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Carl Hubbard 

Carl joined the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin Board because he believes in its’ mission of providing a welcoming, safe and supportive place for LGBTQ persons, their families and allies. He also believes that the educational, social, outreach and advocacy work of the Center is critically important and helps to create a more understanding, better informed and more equitable community.

Katie Abbott 
Vice President

Katie has been a Racine resident all of her life, but most of her LGBTQ and gender advocacy has been in other cities across the state; she continues to work in Milwaukee as an academic adviser. She has a background in working with LGBTQ youth, leadership, and cultivating acceptance throughout communities at all levels.  With degrees in psychology, English, and leadership, Katie hopes to create positive impacts across our community in a variety of ways, especially through program expansion and meaningful connections.

Pamela Nye

Pamela relocated to Racine from California with her wife who is a professor at UW-Parkside in 2011.  She works for a California based non-profit company that teaches bicycle & pedestrian traffic safety to students from Pre-K through High School.  As a member of the Board, her main focus is events coordination, but she also does bookkeeping and is now the Board Secretary.  Her commitment to our LGBT Center is to help it grow, increase visibility, and support its community.

Siegfried Christoph

Siegfried’s involvement with the LGBT Center began when he approached its director about someone who was close to him, and who needed a supportive environment to work through personal issues. In the course of time, he came to realize that tacit tolerance of the LGBT community was not meant to be an end in and of itself. Progress toward understanding, affirmation, and advocacy deserved a more active commitment. Moreover, the Center’s mission is very much attuned to the welfare of the larger communities in which we live. In that sense, serving on the board is a welcome opportunity to ‘make a difference’.

Neil Zeltinger


 Neil has been a board member since the inception of the center in 2009. He owns his own business in Kenosha. His business is in the restoration and upholstery of furniture.  Neil is very proud of everything the Center has accomplished since it has opened. He will always ask, "What do we need done?"  Neil Always works in the background to make sure everything that needs to be done, gets done. His Masterwork with furniture pieces has been some of the crowning jewels that have been up for auction at Christmas over the rainbow each year. He always finds ways to give back to the community, be it through the LGBT Center or one of many social Galas he attends or produces himself.

Clarice Sevegney

Clarice is a Racine Dominican Sister. In San Francisco in 2000, she started her ministry to the LGBTQ community. Upon her return to Racine in 2009, she became a volunteer for the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin. Her particular interest is walking with transgender persons as they transition. She also meets with the families of transgender persons to help them understand their loved ones.
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Jennifer Palmer

  Jennifer is a native of Casper, Wyoming and a graduate of the University of Wyoming-Laramie with a dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. While at UW, she was active in the school's GSA and was a Safe Zone facilitator. She has worked in private security since 2007, which led to her relocating to Racine in 2016. Jennifer’s current goal for the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin is to get the Safe Zone program off the ground.

Gari Green

John Sidoti

Brenda Payne

Shay King

LGBT Center of
SE Wisconsin


1456 Junction Ave
Racine, WI 53403

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Saturday | 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday | CLOSED