Meet the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center Team

The healthcare team at the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center recognizes the unique medical needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. We are dedicated to offering high-quality, culturally competent care in New Jersey.

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Our Team

In addition to our providers, we have a dedicated team of nurses and administrators who ensure that you will have the best care experience possible.

Perry FarhatPerry Farhat, Director, Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

Perry Farhat serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at RWJBarnabas Health and is also the Administrative Director of the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center. The PROUD Center is the first primary care facility in New Jersey specializing in the health care needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. During his tenure, the PROUD Center received the NJBIZ HealthCare Heroes Award in “Innovation,” and was honored as the National Association of Social Worker’s 2022 New Jersey Organization of the Year. Perry was also included in ROI-NJ’s 2022 Diversity and Inclusion influencer’s list.

Prior to joining RWJBarnabas, Perry served as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) at the United States Department of Justice. Perry was assigned to the Government Fraud Unit where he prosecutes various white-collar crimes. Perry also served as the Office’s LGBTQ Special Emphasis Program Manager. Prior to serving as an AUSA, Perry prosecuted a wide-range of criminal cases at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office, also serving as community outreach liaison.

Before these posts, Perry clerked for the Honorable Deborah Silverman Katz, A.J.S.C., in Camden. Perry is a graduate of Rutgers Law School, received a Master of City Planning from Boston University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Aminah Williams, MHA, Practice Manager, Babs Siperstein PROUD Center

Aminah Williams is a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey. She began her career in healthcare at 16 years old with the organization Civic League of the Greater Tomorrow. She is a proud Intercede Scholar and graduate of their Whitney M. Young, JR/ Rose L. Park Summer Institutes. Through these summer programs, she gained her administrative experience working for various departments throughout RWJUH in New Brunswick. She was also a Rutgers Upward Bound Math- Science Program Graduate.

Continuing her career in healthcare, Aminah was an administrative assistant quickly moving up to a patient service coordinator and then front office manager. Prior to joining RWJBH, she was an Assistant Center Operations Director at Concentra Urgent Care. She has a proven record of facilitating support services and managing fast-paced office settings with extensive knowledge in health center operations. Aminah has a BA in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Grand Canyon University.

Aminah joined Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset as the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center Practice Manager in 2020. She understands the importance of leading a team with grace, love, and compassion which in return gets poured into each and every patient. She oversees all of the office daily operations and ensures that all patients receive quality care.

Aminah says, “I’ve been in health care for 16 years and after working for Proud, this is the first time that I love what I do. There is no greater satisfaction than knowing you are truly making a difference in the people around you. I have become a mother to my staff and our patients, always caring for them with everything in me. I am only as good as my team is.”

Danielle KingDanielle King, MPH, Program Manager/Patient Navigator

Danielle King has been a dedicated advocate for underserved communities for more than 10 years, providing health education and self-empowerment to individuals from all walks of life.
Danielle is a Veteran of the U.S Marine Corps. Her experience during “don’t ask, don’t tell” motivated Danielle to pursue her Master of Public Health degree in Health Education/Behavioral Science and Epidemiology from Rutgers University, School of Public Health. She is also a State of New Jersey-certified counselor and risk reduction specialist.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Danielle wanted to be a part of bridging the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and the healthcare system due to her own negative experience. During her time at Rutgers she published a paper on gay men’s experience in the healthcare system and began working for the Hyacinth Foundation as an HIV tester/counselor and as a policy associate. She created programs for clients and staff that inspired both professional and personal development and advocated for legislation. Danielle also worked at Rutgers University H.O.P.E., which provided students with essential health information.
Danielle is currently employed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset as the Babs Siperstein PROUD Center Program Manager/Patient Navigator. She sits on the New Jersey Governor’s LGBTQ+ taskforce and is the Co-chair of RWJUH Somerset’s PROUD Business Resource Group, which helps bring LGBTQ+ staff together. She is currently pursuing a certification in Healthcare Management through Rutgers University.
Danielle says, “My greatest joy is being a part of a patient’s journey, seeing them transform and blossom into the person they truly are. There is no bigger prize than a smile at the end of hard path and at the PROUD Center we absolutely work hard to get to that smile - I love what we do.”

Jamila H. CarterJamila H. Carter, RN, BSN

Jamila is a registered nurse with 10 years of experience in various settings, which required caring for diverse populations and assuming multiple roles. She has worked with clients of all ages, from pediatric patients as young as age 5 to geriatric patients in their final years.
Jamila’s previous nursing experience included mental and behavioral health care for students ages 5 to 21 who attended High Point School, a private, non-profit special education program. As part of High Point School’s nursing team, she was responsible for the education and administration of psychotropic medications while also working closely with the school psychiatrists and others on the interdisciplinary team to best manage the most appropriate treatment plan for each student.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from Saint Peter’s University and is currently pursuing her master’s of science degree in nursing (MSN) at Montclair State University with a concentration in nursing education.

Jamila brings her consistent dedication and knowledge of specialized care as well as clinical experience to Babs Siperstein PROUD Center. She understands the importance of compassionate patient care and how to manage the ever-evolving needs and priorities in a health services environment.

Sean Patrick RileySean Patrick Riley, MSN, AGNP-BC

A native of Belleville, Illinois who comes from a family of healthcare providers, Sean has more than 13 years of healthcare experience, from medical billing to nursing and education. He previously worked at NYU Langone Health in their surgical intensive care unit where he was part of the team that recovered the first two total face transplants ever completed and the team that launched NYU’s heart transplant program in 2018. His is a former instructor at Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing. He also worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in primary care at SLUCare, Saint Louis University’s academic medical practice, where he recognized the vital need for dedicated primary care services for LGBTQIA+ patients. Combining his passion for music and his nursing expertise, Sean works as Nurse Practitioner and counselor for a non-profit music camp in Los Angeles for two weeks each summer.

Sean obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Music and a bachelor of arts degree in Communication-Advertising from Saint Louis University. He completed an accelerated master’s degree in Nursing from Saint Louis University as well as a post-master’s certificate as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner at Saint Louis University, both times graduating first in his class.

“As a young gay man it never occurred to me that I would be able to work in healthcare and have the ability to focus my efforts on my own community,” Sean says. “I will work tirelessly to advocate for the specialized care that all members of the LGBTQIA+ community deserve.”

Sean recently moved back to the East Coast with his husband and now lives in Mountain Lakes, NJ.

Patient Stories

  • “Finding a place offering specific care for people like me is almost a guarantee I’ll be provided more respect and kindness. Feeling welcomed and included makes a big difference.”

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  • “When I look at my body now, it feels like this is how I’ve always been, which is pretty incredible. It just feels natural.”

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  • "At PROUD, the staff members look at you as a person. I recommend it to everyone I know."

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