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Metro Inclusive Health, Vice President of HIV Programs

The Client

Established in 1993, Metro Inclusive Health (METRO) is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive, and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community.

METRO is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBTQ community centers. With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, the centers provide premier comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services, and free HIV testing.

Operating with an annual budget of over $21 million, 188 employees and offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa and New Port Richey, METRO strives to promote a healthy environment for all and to foster diversity within the community as a whole, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or economic status.

The Position

The Vice President of HIV Programs is responsible for the leadership, management, and operations of all HIV Programs, granted by multiple federal, state, and private funders. Reporting to the Chief Operating & Programs Officer, this position provides administrative and strategic programmatic direction, which includes management, planning development, implementation, and monitoring of all aspects and services related to HIV Prevention and Medical Care Management. A member of the Executive Team, the Vice President has responsibility for 45 staff, including four direct reports, and a $3.1 million annual budget. Essential responsibilities include:


  • Create an environment that promotes teamwork, including integration of the different facets of HIV programs with the rest of the organization’s programming and initiatives, individual accountability, staff development, and staff satisfaction.
  • Actively model and communicate METRO’s mission and vision, and support a culture of empowerment, team development, and open communication.
  • Model the philosophy of continuous performance improvement within HIV programs and METRO, ensuring continuous quality improvement.
  • Manage all personnel actions for all HIV Programs including but not limited to interviewing, hiring, corrective actions, training, managing and evaluating staff performance.

Administration and Operations

  • Oversight of medical case management, HIV and substance abuse prevention divisions, funded through the Ryan White program (Part A, B, D and General Revenue funds), CDC, SAMHSA/CSAP, Florida Department of Health, Florida Office of Minority Health, HHS Office of Minority Health, and pharmaceutical company and private funders.
  • Directly oversee Division Directors and Managers to provide programmatic and administrative leadership for each department.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of new strategies, procedures and protocols to ensure effective delivery of prevention and case management services to clients.
  • Accountable for each department’s performance and outcomes, including all quantitative and qualitative service delivery measures.
  • Develop, revise and implement program specific policies and procedures as needed to streamline processes and procedures and address barriers to achieving outcomes and efficient service delivery.
  • Ensure program compliance with contracts, state, and federal regulations and accreditation standards as applicable. Ensure programs comply with grant funder’s requirements.
  • Ensure competency of staff within the scope of community health principles and specific practice acts.


  • Participate in grant development and writing as needed; responsible for writing and/or review of reports required by funders.
  • Direct and assist in the development of program promotion activities to ensure the growth and viability of programs.
  • Ensure ongoing communication with funders and contract managers; collaborate with other community organizations to enhance partnerships to benefit METRO’s clients and advance its mission. 

Communications and Outreach

  • Serve as an expert resource on HIV/AIDS to staff and other community agencies.
  • Identify community need for existing and new services; implement program modifications, new strategies and approaches to service delivery, or enhancements as needed.

Professional Requirements

METRO is seeking a strategic leader to manage their rapidly expanding comprehensive HIV care and prevention programs. The ideal candidate will be adept at handling the administrative challenges of a

growing multi-faceted nonprofit healthcare organization with complex government funding streams. The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ direct management and oversight of HIV Prevention programs and knowledge of Medical Case Management in a senior/executive level position at an organization providing similar services.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience working in various facets of HIV programs is required. Demonstrated progressive leadership, administrative management and experience in public health, federally qualified health center and/or community-based health care or social services organization is preferred.
  • Experience overseeing and managing multiple grants concurrently is required. Experience with grants from HHS, Ryan White, SAMHSA/CSAP, CDC, and State Department of Health is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Personal Requirements

We are seeking a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for METRO’s work and its commitment to provide quality health and wellness services to the diverse people of the Tampa Bay area. The VP of HIV Programs will have:

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise good judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to condense complicated material to a simple summary that can be understood by a variety of staff.
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service and working in a team environment.
  • High degree of professionalism and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, and a data driven approach to program development and refinement.
  • Ability to think strategically to enhance programming, manage growth, and ensure sustainability.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to coaching individuals to increase capacity.
  • Knowledge of the history and issues facing LGBTQ, HIV-infected and affected, minority and high-risk youth populations, and other underserved communities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate personnel and programs; develop effective budgets, plans and goals; evaluate and maintain standards of quality and safety; and to prepare and administer grant proposals.
  • Critical thinking and recall ability for high level planning, analysis, and problem solving.
  • A passion and commitment to support METRO’s mission, growth, and sustainability planning.
  • Microsoft Office suite and data systems proficiency is required; Electronic Medical Records proficiency is ideal.
  • A reliable and accessible automobile, valid Florida driver’s license, and proof of insurance are required.


METRO is proud of its supportive culture in which organizational leaders and policies foster care for METRO’s staff so that they can provide best in class care for METRO’s clients. In keeping with the prerogative, our client is offering a competitive salary for this position, along with a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include health, dental, life and LTD insurance as well as elective vision and short term disability plans. METRO’s 403b retirement plan includes a 5% match in years 0-5, and a 7% match in year 10 and beyond. In addition to generous PTO and sick time policies, METRO offers tuition reimbursement, professional development, stipends toward gym membership or day care, discounts on pet insurance, discounts at the METRO thrift store and reimbursement on METRO branded clothing.


This is an exceptional opportunity for an innovative healthcare professional to integrate and expand METRO’s core prevention programs and case management services. With the completion of the headquarters’ multi-million renovation at the end of 2018 and anticipated approval of its FQHC/FQHC LookALike status, METRO is poised for continued growth and increased impact. The VP of HIV Programs will play an integral role in planning for the future of this pioneering and vital community resource.


METRO provides services at centers in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey and Clearwater. Additionally, METRO operates a Thrift Store and LGBT Welcome Center in St. Petersburg. The VP of HIV Programs will work out of the St. Petersburg Center primarily and will travel regularly to the other locations.

St. Petersburg is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Home to some of the country’s finest beaches, world-class museums, and an array of entertainment and professional sporting events, the “Burg” is a vibrant city with something for everyone. A bourgeoning foodie scene combined with boutiques, bike shops, art galleries, breweries and coffee houses has attracted visitors and new residents alike. The city’s thriving business, entrepreneurial and arts sectors have sparked its growth and helped propel its economy.

The sunniest city in America, holding the record for 768 consecutive sunny days, is also a big, hip small-town. The St. Petersburg lifestyle, defined by sunshine, diversity and a dynamic arts scene, is enhanced by its location in a zero income tax state.

