Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gay HIV Org's CFO Fired After 5 DUI Arrests

(Image courtesy of PGN featuring Chaban's profile photo.)

Kudos to Philadelphia Gay News and editor Jen Colletta for her recently article about the troubles of an executive at a local gay health agency with a strong focus on HIV services. 

There needs to be much watchdogging of all Gay Inc and AIDS Inc nonprofits and we really can't have an over-abundance of scrutiny by the LGBT media, individual bloggers and donors, not to mention state attorneys general.

From Colletta's story, which ran on October 9:

Mazzoni Center has fired its chief financial officer after he was arrested multiple times in the last 10 months on DUI and drug charges. Nicholas Chaban, CFO of the LGBT health facility for nine years, was arrested five times in Montgomery County since December, including two consecutive days in July. 

After the fifth arrest last month, a judge revoked bail on his previous cases, and he has been in Montgomery County Prison since Sept. 24. A court source said Chaban, of Roxborough, asked that he delay reporting to prison until Oct. 6 because of work obligations, but the judge denied that request. 

Mazzoni Center executive director Nurit Shein confirmed Chaban was recently terminated, but declined to say when or provide any specifics, citing personnel policies. [...] 

According to financial records, Chaban’s salary at the end of 2012 was $121,448, an $11,000 increase over the previous year. The organization reported income of $10.2 million in 2012, with net assets of $3.2 million.

One piece of constructive criticism for Colletta. Would have been great if she clearly spelled out that the salary and budget info came from Mazzoni Center's IRS 990 tax reports and that the nonprofit does not make the 990s available for public inspection on their Annual Reports page.

You can read the three most recent IRS 990s from the Mazzoni Center here at the GuideStar site.

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