In her 27th year, Lorraine has been with METRO since its early founding as a church basement-operated non-profit with a single service (providing case management services to those living with HIV/AIDS), a mere $42,000 operating budget, and only two part-time employees.
Lorraine Langlois has overseen the expansion of what has been independently identified as the 2nd largest LGBTQ+-focused health and community center in the United States, with an annual operating budget of nearly $30 million.
Today, Metro Inclusive Health offers over 100 services to the Tampa Bay community, including primary care, behavioral health, sexual health and wellness and community programming. With approximately 190 employees, METRO maintains offices in St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey and Clearwater.
In 2019, METRO completed the expansion of a state-of-the-art, 47,000 sq.ft. health center in St. Petersburg. With partners CAN Community Health, the organizations recently broke ground on a new 30,000 sq.ft. Tampa health and community center, with an expected completion in 2021.
Born in Quebec City, Canada, Langlois earned degrees in both Health Management and Business Management. After deciding to leave the great white north for the sunshine state, she landed in St. Petersburg in 1992.
Ms. Langlois serves on the board of CenterLink, a national association of over 260 LGBT centers in the United States. During limited off-time, she enjoys quality time with her cat, Tasha, dinner parties with friends and family and she a soft spot for vintage sitcom reruns on TV Land.
Learn more about the mission and history of Metro Inclusive Health.