Staff Members

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

Floyd Rumohr CEO at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Floyd Rumohr

Chief Executive Officer

Floyd Rumohr has been a management consultant, teacher, author, and transformational executive leader for nonprofit organizations focusing on education, arts, youth and children, health and human services, and L.G.B.T.Q.+ communities.

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 named among Brooklyn Power 50 (2020 and 2018) and Brooklyn Power 100 (2019) by City and State New York, awarded the 2019 Plug’d Award of Excellence from Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC), 2019 Gay City News Impact Award, and 2018 Outstanding Leadership Excel Pride Award by the My True Colors Festival.

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

Omari JR Scott at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Omari J. R. Scott

Director of Development and Communications

Omari strongly believes in the power of collective action to bring about positive change and make a difference in one’s community. He enjoys supporting organizations cultivate relationships with their communities to deepen their impact, as well as helping them to operate more efficiently and effectively toward achieving their critical missions.

Prior to joining the Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Omari was a consultant with CCS Fundraising, a strategic nonprofit fundraising firm. There, he worked with a range of clients, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Trevor Project, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (NJ) to help them raise their sights and meet their ambitious fundraising goals.

Before CCS, Omari worked in the education sector. As a Teach for America Corps Member, he taught middle school special education at a charter school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He later served as the Education Manager at a school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where he worked with families and teachers to develop robust, individualized education plans for struggling students.

Omari lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Jacob, and their two cats, Langston and Zora.

Pronouns: He/him/his

Direct: 347.875.7990
Main: 347.889.7719

Jere Keys

Jere Keys

Development and Communications 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, from 2017-2019, 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, and board games.

Pronouns: He/him/his

Direct: 347.991.8500
Main: 347.889.7719

Brooks Nicolosi

Brooks Nicolosi

Program Manager – Health & Wellness

Brooks Nicolosi is a public health professional whose approach to health and wellness is strongly influenced by their own experiences as a disabled queer and trans person. They firmly believe that a community-based participatory approach is key to the success of health programming and research. Brooks looks forward to growing the health and wellness offerings of Brooklyn Community Pride Center through intentional and equitable community partnerships that encourage mutual learning and capacity-building. They are passionate about creating health and wellness spaces that center accessibility and inclusivity and they strive to foster an environment that empowers communities often marginalized in such spaces.

Brooks received their Master of Public Health in epidemiology from New York University, where they were engaged in substance use and harm reduction work. Prior to joining Brooklyn Community Pride Center, they supervised a team of community health workers at Kings County Hospital and served as a Public Health Advisor for NYC Health + Hospitals during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. They live in Brooklyn on the unceded homeland of the Lenape People. They enjoy spending time with their chosen family, finding new music to listen to on repeat, and pursuing lifelong learning.

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Direct: 347.915.7611
Main: 347.889.7719

Jude Kamilhor

Elder Group Leader

After working for eight years as a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, Jude Kamilhor semiretired to pursue their passion for teaching older adults and their own writing projects. Judes most recent position at BPL was coordinator of older adult services where they managed services for people 50 and over at all 60 locations.

In addition to serving as Elder Group Leader, Jude presents New York City history topics over the telephone for homebound elders through Queens Library’s Mail-a-Book service.

When they aren’t working at those jobs, they are watching and/or writing about baseball or writing science fiction or micropoetry.

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Direct: 347.382.7747
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: 845.413.9900
Main: 347.889.7719

LaTravious at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Mother LaTravious

TGNC Group Leader

Originally from the deep South, LaTravious Collins is a proud black trans activist refusing to wait for anyone’s permission to fight back. Armed with the plight of experience, she is a self-proclaimed warrior for an under-served community facing what can often seem like an impossible fate. 

A mother to the TGNC community in Brooklyn, NY, LaTravious has set out to provide safe healing spaces where community members can openly express themselves without judgment. 

As a mother, she offers guidance and leadership with love and understanding, but her heart and soul are what she truly brings to the fight. While making a pathway for other trans women of color to move away from the oppression of the south, LaTravious began to lay the foundation of what will one day be her legacy. 

Mother LaTravious  is a published poet, a published songwriter, and a playwright. As a part of her commitment to the cause, she hosts a clothing drive/beauty and health spa on International Trans Visibility Day. During the week of TDOR, she honors trans men and women of color for their activism and visibility.

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Main: 347.889.7719

Shealyn McFadden

Development and Communications Associate

Shealyn McFadden is a nonbinary community organizer, artist, and activist.  Shealyn moved to NYC in 2017 to study international business and art.  They’ve worked with a number of small organizations and nonprofits before joining our team.  While in school they worked with the UN on immigration advocacy campaigns, with The Neon Tea Party as a crafting teacher, and a small printing company in Paris taking over their international marketing.  Shealyns experience ranges as does their personal interests which include photography, painting, art, being active in any way, and nature.

Shealyn is a professional photographer and activist outside of their day to day job.  They use their photography as a means of activism, telling the stories of underrepresented queer communities.  Not only does Shealyn create art, they also host free community events ranging from photoshoots, to art shows, to local vendor markets.  Shealyn believes activism isn’t something you do, it’s who you are and how you live.  While working at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center they plan to push the center to grow, to build community, to create spaces for learning and unlearning, and create meaningful connections.

Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Direct: 347.779.2238

Ben Tipton at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Ben Tipton

Facilities Coordinator

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

Grace Johnson at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Grace Johnson

Intern

Grace Johnson is a second-year social work student at Touro Graduate School of Social Work. She previously interned at Bridging Access to Care and has a background in transgender support groups.

Grace is passionate about bringing mental health care and services to trans/gnc people and communities. When she is not working she enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading queer sci-fi, and listening to Bjork.

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Main: 347.889.7719

Board Members

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

Sonelius-Kendrick-Smoth

Sonelius Kendrick-Smith

President

Barbara Smallwood Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Barbara Smallwood

Vice-President

Alex Sheldon Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Alex Sheldon

Secretary

Michael Arlotto Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Michael Arlotto

Treasurer

Sarita Niranjan Bhatt Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Sarita Niranjan Bhatt

Karen Carter Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Karen Carter

Sherman Cooper Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Sherman Cooper

Joanne Jacobson Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Joanne Jacobson

Quincey Smith Board Member at Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Quincey Smith

Board & Committee Portal

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.

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

Lauren Fisk of Karen Rand Associates, LLC.

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