09/02/20119 OUT cast


09/02/20119 OUT cast


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A conversation with Maine-born Eric Scharf, co-founder of Center Global, a program of the DC Center for the LGBT Community which welcomes and supports LGBT asylum-seekers in the Washington DC area. Can this groundbreaking work inspire a similar effort by our community here in Maine?

Eric Scharf is the retired President of Kelsey Consulting, which focused on assisting nonprofit organizations with issues of business process improvement and governance issues. He has more than thirty years of experience in association management and a background in health policy and human rights advocacy. During his career he served as Executive Director of five professional and trade associations addressing issues in substance abuse addiction, maritime transportation, international trade facilitation, nursing profession and financial services. In this retirement Eric has maintained an active schedule of volunteer commitments on both the local and national levels. He is a co-founder of Center Global, a program of the DC Center for the LGBT community which welcomes and supports LGBT asylum seekers in the Washington, DC area and the Treasurer of the LGBT-Freedom and Asylum Network. He is active in the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance National Capital Area Chapter and serves as Advocacy Advisor for the DBSA National Office. Additionally, Eric serves on the Board of Capitol Clubhouse, a mental health clubhouse; Vice Chair of and recently stepped down as Vice President of both the Mt. Pleasant Library Friends and the Federation of Friends of the DC Library. A Washington, DC resident, Eric currently lives in Columbia Heights. He is native of Maine, having grown up in Yarmouth and graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Political Science. While at USM he was the Chairman of the Student Senate and served as a student representative of the University of Maine Board of Trustees.

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09/02/20119 OUT cast