Hudson Pride Center appoints COO Elizabeth Schedl as new executive director

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Hudson Pride Center, the county’s non-profit, Jersey City-based LGBTQ+ advocacy group, has named COO Elizabeth Schedl as their new executive director.

New Hudson Pride Executive Director Elizabeth Schedl. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Elizabeth has been a shining star and along with her team has proven their commitment and love for the work they do for the LGBTQ+ community here in Hudson County and beyond,” HPC Board Chair Obsetee Korme said in a statement.

“I have watched Elizabeth grow over the past few years and watching her evolve into a strong and determined leader has been an honor. I have no doubt this evolution will lead the Center to new heights.”

Her remarks come after the HPC Board of Directors voted on appointing Schedl as the new head of their organization.

“Working for Hudson Pride has been my pleasure. I have had the honor of helping this agency grow and expand, taking on new programs and partnerships to further support the LGBTQ+ community and those most at risk within it,” Schedl said.

“It is a joy to be part of this team and to collaborate with so many agencies and individuals that support us. Our staff and board are working towards some significant changes for our center that will further enhance the growth of our services and ability to connect with individuals, while also securing our center’s future for the years to come.”

Schedl also she previously served as HPC’s deputy director, as well as their community relations director over the course of the six years she has been with the organization.

She has helped to drive transformational change resulting in the Center’s operational sustainability and growth and is currently working closely with the board of directors on a revamped comprehensive strategic plan to expand the center and its development opportunities.

Despite shedding her COO title, Schedl will still continue to oversee everyday operations of HPC.