HRC Story


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 an America 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.



  • Chad Griffin

    Chad Griffin

    Chad Griffin is the president of the Human Rights Campaign. Griffin spent the early part of his career in California, working at the intersection of Hollywood and politics to take on entrenched interests and shape key national debates. Griffin led successful statewide campaigns that secured billions for stem cell research and hundreds of million annually for early childhood education. But as the battle over Proposition 8 raged in 2008, Griffin found the cause of a lifetime in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Read Bio

  • Joni Madison

    Joni Madison

    Joni Madison is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

Communications and Marketing

  • Olivia Alair Dalton

    Olivia Alair Dalton

    Olivia Alair Dalton is HRC's Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing. In this role, she leads HRC’s comprehensive, multi-faceted communications and marketing efforts that highlight the ongoing work of the organization to fight for protections for LGBTQ people at the federal, state, and local level, and to improve the lived experiences of all LGBTQ Americans. Read Bio

  • Stephen Peters

    Stephen Peters

    Stephen Peters is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, where he has served since September 2014. Read Bio

  • Sarah McBride

    Sarah McBride

    Sarah McBride is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

  • Nick Morrow

    Nick Morrow

    Nick Morrow is the Press Secretary for the Southern States – Project One America at the Human Rights Campaign, where he focuses on LGBTQ rights in the American South. Read Bio

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Nicole Cozier

    Nicole Cozier

    Nicole Cozier joined the staff of the Human Rights Campaign as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in February 2016. Read Bio

  • Jennifer Reeves-Martinez

    Jennifer Reeves-Martinez

    Jennifer Reeves-Martinez is the Deputy Director for Diversity and Inclusion. Read Bio

General Counsel

  • Robert Falk

    Robert Falk

    Rob Falk serves as the Human Rights Campaign’s General Counsel and joined the organization in 2006. He supports the organization’s work by advising both the Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on legal issues including election and campaign finance law, non-profit tax issues, real estate, human resources matters and intellectual property. Read Bio

  • Darrin Hurwitz

    Darrin Hurwitz

    Darrin Hurwitz serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Human Rights Campaign. Hurwitz provides advice to the organization on political compliance issues including federal and state campaign finance and lobbying disclosure regulation as well as on other non-profit management matters. Read Bio

Policy and Political Affairs

  • JoDee Winterhof

    JoDee Winterhof

    JoDee Winterhof, a veteran political strategist and respected advocate with over 20 years of experience in navigating the complex intersection between politics, campaigns, messaging and public policy, currently serves as Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs for the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

  • Jennifer Pike Bailey

    Jennifer Pike Bailey

    Jennifer Pike Bailey joined the Human Rights campaign in February 2012 and serves as HRC’s Senior Public Policy Advocate. Her policy portfolio focuses on LGBTQ youth, including education, school safety and homelessness. Read Bio

  • Lynne Bowman

    Lynne Bowman

    Lynne Bowman currently serves as a Senior Regional Field Director working in the eighteen state Northeast - Mid Atlantic - Midwest region. Read Bio

  • Jeremy Kadden

    Jeremy Kadden

    Jeremy Kadden joined the Human Rights Campaign in August 2014 as Senior International Policy Advocate. He focuses on working with the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to advance an LGBTQ-inclusive U.S. foreign policy. Read Bio

  • Andrea Levario

    Andrea Levario

    As Senior Public Policy Advocate, Andrea Levario legislative portfolio is focused on taxes, employment related benefits, ending discrimination in the workplace and health care. She is also the primary contact for the midwestern and western regions. Read Bio

  • Robin Maril

    Robin Maril

    Robin Maril serves as associate legal director at the Human Rights Campaign. Her work focuses on federal programs and administrative policies that impact the LGBTQ community. Read Bio

  • Mike Mings

    Mike Mings

    Mike Mings is the director of the Human Rights Campaign's Political Action Committee, the largest PAC dedicated to equality for lesbian and gay Americans and one of the largest PACs in the country. Read Bio

  • Cathryn Oakley

    Cathryn Oakley

    Cathryn Oakley is responsible for assisting local legislators and advocates to enact laws that further LGBTQ equality. She is also responsible for developing, conducting, and publishing the Municipal Equality Index, a nationwide evaluation of municipal laws affecting the LGBTQ community. Read Bio

  • Xavier Persad

    Xavier Persad

    Xavier Persad serves as legislative counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, his focus includes state and municipal advocacy as well as conversion therapy related legislation. Xavier serves HRC’s Project One America as well as the legal department’s annual Municipal Equality Index publication. Read Bio

  • Jeremy Pittman

    Jeremy Pittman

    Jeremy Pittman joined the Human Rights Campaign in early 2007 as Deputy Field Director. He manages the day-to-day operations of HRC's talented field organizing team and coordinates organizing activities between HRC staff working in policy, politics and communications and HRC's volunteer leadership across the country. Read Bio

  • Marty Rouse

    Marty Rouse

    As National Field Director, Marty Rouse is tasked with mobilizing the Human Rights Campaign's more than one and a half million members and supporters to effect change at the federal, state and local level. Read Bio

  • Joe Saunders

    Joe Saunders

    As the Southern Regional Field Director for the Human Rights Campaign, Joe directs the grassroots mobilization programs for HRC’s legislative and electoral campaigns in the Southern United States. Read Bio

