

The Hamptons LGBT Center

44 Union Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Telephone: 631.899.4950
Fax: 631.665.7874



Andrea Mandarino

Communications Manager

Alexandra Rulli

Clinical Supervisor

Ariana Castillo

Program Coordinator
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Brian Rosen

Director of Development

Carlos Diaz

Social Media Manager

Chandra Grant

Community Center Operations Manager

David Kilmnick, PhD, MSW

President & Founder

Dennis Wickes

Community Center Operations Manager

Denise Bernardez

Outreach Specialist

Ernesto Hernandez

Director of Programs, Long Island Region
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Jesse Power

Senior Mental Health Clinician

J.R. Cehonski, MSW

Regional Director

Joey Villafane

Executive Assistant to the President
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Kerrie O'Neill, LMSW

Chief Program Officer

Louis D. Francois, MSSA

Program Manager

Michele Keogh, MBA

Director of Grants & Program Evaluation

Melanie Gillet

Program Specialist
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Richard Letavish-Brigandi

Chief Financial Officer

Robert Vitelli, MA

Chief Executive Officer
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Rob Kappel, PhD.

Program Manager
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Robert Sanchez

Program Specialist

Sierra Broughton

Development Coordinator

Syrus Gold

Program Specialist


Floyd T. Feather, Chair

Director of Client Solutions,
Smart Choice Communications

Nicole Brand

Divisional Human Resources Director,
Floor & Decor

Resi Cooper

CooperHill LLC

Steven Fleischer

Executive Director HR - DEI, Talent Acquisition & PSEG LI

Stuart Schoenfeld, Vice-Chair

Partner, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP


Development Coordinator

Long Island – Hauppauge

Mental Health Clinician (Part Time)

Long Island – Hamptons/East End, 

Mental Health Clinician (Part Time)

Long Island – Hauppauge

Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk (Part Time)

Long Island – Hauppauge

Director of Advocacy

Long Island – Hauppauge

Peer Outreach Specialist (Part Time)

Queens – Astoria

Bilingual Program Specialist – Health Promotion

Queens – Astoria

Bilingual Program Coordinator – Health Promotion

Queens – Astoria

Program Coordinator

Long Island – Hauppauge

Youth Program Coordinator

Long Island – Hauppauge

Program Specialist

Long Island – Hamptons/East End, 

Program Specialist

Long Island – Hauppauge


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The LGBT Network relies on the support of their many volunteers to serve Long Island and Queens LGBT communities. As a volunteer, you will join the ranks of other kind, compassionate, generous, hardworking individuals who have affected tremendous and far-reaching change for our community.