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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


Advisory Councils

All Children—All Families National Advisory Council

Members of the All Children — All Families National Advisory Council serve as key advisors in the development and implementation of the All Children - All Families initiative and provide leadership in educating the broader child welfare community about the importance of supporting LGBTQ youth and families in every aspect of practice.

Susan Badeau
Former Director of Cross Systems Integration, Knowledge Management
Casey Family Programs
Philadelphia, PA

Lane Barker
Executive Director
Devereux Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Garry Bevel
Children's Ombudsperson, Jacksonville System of Care Initiative
Partnership for Child Health
Jacksonville, FL

Janice Goldwater
Founder and Executive Director
Adoptions Together
Silver Spring, MD

Beverly Jones
Vice President/Chief Program Officer
Lutheran Child & Family Services of Illinois
River Forest, IL

Joe Kroll
Former Executive Director
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
St. Paul, MN

Ann McCabe
Family Therapist and Child Welfare Consultant
Private Practice
Cape May, NJ

Greg Rose
Deputy Director, Children & Family Services
Division California Department of Social Services
Sacramento, CA

Lori Ross
Executive Director
FosterAdopt Connect (formerly )Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association)
Independence, Missouri

Karey Scheyd
Nonprofit Consultant Specializing in Child Welfare
Austin, TX

Linda S. Spears
Commissioner
Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
Boston, MA

Colette Tobias
Administrator, Office of Resource Families
Division of Youth and Family Services
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

André Wade
Director of Operations
Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV


Business Council

The HRC Business Council was founded in 1997 to support the Human Rights Campaign's goal of creating an America where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are ensured of basic equal rights — and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. While not necessarily serving as official representatives of their companies, members provide expert advice and counsel on LGBTQ workplace issues based on their business experience and knowledge.

Mostafa Abdelguelil
Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Hyatt Hotels Corp.

John Barry
Vice President & Relationship Manager Global Funds Services
Northern Trust Corp.

Wyndolyn (Wendy) Bell
Senior Medical Director & Vice President, Health Care Strategies
United Healthcare

Kenneth (Ken) Charles
Vice President, Global Inclusion & Staffing
General Mills

Richard Clark
Chief Accounting Officer
Accenture Ltd.

Elaine DeCanio
Region Manager
Shell Oil Co.

Rosanna Durruthy
Chief Diversity Officer
Cigna

Lori Fox
President & Founder
Lori Fox Diversity Consulting

Betsy Hosick
General Manager, Procurement – Downstream, Corporate & Shared Services
Chevron Corporation

Lanaya Irvin
Director, Global Equities
Bank of America

Michael Lopez
Director, Global Inclusion and Diversity
Alcoa Inc.

Michelle Phillips
Partner
Jackson Lewis PC

Scott Sapperstein
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs
AT&T

Andrew (Andy) Sendall
Director, Continuity of Business
Citigroup

Kurt Serrano
Vice President, Human Resources
Biogen Idec

Corey Smith
Manager of Corporate Compensation
PetSmart Inc.

Meghan Stabler
Sr. Director/Advisor, Business Management, Marketing & Communications
CA Technologies

Charles (Chuck) Stephens
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA
Google

Ed Westreicher
(retired)
The Coca-Cola Company

Bob Witeck
President & Founder
Witeck Communications, Inc.


HBCU Project National Advisory Council

Marybeth Gasman, Ph.D
Professor & Director
The University of Pennsylvania Center of Minority Serving Institutions

Darrell Wheeler, Ph.D
President
National Association of Social Worker
Dean/Vice Provost, School of Social Work
University of Albany

Michael Lomax, Ph.D
CEO/President
United Negro College Fund
Former President
Dillard University

Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D
Former President
Bennett College for Women

Robert Franklin, Ph.D
Former President
Morehouse College

Steve Mobley, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
University of Albama

Frenchie Davis
National Recording Artist

Trinice McNally, M.S.
LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator
North Carolina Central University

Brian Stewart
Graduate Student
Pepperdine University

Noah Perkins-Deal
Sophomore
Prairie View A&M University


Religion Council

The Religion Council consists of 17 national religious spokespeople committed to equal rights for All Americans. As a group they embody the rich diversity of our faith communities in terms of theology, race, gender, geography, sexual orientation and gender identity. They inform, advise and support the organization's advocacy on a range of LGBTQ issues through effective faith-based engagement of clergy, denominational leaders and people of faith on a national basis.

Imam Daayiee Abdullah
Founder and Executive Director, Muslim Education Center for Creative Academics Institute

Eliel Cruz
Executive Director, Faith in America

Rabbi Denise Eger
President, Central Conference of American Rabbis

Bishop Yvette Flunder
Presiding Bishop, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

Rev. Wendell Griffen
Pastor, New Millennium Church

Rev. Candy Holmes
Program Officer, People of African Descent, Metropolitan Community Churches

Justin Lee
Executive Director, The Gay Christian Network

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi
Director, African American Ministers Leadership Council, People for the American Way

Rev. Damaris Ortega
Pastor, UCC Congregational Plainfield

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Samuels
Pastor and Organizer, Victory for the World Church, United Church of Christ

Rev. J Manny Santiago
Executive Director, The Crossing Ministries

Rev. Michael Schuenemeyer
Executive for Health and Wholeness Advocacy, United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman
Pastor, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Senior Rabbi, Adas Israel Congregation

Dr. Justin Tanis
Managing Director, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry

Matthew Vines
Founder and President, The Reformation Project

Ani Zonneveld
Founder and President, Muslims for Progressive Values


Welcoming Schools National Advisory Council

Members of the Welcoming Schools National Advisory Council serve as key advisors in the development and implementation of the Welcoming Schools initiative and provide leadership in educating the broader educational community about the importance of supporting LGBTQ students and families.

Judy Appel
Executive Director
Our Family Coalition

Renée Bradley, Ph.D.
Special Education Advocate and Parent

Vivian Carlo
Associate Professor of Multicultural Education
Lesley University - School of Education

Maureen Costello
Director, Teaching Tolerance
Southern Poverty Law Center

Fred Fuentes
Executive Director, Office of Educational Options
Boston Public Schools

Aimee Gelnaw
Founding Member
Welcoming Schools Committee (2004)

Susan Gorin, CAE
Executive Director
National Association of School Psychologists

Stephen Henry
President
Metropolitan Nashville Education Association

Emmy Howe
Founding Member
Welcoming School’s Committee (2004)

William A. Howe, Ed.D.
Education Consultant for Multicultural Education, Title IX/Gender Equity & Civil Rights
Connecticut State Department of Education

Christopher W. McGinley, Ed.D.
Professor of Education Leadership, Temple University, and former Superintendent of Lower Merion School District

Kathy Pillsbury
Founding Member
Welcoming School’s Committee (2004)

Paul Sathrum
Senior Policy Analyst
National Education Association

Sean Slade, MEd.
Director, Healthy School Communities
ASCD: Professional Learning and Community for Educators

Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D.
Director, Arcadia Annual Inclusion Institute
Associate Professor, Special Education, Arcadia University

Marlene Snyder, Ph.D.
Former Director of Development, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life, Clemson University

Diane Thornton, Ed.D.
Former Superintendent of Masonic Home and Hughes Springs Independent school districts, Texas
 

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