Your Resource Center

Staff and Board

BOARD

Merrick Moses
President

Kenneth Moore Jr.
Vice President

Ava Pipitone
Member at Large

 

Jumel Howard
Member at Large

John Harris
Treasurer

Brett Dorsey
Member at Large

 

STAFF

 Mimi Demissew

Mimi Demissew

Executive Director

Officially joining the PCOM in September 2016, Mimi Demissew serves as the Executive Director of the Center. As well, being a strong advocate for Sexual and Gender minority (SGM) youth empowerment, Mimi started providing mentorship and guidance to the center’s Youth Against Oppression (YAO) program in April 2016. She comes to the PCOM with an extensive background in organizational development, strategic planning and having dedicated over two decades to SGL/LGBTQ advocacy in the Maryland and Washington DC areas.  Prior to joining the GLCCB she helped launch a social entrepreneurship in 2008 and currently serves on their board. Mimi is a native of Virginia and current longtime resident of Baltimore.

mdemissew@pridecentermd.org

Christopher Strietman

Christopher Strietman

Finance Manager

Chris joined the PCOM as Finance Manager in 2015, but has been volunteering at the Center since 2013 when he returned to Baltimore after 10 years in Florida. He grew up just outside of Washington, D.C. and recently retired from over 25 years in the financial services industry. He enjoys travel, art, making pottery and mid-century modern design, and feels passionate about issues of social justice. He and his husband, Blane, split their time between their homes in Baltimore and Miami.

cstrietman@pridecentermd.org

 Aaron Powell

Aaron Powell

Peer Navigator

Aaron, who identifies as a same gender-loving (SGL) black male, is a recent May 2018 graduate from Bowie State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Child & Adolescent Studies. He has experience with outreach work in the LGBTQ community due to his internship with STAR TRACK. He still enjoys attending the different community events held by STAR TRACK such as game nights and karaoke nights. He is excited to be apart of the events and programs held here at The Pride Center of Maryland. In his spare time, he likes to attend different happy hours, watch horror movies, or enjoy spending time with family. He looks forward to serving the community and promoting growth.

apowell@pridecentermd.org

 

Shelese Greene

Shelese Greene

Office Manager

Shelese Greene is a Charm City native, born and raised in West Baltimore. Identifying as a black femme lesbian, Shelese has been a loving member of Baltimore’s LGBTQ community since she came out at age 14 & is overjoyed to support her community through her work with the PCOM. Shelese has worked in the administrative/customer support field for almost 10 years and she is currently studying to receive her Associate’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from Baltimore City Community College.

sgreene@pridecentermd.org

Duke Porter

Duke Porter

Peer Navigator

duke@pridecentermd.org

 

Dora Carroll

Dora Carroll

Communications Manager

Dora is a graduate of University of Baltimore where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications with a focus on design.  Dora spent many years traveling and working abroad – a background that includes a stint teaching English in Beijing, China and designing websites for a Thailand based company.

dcarroll@pridecentermd.org

Contact Us

 

The PRIDE Center of MD (PCOM)
2530 North Charles St, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410.777.8145
Fax: 410.777.8135
Email: info@pridecentermd.org

Walk-In Hours
Mon: 10am – 6pm
Tues – Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

 

Programming Hours
Mon: 10am – 6pm
Tues – Fri: 10am – 10pm