The HRC Story

Boards

The Human Rights Campaign's board members are a unique and diverse group of courageous, hardworking and talented people who combine strong professional skills with a passion for equality and justice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. No higher caliber of committed volunteers exists.

HRC's boards make policy, manage finances and coordinate volunteer involvement for the organization. They sustain HRC's vision and raise awareness about the mission of the Human Rights Campaign.

Board of Directors

The Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors — a group of volunteers comprised of corporate and community leaders from throughout the country — is the governing body for the corporation. Its members determine HRC's mission and purposes, and they sustain the organization's vision.

The HRC Board of Directors has the ultimate authority over the organization's actions, including fiscal management and budget approval. Board members also establish the official policies that direct HRC.

  • Lacey All­ – Seattle, WA
  • Tracie Ahern – New York, NY
  • Ian Barrett – Houston, TX
  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Terry Bean – Portland, OR
  • Vanessa Benavides – Dallas, TX
  • Les Bendtsen – Minneapolis, MN
  • Michael Berman – Washington, DC
  • Scott Bishop – Charlotte, NC
  • Paul Boskind – San Antonio, TX
  • Wally Brewster – Chicago, IL
  • Chris Carolan – Brooklyn, NY
  • Bill Donius – Ladue, MO
  • Chris  Flynn – Boston, MA
  • Jody Gates – New Orleans, LA
  • Kirk Hamill – Washington, DC
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • Tom Knabel – Minneapolis, MN
  • Chris Labonte – Philadelphia, PA
  • Joan Lau – Philadelphia, PA
  • Joni Madison – Hillsborough, NC
  • Joshua Miller – Henderson, NV
  • Patrick Miller – New Orleans, LA
  • Michael Palmer – Arlington, VA
  • Hank Provost – Denver, CO
  • Cheryl Rose-Mack – Columbus, OH
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Linda Scaparotti – San Francisco, CA
  • Meghan Stabler – Round Rock, TX
  • Alan Uphold – Los Angeles, CA
  • Brad White – OC/LB/PS 
  • Frank Woo – San Francisco, CA
  • Tony Woods – Washington, DC
  • Lisa Zellner – Columbus, OH

Foundation Board

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that encourages gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans to live their lives openly. The foundation also seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality.

The HRC Foundation Board has the ultimate authority for the actions of the Foundation. The board manages the foundation's finances and establishes official policies governing the foundation.

  • Tracie Ahern – New York, NY
  • Gwen Baba – Los Angeles, CA
  • Elena Baca – Beverly Hills, CA
  • John Barry – Chicago, IL
  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Terry Bean – Portland, OR
  • Vanessa Benavides – Dallas, TX
  • Les Bendtsen – Minneapolis, MN
  • Todd Canon – Austin, TX
  • Lee Carter – Blowing Rock, NC
  • Edie Cofrin – Atlanta, GA
  • Jane Daroff – Beachwood, OH
  • Bill Donius – Ladue, MO
  • Chris Flynn – Boston, MA
  • Charlie Frew – Atlanta, GA
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • Sheila Kloefkorn – Tempe, AZ
  • Britt Kornmann – Houston, TX
  • Joan Lau – Philadelphia, PA
  • Andy Linsky – Palm Springs, CA
  • Joshua Miller – Henderson, NV
  • Patrick Miller – New Orleans, LA
  • Michael Palmer – Arlington, VA
  • Hank Provost – Denver, CO
  • Henry Robin – Greater New York
  • Cheryl Rose-Mack – Columbus, OH
  • John Ruffier – Orlando, FL
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Judy Shepard – Casper, WY
  • Steve Sorenson – OC/LB/PS
  • Faye Wilson Tate – Denver, CO
  • Frank Woo – San Francisco, CA                

 

Board of Governors

The dedicated members of the Human Rights Campaign's Board of Governors manage the organization's local outreach nationwide. They help to build HRC's membership and maintain relationships with local communities.

Each member of the HRC Board of Governors is responsible for coordinating fundraising and volunteer activity in the city or region he or she represents. Members also serve as liaisons between their local communities and HRC's staff and boards.

