Pacific Pride Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Pacific Pride Foundation Announces New Executive Director
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Source: Pacific Pride Foundation

Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) currently provides a dynamic range of LGBTQ+ health, prevention and social service programs to more than 10,000 people each year in Santa Barbara County with the goal to build a community where everyone is treated with respect and full equality regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.  

In order to support its mission of creating a thriving and visible LGBTQ+ community and preventing the transmission of HIV and HEP-C, PPF is pleased to announce the selection of Kristin Flickinger as its new Executive Director.  Following a four-month, nationwide search, she becomes Executive Director effective July 21, 2020.   

Flickinger brings to PPF two decades of work in the LGBTQ+ movement, including seven years with the Los Angeles LGBT center. She served for three years as Director of Programs at the Center, where, in addition to overseeing youth and senior services, she led efforts to coordinate services for both lesbian and bi women, as well as trans and non-binary people. In addition, she developed and implemented the new and highly innovative intergenerational culinary arts training program at the flagship Anita May Rosenstein property. Prior to serving as Director of Programs, she spent four years as the Southern California Director of AIDS/LifeCycle, where she headed up a $25M fundraising effort over that time. She holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law and a BA in business from Lewis & Clark College.  

“PPF is the largest LGBTQ+ center between LA and San Francisco,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown. “Kristin is going to be a key part in achieving our strategic plan to take the organization to the next level of growth, to make us the recognized leader for issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ population and to broaden our programming to meet the challenging and diverse needs of our community.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Pacific Pride Foundation at this critical time in our movement,” said Kristin. “And look forward to advancing the organization’s commitment to be a resource where all members of the LGBTQ+ communities of the Central Coast can come for culturally relevant services.”

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