On April 30, Mazzoni Center’s longest tenured employee, Minerva Caro, Director of Operations, retired, after nearly 23 years with the center. Before she left, we caught up with her to talk about her time with us.
When did you start working at Mazzoni Center?
I started with Mazzoni Center in August of 1996.
What was Mazzoni Center like then?
We were very small, only about 12 people in total. Sometimes we had to jump in to help wherever we could, as we Read more...
What’s your role at Mazzoni Center and how long have you been in it?
I started working at Mazzoni Center in January 2017, when I was hired as Event and Volunteer Manager. My focus is on maintaining and growing relationships with donors, event committees, and folks in the community who fundraise for Mazzoni Center independently. I also coordinate logistics and communications related to Mazzoni Center's fundraising events.
Out of all the jobs out there why one at Mazzoni Center?
Welcome to our new feature which highlights our employees and the great work they are doing both on and off the job. In our inaugural issue we talk to Eran Sargent who left Mazzoni Center in 2016 and recently returned.
Now that you’re back, what is your title and what is your role here at Mazzoni Center?
My title is Navigation Program Manager. In this role, I oversee two of our prevention programs, our navigation services (Club 1509) and our Linkage-to-Care program (ARTAS). These two programs are for HIV prevention. Linkage-to Care is for those Read more...
Ashley Coleman has been a fixture in the LGBTQ community in Philadelphia for many years. She has worked as an educator, a bartender in the Gayborhood, owns her own community forward Queer non-profit event company, and officiates weddings. On top of all that, she also joined Mazzoni about six months ago as the General Conference Coordinator for the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC). The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is the largest Read more...