Floyd has been an organizational leader, teacher, author, consultant, and founding president and CEO of a nonprofit organization described by Mayor Mike Bloomberg as “one of the most effective arts education programs” serving New York City. Following over two decades of arts leadership, he was interim executive director for Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education, and Apple Arts-NYC, for which he facilitated a merger with another nonprofit organization.
Floyd has been an affiliate consultant for the Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy for which he participated in a community of practice around interim executive leadership; served on the virtual faculty for 501(c)(3) University; and was a founding partner of Rumohr and Clarke Nonprofit Consulting for which he developed online resources for nonprofit organizations and emerging leaders. He was the first among his peers at Temple University to receive a Master of Fine Arts under fellowship in 1988 and he received numerous merit scholarships as an undergraduate at Wayne State University.
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Dillon was born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, but was raised in New York City. His first encounter with the Brooklyn Center was through his practicum internship back in the fall of 2013.
Dillon uses himself as a vessel to promote positivity and wellness for our community. He has been mentioned in Vogue magazine for showcasing part of his LGBT+ stride and was one of the recipients of the New York State World Aids Day Commissioner’s Award. Dillon is also involved in performing arts as a member of The New Agenda dance group and an alumni of the NYC Youth Pride Chorus. Through his many leadership experiences, Dillon has gained a strong sense of LGBT+ issues and the need for services to counteract them. The Brooklyn Community Pride Center allows him to continue his work, journey and dream.
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Wilfredo is an artist, cultural worker and educator working across artistic boundaries, but primarily in theatre. His work is highly visual, incorporating the use of mask, puppetry, movement and design elements to dig deeper under the surface of the stories he explores. He is excited to bring over a decade of experience in producing, directing and facilitating arts and culture programs to the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. He has worked at several New York City cultural institutions including: Disney Theatrical Productions, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Culture Hub, Dixon Place, New York University and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Most recently, he served as the founding program manager of Lincoln Center’s “BORO-LINC” program, an initiative that brought world-class performances, exhibitions, events and workshops from LCPA’s eleven constituent organizations to outer borough communities and audiences in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens in its first year. Prior to this he received his M.A. in Producing & Directing Theatre from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where his thesis explored the intersections of community-based/applied theatre techniques and comparative mythology (specifically focusing on queer figures and themes).
Wilfredo is ultimately passionate about creating a more equitable and just society for all through the use of artistic and creative expression. He is proud to be working with and on behalf of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ+ communities in this role.
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After working for eight years as a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, Judy semiretired to pursue her passion for teaching older adults and her own writing projects. Her most recent position at BPL was Coordinator, Older Adult Services, where she managed the Services for Older Adults Department for all 60 locations. She had the privilege of placing Creative Aging programs in many locations throughout the library system in which professional teaching artists train participants in various art forms.
Prior to that, she served as Coordinator of Digital Literacy Outreach, responsible for training computer class instructors and bringing laptops into eight branches in Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville. She taught computer classes at various senior centers in those neighborhoods, which led to her starting the Never Too Late to Learn: Computer Topics for Older Adults program at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.
Before joining BPL, Judy worked as a librarian at H. W. Wilson, Sports Illustrated, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Public Affairs Information Service.
She is thrilled to be working with LGBT+ elders in Brooklyn.
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Stephen (seen above in the very photoshopped image) is a Manhattan-based creative type with a rich background in branding, promotional marketing, web design, and occasional copywriting. His sweet spot is website makeovers.
Stephen has held senior creative positions in the sales promotion departments of several leading retailers including Macy’s, Holt Renfrew, and Lord & Taylor. In his post-retail career, he tackled the brutal marketing worlds of digital couponing and the eat-or-be-eaten arena of eco-friendly, messaged clothes hangers.
Five years ago, Stephen set up his own design shop, and with some luck (and a few connections), he’s made a space for his creativity in the nonprofit world. In addition to overhauling Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s new website, and its upcoming 2016 Gala visuals, Stephen is also webmaster for LoveHeals.org, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.
One of Stephen’s great creative pleasures comes from designing even the most modest of things well. Given the opportunity, he’ll design (or redesign) anything he can get his hands on to solidify a branding identity. Everything deserves to look its best. Everything needs its own flair.