After backlash, Mazzoni Center CEO resigns

November 12, 2018

File art of Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino, who resigned after seven months of leading the Mazzoni Center.

By Staff

Seven months after her controversial hire, Mazzoni Center CEO Lydia Gonzalez Sciarrino — a straight woman hired to lead the LGBT healthcare provider — has stepped down.

“Sciarrino’s tenure has demonstrated, both to the Board, and to Sciarrino herself, that no single person can lead Mazzoni Center in the way our staff and communities need at this time,” the organization said in a statement released Monday morning, first reported by the Philadelphia Gay News.

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