Zoe Heath

Founder, Executive Director

Zoe has been deeply involved in Sussex County's LGBTQ+ community since high school when she began her school's Gay-Straight Alliance in 2015. Zoe then organized and had the honor of serving as Grand Marshal for Sussex County Pride '18 and '19. Zoe has been involved in numerous progressive organizations throughout New Jersey focusing on socioeconomic justice and voting rights. 

Carl Contino


Carl Contino has been a leader in his community for years. After first leading the Gay Straight Alliance at Sussex Tech, he went on to re-establish and run the GSA at Sussex Community College. During his time at SCCC, Carl spearheaded the GSA’s rebirth on campus, and organized one of Sussex County’s first drag shows. He is currently the president of the Pride Alliance at William Paterson University. Carl is a history and education major at WPU, and is an avid gardener and cook. Carl is a devoted Barb and a massive fan of Kate Bush.

Interested in joining our team? Fill out a volunteer form, and email sussexcountypride@gmail.com with any questions!