Although St. Petersburg’s population is little more than 260,000, this big small town is home to Florida’s largest LGBT Pride celebration. In recent years, more than 200,000 people have attended St. Pete Pride. The city employs a full-time LGBTQ liaison to the mayor’s office and police department, and in 2016 received a perfect score on HRC’s Municipal Quality Index.

Learn more about St. Petersburg       Learn more about St. Pete Clearwater 


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner


1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

Email: | Website

Please note that your education, dates of employment and other

information will be verified prior to an offer.

McCormack+Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

ACLU of Missouri, Executive Director

The Client

The ACLU of Missouri (ACLU-MO), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, defends civil liberties and the principles of equality and justice in Missouri through its litigation, legislative and public education programs. The ACLU of Missouri is one affiliate in a network of offices located across the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The network of ACLU offices is coordinated by a national office in New York and aided by a legislative office in Washington that lobbies Congress. As an affiliate, the ACLU of Missouri operates in and takes on cases in Missouri.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Whether it’s achieving full equality for LGBT people, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age of widespread government surveillance, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.

The ACLU was founded in 1920 as the first public interest law firm of its kind and is recognized as the country’s foremost advocate of individual rights. The work is based largely on the Bill of Rights—the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution—which, along with local, state and federal laws, protects certain fundamental rights of individuals against the power of the government and will of the majority. The ACLU works to extend protection to segments of our population who have traditionally been denied these rights. They include racial minorities, sexual minorities, prisoners, soldiers, people with disabilities and children in the custody of the state.

ACLU-MO is comprised of two nonprofit entities, a 501(c)4 that serves as the non-tax-deductible membership arm that funds the lobbying and legislative work and the foundation, a 501(c)3 through which its legal advocacy, litigation and publication work is carried out. With offices in St. Louis and Kansas City, ACLU-MO operates with a combined annual budget of $2.1 million and 11 staff. The organization is overseen by a 15-person Board of Trustees

To learn more about the history of the ACLU, click here

To learn more about the ACLU of Missouri, click here

The Position

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director provides the leadership, vision, and strategic planning necessary to address civil liberties/civil rights issues in Missouri as they emerge and to advance these liberties and rights in the decades to come. The Executive Director will secure the resources and provide the leadership and planning necessary to ensure ACLU-MO’s continued growth and impact. In collaboration with the Board and staff, the Executive Director will lead the organization’s statewide advocacy agenda. The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include the following:

Leadership and Vision

  • Create and implement strategies that advance civil liberties/civil rights in the context of a challenging state and national political climate;
  • Champion best practices for effective organizational management, including practices that assess the effectiveness of projects undertaken by ACLU-MO, as developed and tested by other ACLU affiliates and similar advocacy organizations;
  • Build relationships with peer organizations and organizational leaders to develop strategic partnerships that advance ACLU’s core mission;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with senior staff at the National ACLU and other affiliates;
  • Advance and leverage the use of integrated advocacy by which civil liberties/civil rights issues are addressed in a cross-disciplinary approach that embraces litigation, lobbying, and public education;
  • Exhibit courage and clarity when addressing highly controversial and complex issues including leading the Board through thoughtful consideration of conflicting positions on those issues;
  • Guard the organization’s integrity, credibility, and non-partisanship by emphasizing these qualities in all aspects of ACLU-MO’s work.

Fund Development

  • Lead the staff and the Board in furthering a robust and diversified fundraising program that ensures the financial viability of ACLU-MO;
  • Initiate funding opportunities with individual donors and foundations that ensure a constant new stream of financial support that builds long-term stability;
  • Anticipate funding needs and engage staff to ensure they have the resources needed to be successful and to maintain the continuity of important initiatives;
  • Inspire, cultivate, steward, and solicit a dedicated group of major donors to the organization.


  • Oversee fiscal planning, program execution, and human resources;
  • Ensure day-to-day operations are professionally administered and in a state of continuous improvement to conform to evolving best practices;
  • Champion and value diversity, equity and inclusion on the Board of Directors and staff as the organization increasingly strives to reflect the communities it serves;
  • Ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and that Board meetings and board committees operate effectively and efficiently.

Staff Leadership

  • Inspire and motivate a cohesive staff, ensuring that there is strong internal communication, coordination, and accountability while fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement;
  • Supervise, lead, inspire, and mentor staff to meet priorities, achieve strategic initiatives and fulfill the organization’s mission;
  • Cultivate a supportive team-oriented environment where independent thinking is encouraged, and staff are held accountable to specific metrics and goals;
  • Attract, recruit, lead, and mentor a diverse staff that serves civil liberties/civil rights with enthusiasm and deep understanding of the mission of ACLU-MO;
  • Create an open, transparent, inclusive culture that invites conversation, enables staff to bring their true selves to work, and ensures personal growth and development.

Public Representation

  • As one of the official representatives of the organization, represent ACLU-MO to the press and public, articulating the organization’s positions and communicating its mission to increase the organization’s visibility and public’s understanding of the work;
  • Formulate and articulate clear and accessible messaging of ACLU-MOs strategies, goals, and positions on issues;
  • Foster relationships with legal and social science scholars, educators, activists, civil liberties/civil rights and social change advocates so that the Board and staff have the expertise and knowledge they need to address a wide range of policies and challenges;
  • Build and maintain relationships with members of the press and the social media community;
  • Lead a communications strategy that values a diverse set of voices to represent the organization’s positions on its work.

Professional Requirements

The ideal candidate will be an experienced executive with strong organizational development and interpersonal skills, outstanding judgment and exceptional critical and strategic thinking ability. The new Executive Director will have experience creating and implementing strategic plans and leading teams to achieve strategic goals and outcomes. S/he/they will bring the following qualifications to ACLU-MO:

  • Leadership and management experience, ideally in positions of increased responsibility;
  • Demonstrated fundraising and financial management experience;
  • Organizational and staff development expertise including demonstrated success building strong teams and cultures defined by excellence, professionalism, trust and respect;
  • Prior experience working with a nonprofit board and a demonstrable understanding of board governance and best practices;
  • A successful track record in creating and implementing programs that advance organizational priorities and achieve shared performance outcomes;
  • Proven experience creating partnerships and collaborations that ensure fiscal health and stability, balance the interests of constituents, and maximize the organization’s influence;
  • An effective and engaging communicator with excellent public speaking skills and the ability to convey the mission and activities of the ACLU to a variety of constituents and the broader public;
  • An authentic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and evident cultural competency;
  • A deep understanding of how litigation, education and advocacy strategies are employed to defend and extend civil liberties;
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.

