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Program Directors & Board

Lorraine Langlois
Chief Executive Officer

Lorraine is in her 22nd year of running what is now one of the largest and most respected HIV/AIDS and LGBT service organizations.

Priya Rajkumar

COO/Chief Program Officer

Priya joined Metro Wellness and Community Centers in 2009 as the Director of Quality Assurance and Training.

Michelle Joseph, CPA*
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle began her career in public accounting with clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, construction, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations.

Read More About Lorraine

Lorraine holds degrees in both Health Management and Business Management. Her involvement with Metro came about when she helped out with some of the administrative work starting in 1993. At the time, Metropolitan Charities was a very small operation, without even one full-time employee. The operating budget for that first year was just $42,000, and the agency operated out of a small room in King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church.

Utilizing her strong leadership skills, compassion and guidance over the years, Langlois has grown Metro to become one of the largest HIV/AIDS service organizations and nationally known LGBT community centers.  Today Metro operates with an annual budget of over $6  Million, 107 employees and offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa and New Port Richey.

Ms. Langlois also serves on the national Board of Centerlink , an association of over 260 LGBT centers in the United States. 

Read More About Priya

Ms. Rajkumar’s career in public health started in 1999 as a medical case manager for those living with HIV/AIDS. Through the years, Ms. Rajkumar has been highly successful in developing and implementing new programs and adapting existing programming to meet the ever changing needs of those affected and impacted by HIV/AIDS. In 2012, she was promoted to Vice President, managing over 20 different programs and multiple diverse funding streams, reaching over 4,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and more than 8,000 people annually with outreach, community and prevention services. Ms. Rajkumar has provided technical assistance, training, and consultation to government and community partner programs. She has served on numerous planning groups in the community at the state and local level and represents Metro on national advocacy groups. Ms. Rajkumar has been instrumental in developing and continuing to grow Metro’s Medical Home model of care, enhancing the services and quality of care delivered to those we serve.

Read More About Michelle

Michelle joined Metro Wellness and Community Centers in November 2014 after having worked as a financial controller over a group of Community Health Clinics in the Tampa Bay area. She has several years of accounting experience in the not-for-profit and the healthcare industry. She holds a B.A in accounting obtained from the University of South Florida and obtained her Certified Public Accounting license from the state of Florida as well as Virginia in 2005. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Michelle is an active member of the Tampa Bay community and contributes her time to a variety of charitable organizations.

*Regulated by the State of Florida and Virginia

James Keane

Interim Director of LGBT Community Center Services

Kirsty Gutierrez

Director of Compliance, Reporting and Quality Assurance

Kirsty has been with Metro since 2010.

David W. Lyter, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Dr. Lyter joins Metro as its Medical Director and first full-time primary care physician.

Read More About Kirsty

Kirsty began her career at Metro as a Prevention Specialist which quickly led to becoming one of the first Medical Case Managers in Metro’s Part D FAN program. From there, Kirsty was able to climb the management ladder and now proudly serves Metro as the Director of Re-Entry and Health Services. Kirsty graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Psychology and has been an active philanthropist in the community. She is also a member of the Ryan White Care Council.

Read More about Dr. Lyter

David W. Lyter, MD, MPH, joined Metro in July 2015 as its Medical Director and first full-time primary care physician. Dr. Lyter received his MD degree and Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Infectious Disease and Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in hematology/medical oncology in Pittsburgh as well. In 1984 he was a cofounder and Medical Director of the Pitt Men’s Study, a long-term study of HIV and its risk factors in group of over 2000 gay or bisexual men. This study still continues to this day

Following completion if his education, Dr. Lyter moved to Chicago, where he developed a university-based HIV cancer program. With the advent of potent anti-retro-virals in the mid 1990’s, the rate of new cancers in persons with HIV dropped dramatically, prompting Dr. Lyter return to his primary care interests. He had a very successful internal medicine/HIV practice for the LGBT community in Wilton Manors/Ft. Lauderdale. He has also worked as a hospice physician in Tampa and as a primary care provider for both the Hillsborough and Manatee County Sheriffs’ Offices.

Dr. Lyter, a native of south central Pennsylvania, is a resident of Riverview, where he lives with his three basenjis. He enjoys photography, landscaping, nature, kayaking, international travel and, of course, the Steelers.

 To provide quality health and wellness services that are inclusive, relevant, supportive, and represent the lifetime continuum of the diverse people in our community.

Kathleen Farrell, PhD
Chair


Ken Gallagher
Member


Nathan Taylor
Member


Don Walker
Member


Derek Keyes
Member


Robyn Doty
Member


Cindy Sullivan
Member

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