Callen-Lorde is the global leader in LGBTQ healthcare. Since the days of Stonewall, we have been transforming lives in LGBTQ communities through excellent comprehensive care, provided free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay. In addition, we are continuously pioneering research, advocacy and education to drive positive change around the world, because we believe healthcare is a human right.
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality health care and related services targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities — in all their diversity — regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBT health issues.
Callen-Lorde’s grassroots heritage dates back nearly 50 years to the St. Mark’s Community Clinic and the Gay Men’s Health Project, two volunteer-based clinics that provided screening and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases. These clinics merged in 1983 to form Community Health Project, a mostly volunteer-staffed, episodic care program housing the nation’s first community-based HIV clinic.
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Callen-Lorde is an FTCA deemed facility.
This health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.” For more information, please see http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/.
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Board of Directors
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, Chair
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Lanita A. Ward-Jones, Vice Chair
The Beacon Theater
Matthew Cohen, Treasurer
James T. Evans, JD, PhD, Secretary
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
GATE – Global Action for Trans* Equality
National Lawyers Guild Foundation
Lisa Ayn Padilla, JD, LL.M.
We Cann Heal, LLC
William Pagano, MD, MPH
Retired Internal and Preventive Medicine Physician
Communications & Marketing
New York Public Library
John Paul Sánchez, MD, MPH
Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion & Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director for Education, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Jama Shelton, MSW, PhD
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
Shane S. Spicer, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Senior Director of Human Resources
Anthony Fortenberry, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
David Guggenheim, PsyD
Chief Mental Health Officer
Senior Director of Finance
Peter Meacher, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Asa Radix, MD
Senior Director of Research and Education
Senior Director of Development and Communications
Senior Director of Innovation, Informatics and Quality
Kimberleigh Joy Smith
Senior Director of Community Health Planning and Policy
Chief Operating Officer