GLSEN Collier County is a Chapter of GLSEN.
Nationally, GLSEN works to ensure safe schools for ALL students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. There are over 35 Chapters around the country, which work closely with the national staff of GLSEN to implement programs, and to keep national staff informed of local events. The work that chapters do covers a variety of subjects and issues, from public policy to teacher training to supporting students and educators around the country.
Chapters like ours play an important role in bringing GLSEN's programs and visions to local communities. While some chapters have full-time or part-time staff, most are entirely volunteer-based. We're always looking for new volunteers to help us ensure safe schools for all students.
Please explore our website to find out more about our work here in Collier County and to learn about how you can get involved in local and national events. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions that are not answered on this site. Thank you for you interest and we're looking forward to hearing from you.
The current GLSEN Collier County Board:
Tom Jordan (Chair)
Jana Csenger (Board Member)
Lorraine Crisci (Treasurer)
Thom Croce (Board Member)
Allison Ferraro (Secretary)
Bill Gonzalez (Board Member)
Sheila Harris-Schutz (Board Member)
Chris Kobzina (Board Member)
Dawson Taylor (Board Member)
Sam Rodriguez (Student Board Member)
Dear GLSEN supporters,
Thank you for your messages of love and concern during our experiences with Hurricane Irma. It has been, and continues to be, a traumatic time in our community, including weeks of flooding, damaged homes, no power, water, and many other material losses—We are blessed that personal injuries and lives lost were at a minimum. We are fortunate that many homes were left intact and livable.
There are many folks here and in the islands, whose damage will take years to repair and we hold them in our thoughts and prayers, including our sister GLSEN chapters who were in the paths of all of the recent storms.
We come away from this experience with gratitude for what we do have—most importantly, one another—and continued dedication to our mission.
Thank you all,
GLSEN Collier Board