Dr. David Baker-Hargrove – President/CEO:
Dr. Baker-Hargrove brings 21 years of experience as a leader, organizer, and developer of community based programming. Trained as a psychotherapist, he is the Board President Emeritus of The Metropolitan Business Association and the Past President of Come Out With Pride, Central Florida’s LGBT Pride Event. During his tenure in these positions, he helped re-organize and stabilize the structure of both organizations. While Vice President of Development for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, he was instrumental in taking the organization from an annual budget of $220,000 per year to 1.6 million per year in four years. He is recognized throughout the world as an expert on mental health issues as they relate to gender identity and speaks regularly at national and international conferences regarding the treatment of gender dysphoria. In 2001, He provided mental health support to the FDNY and NYPD at World Trade Center Ground Zero following the September 11th terrorist attacks.