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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 LGBT 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
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

Loris Ross
Executive Director
Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association
Independence, Missouri

Karey Scheyd, MPA
Nonprofit Consultant Specializing in Child Welfare
Austin, TX

Linda S. Spears
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

Diane Wagner
Former Division Chief, Adoptions and Permanency Resources Division
County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services
Pasadena, CA

Rob Woronoff, MS
Child Welfare Consultant
Glendale, CA


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 and transgender 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 LGBT workplace issues based on their business experience and knowledge.

Elizabeth (Betty) Amend
Vice President, Human Resources

John Barry
PNC Capital Advisors
Director, Client Relationship Management

Wyndolyn (Wendy) Bell
United Healthcare
Vice President, National Accounts

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

Richard Clark
Accenture Ltd.
Chief Accounting Officer

Wes Combs
NAMR Diversity and Inclusion Leader
The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.

Elaine DeCanio
Shell Oil Co.
Region Manager

Rosanna Durruthy
Chief Diversity Officer

Lori Fox
Lori Fox Diversity Consulting
President & Founder

Jeff Gabardi
DC Health Benefit Exchange
General Counsel

Lanaya Irvin
Bank of America
Director, Global Transaction Services

Emily Jones
Eastman Kodak Co.

Susan (Sue) McManus
Nationwide Insurance
Vice President, Marketing

Bryan Parsons
Ernst & Young LLP
Associate Director/Americas Quality and Risk Management

Michelle Phillips
Jackson Lewis PC

Scott Sapperstein
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

Andrew (Andy) Sendall
Director, Enterprise O&T, Risk Management, Global Business Continuity Services

Kurt Serrano
Biogen Idec
Vice President, Human Resources

Corey Smith
Target Corp.
Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

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

Charles (Chuck) Stephens
Associate Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Ed Westreicher
The Coca-Cola Company

David Wilson
Verizon Communications Inc.


Diversity & Inclusion Council

The HRC Diversity & Inclusion Council was founded in 2008 to support the Human Rights Campaign's stated commitment to diversity and inclusion at every level of the organization. From professional diversity consultants to leading business executives, religious leaders, youth, advocates from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and civil rights principals, the Council consists of individuals who represent the broad tapestry of the communities in which we live and work.

Mostafa S. Abdelguelil
Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Rohini Anand
Global Chief Diversity Officer & Senior VP

Kylar W. Broadus
Board Member
National Black Justice Coalition

Don Dew
Executive Director
ReachOut USA

Rev. Elder Darlene Garner
Vice-Moderator and Regional Elder
Metropolitan Community Churches

Robby Gregg, Co-Chair of HRC Diversity & Inclusion Council
Associate Director of Equality & Diversity Partnerships
Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Paul Guillory
(Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign)
Manager, Lease Records
EP Energy E&P Company, L.P.

Bree Hartlage
Deputy Director / STILO

Rosalind Hudnell
Director of Corporate Diversity

Intel Corporation

Michael Koch
Owner and President
FireFly Farms, Inc.

Jani Lopez
Executive Support to the President
Shell Oil Co.

Michael Lopez, Co-Chair of HRC Diversity & Inclusion Council
Director, PAC & International Affairs

Anton Mack
(Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign)
Managing Director, Global Talent
Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP

Mark Q. McLane
Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Barclays PLC

Howard Ross
Founder & Chief Learning Officer
Cook Ross, Inc.

Catherine Smith
General Partner
True Blue Inclusion

Sarah Stuart
Global Diversity Inclusion Program Manager
Google, Inc.

Faye Wilson Tate
(Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign)
Vice President and Director for Global Diversity & Inclusion

Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale
Leading From The Heart Consulting

Amy White
Director of Regional Operations & Leadership
Pride Foundation

Sharon Wong
(Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign)
Deputy Director for Coordination & Policy
Office of Diversity & Inclusion at U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Religion Council

The Religion Council consists of thirteen 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 and sexual orientation. They provide a prophetic voice on the critical issues affecting the LGBT community from marriage, to adoption, to reclaiming the inclusive foundations of religion.

Chaplain (Colonel) Paul W. Dodd, D. Min., LPC, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Pastoral Psychotherapist
Austin, TX

Rabbi Denise Eger
Senior Rabbi, Congregation Kol Ami
West Hollywood, CA

Rev. Elder Darlene Garner
Vice-Moderator and Regional Elder, Metropolitan Community Churches
Bowie, MD

Rev. Harry Knox,
Interim Executive Director, Integrity USA
Houston, TX

Rev. Eric Lee
President and CEO, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Love
Executive Director, Soulforce
Abiline, TX

Bishop Carlton Pearson
Christ Universal Temple
Chicago, IL

Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire
Concord, NH

Rev. Canon Susan Russell
Senior Associate Pastor, All Saints Episcopal Church
Pasadena, CA

Bishop John L Selders, Jr.
Pastor, Amistad United Church of Christ
Harford, CT

Rev. William G. Sinkford
Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Portland

Dr. Ken Stone
Academic Dean, Chicago Theological Seminary
Chicago, IL

Rev. Dr. Erin K. Swenson
Pastoral Psychotherapist
Atlanta, GA

Dr. Mary Ann Tolbert
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Pacific School of Religion
Oakland, CA

Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre
Professor of Social Ethics, Iliff School of Theology
Denver, CO

Anne Underwood
Incorporator, Maine's Religious Coalition Against Discrimination
Incorporator and convener, Catholics for Marriage Equality
Portland, Maine

Rev. Rebecca Voelkel
Program Director, Institute for Welcoming Resources, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Minneapolis, MN

Rev. Dr. Christine Y. Wiley
Pastor, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ
Washington, D.C.
Rev. Dr. Dennis W. Wiley
Pastor, Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ
Washington, D.C.

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 LGBT students and families.

Laurie Brown-Abdelmageed, Ph.D.
Educational Advocate and Vice Principal
Dr. Samuel A Mudd Elementary School

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

Matthew Fraizer
Thomas A. Plein Foundation

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
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.
Superintendent of Schools
Lower Merion School District

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

Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei
Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL)

Paul Sathrum
Senior Policy Analyst
National Education Association

Sean Slade, MEd.
Director, Healthy School Communities

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

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

Rhonda Thomason
Classroom Teacher (retired), Education Consultant

Diane Thornton, Ed.D.
National Director
Learning for Life