Personal Characteristics

The new Executive Director will be a servant leader firmly committed to advancing the mission and values of the ACLU and will possess the conviction to put organizational principles before personal politics. They will be a creative, results-oriented self-starter with a strong work-ethic. They will be organized, comfortable under pressure, and able to effectively multi-task. The ideal candidate will be collaborative and transparent with a strong ability to build confidence and trust among staff, board and stakeholders. Above all, with growing threats to the civil liberties of Missourians, ACLU-MO’s new leader will anticipate and judiciously act on events, and strategically leverage the resources and expertise of the ACLU to protect the constitutional rights of the residents of Missouri.


Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a 401K retirement plan, generous vacation and paid leave.

Basic relocation expenses may be considered for the exceptional individual they are seeking.


Missouri has long been on the front lines in battles to retain and expand civil rights. From the landmark Dred Scott decision, which originated in Missouri state court, to current actions to restrict reproductive rights and promote voter suppression, Missouri is a bellwether warning of the tactics and consequences of eroding civil liberties. Home to a bourgeoning civil rights movement and engaged community of progressive activists, this is an exceptional opportunity for a passionate civil liberties advocate to join an influential, highly respected, and growing organization.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:


Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner


1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

Email: | Website


Please note that your education, dates of employment and other

information will be verified prior to an offer.


The ACLU of Missouri complies with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination in employment. Applicants for employment are considered for employment and employees shall hold their employment without discrimination because of their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, disability, and military or marital status.

LGBT Life Center, Chief Program Officer

The Client

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Norfolk, LGBT Life Center provides programs and services to the LGBTQ and HIV communities in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Services include medical case management, housing, meals, transportation, outreach, prevention, education, and free HIV/STD testing. In five (soon to be six) locations in Norfolk, Hampton and Newport News, LGBT Life Center offers resources and support to meet the needs of Hampton Roads’ diverse communities.

Over the last 30 years, from its original mission to serve women and children living with HIV/AIDS, the organization’s work has changed, as HIV has changed. In 2006, the merger of CANDII House (Children AIDS Network Designed for Interfaith Involvement) and Full Circle AIDS Hospice Support, expanded the mission to serve more individuals and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. In 2011, with the opening of the LGBT Center of Hampton Roads, ACCESS AIDS, as it was then known, further increased its impact by offering LGBTQ programs and services. In 2017, with an expanded mission to empower LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV, the organization rebranded as LGBT Life Center.

Today, LGBT Life Center promotes dignity and wellness for all through its newly opened community healthcare clinic featuring an on-site pharmacy; mental and sexual health counseling; rapid HIV, Hep C and STD testing in multiple locations, including in-home and mobile testing vans; short-term and permanent housing; healthy meals; and safe spaces.

LGBT Life Center is funded through local, state and federal contracts, individuals and businesses, and is the proud beneficiary of Dining Out For Life and the Reel It Out Queer Film Festival. The agency, which operates with a $10M annual operating budget and 65 staff, is overseen by an 8-person Board of Directors. For more information about LGBT Life Center, visit

The Mission

LGBT Life Center is a trusted leader that empowers the LGBTQ communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) will develop strategies, identify funding opportunities and design programs to meet the needs of Hampton Roads’ LGBTQ and HIV communities. In collaboration with the executive leadership team, the CPO will work to advance LGBT Life Center’s mission. Overseeing 60 staff, including the following direct reports, the CPO will assess, enhance and expand LGBT Life Center’s program and services:

  • Director of Programs
  • Director of Housing Services
  • Director of Client Services
  • Director of Care Navigation
  • Director of Clinical Mental Health Services

The core responsibilities of the CPO position include:

Analysis, Strategy and Vision

  • Analyze programs and devise strategies for generating new and increased program revenue opportunities;
  • Develop business models that capitalize on service line revenue such as 340B savings and third-party billing;
  • Refine programs and services to increase outcomes and maximize contract reimbursements;
  • Utilizing quantitative and qualitative metrics, evaluate the efficacy of existing programs and services;
  • Analyze staffing and workflow to improve billable hours;
  • Develop tools for assessing community needs for additional services and programs;

Finance and Administration

  • Create, direct and coordinate annual program plan and budget in conjunction with each program director;
  • For each program, present financial plans for approval to the CFO and CEO;
  • Monitor program budgets. Coordinate with CFO monthly on planned and unplanned variances, plans to resolve any resulting negative impact of variances (both revenue and expense), and upcoming issues that will result in budget variances. Monitor progress of grant contract budgets;
  • Create and analyze budget, staff and facilities requirements for determining viability of new and expanded services and programs;
  • Scale infrastructure to accommodate program growth;
  • Enhance policies and procedures to standardize processes, increase efficiencies and insure regulatory compliance;


  • Effectively lead and manage a diverse group of clinical and program staff;
  • Identify public and private funding sources for existing and new services and programs;
  • Devise tactics, project manage milestones and collaborate with executive and senior leaders to achieve organizational outcomes and realize strategic goals;
  • Build strong and cohesive teams working collectively and collaboratively to provide integrated care for all clients and constituents;
  • Lead teams, direct staff and oversee programs to ensure best practices and client-centered standards of care are reflected across all programs and services;
  • Prepare reports and effectively communicate program goals and outcomes to the LGBT Life Center Board of Directors;
  • Build relationships with elected officials, city agencies, and coalition partners;
  • Promote diversity within LGBT Life Center and represent LGBT Life Center to internal and external clients, customers, and the community by actively supporting and promoting diversity;
  • Ensure that all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of LGBT Life Center.

Professional Requirements

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including positions of increased responsibility in program development and oversight roles. The new Chief Program Officer will have demonstrated success developing and securing program revenue. The ideal candidate will bring the following:

  • A skilled team leader and team builder capable of building collaborations across departments;
  • Demonstrated capacity for thought leadership including adapting programs and teams in response to evolving community needs and advances in care and treatment;
  • Experience developing LGBT programs and services;
  • Community healthcare experience that includes case management and clinical services;
  • Understanding of the budgeting and reporting requirements associated with government funded services;
  • Knowledge of housing and community health funding models including New Market Tax Credits, 340b programs, and Medicare/Medicaid and third-party payor reimbursements;
  • Proficiency collecting and analyzing data including performance metrics;
  • An understanding of the history and issues facing LGBTQ, HIV-affected, at-risk and underserved communities;
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in a relevant field (M.B.A., M.P.A, M.P.H., M.S.W.) is preferred.

Personal Characteristics

Our client is seeking a strategic leader with a track-record of developing and managing high-impact programs. The new Chief Program Officer will be adept at transforming community needs into fundable programs with measurable outcomes. The ideal candidate will be characterized by the following traits:

  • High level of business acumen including successful budget management; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; problem solving; project management; and creative resourcefulness.
  • Strategic Vision and Agility-ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan to ensure full execution.
  • High emotional intelligence exemplified by respect for LGBT Life Center’s history, appreciation for its impact in the community, and understanding of the interconnected nature of longstanding regional relationships.
  • Action Oriented—enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and skilled team leader capable of fostering a culture of trust and transparency. They will build productive collaborations with both staff and stakeholders. The Chief Program Officer will be passionate about providing the resources and support for LGBT and HIV-affected individuals to live a healthy and connected life.


Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and disability insurance, a 403b retirement plan,  generous vacation and paid leave.

Basic relocation expenses may be considered for the exceptional individual they are seeking. 


This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished senior leader to join a highly respected, growing and dynamic organization. For 30 years, LGBT Life Center has been expanding to meet the needs of Hampton Roads’ LGBT and HIV communities. By understanding the evolving needs of the diverse communities LGBT Life Center serves, the successful candidate will be integral to the ongoing development, enhancement and refinement of programs and services. The Chief Program Officer will have the satisfaction of knowing they are part of a team proving the essential resources and support to live a healthy, connected LGBT life.


Located in Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina, where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the historically rich region of Hampton Roads is influenced by vast shipping and fishing industries and laid-back beach culture. Hampton Roads encompasses seven cities including Norfolk, Newport News and Virginia Beach offering a variety of urban, suburban and waterfront communities. Residents enjoy long, warm summers and mild winters. With an abundance of fresh seafood, vibrant arts and entertainment scene, easy access to white sand beaches and an enduring sense of Southern Hospitality it’s no wonder four Hampton Roads cities, including Norfolk, made WalletHub’s list “2018 Happiest Places to Live.”

The city of Norfolk, home to LGBT Life Center’s administrative office and three of its service locations, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing ports, a destination for world-class cuisine and the center of a thriving arts community. The city has a population of 245,000 and a median home price of $207,000.

With below average crime and high-performing schools, it’s easy to see why Travel+Leisure named Norfolk  “Favorite American City for 2018.”

For 30 years, Norfolk has hosted Hampton Roads Pride, a weeklong celebration of LGBT culture and community. Festivities include performances, a fashion show, dancing, roller skating, a huge block party, and the nation’s only LGBT Boat Parade.

What’s it like to live in Norfolk/Virginia Beach?


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner


1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019


Phone: 212.531.5003

Fax: 212.203.9599


Please note that your education, dates of employment and other information will be verified prior to an offer.

LGBT Life Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. LGBTQ people, people of color, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and individuals of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Lambda Legal, Chief Executive Officer


The Client

Since 1973, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has been the nation’s most respected legal organization working to advance civil rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and everyone living with HIV. Starting with its first case, an appeal for Lambda Legal to exist as a nonprofit, the organization’s impact litigation has secured historic, precedent-setting victories that have expanded protections and secured rights for individuals, couples, and families.

The landmark cases Lambda Legal has successfully argued include Lawrence v. Texas, overturning all remaining state sodomy laws in the United States; Brandon v. Richardson County, arguing for a sheriff’s culpability in the murder of Brandon Teena; Cammermeyer v. Perry, a pioneering case that paved the way for the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell;” Taylor v. Rice, challenging the State Department’s refusal to hire HIV-positive people as Foreign Service officers; and Henry v. Hodges, one of the Ohio cases consolidated with Obergefell v. Himes, that helped to bring marriage equality nationwide.

For more than 45 years, Lambda Legal’s legal, policy, and advocacy work has touched nearly every aspect of life for LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV. Their strategic approach to broadening rights includes the deployment of high-impact education and advocacy campaigns to complement and strengthen their casework. Current cases include federal lawsuits challenging the refusal to correct the gender marker on Kansas birth certificates and fighting on behalf of a couple denied the opportunity to apply to serve as foster parents, multiple suits on behalf of spouses denied social security survivor benefits, and arguments to end the restrictions on the military service of transgender and people living with HIV. Current policy work seeks to expand non-discrimination protections at the federal, state, and local level, promote sound policy driven by science rather than stigma, particularly in the realm of public health, and root out anti-LGBTQ+ bias in the justice system. Current advocacy work addresses issues such as workplace discrimination, anti-LGBTQ+ curriculum laws and judicial bias in the courts.

Founded by volunteer lawyers struggling to break new ground in the American justice system, Lambda Legal quickly established itself as the preeminent legal organization bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice for LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV. Today, Lambda Legal’s 85 expert staff continue the organization’s legacy of devising groundbreaking legal strategies and pioneering policy initiatives to move history forward. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Lambda Legal operates with a $19 million annual budget and is governed by a 32-person board.

For more information about Lambda Legal, visit

The Mission

The mission of Lambda Legal is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

The Value Proposition

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will be a key leader in defining the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement in the 21st Century.  In collaboration with the board and staff, the CEO will define Lambda Legal’s vision and set its strategic direction. The CEO will operationalize the day-to-day leadership, management, and planning necessary to ensure Lambda Legal’s continued growth and impact. The CEO will develop and implement innovative strategies to advance the organization’s mission. The CEO’s primary responsibilities include the following:


  • Inspire, motivate, and lead a team of highly intelligent, accomplished and committed professionals united by a common mission and vision;
  • Attract, recruit, and retain an innovative and high-performing team with the aim of fostering an inclusive environment, instilling a culture of teamwork, ensuring organizational cohesion, and offering opportunities for professional growth;
  • Listen actively with respect to all opinions, including dissent, and make difficult decisions when necessary;
  • Champion a culture of inclusion throughout the organization by fostering diversity and implementing robust equity policies.

Fundraising and Fiscal Stewardship

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including individuals, foundations, law firms, and corporate donors;
  • In partnership with the Chief Development Officer and the Development Department’s strategy, cultivate and solicit major gifts;
  • Lead the development of short-term and long-range strategic plans and budgets that advance organizational goals and objectives;
  • Oversee the effective and efficient management of the organization’s financial resources ensuring its fiscal stability and long-term viability.


  • Serve as the primary face and voice of Lambda Legal, while enhancing brand and external communications efforts, making Lambda Legal more broadly visible to a range of constituencies;
  • Foster strong relationships with other leaders in the LGBTQ+ and HIV advocacy communities, while collaborating with other social justice and civil rights organizations;
  • Represent Lambda Legal in the media, the community, and at events.

