Tianna Kalogerakis, Board Chair
Bianca Pichardo, Vice Chair
francisco cortes (He/Him)
interim executive director youth program manager
Francisco Cortes is the Youth Programs Manager at Galaei. A Mexican Immigrant and Gay Philadelphian, Francisco received his Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology with a minor in LGBT Studies from Temple University. Francisco is the youngest appointed commissioner to the Mayors Office of LGBT Affairs commission where he supports the office in identifying the needs of marginalized LGBTQ Philadelphians and advocating for effective ways to distribute city resources to those most in need.
Francisco is also selected fellow for the 2017 HRC 360, a national capacity-building fellowship program for young nonprofit leaders working to end HIV. He serves as a board member at Juntos, an immigrant-rights, immigrant-led organization in Philadelphia. Francisco is passionate about queer and trans, Latinx and Black youth empowerment and leadership development and utilizes his platform to create and support initiatives that fuel his passion.
Geraldo is a self identified Queer Puerto Rican Gaymer, Anime lover, and Otaku, who was born and raised in Philadelphia! His hobbies include hanging with friends, singing, and living life with a confident mindset. Geraldo does the work that he does because “I love giving back to the community and trying to make a difference in my community even if it's a small one. I love what our mission here at Galaei is and I would love to spread the love we have to the community."
Jorian is an HIV tester and counselor born and raised in Philadelphia and an advocate for youth leadership. He is part of the storytelling photograph project, The GranVarones and is one of the faces of Galaei's citywide campaign, Positivo which seeks eliminate the stigma around Gay Latino and HIV related issues, through highlighting stories, community members and spirit that embodies acceptance, pride, family, respect, beauty and resilience. He is a former Youth Resource Fellow from Advocates for Youth in Washington D.C. and was the 2016 Dale L. Grundy Youth Leader Recipient for the University of Pennsylvania's CFAR CAB’s 13th Annual Red Ribbon Awards. When Jorian is not working on changing society he loves to watch anime, read, or hang out with his loved ones and friends.
Sergio Morales is the senior tester for the Counseling, Testing and Referral (CTR) program and the Operations Coordinator at Galaei. Sergio has been passionately invested in queer nonprofit work for over 10 years. Sergio is dedicated to HIV work in Philadelphia and community-lead efforts to improve the quality of life for queer Latino communities. He is the 2017 DVLF Hero Award Recipient.