Principal, Pipeline Consulting
Clarence Patton is the Principal of Pipeline Consulting, which provides organizational and leadership development for institutions, using an organizational systems-based frame, and a filter of diversity and inclusion. Additionally, he is the Developer, Founder, and Director of the Pipeline Project, a leadership development and advancement effort with the goal of producing programs and engaging in activities that together will represent a long-term effort to increase the number of LGBT People of Color working in and leading progressive non-profit organizations, with a focus on the nation's LGBT rights, service and advocacy sector.
A skilled Professional Coach and Advisor trained in Interpersonal Leadership Styles, he advises individual professionals on career planning, problem-solving, strategic thinking and forward planning, and groups with Board, Executive and staff management, relationship-building, and strategy.
Before founding Pipeline Consulting and the Pipeline Project, he was both Executive Director of the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project (the Anti-Violence Project) and Acting Executive Director of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). Prior to leading the organization, he created the Department of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the Anti-Violence Project, and was the Department's first Director. While in that position, he founded the first-ever statewide LGBTQ Domestic Violence Network in New York providing resources for LGBT DV services around the state. He had earlier served as the Anti-Violence Project's Development Director. As part of his work with both the Pipeline Project and Pipeline Consulting, Clarence is in the unique position to provide coaching and strategic thought support to LGBT Movement leaders at emerging, management and leadership levels. Mr. Patton resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Selected past clients: NYC LGBT Executive Directors Group, Affirmations, Community Center, CenterLink, The Tyler Clementi Foundation