Saturday, April 17, 2021

Meet Sean Conklin, PBCHRC's Newest Bo ard Member


Sean Conklin is a South Florida transplant from the northeast. He moved to Palm Beach County in 2014 hoping to pursue a career in higher education. After working at Florida Atlantic University for a few years, Sean explored other career options and fell in love with nonprofit management. He completed a Masters in Nonprofit Management at Florida Atlantic University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration. Sean is an active member of the American Society for Public Administration and does nonprofit consulting. He also writes a blog about nonprofits and public administration.

A career public servant, Sean currently works for Palm Beach County as a Program Evaluator for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Program. His ongoing experience with LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations in Palm Beach County has been formative and he hopes to use his experience to act as a voice for people in matters that most impact them.

Sean advises two undergraduate fraternity chapters, one at Lynn University and the other at his undergraduate alma mater, SUNY Plattsburgh. He has presented at conferences on LGBTQ+ issues in collegiate social fraternities and is actively involved in Alumni affairs for his own organization, Zeta Beta Tau. In addition, Sean is a volunteer facilitator for two collegiate programs through Zeta Beta Tau: the Alcohol Skills Training Program and Safe Smart Dating, a sexual assault and domestic violence prevention program.

Among his other activities, Sean also serves as a member of the Imperial Sun Court of All Florida, an organization that raises money for local nonprofits through the art of Drag.

Sean believes in building the world he wants to live in, and he wants to live in a world where our LGBTQ+ community members are afforded the same rights, privileges, and opportunities as everyone else. He is excited to be part of an organization that shares that dream.