Professional Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a visionary and respected social justice thought leader. They will have an authentic commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and evident cultural competency. They will also be a transparent and collaborative leader, compelling public speaker, and engaging communicator. Based in New York, this position requires significant travel. The new CEO will bring the following:

  • Demonstrated success building strong and effective teams, supported by a track record of leading by example to create cultures defined by excellence, professionalism, trust and respect;
  • Prior experience working with a nonprofit board and a demonstrable understanding of board development, governance, and decision-making, including vision development and strategic planning;
  • Media experience with a proven ability to distill complex issues into accessible language to a wide range of audiences;
  • Extensive fundraising experience, including a history of forging lasting relationships with stakeholders, individual donors and institutional funders;
  • Organizational and staff development expertise, with the ability to effectively communicate and manage change;
  • Understanding of nonprofit fiscal structures and funding streams, combined with strong business acumen;
  • Knowledge of the history and issues affecting LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming/non-binary (GNCNB) individuals and people living with HIV, including an awareness of how the evolving political and social climates impact those issues;
  • A deep understanding of how various impact litigation, policy, and advocacy strategies are employed to expand civil rights;
  • Familiarity with the intersectionality of race equity and economic justice issues;
  • Prior experience managing a represented workforce is preferred;
  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree, ideally a juris doctor, is preferred.

Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate will exhibit authentic, visible passion for the work of Lambda Legal to improve the lives of the persons and communities it serves. They will be genuinely interested in listening, with the humility to collaborate and process diverse perspectives and the ability to transform what they hear into action. They will have the integrity and dexterity to establish trust and build confidence within and among staff, board, and stakeholders. Above all, they will possess the emotional intelligence to appreciate the wisdom and focus the passion of Lambda Legal’s esteemed and committed staff.


To attract a multi-talented leader, Lambda Legal is offering a competitive compensation package. The package includes medical, dental, life, AD&D, and disability insurance, as well as an annual retirement contribution and ample PTO days covering observed holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time.  Relocation reimbursement will be provided for the exceptional candidate.

Why Lambda Legal

For more than 45 years, Lambda Legal has been leading the march toward full lived equality for LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV. Throughout, but most profoundly today, the hard-fought progress that has been made is being eroded by powerful and well-resourced foes. At a critical time in history, this is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to fortify Lambda Legal’s pillars of impact litigation, policy, and advocacy to defend and continue the expansion of rights for LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV.


Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner | McCormack+Kristel

Soladé Rowe, President | WB&B

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019


Office: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599



Please note that your education, dates of employment and other

information will be verified prior to an offer.


                As part of its commitment to full civil rights throughout the LGBT and HIV-affected communities, Lambda Legal encourages diversity and pluralism within its staff. Lambda Legal is an equal employment opportunity employer that considers all applications, terms, conditions, and benefits of employment (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, training, transfer, layoff and termination) without regard to race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, height, weight, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, HIV status, veteran status, disability, non-job related criminal conviction history, political or union affiliation, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local law.


             People of color, women, people of all gender identities and gender expressions, people with HIV, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Lambda Legal Announces National CEO Search

By Lambda Legal

MARCH 28, 2019


Today, Lambda Legal announced its search for the organization’s next CEO. McCormack + Kristel, the nation’s first and most experienced LGBTQ retained search firm, in collaboration with WB&B, an executive search firm focused on diversity and inclusion, will assist Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors.

“Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors knows how critical the CEO search is to our community, especially in times like these, so that the organization remains vigilant and a leader in the movement,” said Board Chair Anne Krook.  “One of the most essential elements of this search is a diverse pool of candidates. We will conduct a thorough and thoughtful process to find the ideal candidate for the position.”

Lambda Legal has engaged McCormack+Kristel, executive search consultants for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations with an emphasis on diversity recruiting, in collaboration with WB&B, an executive search firm also focused on diversity and inclusion, to facilitate the search. Since its founding in 1993, McCormack+Kristel has completed more than 400 searches for CEOs, board members and C-suite executives for large and small nonprofit organizations across the country. Clients have included the ACLU, the Equality Federation, GLAD, Liberty Hill Foundation, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, MassEquality, Outserve/SLDN, PFLAG, Planned Parenthood, SAGE, and the Tide Foundation. WB&B has been recognized as the nation’s leading minority-owned executive search firm. Established in 1973, its founding bylaws ensure an inclusive slate of qualified candidates for each client engagement. Since 2011, the firms have partnered on several high-profile CEO searches including AIDS United, AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Amnesty International.

“McCormack+Kristel and WB&B are dedicated to developing an inclusive list of candidates with the skills to drive the next chapter of Lambda Legal’s work. We are honored to be working with a pillar of the LGBTQ movement during such a critical time in Lambda’s and our country’s history,” said Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner of McCormack+Kristel.

“Lambda Legal is in court on behalf of transgender people in the military, winning on behalf of transgender high school students, and taking on Social Security on behalf of LGBT seniors, and we are looking for an experienced leader and strategic thinker to join us in this fight on behalf of our community’s most vulnerable,” said Richard Burns, Interim CEO. “We are looking for someone ready to ensure that Lambda Legal’s vision of full recognition of the civil rights of the LGBT community and all who experience discrimination is realized.”

With the assistance of the search firms, staff, and stakeholders, the board will develop a job profile that highlights the various skill sets required of a new president. The final job profile will be announced and will be available on

Natural Resources Defense Council, Senior Director, Oceans Division

The Client

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

NRDC was founded in 1970 by a group of law students and attorneys at the forefront of the environmental movement. Today’s leadership team and board of trustees make sure the organization continues to work to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

NRDC combines the power of more than three million members and online activists with the expertise of scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the conservation and protection of the air, water, and the wild. With dedicated staff working in more than a dozen program areas, NRDC partners with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues we face today. Today, our people work across the world, with major offices in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.

With fiscal year 2017-2018 revenue of over $190 million and over 600 employees, NRDC is among the top global environmental advocacy organizations. The majority of its support comes from individual members and donors, supplemented by grants from institutional funders. Charity Navigator awards NRDC its top 4-star rating.

For more information about Natural Resources Defense Council, visit

The Oceans Division

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy.” – Jules Verne

The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and absorbs more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere. Covering 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, the ocean transfers heat from the equator to the poles, regulating our climate and weather patterns. Oceans provide at least a sixth of the animal protein we eat. Pollution not only affects marine life and its environment, it contaminates our food chain, impacting all life on our planet.

For decades, NRDC lawyers, scientists, and policy advocates have been instrumental in the fight to protect our oceans for current and future generations through effective policy work and impact litigation. They work to maintain and restore healthy ocean ecosystems by seeking to prevent or end destructive practices, such as overfishing, harmful offshore oil and gas drilling, and seismic blasting. They have also been leaders in promoting the establishment of marine protected areas and in protecting threatened and endangered species such as marine mammals in the United States and internationally.

One of four divisions of the NRDC’s Nature Program, along with Land, Wildlife, and Water, the Oceans Division has a budget of $4 million and 23 staff. It operates with a high degree of autonomy in addressing the most critical environmental issues affecting the world’s marine environment.

