Board of Directors

Raymond Lewis, PhD, MA, MS, MBA

President & CEO

Raymond Lewis, the President and CEO of The Pride Institute, is a visionary leader with a steadfast commitment to empowering immigrants and addressing the nursing shortage in America. His deep-rooted passion and vast experience in healthcare, education, and nonprofit sectors have helped shape our organization into a powerful force for change.

His unwavering belief in human potential continues to inspire our team and guide our mission as we work towards a more inclusive and equitable future.


Brett Gilbert, MBA, MST


Brett is an accomplished finance and tax professional¬† with over a decade of experience in the field. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in finance from UMass Amherst, as well as an MBA and MST from Northeastern University. This combination of advanced degrees has equipped him with a comprehensive skill set that spans financial strategy, tax planning, and organizational leadership.

Brett’s ability to stay updated on evolving tax laws and regulations ensures that our organization remains in full compliance while minimizing tax liabilities. His experience navigating fiscal complexities ensures that we continue to efficiently serve our community and fulfill our mission. Brett’s commitment to financial transparency and integrity is vital in upholding our reputation as a trustworthy, impactful nonprofit.