Lora Tucker is the CEO of CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers. Lora is responsible for providing leadership in achieving the agency’s mission to assist community centers in building a movement that honors and promotes full human rights and dignity for LGBT people. She spends much of her time working with centers on board governance, fundraising, capacity building, leadership development and strategic planning. Lora is an ACC Certified Leadership Coach. She brings a rich background in organizational and team leadership with over 30 years of experience including a long distinguished career in the military where she retired as a Colonel from the United States Army.
Tanya is Centerlink's Center Action Network Manager. Prior to joining CenterLink, Tanya worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in their Senior Services Department. She had the role of Residential Services Coordinator at Triangle Square - the nation's first and largest LGBTQ low income senior housing facility. She was instrumental in developing and expanding their programming and services. She began volunteering with Wisconsin AIDS Resource Center at the age of 17, and continued to volunteer during her travels, first at Nashville AIDS Project and then at PFlag of Temecula, CA. Tanya completed her Gerontology certification at the University of Southern California in 2017, finishing at the top of her class. She is working toward a Masters Degree in Public Health. She serves as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging. In June of 2017 she was the recipient of the LINK Award for her outstanding service to the LGBTQ older adult population in LA County. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys musical theater and spending time with her partner Maria and their 2 very spoiled rescue dogs.
Terry Stone is the Director of CenterLink's Center Action Network. Prior to heading up this important advocacy project, he served as CEO of CenterLink. Terry brings over 20 years of nonprofit experience with the LGBT, HIV/AIDS and aging communities. He previously served as the Executive Director of the National Adult Day Services Association, The Center of Orange County and the Northwest AIDS Foundation. Throughout his career, Terry has served on a number of boards and commissions at the national, state and local levels including AIDS Action Council, the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations, National Coalition for LGBT Health, Men Alive, YMCA, and the Ryan White Planning Council (Orange County, Seattle and Dallas).
Valencia had her big "a-ha moment" during her first year as a Roadie for AIDS/LifeCycle. Since then, her motto has been “How can I help my community?” and help she has! Valencia spent three years at the Los Angeles LGBT Center working closely with Seniors Services, both as a volunteer and part-time employee. She was responsible for event coordination, meal planning, and administration. Her role at Center Action Network includes data entry, research, and record maintenance. She also interns for her local Councilwoman, assisting during community events and festivals. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. She enjoys creating and hosting monthly trivia games at a local restaurant. This June, she will be completing her fifth year as an AIDS/LifeCycle volunteer. And instead of sleeping, she is going back to school to complete a degree. Currently Valencia holds certificates in Gerontology and Event Planning. Valencia CAN do whatever needs to be done in the battle for equality!