Strong communities are made of great, supportive people. Denise Spivak is one of them. You may know her from Women in Network (she’s a past board president); or perhaps seen her during an AIDSWalk, or supporting another South Florida pride event. 

Spivak works as the Senior Director of Programs & Outreach at CenterLink, the association of LGBT community centers. 

“We provide training, resources, and assistance – with a mission to develop strong, sustainable LGBT community centers,” she said. “I love my job and love the people with whom I’m lucky enough to work.”

Her life’s work focuses a lot more on family. Spivak and her wife June are celebrating 24 years together – the past two of those years as legal spouses. 

“We try to spend as much time as we can with my folks up in Vero Beach or with our two daughters, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild," Spivak said.  "That keeps us pretty busy!”

Spivak is also concerned about the recent election. “From local government to signing petitions to educating people on the issues, everybody can’t do everything, but we can all do something,” she says. “The next four years are going to be a tremendous challenge, but as the recent women’s marches demonstrated, we are many, and we are mighty, and we can come together and make an impact.”


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