Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

Claire_Ippoliti_headshot.jpgClaire Ippoliti (Chair)
Retired Senior Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, People First Federal Credit Union
(she/her)

Claire retired in October 2021 after working as the Chief Lending Officer for People First Federal Credit Union, which has more than $800 million in assets and eight branch offices located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh and Northampton counties. She has been an executive manager with more than 30 years' experience in providing effective loan policies and procedures, automated workflow, and motivational leadership in credit unions. A passionate volunteer, Claire has worked with first-time juvenile offenders, participated in Philadelphia’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and worked in New Orleans performing hurricane recovery work. Claire has also worked with the CUNA Lending Council and served on the board of CAMP Rehoboth, the LGBT community center in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Joshua_Shulman_headshot_2019.jpgJoshua D. Shulman, Esq. (Vice Chair)
Attorney, Shulman Law Office PC

(he/him)

Josh was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, proudly calling Bethlehem home for more than ten years.  During that time, he has been practicing law at Shulman Law Office PC and currently serves as an Assistant Solicitor for Northampton County, where he passionately gets to support the aging, children, the developmentally disabled, and those in need of mental health services. He has been an active participant in and supporter of the center’s free LGBTQ+ legal clinic from its inception. Josh is honored to serve on the center's board and is committed to helping it grow and prosper.

 

Jason Sizemore (Secretary)
Owner and Chef, Butterhead Kitchen
(he/him)

Jason is the owner of Butterhead Kitchen, a vegan event and small batch foods business. Prior to starting his own business, Jason served K-8 public school students in Allentown, Harrisburg, and the five boroughs of NYC for 21 years as a teacher and administrator. He continues to support students, families, and schools through mindfulness education with the Pratyush Sinha Foundation. Jason is proud to support the wide range of services and events that the center offers to our community and beyond.

 

Marvin Webb (Treasurer)
Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

(he/him)

As Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Marvin mixes strategy, business efficiency, and analytical prowess insights at Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Using racial, economic, gender, social justice lenses, he's been at the helm of operationalizing the mission and values for the organization's finance, human resources, information technology, conference management, administration, and infrastructure. Marvin is proud to uplift the center's daily work on the front lines and support it on a national level for the regional and national LGBTQ+ movement. He also serves on CenterLink, the board of 200+ LGBT Community Centers. Marvin resides in Bethlehem with his husband George.

Tracy Denton
Retired Global Manager of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Air Products
(she/her)

In December 2020, Tracy retired after a 30-year career at Air Products, where she held various roles in IT and was most recently the Global Manager of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. Tracy has always been passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Throughout her career, she has been active with ERGs (Employee Resource Groups) and served as co-chair for the LGBTQ+ ERG for ten years. She has been a supporter and volunteer at the center from the beginning and is honored to serve on the board. Tracy lives in the west end of Allentown with her wife and dog. She enjoys eating vegan food, practicing yoga, hiking, antiquing and traveling.

Ana_Hamilton_headshot_2019.jpgAna Hamilton
Artist

(she/her)

Ana was born in Holguin, Cuba, and earned U.S. citizenship in 1974. She received fine arts education and training in Cuba, Spain and the United States and studied at Colegio Lestonnac, Havana University, and Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey). Ana is a painter affiliated with Expressions Studio in Allentown, a 3-artist studio in the heart of downtown Allentown's cultural scene. She believes "art is the unbridled expression of the human soul" and is proud to volunteer her time to support the programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

 

Liz Kleintop, Ph.D.
Faculty and Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Moravian University
(she/her)

Liz is a member of the faculty of Moravian University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in business and management. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration degree. She has published research on the workplace transitions of transgender women in a peer-reviewed journal and book. Liz is a transgender woman living full-time in her chosen gender. She is active in the LGBTQ+ community as a member of the LGBTQ Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as board chair and board treasurer at the center and was a recipient of the center's LGBT Community Leadership Award in 2019.

Courtney Natt
Customer Service and Sales Representative, Blue Ridge Cable TV

(she/they)

Courtney is a customer service and sales representative for Blue Ridge Cable TV and is also a visual artist, videographer and co-founder of Create & Be Art Culture alongside her fiancée Sylvia. She's inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali, Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Chuck Close. She uses her art as a tool to work through her journey with anxiety by expressing her fears relentlessly through the canvas. Her goal at Create & Be Art Culture is to provide a platform for aspiring artists who face challenges selling their art, encouraging artists who may doubt their abilities to connect with the world. She strives to use art to bring people together, regardless of race, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Courtney is honored and excited to serve on the board.

Mark_Stanziola_headshot.jpgMark Stanziola, Esq.
Attorney, Gardner Law Offices

(he/him)

Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Family and LGBTQ+ law, currently practicing law at Gardner Law Offices. For many years, Mark served as a Board Member and officer of Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley prior to its merger with Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. He has also served in leadership roles at the LGBT Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Pennsylvania Bar Association's GLBT committee. Mark has volunteered at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center since the center's inception, in addition to his service on the Board of Directors, he also volunteers in the center's LGBT legal clinic. In 2017, Mark was recipient of the center's LGBT Community Leadership Award.

 

Bill McGlinn
Interim Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
(he/him)

Bill was appointed by the center's Board of Directors in March 2022. He previously served as Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations at Muhlenberg College and as Director of Development and Community Relations at Da Vinci Science Center. He holds degrees from Yale University (M.F.A., Theatre), New York University (M.P.A., Nonprofit Management), and Notre Dame (B.A., Theatre/English). After retiring from Muhlenberg, he stepped up as a key volunteer at the center, where he has served as chair of the gala committee and the Campaign for Equity, which eliminated the center’s mortgage.

 

 

 

Photo credits for board headshots: Megan Keller Photography