Jeff Rindler, Executive Director
Jeff Rindler is the Executive Director of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. In his role he oversees all operational, programmatic, and strategic aspects of the organization.
Previously, Jeff spent over 20 years at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City, the nation’s first AIDS service organization as their Chief Program Officer. He was responsible for all agency programming, Information Technology, Facilities and Building Operations and managing an 18 million dollar budget. During his tenure, he created and implemented the agency’s first workforce development program; interviewed, trained and placed over 700 volunteers and secured one million dollars annually in donated theater and event tickets.
Jeff started his career operating and managing his family’s office supply store in Ridgewood, Queens and has spent his career managing human services agencies since that time, especially ones that focus on LGBTQ individuals, friends and family members. Jeff is a board member of KUBA (Kingston Uptown Business Association), sits on the Ulster County Department of Social Services Advisory Council, an honorary board member of the National Working Positive Coalition, and a founding member of Governor Cuomo’s End The AIDS Epidemic by 2020 Older Adults Core Advisory Group.
Jake Salt, Director of Programs & Services
Jake has spent over a decade managing progressive campaigns for environmental and social justice organizations in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. He is excited to apply his skills in policy, advocacy, education, program design and implementation to serve the Hudson Valley’s diverse LGBTQ communities. Jake currently lives in Kingston and–while not at the Center or one of our incredible programs–can be found camping, hiking and canoeing throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills region.
Farrell Brenner, Program Specialist
Farrell Greenwald Brenner is excited to join the Center during a period of growth and action, and to bring her passion for LGBTQ history and justice, feminism, community-building and The X-Files to the table with her. She is a queer troublemaker and a Dana Scully enthusiast and this year published her first book a collection of poetry, with Headmistress Press. As a recent graduate of Syracuse University, Farrell comes with years of experience as editor-in-chief of The OutCrowd Magazine, Syracuse University’s LGBTQ publication. Born and raised in Orange County, NY, she has served her community there as a Mental Health Association helpline volunteer since 2013. Farrell graduated with a degree in women’s & gender studies and citizenship & civic engagement and a minor in Russian. She also speaks French and some Polish, and wants to learn Yiddish by 2030.
Alyssa Tullin, Office Manager
Alyssa joined the Center in January of 2016 and has watched it evolve and blossom over the last year and a half. In addition to her duties as Office Manager, she is also an Adjunct at Dutchess Community College where she has taught everything from Yoga to Public Speaking to Theatre History. She spent a number of years as the Associate Managing Director at Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville and also taught theatre at Ellenville High School. Alyssa is a certified yoga instructor and has traveled to India several times to deepen her knowledge and understanding of the practice.