LGBT Community Advisory Board

The El Centro LGBT Community Advisory Board (CAB) serves as the voice of the LGBT community in Miami-Dade County for investigators at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) interested in research with sexual minority populations.

Advisory board members provide consultation and valuable input during the development and implementation phases of research studies as well as advice regarding the dissemination of findings to the community.  Dr. Alexis Koskan (, an El Centro associated faculty member at the SONHS, serves as the faculty contact person for the advisory board members. 

LGBT Community Advisory Board Members:

Alex Barros
Statewide MSM Coordinator
Florida Department of Health in Miami Dade County

Francesco Duberli
Chief Executive
Survivor’s Pathway

Luigi Ferrer
Director of Programs and Grant Development
Pridelines Youth Services

Joseph Zolobczuk & Lucy Hernandez
Co-Executive Directors
YES Institute

Sanique Olkuch
Associate Director for Mid-Level Providers
Care Resources

Alina Serrano
Executive Director
Alliance for GLBTQ Youth

Charo Valero
Field Organizer