Brian Hosier is the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) at The LGBTQ+ Center of Southern Nevada. Hosier will oversee the plans to expand the HIV/STI/STD Testing Clinic to include pharmacy services and comprehensive health care and other organizational responsibilities related to the sustained growth of The Center.
A longtime advocate for The Center, Hosier recently served as its Board Chairperson.
“Brian was looking for a role that had a clear and purposeful mission,” says John Waldron, CEO of The Center. “We are grateful that he can immediately take on the responsibilities of managing the clinic expansion while adding value to the management of project-related responsibilities and tasks.”
People in the LGBTQ+ community face many challenges when accessing healthcare. Grants from the Engelstad Foundation, Cox Communications, MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, NV Energy, and others will be used to improve the quality of healthcare services for LGBTQ+ persons and the vulnerable populations who seek care at The Center. The Center operates as a neighborhood resource for the valley’s LGBTQ+ community, local residents, veterans, people with disabilities, and the transient homeless population.
The new healthcare services will be part of developing the new Arlene Cooper Community Health Center. Named for the late longtime Center employee and LGBTQ+ community ally, the Cooper Center will house the existing MGM Resorts International Health and Wellness Clinic.
About The LGBTQ+ Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center)
For over 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQ+ individuals and underserved populations in Nevada. We function as the heart and home of the LGBTQ+ community by making connections, delivering programs, and providing a safe space for health and wellness, social services, arts and culture, advocacy, and community building. Ongoing Center programs support LGBTQ+ youth, adults, families, seniors, vets, people with disabilities, those living with HIV, and underserved populations. Additionally, we are proud to offer the Center Advocacy Network, the first nationally accredited program of its kind, focusing on LGBTQ+ issues for victim advocacy. For more information on how The Center empowers everyone to thrive in Nevada, please visit https://www.thecenterlv.org.
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