About Us Central PA Pride Festival

Narration by Brad Martin.

Meet the Board

The Pride Festival of Central PA Executive Board is dedicated to the mission of the organization and consists of 5 – 7 members who oversee 4 Committees. Annual elections are held after the Festival for both Executive Board and Committee Chair positions. Executive Board positions have a term of 2 years.


Eric Selvey


Robb Papapietro

Executive Vice President

Meghan O'Neill

Vice President of Operations

Cathy Nelson


Alicia Brooks


Robert Brucklacher

Vice President of Volunteer Resources

Rich Shields

Member at Large

Jeffrey Mitchell

Member at Large

The Mission Statement of the Pride Festival of Central PA is:

To increase positive visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community of Central Pennsylvania by providing opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


We created the following Goals to support our mission:

  • Promote awareness of and showcase organizations available to the LGBT community;
  • Provide a safe environment for people of the LGBT community to celebrate their diversity;
  • Support local economic growth by attracting individuals to the Harrisburg Capital Region;
  • Raise funds / provide charitable contributions to other LGBT and community organizations. We operate under the following Bylaws


These By-Laws are effective 1 January 2022