John Newell, Board Vice Chair joined the Board of Directors in 2019. He served as Secretary and President of AIDS Food Store, a local non profit serving those individuals with food insecurities living with HIV, since 2008. He is a recipient of the Molina Community Champion Award in 2017 and the GO Long Beach Mayor’s Award in 2015. He currently serves as Board Co-Chair of the Harvey Milk Park Equality Wall Committee. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University. He has been in the education field since 2000 and currently teaches science in the Pasadena Unified School District. He is honored to serve on the board of the LGBTQ Center and looks forward to an exciting future with the organization.