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Our Staff


Kenneth Morrison
Executive Director

Kenneth Morrison is the co-executive director of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland, a professor at Maryland Institute College of Art, a national and award winning spoken word artist and the founder and president of Dew More Baltimore. For the past 12 years, Kenneth has worked to improve the quality of life for marginalized individuals throughout the Greater Baltimore Community. Kenneth describes himself as an “artivist” and uses each of his platforms to create space for human connection, dialogue, inspiration and social action.

Mimi Demissew
Executive Director

Mimi comes to the GLCCB with over 12 years of experience in strategic management. Prior to joining the GLCCB she helped launch a social entrepreneurship in 2008. In doing so she created a 5-year strategic business plan with measurable objectives and performance measures; aligned business operations from workforce development, implementing performance reviews, implementing a production process that met international standards of excellence. Previously, she also worked with the Maryland State Department of Transportation as a Performance Excellence Project Manager during which time she facilitated the development of 26 separate business plans for 26 different state agency offices. Mimi is a native of Virginia and current longtime resident of Baltimore. In her years of experience she has learned that often times it is not only the products or services that drive an organization but the ability to build effective relationships with people that help meet strategic goals.

Jennifer Eden
Program Manager

Jennifer Eden has been an advocate for the LGBTQ community since coming out as a lesbian during her teenage years, though she currently identifies as queer. After various experiences with the unique hardships that face those at the intersections of race, sex, and gender minority, she focused her efforts toward Black lesbian, queer, and gender non-conforming individuals. Currently serving as the Program Manager for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (GLCCB), she is able to use her platform to reach underrepresented and underserved areas of the community. Holding a BS in Communications from Bowie State University, Jennifer Eden is also a performing poet and experienced journalist, with writings featured in Iconography the Magazine, Tagg Magazine, and Women’s Elevation Magazine, to name a few, on topics ranging from fashion and pop culture to sexuality and spirituality.

Charles Xavier Kilborn
Peer Navigator

Charles Xavier is an Atlanta native who relocated to Baltimore in 2016. He is a self care and mental health wellness advocate, specifically within the Black, TLGBQ community. As a man of trans experience, Charles Xavier feels it is his responsibility to use his transition as a way to facilitate open conversations about intersectionality and the importance of living a life that is true to the authentic self. He joined the GLCCB first as a family member and then as a case manager in 2017. Outside of the work he does at the Center, Charles Xavier is a performance poet who enjoys gardening and cats (but not at the same time).

Adryen Proctor 
Peer Navigator

Adryen Proctor is an openly gay black man who is a newcomer to the Baltimore area, originally hailing from Silver Spring, MD and growing up in Halifax County, North Carolina. Adryen attended UNC Chapel Hill and earned two degrees in Sociology and Psychology. Adryen is a lover of R&B music, multiple types of food, laughter, and a good twerk session. Adryen has participated in many community projects such as Project Presence in the past and originally came to the Center as a family member. After hearing about the offer for a Peer Navigator/Case Manager position, he decided to throw his hat in the ring and was happy to humbly accept the offer to come to work for a place that has provided him with a new circle of friends here in the city. Adryen is a humble, old soul who is extremely loyal to the people who have proven that they will be there for him when he needs them.

Christopher Strietman
Finance Manger

Chris joined the GLCCB as Finance Manager in 2015, but has been volunteering at the Center since 2013 when he returned to Baltimore after 10 years in Florida. He grew up just outside of Washington, D.C. and recently retired from over 25 years in the financial services industry. He enjoys travel, art, making pottery and mid-century modern design, and feels passionately about issues of social justice. He and his husband, Blane, split their time between their homes in Baltimore and Miami.

Tasha Stennett
Office Administrator

Tasha Stennett brings 10 years of office administration experience to the GLCCB. She also has four years of a banking and financial literacy background. She enjoys helping others. She is the mother of three however she has a host of children she also calls her own. She is affiliated with the Dew More Baltimore poetry teams as well as a coach for the Overlea Fulerton Cheerleading team. Her goal is to motivate others by making people feel welcome and accepted.

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