Vic Schimmenti elected as new President
The Pride Center of New Jersey announced the election of Vic Schimmenti to the office of President on May 8, 2018. Schimmenti has been a member of The LGBT Center since 2010. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 as the Treasurer. He has made significant contributions while on the Board and while a member of PCNJ for many years.
Board members said he demonstrated a passion and commitment to the Pride Center in Highland Park, NJ. Vic Schimmenti said he will work for greater success in serving the LGBT community in the Central New Jersey area. Schimmenti will continue to co-lead the Men’s Coming Out Support Group helping newcomers find comfort, allies and support in their coming out journey.
The election of Schimmenti immediately followed the voluntary resignation of the previous President, Nicole Brownstein. She served as the PCNJ President since January, 2017.
Brownstein was instrumental in establishing and developing the Transgender Support groups at PCNJ and established a working relationship and co-sponsoring role with Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas Health for a Transgender Family Support Group. The PCNJ Board thanked Brownstein for her leadership and dedication during her shortened term.