Board of Directors Employees
Board of Directors
Patrick Fligge (Chair), Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement, Muhlenberg College's Career Center (He, Him, His)
At Muhlenberg College, Patrick works to engage alumni and parents as volunteers and resources in career services, while also provide career and networking resources to these audiences. Previously he worked in Alumni Relations at Muhlenberg College. Pat has been an engaged supporter of equality for years, passionate about how The Center is serving a significant population in meaningful ways. From arts and cultural events to education to healthcare, the Center provides a much needed home and gathering place to serve the LGBT community in the greater Lehigh Valley region. In his spare time, Pat enjoys cooking with his wife Jillian and going on adventures with his golden retriever, Steve.
Joshua D. Shulman, Esq. (Vice Chair), Attorney, Shulman & Shabbick (He, Him, His)
Josh was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, and has proudly called Bethlehem his home for over ten years. During that time he has been practicing law at Shulman & Shabbick, and currently also 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 LGBT legal clinic from its inception. Josh is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and is committed to helping it grow and prosper.
Jason Sizemore (Secretary), Principal, Muhlenberg Elementary School, Allentown School District (He, Him, His)
Jason is serving his second year as proud board member of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, where he also serves as chair of the Gala Committee. In addition to his service at the Center, Jason is heavily involved as a volunteer at Civic Theatre of Allentown. Jason is proud to support the wide range of services and events that the Center offers to our community and beyond.
Claire Ippoliti, (Treasurer) Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, People First Federal Credit Union (She, Her, Hers)
Claire works as Chief Lending Officer for People First Federal Credit Union which has more than $500 million in assets and eight branch offices located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, PA. She is an executive manager with more than 20 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, Rehoboth Delaware's LGBT community center.
Ana Hamilton, Artist (She, Her, Hers)
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.
Monique McCants, Cryo Machinery Project/Product Engineer, Air Products (She, Her, Hers)
Mark Stanziola, Esq., Attorney, Gardner Law Offices (He/Him/His)
Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Family and LGBT 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.
Ian Wagner, Support Coordinator, Service Access & Management, Inc. (He/Him/His)
Ian has been an active member in the LGBTQ+ community for many years; founding the William Allen High School Gay Straight Alliance in the Allentown School District in 2003. Ian also participated in the creation of the Rainbow scholarship, formerly managed by Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and Prizm prom, organized by HAVEN. Currently Ian works with Service Access and Management where he advocates for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities to assure their rights are upheld and all of their needs are met. Currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Ian plans to specialize in trauma therapy. Ian is proud to be affiliated with the center and all that it represents and is excited to be a part of the team.
Adrian Shanker (Executive Director) (He/Him/His)
Adrian is a leader in LGBT health advocacy with a decade-long history of working for LGBT legal, social, and health equity. Prior to founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Adrian served as President of Equality Pennsylvania from 2011-2013 during a time of unprecedented organizational growth. Adrian is an accomplished organizer, having led numerous successful campaigns to advance LGBT rights in municipalities across Pennsylvania, including through non-discrimination protections, relationship recognition, and laws to protect LGBT youth from conversion therapy. A specialist in LGBT health policy, Adrian has developed leading-edge campaigns to advance health equity for LGBT Pennsylvanians, through policy, behavioral, and clinical changes. In 2018, he co-authored "Queer and Quitting: Addressing Tobacco Use as an LGBTQ Issue", a chapter in The Routledge Handbook for LGBTQIA Administration and Policy.
Governor Tom Wolf appointed Adrian to serve in two capacities in his administration, as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs and as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, for which he was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate in October 2018. He is also currently a member of ACLU of Pennsylvania's Board of Directors and the Board of the Non-Profit & Business Partners Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice from The Columbian College of Arts & Sciences at The George Washington University and he earned his B.A., cum laude, in Political Science and Religion Studies at Muhlenberg College. Adrian is a member of Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Society for Public Health Educators, and the Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition.
He has received numerous prestigious honors, including the Bar Association of Lehigh County's 'Liberty Bell Award', the City of Allentown's 'Human Relations Award', Anne Frank Center USA's 'Spirit of Anne Frank Award', and GLSEN Hudson Valley's 'Leadership Award'. In both 2012 and 2018, Philadelphia Gay News named Adrian 'Person of the Year' and Lehigh Valley Business named him to their inaugural '40 Under 40' in 2013. In 2013, Adrian was one of six LGBT speakers at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: The National Action to Realize the Dream.