MEET OUR TEAM
Tim Bortner - CEO
Tim Bortner is currently a local business owner and 2016 graduate of Youngstown State University. While at YSU he focused on many areas, one of which was Graphic Design. He worked closely with YSUnity LGBTQIA; Youngstown State University’s most visible and vocal GSA, for over 5 years holding different officer positions including President. Tim works very closely with the LGBTQIA+ population throughout the Mahoning Valley and is well known for his activism. From 2012 - 2017 he had accepted the role as the Vendor Coordinator of the annual Pride Youngstown Festival to help bring light to LGBT people and celebrate opening with community. He has kept strong relationships and networked with local LGBT friendly businesses, and allies. Tim helped to form BCC Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center because he saw a lack of services and resources for the LGBT population in the tri - county and outlying areas. While graphic design is a career for Tim, helping the LGBTQIA+ community is his passion.
Charlane is currently a technical support advisor in her full-time work. She has ample customer relations and management experience. She also has experience in business to business sales. Charlane has a knack for event planning and creating an online presence through social media. She is passionate about progressing LGBTQIA+ visibility and support in the Mahoning Valley. She is excited for this opportunity to apply her experience and skills toward facilitating a strong relationship between Full Spectrum Community Outreach and our valley.
Director of Client Care
Daniel is currently a Criminal Justice major with a minor in LGBTQ Studies graduating in 2019. He is the founder of Pride Alliance at Kent State Trumbull, a new GSA on campus focused on bringing LBGTQIA+ students and allies together to become more visible. He plans on pursuing a Masters in Counseling upon graduating with a focus on LGBTQIA+. As a member of the transgender community, he strives to support others in the community as well as advocates for LGBTQIA+ rights.
Kelly is currently the Senior Marketing Director at her full-time job. She has managed company marketing programs in various industries since 2001 and enjoys all aspects of event coordination, working marketing events as well as brand recognition and bringing projects to the public eye. Additionally, she oversees all advertising strategies and enjoys customer relations. Kelly was inspired by her son who is a part of the transgender community. She desires to make a difference in the LGBTQIA+ community and help educate others with what she has learned. She also enjoys learning all she can from others in the community. Kelly feels there is an enormous need of support for the local LGBTQIA+ community and is excited to contribute to the Full Spectrum mission. Kelly joined Full Spectrum’s team in hopes of helping to make a difference for this community through her experience and passion.
Emily Coelho is a current Psychology student at Youngstown State University. She works closely with various community groups including a student run organization she helped form in its early stages, YSUscape. She also works with Cityscape and YNDC through the student group. Over the past few years she has shown great community outreach and leadership skills organizing and running various fundraising and charity events. Joining this organization is something that is very important to her from a community standpoint. Growing, rebuilding, and improving a community by creating non-discriminatory services for everyone.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER TEAM MEMBERS:
Nathaniel Jae Shannon
Niko McElroy, MA