  • David Stacy

    David Stacy

    David Stacy’s federal legislative advocacy portfolio at the Human Rights Campaign includes marriage and relationship recognition, hate crimes, immigration, Social Security and the District of Columbia. Read Bio

  • Sarah Warbelow

    Sarah Warbelow

    Sarah Warbelow leads HRC’s team of lawyers and fellows focused on federal, state, and municipal policy. She also coordinates HRC's advocacy efforts as amicus curiae ("friend of the court") in litigation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Read Bio

  • Hope Errico Wisneski

    Hope Errico Wisneski

    Hope Errico Wisneski serves as the Regional Field Director working in the US West where she maintains and expands HRC’s ability to mobilize grassroots advocacy on behalf of federal and state LGBTQ legislative priorities. In this capacity, she also designs and implements grassroots electoral and campaign strategies in support of federal and state candidates, and ballot initiatives, in the region. Read Bio

Project One America

  • Ben Needham

    Ben Needham

    Ben Needham is the Director of Project One America, HRC’s comprehensive, multi-year effort to expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Read Bio

  • Eva Kendrick

    Eva Kendrick

    Eva Kendrick serves as the Human Rights Campaign's Alabama State Manager. Read Bio

  • Rob Hill

    Rob Hill

    Rob Hill serves as state director of HRC Mississippi. As part of the Human Rights Campaign’s Project One America, Rob and his team lead the effort to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people throughout Mississippi. Read Bio

  • Kendra Johnson

    Kendra Johnson

    As state director of HRC Arkansas, Kendra Johnson leads the organization’s Project One America effort across the state to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Read Bio

Public Education and Outreach

  • Mary Beth Maxwell

    Mary Beth Maxwell

    A longtime leader in social justice movements, Mary Beth (M.B.) Maxwell leads the groundbreaking and innovative efforts of HRC’s educational arm, the HRC Foundation. Read Bio

  • Beck Bailey

    Beck Bailey

    Beck Bailey is the Deputy Director of Employee Engagement at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. His work in the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program focuses on helping America’s workplaces become more LGBTQ-inclusive through employee engagement, training and education. Read Bio

  • Ty Cobb

    Ty Cobb

    As Director of HRC Global, Ty Cobb works to advance equality for LGBTQ people around the world. Much of his work focuses on collaborating with international LGBTQ organizations and leaders; exposing U.S. individuals and organizations exporting homophobia and transphobia abroad; and ensuring that the U.S. government is fulfilling its commitment to support the human rights of LGBTQ people across the globe. Read Bio

  • Liz Cooper

    Liz Cooper

    Liz Cooper joined the Workplace Project in August 2010. As Manager, Liz engages directly with employers to identify and improve LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. Read Bio

  • Alison Delpercio

    Alison Delpercio

    Alison Delpercio is the deputy director of the Children, Youth & Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, where she advocates for LGBTQ-welcoming and affirming practices within child welfare agencies and broader youth-serving organizations. Alison manages HRC's All Children - All Families project and provides organizations with in-depth training and technical assistance on improving their practice with LGBTQ youth and families. Read Bio

  • Deena Fidas

    Deena Fidas

    Deena Fidas is the director of the Workplace Equality Program and leads the Corporate Equality Index survey and annual report to over 1,200 major employers, corporate public policy outreach and research on emerging workplace inclusion topics. Read Bio

  • Candace Gingrich

    Candace Gingrich

    Since 1995, Candace Gingrich has served as a key advocate for issues of importance to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Their involvement in the movement for queer equality began when her brother, Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-GA., was elected House speaker. Read Bio

  • Noël Gordon

    Noël Gordon

    Noël Gordon, Jr. is a noted public policy professional with a gift for pragmatism, persuasion, and progressive politics. Read Bio

  • Tari Hanneman

    Tari Hanneman

    Tari Hanneman is the Director of the Health Equality Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In that capacity she oversees the annual LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index and other projects related to LGBTQ health, HIV, and aging. Read Bio

  • Ashland Johnson

    Ashland Johnson

    As Director of Public Education and Research, Ashland shapes HRC’s approach to generating research and educational campaigns. Read Bio

  • Ellen Kahn

    Ellen Kahn

    Ellen Kahn is the Director of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Children, Youth & Families Program, where she provides national leadership and expertise in public education and advocacy efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ families. Read Bio

  • Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei

    Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei

    Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei is the Director of the Youth Well-Being Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. One of his primary roles at HRC is to chair Time to THRIVE, an annual national conference for educators and other youth-serving professionals to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth. Read Bio

  • Lisbeth Melendez Rivera

    Lisbeth Melendez Rivera

    As the Director of Latino and Catholic Initiatives, Lisbeth will deepen the already impressive reach of work with Latino/a communities and will in addition help us to develop and implement Catholic engagement work across the organization. Read Bio

  • Marvell Terry

    Marvell Terry

    Marvell L. Terry, II was raised in Memphis, Tennessee and Founder of The Red Door Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on improving the health outcomes of Black gay, bisexual and same gender loving men in Memphis and Southeast region of the United States. He currently resides in Washington, DC where he is the first HIV & AIDS Project Manager for the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

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