Staff Members

Meet our hard-working, get-it-done team!

Floyd Rumohr CEO

Floyd Rumohr

Chief Executive Officer

Floyd Rumohr 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.

He was recently awarded the 2019 Plug’d Award of Excellence from Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC), 2019 Gay City News Impact Award, 2018 Outstanding Leadership Excel Pride Award by the My True Colors Festival, and named among Brooklyn Power 50 (2018) and Brooklyn Power 100 (2019) by City and State New York.

 
Pronouns: He/him/his

Direct: 347.779.2300
Main: 347.889.7719

Jako Douglas-Borren

Jako Douglas-Borren

Director of Programs

Jako Borren was born and raised in The Netherlands. He studied at the University of Groningen, where he received his MBA with a specialization in financial management. For eight years, Mr. Borren worked for ABN AMRO Bank as a business analyst and project manager in business development and customer service regarding electronic and online banking and was actively involved as a board member of a social service institution in Amsterdam.

In 2006, Mr. Borren came to New York to change his career from the financial sector to nonprofit and attained a graduate degree in arts and cultural management at Pratt Institute. During his two year study at Pratt, Mr. Borren established a student organization for arts and cultural management, was a member of the board of trustees of Pratt Institute, and volunteered for several nonprofit organizations.

In 2007, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation engaged Mr. Borren, first as a consultant in arts administration and later on as full time staff responsible for results management and Restoration’s workforce and asset building initiatives as the director of program operations – a position that enabled him to combine his experience in business development and customer service with his passion for community development. Currently, working for Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Jako heads up programs, servicing Brooklyn LGBTQ+ residents. In this capacity he is supporting the Center in its growth, working with the staff and a community close to his heart.

 
Pronouns: He/him/his

Direct: 347.380.9660
Main: 347.889.7719

Jere Keys

Jere Keys

Development and Engagement Manager

Jere (pronounced like “Jerry”) Keys has been active in LGBTQIA+ nonprofit work for over 20 years in both professional and volunteer capacities. His varied background includes experiences as editor-in-chief of the local LGBT newspapers in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, working in communications for the Sundance Film Festival and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, and in event planning and fundraising for numerous Pride celebrations as well as nonprofits like Shatterproof and the Police Athletic League.

Jere came to NYC in 2009 to pursue a law degree. After receiving his J.D. cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, he returned to the nonprofit sector.

His volunteer work has included projects like political campaigns, the Village Halloween Parade, theatre and arts events, and anti-racism programs. He has received multiple awards for his volunteer work over the years and, in 2017, he joined the board of NYC Pride as the chair of the Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion committee.

Jere is passionate about creating and expanding spaces for LGBTQIA+ people to celebrate and support one another, especially those from TGNC, POC, women, and members of disabled communities. In his free time, he is a huge nerd for comic book conventions, talking politics, board games, and spending time with his husband and puppy.

 
Pronouns: He/him/his

Direct: 347.991.8500
Main: 347.889.7719

Judy Kamilhor

Elder Group Leader

After working for eight years as a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, Judy Kamilhor semiretired to pursue her passion for teaching older adults and her own writing projects. Her most recent position at BPL was coordinator of older adult services where she managed the services for 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 LGBTQ+ elders in Brooklyn.

 
Pronouns: She/her/hers/they/them/theirs

Direct: 347.382.7747
Main: 347.889.7719

Mona Lewis

Mona Lewis

Facilities Coordinator

Mona Lewis has been a resident of the Bedford Stuyvesant community for over 25 years. She has 20 years of experience in administration with both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

In 2019, she excitedly joined Brooklyn Community Pride Center as a facilities associate. In this role, she is able to fulfill her greatest passion, increasing and providing services and support to the borough’s LGBTQ+ community through original programming and partnerships with other organizations.

Throughout her professional career, she has been consistently engaged in civic and volunteer activities to improve her community. These activities include being a poll worker at the Board of Elections and a member of HER-KING ALA GANTIC block association.

Outside of work, her greatest pleasure is crafting and enjoying family night activities. She also enjoys Broadway and Off Broadway shows, traveling and documenting her travels via photo books.

 
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Main: 347.889.7719

Adrian Libert

Adrian Libert

Network Administrator

Adrian Libert manages Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s network and all things tech. He has been an information technology and cybersecurity professional for more than twenty years and has worked in the financial services and manufacturing industries where he specialized in identity access management, risk assessment, cybersecurity policy creation and disaster recovery planning before founding Hudson Infosec.

 
Pronouns: He/him/his

Direct: 646.206.5688
Main: 347.889.7719

Mya Padilla

Mya Padilla

Development and Engagement Intern

Mya Padilla is dedicated to helping her community through organizing and empowerment all her life. Her first encounters with politics were at a very young age. Her fondest adolescence memories were on the Central Park Boat House union strike lines and door-knocking for local campaigns. It was in these formative years that her passion for the political world and her work ethic came to fruition.

