Leadership

Senior Staff

Edson Rivas

Executive Director

He/Him

Laurie Scott

Senior Development Director

She / Her

About Laurie
Laurie has 30 years of senior fundraising experience in reproductive health, hospice, education, and the arts. She brings leadership experience in annual and major gift fundraising, capital campaigns, monthly membership programs, grants, special events, and donor relations. Laurie was the founding executive director for North Carolina LGBT Attorneys, an organization which provided training and resources to lawyers serving LGBTQ clients and their families. While in North Carolina, she also served on Board committees for the NC Lambda Youth Network, North Carolina Pride, and the NC LBGT Film Festival, now called OutSouth. Laurie graduated from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford with a degree in Music Education and an additional concentration in Music Management. Born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Peterborough, NH, Laurie loves to travel, fish, and cheer for the Red Sox. Laurie and her dog Fenway live in Norwalk.

Sydney Henck

Director of Programs

He / Him

About Sydney
Sydney Henck is Triangle Community Center's Director of Programs. She holds a Masters of Social Work from NYU and is licensed in Social Work from the State of Connecticut. Sydney has experience working with children and families as well as senior clients with a variety of backgrounds, including play therapy, food insecurity, and those with special needs. Outside of work, Sydney loves to read and fence with her friends.

DaJavon Davis

Clinical Supervisor

He / Him

Cadence Pentheny

Coordinator, Community & Corporate Learning

They / Them

About Cadence
Cadence Pentheny (they/them) is TCC’s passionate Coordinator of Community& Corporate Learning, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the LGBTQ community through training and education. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Sexuality through the University of Minnesota. Upon graduating, they served two years with the AmeriCorps program City Year, where they supported students in an under-resourced elementary school. Before joining the team at TCC, they worked as Coordinator for LGBTQ+ Programming & Initiatives at the University of Mississippi, doing a wide variety of work involving intersectionality, diversity, equity, and education, especially around LGBTQ+ issues and sexual and gender justice. In their free time they enjoy thrifting, making art, writing, reading, listening to podcasts, and fussing over their plants.

Nat Nolting

Community Engagement Manager

They / Them

About Nat
Nat Nolting (they/them) is TCC’s Community Engagement Manager. They hold a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from Western Connecticut State University and a Masters Degree in Gender Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. Nat left academia to pursue a career in the world of nonprofits. To aid in this transition, they completed a certificate program focusing on an overview of the nonprofit sector from Uconn’s School of Public Policy. Nat is passionate about building a world where trans people have the resources to not only survive, but also thrive. In their free time they can be found outside hiking, running, and mountain biking.

Board Executive Committee

Colin Hosten - President
Kim Gillece - Vice President
John Volpe - Treasurer
Jeff Arnold - Secretary

Board Members

Kim Gillece 

Justine Stewart

Mia Rella

Dominique Johnson

Dawn Ennis

Annie Fineman

Tim Brosnan

Wendy Scola

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