While the staff of Pride and Joy Families are not trained counselors, we are trained in finding ways to connect the families we serve with the resources they need.
Through the Directory of LGBTQ Services and our own knowledge of providers and professionals
in upstate New York, we're confident we can help you find whatever resources you're
looking for. And anything we don't already know, we'll find out for you!
Whether you're in need of lawyers, doctors, counselors, or referrals to community
resources, we are more than happy to help. Our phone number: 607-777-3717.
Each of us at Pride and Joy Families specializes in a different part of the referral
process. Below, here are some brief explanations of which one of us might best be
able to help you.
Claudia Stallman, Project Director can answer questions about the Project in general, as well as issues related to sponsorship,
event planning, management, and professional alliances.
Karen-Elizabeth Moroski, Program Coordinator oversees programming and marketing for the Project. Karen-Elizabeth can answer general
questions about the project, as well as questions regarding our educational and social
programming. She's also the contact person for marketing and media.
Nilufer Akalin, Health Educator oversees our connections to the scholarly advisory board and research, as well as
our involvement in the Central New York LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition and the Hudson
Valley LGBTQ Child Welfare Coalition. For more information regarding research or
healthcare-based resources, contact Nilufer.
Mayumi Park, Secretary oversees office operations, event and reservation logistics, and also our graphic
design work. If you have questions regarding event RSVP, office specifics, or our
graphic design work, please contact Mayumi.