She began her college career at Wells College in upstate New York, studying Political Science. Here she began to help organize adjunct professors by coordinating student body meetings and info-sessions. The success of that campaign (ending in a union contract) only solidified for Mya, that hard work and community support can help you achieve any goal. She was the co-founder of the Title IX Campus Climate Committee, where students (for the first time in Wells history) had direct access to the college’s professors, administrators, and president to insist on Title IX enforcement. She is also immensely gratified of her time as Vice-President of “Querencia,” a Latinx social empowerment group for students, which was the first group of its kind actually to be founded and run by POC. Mya is currently finishing her Political Science degree at John Jay College and hopes to use her experiences to continue to create fair and equitable spaces for all walks of life.

Mya finds peace raising her plant-babies and practicing daily yoga. She loves to use her personal Instagram to share resources and opportunities with her friends and community, so she takes great pleasure in the fact that she can continue to do that on a broader scale with Brooklyn Community Pride Center.

 
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Main: 347.889.7719

Stephen Rainforth

Creative Director

Stephen Rainforth brings an extensive background in design, branding, promotional marketing, website dev and copy writing to his creative role at the Center.

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. 😉

Several 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 providing creative services for Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s website, email campaigns and the Community Leadership & Awards Gala visuals, Stephen has provided webmaster services for nonprofits LoveHeals.org (now part of ATRIA), and the former Apple Arts NYC (now part of Art Start).

 
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Main: 347.889.7719

Ben Tipton at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Ben Tipton

Facilities Coordinator: Weekends

Ben Tipton, a Chicago native, earned a Bachelor of Journalism (magna cum laude) and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at the University of Missouri. As a student, he was a Safe Space trainer and OUTreach panelist in the university’s LGBT Center, as well as a Diversity Peer Educator in the university’s Multicultural Center. In 2010 he moved to New York to work in advertising. Since then, he had the privilege of working with several Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries.

Currently, Ben is a global marketer for MAC Cosmetics where he specializes in communications strategy. In January 2019 he started volunteering on weekends for Brooklyn Community Pride Center and has since joined as a weekend facilities coordinator in August 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys trips to Prospect Park and long walks with his husband and two dogs.

 
Pronouns: He/him/his

Main: 347.889.7719

Diana Viglucci at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Diana Viglucci

Program Manager

Diana Viglucci is an advocate, community-builder, and lifelong learner. With a broad background in community-based nonprofit programs, Diana’s work is grounded in person-centered, trauma-informed, and intersectional perspectives.

Diana began their career in peer mental health, creating spaces for young adults to speak openly about their inner lives, become advocates in their own care, and harness their personal experiences to support others’ healing. They also oversaw training and technical assistance for peer support professionals under contract with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Diana further developed their mentorship and training skills in the workforce development space, coaching young adults from diverse backgrounds to develop their professional skills, land meaningful jobs, and ultimately, to take charge of their careers.

A cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Diana finds joy in DIY projects, spending time in nature, and turning off their phone for hours-long stretches. They are thrilled to be creating spaces for LGBTQ+ Brooklynites to connect, heal, and live authentically.

 
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Direct: 347.779.2238
Main: 347.889.7719

Carolina Batista at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Carolina Batista

Program Associate

Carolina Batista is a queer and bilingual advocate supporting immigrant and LGBTQIA+ communities through direct service, volunteer work, and personal healing.

They graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Sociology, where she studied migration and transnational education in Morocco and alternative education in South Korea. In their most recent position, Carolina provided trauma informed and culturally relevant support to Spanish speaking survivors of domestic and sexual violence through co-facilitation of psychoeducational support groups and individual counseling and case management. Throughout the years anti-racism, economic empowerment, and bilingual programming have become the focus of their work.

In her free time Carolina can be found on Instagram creating content for Period Collective, a page dedicated to uplifting the experiences of marginalized menstruators through storytelling and resource sharing. They can also be found creating collages, reading tarot, and scheming on how to make their personal and collective visions possible. In the coming years, Carolina hopes to get a masters in social work to do bilingual family therapy and holistic healing work.

 
Pronouns: She/her/hers/they/them/theirs

Direct: 347.378.7300
Main: 347.889.7719

Accounting and bookkeeping services for Brooklyn Community Pride Center are provided by:

Mona Ge of Karen Rand Associates, LLC.

Main: 212.297.0707  |  Email KRA

Board Members

Meet our board champions and advocates who give of their time, talent, and treasure.

Deborah Brennan

Deborah Brennan

President

Jonathan Santos-Ramos

Vice-President

Sonelius Kendrick-Smith

Treasurer

Alex Sheldon

Secretary

Michael Arlotto at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Michael Arlotto

Sarita Niranjan Bhatt

Joanne Jacobson

Joanne Jacobson

Stephanie Johnson

Karen Potter

Omari J. R. Scott

Barbara Smallwood

Barbara Smallwood

Quincey Smith

Quincey Smith

Join our Team!

Interested in joining our board or serving on one of its committees?

We’re actively recruiting new directors from all areas of expertise with time to share with Brooklyn Community Pride Center.
Please review our board recruitment prospectus for more information.