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ABOUT THE NETWORK

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
Watch how the LGBT Network helped Joey stay healthy. #StayHealthy
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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OUR CENTERS

Astoria

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

Hauppauge

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

OUR TEAM

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Alex Dimakopoulos

Program Assistant, Health Insurance Program
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Andrea Mandarino

Communications Coordinator
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Brian Rosen

Director of Development
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Camille Limongelli-Acosta

Program Coordinator, Long Island Region
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Chandra Grant

Community Center Operations Manager
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Chris Torre

Program Specialist, CPE
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David Kilmnick, PhD, MSW

President & CEO
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Dennis Wickes

Community Center Operations Manager
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Ernesto Hernandez

Director of Programs, Long Island Region
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J.R. Cehonski, MSW

Regional Director
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Joey Villafane

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
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Julian Gonzalez

Program Coordinator, Health Insurance Program
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Katherine Gilmore

Bookkeeper

Kerri Ann Souto

Public Affairs & Community Relations Manager
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Kerrie O'Neill, LMSW

Chief Program Officer
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Michele Keogh, MBA

Director of Grants & Program Evaluation
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Richard Letavish-Brigandi

Chief Financial Officer
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Robert Agostisi

Chief Legal Officer
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Robert Sanchez

Program Specialist, HIV Services
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Robert Vitelli, MA

Executive Vice President & COO
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Sophie Schoenfeld

Program Specialist

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Floyd T. Feather, Chair

Director of Client Solutions, Smart Choice Communications

Stuart Schoenfeld, Vice-Chair

Partner, Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP

Samuel Chu

Chief Executive Officer, Edgewise Energy

Resi Cooper

President, CooperHill LLC

Mental Health Clinician

Long Island – Hauppauge

Communications and Social Media Associate

Long Island – Hauppauge

Assistant Program Manager

Queens – Astoria

Assistant Program Manager, Health Promotion

Queens – Astoria

Program Specialist

Queens – Astoria

Health Navigation Specialist

Queens – Astoria

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VOLUNTEER!

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.

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