In 2018, after nearly a decade of discussion, countries began negotiating a new agreement for the conservation and management of the high seas – the area of ocean beyond the 200-mile zones of individual countries that constitutes nearly two-thirds of the world’s ocean – thanks to the persistence and dedication of the NRDC and its allies. The goal of the agreement is to create fully protected marine parks and to conserve bio-diversity. This epic accomplishment is typical of the hard work and effectiveness of the Oceans Division and emblematic of the impact it can have on the health of our planet. Other examples of the Oceans Division’s work include helping to secure the nation’s first statewide network of marine protected areas, promoting adoption and implementation of a strengthened U.S. fisheries law to end overfishing and rebuild depleted ocean fisheries, and protecting endangered and threatened marine mammals from a variety of sources of harmful ocean noise.

The Position

The Senior Director of the Oceans Division reports to the Managing Director of the Nature Program, participating as part of the Nature Leadership Team. The Senior Director currently supervises the following:

  • Director of International Oceans
  • Director of Domestic Fisheries
  • Director of Marine Mammals
  • Director of Pacific Ocean Initiative
  • Legislative Director for the Nature Program
  • A Senior Ocean Scientist
  • A Senior Policy Analyst

In addition, the Senior Director is supported by a shared Program Assistant and oversees the work of outside consultants as needed.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide overall strategic direction to the Oceans Division, including providing guidance and expertise to develop and advance effectively its suite of ambitious policy and advocacy goals;
  • Prioritize achievement of the Oceans’ goals of the NRDC Strategic Plan;
  • Collaborate with staff to refine and update strategies as necessary, in response to changing environmental conditions and other factors;
  • Ensure that as emerging issues arise, there is a process in place to evaluate and determine whether and/or how NRDC should address them;
  • Support the project leaders, assisting and assuring implementation of the strategic plan and effective management of Program staff;
  • Provide leadership to the Oceans staff as a whole;
  • Assure that the program meets budgetary expectations and is well-supported by donors;
  • Build relationships that advance the work of the Oceans Division with partners and collaborators, including ocean policy leaders within U.S. agencies, the U.S. Congress, other conservation organizations, academic institutions, and foundations;
  • Enhance professional growth of self and teams by keeping abreast of latest trends, best practices and a deep understanding of issues and events impacting the work of Oceans;
  • Assure that the Division successfully communicates its work internally and externally, using traditional and social tools;
  • Assure that Division staff have clear direction, support, opportunities for professional development, and work in a productive and collegial program environment;
  • Represent the Division with donors, and internally with senior staff and the Board;
  • Represent the organization at appropriate funding, legislative, public education and media forums;
  • Serve as a member of the Nature Leadership team helping to provide guidance and support for the overall Nature Program;
  • Work on behalf of the Oceans Division in budgeting and other internal processes; working in concert with Division staff, develop and implement budgets; and help secure the internal and external resources needed for successful campaigns;
  • Serve as an institutional leader for NRDC by serving on committees or project teams, as needed.

This position requires travel nationally and internationally (including overnight and weekend stays).

Professional Criteria

The successful candidate will bring the following:

  • 15 to 20 years of advocacy experience working on ocean or related environmental issues;
  • Proven record as effective environmental advocate with a strong commitment to conservation;
  • Proven record as successful fundraiser and manager, including an ability to nurture and support independent leaders;
  • At least five years of experience managing at a Project Director-level or equivalent;
  • Documented success in building strong organizational partnerships with national leaders and organizations;
  • Experience in managing policy and/or legislative campaigns and initiatives, with a successful track record;
  • Experience managing staff in multiple locations is desirable;
  • Clear understanding of how oceans policy at the national, regional and international level is made and influenced;
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as JD, PhD, MA or MS in Environmental Science or Policy.

Personal Characteristics 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for the ocean and knowledge of ocean health/conservation issues and oceans policy;
  • High emotional intelligence with strong interpersonal skills, including kindness and compassion for co-workers;
  • A willingness to provide guidance and mentoring to department managers, staff, board members and volunteers;
  • A collaborative decision-making style, seeking input and buy-in from the team and transparency in execution;
  • Vision and the ability to inspire and motivate others to perform at their very best;
  • Accepting of feedback from others; giving appropriate recognition to staff; and a willingness to take calculated risks to accomplish goals;
  • Adaptability to changes in the work environment; managing competing demands; changing approach or methods to best fit the situation; ability to deal with frequent change, opportunities, delays or unexpected events;
  • Strong organizational skills with a dedication to continuous improvement;
  • Effective fundraising and donor cultivation skills;
  • Superior oral and written communications ability.

Above all, the successful candidate must believe in the value and vital importance of the organization and the Division’s work.



Our client is offering a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Basic relocation expenses are possible for an exceptional candidate. This position may be based in New York, Washington, DC, or San Francisco.


The Senior Director position is an opportunity to lead a once-in-a-generation environmental effort of importance to our future and one of profound humanitarian merit.


Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:

Joe McCormack, Founding Partner


1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019


Office: 212.531.5003

Fax: 212.203.9599


Please note that your education, dates of employment and other

information will be verified prior to an offer.

All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Candidates may be required to submit writing samples or undergo skills assessment as part of the application process.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. NRDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, religious creed, religious observance, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, military service and veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition as defined by applicable state or federal law, physical or mental handicap or disability, genetic information or predisposition, arrest or conviction records, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances. NRDC offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, for positions based in San Francisco, CA NRDC will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Brian Bond Named New Executive Director of PFLAG National

JANUARY 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, PFLAG National—the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their families, and allies—announced that Brian Bond will join the organization as its new Executive Director, effective February 1st.

Board President Kathy Godwin said, “I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the helm of PFLAG National. He has a proven record of success unifying people across communities, building strong alliances and partnerships, and working in challenging environments and moments to effect change. His personal story—as a young gay man raised in rural America—will resonate with so many people, including our supporters and members. I know Brian is the leader PFLAG needs to continue our work, and greatly expand our reach.”

Bond, a Missouri native with a degree in Public Administration from Missouri State University, is a former Obama Administration official and LGBTQ+ advocate with an extensive background in constituency outreach and coalition bridge-building. He most recently served as the Coalitions Director for the Climate Action Campaign in Washington D.C., working to protect clean air and promote action to limit climate change. Prior to that, he was the Deputy CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

During the Obama Administration, Bond served as Deputy Director for the White House Office of Public Engagement and primary liaison for the LGBTQ community. After the re-election of President Obama in 2012, he moved to the Environmental Protection Agency to work on the Administration’s climate initiatives as Associate Administrator for Public Engagement and Environmental Education. Prior to these roles, he served as the Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and is credited with expanding the success of the organization and support for LGBTQ candidates during his six-year tenure.

