Erin M. Drinkwater, Executive Director
Throughout her career, Erin Drinkwater has dedicated herself to public service as an activist, advocate, community organizer, and strategist. Drinkwater has worked for over a decade in government and non-profits. Before joining the Brooklyn Community Pride Center she was a Policy Consultant working on various social justice issues and with countless candidates running for elected office. She also served as co-President of the Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn. Erin served as the Downstate Director of Pride in Action at the Empire State Pride Agenda; as Congressman Jerrold L. Nadler’s Manhattan Community Representative and LGBT Liaison and as Sean Patrick Maloney’s Policy Director.
Drinkwater has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology: Social and Political Policy, and Master’s Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School. She lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Sarah K. Hartzell, Program Director
Sarah Hartzell has worked for social justice and change in the non-profit sector for nearly a decade. Hartzell’s work has included anti-racist organizing and facilitation, anti-violence education, reproductive justice advocacy and education, community based research and significant work with refugee and displaced communities domestically and abroad.
Hartzell has a Master’s degree in Social Work focused on community centered integrative practice from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Earlham College.
Rohan Plummer, Program Coordinator – Social Media and Outreach
Rohan came to BCPC through an internship from Catholic Charities. Born and raised in New York City, Rohan wants to see a city that embraces and supports the LGBTQ community. His years of experience working with computers and in customer service combines a skill set necessary to create and execute our outreach and social media strategies. Rohan is working to complete his degree in computer science and technology.
Charles M. Hervish, Design Communications
Charles is the President and Founder of Hervish Designs. Charles started his career as a puppeteer and scenic designer for opera and the stage, fostering an understanding of all things theatrical and “spectacular”. As a designer, he learned early on how to create a dazzling and dramatic experience for an audience without spending a fortune. Careers in graphic design, painting, illustration, and advertising allowed Charles to build exceptional communication and interpersonal skills—an ability to listen to a client’s vision and turn that vision into a reality. From a personal designer for Jennifer Lopez, to private parties, celebrity galas, and weddings, creativity seems to be his answer to every question.