Name/Nickname: Jan Cline
Job title: Development Coordinator
Where’d you come from and what’d you do there?
Coming from Primeplus Senior Centers where I was the Wellness Coordinator. Arranged nearly 50 fitness classes each week with 12 part time contracted instructors, planned educational presentations reflecting member interests, and taught 3 cohorts of at-risk seniors in CDC Diabetes Prevention course. After creating my own business about ten years ago, I have mostly been doing fitness with seniors, both individually in peoples’ homes, or in group settings at retirement communities and community centers. COVID killed that business in an instant when the retirement communities went on lockdown, back when all that began. While at Primeplus I continued to have a small handful of private clients as well, meeting individually in their homes.
I’m here to help you with…
Getting to know The Center, what we do, and how to support us! In other words, fundraising, unrestricted donations, and events.
How did you become interested in working at the LGBT Life Center?
Before my fitness career, I spent most of my working years in non-profit fundraising and administration. Originally from the Cleveland area, I worked at the LGBT Center there two-separate times (returned after leaving for a couple years – sound familiar to anyone?) I also spent a few years working at the AIDS Taskforce in Cleveland, and almost two years working for TACT in Norfolk.
I have become interested in joining this team over the past year or so, as we’ve all been witnessing an increase in hate-fueled violence toward our community. I have history, skills, and passion to contribute. Also, the articles recently bashing this organization got me interested in helping. First I volunteered and liked what I saw.
What’s an interesting thing about you that most people don’t know?
I took a tap dance class in college. Maybe not that interesting. I guess you have to get to know me, and then decide for yourself what’s interesting.
What excites you most about being at the LGBT Life Center?
I love doing events, I have lots of ideas and experience, I’m excited to once again contribute my skills to supporting our community. And I love asking people for support!
Rapid Fire…what is your favorite…
Animal: 3 Dogs and 1 Cat at home
TV Show/Movie: the only TV show I go out of my way to watch is Jeopardy! I’m not a binger of anything, and I’ve never used a video streaming service.
Hobby: Nature – gardening and hiking, etc outdoors
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