Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) has named Kristin Flickinger as its new executive director. Following a four-month, nationwide search by PPF, Flickinger begins her job July 21.
PPF currently provides a range of LGBTQ+ health, prevention and social service programs to more than 10,000 people each year in Santa Barbara County.
Flickinger brings to PPF two decades of work in the LGBTQ+ movement, including seven years with the Los Angeles LGBT center. She served for three years as director of programs at the center, where, in addition to overseeing youth and senior services, she led efforts to coordinate services for both lesbian and bi women, as well as trans and non-binary people.
She also developed and implemented the new, innovative intergenerational culinary arts training program at the flagship Anita May Rosenstein property. Prior to serving as director of programs, she spent four years as the Southern California Ddrector of AIDS/LifeCycle, where she headed up a $25 million fundraising effort over that time.
Flickinger holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law and a BA in business from Lewis & Clark College.
“PPF is the largest LGBTQ+ center between LA and San Francisco,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown. “Kristin is going to be a key part in achieving our strategic plan to take the organization to the next level of growth, to make us the recognized leader for issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ population and to broaden our programming to meet the challenging and diverse needs of our community.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Pacific Pride Foundation at this critical time in our movement,” said Flickinger. “And look forward to advancing the organization’s commitment to be a resource where all members of the LGBTQ+ communities of the Central Coast can come for culturally relevant services.”
For more information about Pacific Pride Foundation, or to make a donation, visit pacificpridefoundation.org.