“I know what it is to be the scared kid growing up in a rural community feeling different and alone, struggling with accepting who I was and living in fear because I knew I was different,” said Bond. “As the Executive Director of PFLAG National—arm in arm with the hundreds of thousands of exceptional people who are the backbone of PFLAG—it is my goal to intensify all our efforts serving our diverse families and communities.”

“For communities of color, we can make this stronger through continued cultural inclusion work and expanded outreach, listening, and tools. We can build on PFLAG’s long and noteworthy trans-inclusive history to expand our programs for transgender and gender-expansive youth and their families. There is no question we also will find the best way forward for faith-based and more conservative families torn between loving their kids and loving their faith. PFLAG is uniquely positioned to do this work, with over 400 chapters in communities across the country, and over 45 years on the front lines of this movement. I am truly honored to take up this work with the dedicated leaders and volunteers of PFLAG, and the PFLAG National staff.”

The PFLAG National Search Task Force included board members and national staff representing a diversity of race, ethnicity, age, and professional experience. The Task Force undertook a thoughtful and deliberative search process which surfaced more than 15 qualified candidates nationwide before making their final recommendation.

The news of Bond’s appointment was welcomed by leaders in the LGBTQ+ equality movement, as well as other leaders in the fight for social justice among marginalized communities.

“During my time at the White House I saw firsthand PFLAG’s legacy of loving, affirming families and actively engaged allies at work. PFLAGers are changing hearts and minds in every corner of our country in support of equality for the LGBTQ+ community. I also witnessed Brian Bond’s commitment to moving equality forward with passion, empathy, and humility. Brian’s skill set, collaborative leadership style, creative thought process, and ability to build bridges across diverse communities and life experiences will serve PFLAG well. I am thrilled that Brian Bond has been selected as PFLAG National’s next Executive Director during this pivotal and critical moment in time.”

– Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

“I wholeheartedly commend the PFLAG National Board of Directors for their selection of Brian Bond as the organization’s Executive Director. I have known Brian for over twenty years both professionally and personally. I am amazed by his ability to move within multiple communities—especially Communities of Color—with respect and humility, to achieve common goals. Brian has both the skill set and professionalism to build upon PFLAG’s success to expand the organization’s reach to provide more support for African-American parents who want to understand the struggle of their LGBTQ+ children in an oft-hostile world.”

– Earl Fowlkes, President/CEO, Center for Black Equity, Inc.

“Brian Bond embodies leadership. He has earned the trust and respect of diverse communities and coalitions over his lifetime because he has worked tirelessly to uplift people of all ages and backgrounds every step of the way. I count myself in that category, first as his summer intern and later as his successor as the White House LGBT Liaison and a committed partner in the fight for equality and justice. PFLAG, already an effective and important organization, has gained a talented, humble, inclusive, and strategic leader in Brian—and I look forward to the scores more families and young people supported by this work with Brian at the helm.”

– Aditi Hardikar, Former White House LGBT and AAPI Liaison

“I have had the pleasure to work for and with Brian Bond closely for over a decade. You follow and trust his vision because he embodies what he fights for everyday. As a Latina from an immigrant family raised from humble beginnings by a teen mother, I know that our rights and a seat at the table are not automatic. I have seen Brian time and time again not just stand up for ALL communities including communities of color and our most vulnerable but more importantly fight to give them the power they rightfully deserve. From Farmworkers to Latinx students on campuses, I have seen him purposefully and artfully lift up voices, genuinely listen and advocate for what was needed on ground without hesitation. PFLAG will gain tremendously from their selection of Brian Bond as their next Executive Director, I am excited for what the future holds for them.”

– Amanda Aguirre, Former Acting Director of Public Engagement at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Associate Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

“Transgender people and our families couldn’t ask for a better ally than Brian Bond. Throughout his career, Brian has served as an invaluable partner in the fight for transgender equality, as well as a dear friend for nearly two decades. Brian has the vision and devotion to lead PFLAG and the millions of families it serves.”

– Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality

“Brian Bond is a fantastic selection by PFLAG National as its next Executive Director. His steadfast dedication to LGBTQ issues throughout his career, especially for youth and those most vulnerable in our community, alongside his top-notch excellence in leadership, community organizing, and strong relationships with leaders across the nation will allow Brian to thrive at PFLAG. I cannot think of anyone better to be at the helm and I wish him and the whole PFLAG family much success in the coming years ahead.”

– Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Director of External Relations, National Center for Transgender Equality

“The smartest hire I ever made was recruiting Brian Bond to lead the Victory Fund when I was co-chair. PFLAG will benefit from that same vision, tenacity and work ethic that has made Brian a success throughout his career.”

– Jeff Trammell, Former Co-Chair, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

“Having followed in Brian’s footsteps as President Obama’s LGBTQ liaison, I know firsthand the incredible work he did in the early days of the Obama Administration to build the foundation of what later became an unparalleled presidential record on advancing LGBTQ equality. Brian is exactly the kind of advocate and leader that queer kids across America—and their families and allies—need in their corner. His passion and compassion, strategic vision and capacity to execute, national network and local relationships, and most importantly his commitment to and long track record of inclusivity will be a tremendous asset to PFLAG. I can’t wait to see him take this critically important organization to the next level.

 Gautam Raghavan, former Obama White House LGBTQ Liaison; Vice President for policy at the Gill Foundation; current Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)

“PFLAG has played a central role for the past 45 years in changing hearts and minds in the continuing quest for LGBTQ equality in this country, which is why I am extremely pleased that Brian Bond will be PFLAG’s incoming Executive Director. I have worked closely with Brian for many years to ensure that Indian Country has a voice at the table. He is a passionate advocate for inclusion and full participation and consistently turns words into meaningful and impactful action. Nothing is more important than family in Indian Country, I am confident, based on our past work, that Brian will do the work to help ensure that PFLAG best meets the needs of all communities to affirm, respect and celebrate diversity and families.

– Keith M. Harper, Former US Ambassador; Permanent Representative to the UN Human Rights Council


PFLAG is the nation’s first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. To learn more, visit pflag.orglike us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.

Liz Owen, Director of Communications
(202) 657-4026

McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO for Metro Wellness & Community Centers

December 19, 2018 – Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been selected by Metro Wellness & Community Centers in Tampa to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel are leading the assignment.

Reporting to the CEO, the CFO directs the finance functions of the organization and is responsible for the fiscal management of all federal, state and city grants, said McCormack+Kristel. The individual in the role will be charged with supervising a finance team inclusive of accounting, billing, bookkeeping and payroll staff. The CFO will oversee an operating budget of more than $21 million.

