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Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. Typically, more than 1,400 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood. The Center’s vision includes a thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, living powerfully in supportive inclusive environments


Center on Halsted Team


Jolie Holliman

Jolie Holliman is Senior Director of DEI and Community Groups, at the Center on Halsted.  She is a passionate advocate for marginalized groups. Her current focus is on embedding racial equity and inclusion practices at Center on Halsted. Jolie is a collaborative leader with strong and credible roots in the community. She has spent the last decade in senior leadership positions implementing innovative models for equitable healthcare and support services. She successfully led large-scale HIV and HCV clinical operations and developed strategic partnerships between minority community stakeholders, researchers, government entities and community-based organizations. Jolie has crafted the practice of grooming intergroup relations and applying conflict resolution strategies prior to polarization. She currently holds a seat on the Illinois Getting to Zero (GTZ) Implementation Council and co-chairs the Standards of Equity subcommittee.