The ideal candidate will be expected to have non-profit and healthcare experience in a community health center or a federally qualified health center with a 340b pharmacy program. McCormack+Kristel said that the successful candidate will have “at least 10 years’ progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably with an organization that receives federal funds.” Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, controls and reporting, ideally in the healthcare sector.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have a collaborative and flexible leadership style and will be enthusiastic about working in a mission-driven environment, said the search firm. Prospects should also be strong in character and integrity.

Established in 1993, Metro Wellness & Community Centers provides health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in Florida’s Tampa Bay community. It is one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers. With active community center locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, Metro provides comprehensive HIV services and medical care, social activities, classes, support groups, counseling, health and fitness programs, youth programs, substance abuse programs, older adult programs, behavioral health services and free HIV testing.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

Out for Undergrad Announces Dr. Cindi Love New Executive Director

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Out for Undergrad (O4U) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cindi Love as its new Executive Director effective January 2, 2018. McCormack+Kristal conducted the nationwide search for O4U, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to helping high-potential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) undergraduates achieve success in their careers.

O4U currently offers four undergraduate leadership conferences that serve as a pathway into major US-based corporations: (1) finance/ consulting/ accounting, (2) technology, (3) marketing, and (4) engineering. In 2017, Goldman Sachs, Twitter, PepsiCo and Stanford University were hosts of these four O4U conferences in cooperation with 130 other major corporate sponsors.

Michael Ruderman, Chair of the O4U Board, said “Our 14-year experience of helping promising LGBTQ undergraduates reach their full potential is the solid foundation upon which we want to take O4U to the next level of impact. We know that Dr. Love will take us there and be a wonderful mentor to our students and volunteers, who are at the heart and soul of our organization’s work. Very few CEOs have senior leadership experience in for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, higher education, and global LGBTQ and human rights advocacy. Dr. Love is the rare find who has all of these.”

Love said, “I am very excited to join the O4U Board and other volunteers in the next chapter of ground-breaking work on behalf of LGBTQ students and corporations who employ them. We have an opportunity to expand access to O4U’s unique leadership development program, and further enhance the current conference experiences. I’m so fortunate to share with O4U’s students and volunteers what I have learned as a partner to some of the most passionate, deeply committed, socially responsible entrepreneurs, executives, educators, advocates and philanthropists around the world.”

Love founded an INC 500 company (#73 in 1990) and was recognized as one of 50 of North American top entrepreneurs by the MIT/INC/YEO Birthing of Giants program that same year. Love founded and sold Integration Control System & Services to The TORO Company in 1996 and served as a TORO executive until 2000.

Since July 2014, Love has served as the Executive Director of ACPA—College Student Educators International in Washington, DC, member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and Working Group Advising the U.S. Secretary of State on Religion & Foreign Policy. Love was a panelist for President Obama’s 2015 Challenge for Faith-Based Partnerships and Communities and honored at the White House twice for human rights leadership. Love serves as one of 95 Content Experts for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks project and is former member of the United Nations Compass Coalition on LGBT Human Rights.

Love succeeds Brandon Fail as Executive Director. Ruderman said, “The O4U Board thanks Brandon Fail for his three years of leadership, during which the organization launched two new conferences, doubled its student attendee population, and dramatically increased corporate sponsorship.”

Contact Information:

Michael Ruderman
Chair of the O4U Board

Cindi Love

SOURCE Out for Undergrad

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McCormack + Kristel Recruits Leaders for Impact Organizations
Pioneering Executive Recruitment Firm Specializes in Placing Executives at Key LGBTQ Organizations Nationwide

PALM SPRINGS – October 3, 2017:  Continuing its 24-year record of successful executive placements, McCormack+Kristel recently recruited new chief executives for PFLAG National and New York’s Bailey House, and launched a CEO search for The San Diego LGBT Community Center.

PFLAG National recently appointed Dr. Jaime Grant as their new Executive Director. Founded in 1972, PFLAG has nearly 400 chapters and more than 200,000 members and is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Grant has a three-decade-long track record of leadership in the LGBTQ and feminist movements. She previously held the position of Policy Institute Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force and is the founding executive director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Most recently, she served as the founder and director of the Global Trans Research and Advocacy Project.

Said Jean Hodges, PFLAG President, “Our search for a new Executive Director for PFLAG National was handled efficiently, thoroughly, and with grace by McCormack+Kristel Partner Michelle Kristel. Her excellent communication, her extensive network of contacts which enabled a large pool of qualified applicants, her sensitivity to issues of diversity, and her skill and expertise in interviewing top candidates were all critical to keeping the process moving on a well-paced timeline. Best of all was the wonderful result in hiring exactly the right person for the job.”

John Oda, the Chair of the PFLAG Search Committee added, “McCormack+Kristel was the perfect firm for our Executive Director search. Their expertise and experience was noticeable and crucial from the start to the end.”

McCormack+Kristel also announced the successful completion of the Chief Executive Officer search for New York’s Bailey House. Established in 1983, Bailey House provides supportive housing for people living with HIV and AIDS and advocates on their behalf. In addition, the program connects individuals with medical care and other health and social services. Special housing units are set aside for LGBT homeless youths, with a number of units specifically for supporting transgender youth. Daniel Tietz, the new CEO, is presently Chief Special Services Officer at NYC Human Resources Administration. He was previously the Executive Director of ACRIA, the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, and the Deputy Executive Director of the New York Coalition for the Homeless. He is an RN by training and holds a JD degree from the New England School of Law. Bailey House Board Chair Matt Farber said, “Dan’s entrepreneurial spirit, unique combination of advocacy and nonprofit experience, and relentless approach to improving the lives of some of New York City’s most vulnerable citizens make him the perfect fit to lead Bailey House.”

The San Diego LGBT Community Center has recently retained McCormack+Kristel to assist with the search and selection process to recruit a successor for long-term Executive Director Dr. Delores Jacobs.

McCormack+Kristel brings 24 years of recruiting experience to this executive search. Founder and managing partner Joe McCormack says, “We were the first retained search firm to recruit leadership for the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities, and we are the first retained search firm to embrace the transgender community as a valuable source of talent for our clients. Being a pioneer is a core value for us, not only as a business practice, but as a commitment to social justice. We are honored to support The San Diego LGBT Community Center during this important leadership transition.”

Since its founding in 1993, McCormack+Kristel has completed more than 400 searches for CEOs, board members and C-suite executives for large and small nonprofit organizations across the country. Clients have included the ACLU, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood, SAGE, the Tides Foundation, and many more.



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For additional information, contact Joe McCormack, Managing Partner, McCormack+Kristel at or (323) 549-9200.