  • Marilyn Abalos – Greater New York
  • John Affuso – Boston, MA
  • Steve Amend – Henderson, NV
  • Tal Anderson – Twin Cities, MN
  • Carl Andrews – Dallas, TX
  • Andrew Arnold – Los Angeles, CA
  • Karen Aronoff-Holtmeier – Cincinnati, OH
  • Jennifer Bajorek – Houston, TX
  • Phillip Baker – Phoenix, AZ
  • Greg Battaglia – Greater New York 
  • Kevin Baucom – Houston, TX
  • Vanessa Benavides – Dallas, TX
  • Kathy Bowman – Columbus, OH
  • Jay Biles – Charlotte, NC
  • Doris Bobadilla – Mandeville, LA
  • Ronna Bolante – Philadelphia, PA
  • Chris Boone – Seattle, WA
  • Brian Bourquin – Boston, MA
  • Dawn Brown – Chicago, IL
  • Linda Brown – Boring, OR
  • Brian Buzby – Houston, TX
  • Rory Cahn – Beachwood, OH
  • Nancy Caldwell – Dallas, TX
  • Torey Carrick – Long Beach, CA
  • Jeremy Carter – North Carolina
  • Steven Cayton – Atlanta, GA
  • Jeffrey Caywood – Cincinnati, OH
  • Dawn Christensen – Henderson, NV
  • Camille Cook – Austin, TX
  • Jeffrey Coop – Seattle, WA
  • Angie Cottrell –Kansas City, MO
  • Thomas Cowley – Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Dani Daley – Campbell, CA
  • Jamie Depelteau – Berkeley, CA
  • Brad DiFiore – Atlanta, GA
  • Jaime Duggan – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Patty Ellis – Huntington, NY
  • Tamra English – Dripping Springs, TX
  • Alexandra Ernst – Arlington, VA
  • Michael Fifield – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Heather Freyer – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Patrick Gamble – Phoenix, AZ
  • Matt Garrett – Atlanta, GA
  • Amy Gavin – Philadelphia Region, PA
  • Cherie Green – Charlotte, NC
  • Melinda Greene – Smyrna, GA
  • Deb Guidry – New Orleans, LA
  • Jonathan Gundersen – Philadelphia, PA
  • Mark Halsell – Austin, TX
  • Randall Hance – Houston, TX
  • Jim Harrison – Dallas, TX
  • S. Kelly Herrick – Danville, CA
  • Gary Hilbert – South Orange, NJ
  • Latoya Holman – Las Vegas, NV
  • Ted Holmquist – West Hollywood, CA
  • David Horowitz – Pheonix, AZ 
  • Tim Jenkins – Chicago, IL
  • Alana Jochum – Cleveland, OH
  • Deanne Jockish – Fenton, MO
  • Dean Keppler – Seattle, WA
  • Kathrin Kersten – Austin, TX
  • John Kim – Vancouver, WA
  • Kyle Klatt – Chicago, IL
  • Champ Knecht – Greater New York
  • Kevin Knoblock – Boston, MA
  • Kristine Kuzemka – Las Vegas, NV
  • David Lahti – Palm Springs, CA
  • Wally Lanci – Cleveland, OH
  • Jason Laney – Washington, DC
  • Duane Lefevre – Boston, MA
  • Chris Lehtonen – Napa, CA
  • Char Ligo – Cleveland, OH
  • Alex Lindquist – Colorado
  • Heather Beckel Luecke – Austin, TX
  • Jeff Marsocci – Raleigh, NC
  • David Martinez, III – Pheonix, AZ
  • Paul Mataras – Boston, MA
  • Dan Mauney – Charlotte, NC
  • Marisa McCabe – Chicago, IL
  • Kelley McCoy – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Sean MeHew – Utah
  • Missy Morgan –Las Vegas, NV
  • DyShaun Muhammad – Minneapolis, MN
  • Chris New – Atlanta, GA
  • Robert Niccolai – St. Louis, MO
  • Derek Osterman – Boston, MA
  • Bryan Parsons – San Francisco, CA
  • Ed Patterson – Atlanta, GA
  • Byron Pelt – St. Louis, MO
  • Arouna Phommasouvanh – Minneapolis, MN
  • Densil Porteous – Columbus, OH
  • Kaitlin Porter – Atlanta, GA
  • Steven Pospisil – Minneapolis, MN
  • Robb Puckett – Dallas, TX
  • Ron Quinn –Las Vegas, NV
  • Catherine Reid  – Laguna Beach, CA
  • Michael Reiser – St. Louis, MO
  • Chad Reumann – San Antonio, TX
  • Mario Rodas – Chelsea, MA
  • Jonathan Russell – Atlanta, GA
  • Cathy Sarky – Cincinnati, OH
  • Shelly Schoenfeld – North Carolina
  • Dustin Schrecengost – Utah
  • Thearon Scurlock – Orlando, FL
  • Kristin Shrimplin – Greater Cincinnatti 
  • JR Simon – Hermitage, TN
  • Daniel Slater – OC/LB/PS
  • Ashley Smith – Washington, DC
  • Corey Smith – Minneapolis, MN
  • Michael Smithson – Cleveland, OH
  • LaRence Snowden – Houston, TX
  • Leah Solo – Twin Cities, MN
  • Amy Speers – Colorado
  • David Steiman – Los Angeles, CA
  • Kevin Stone – Los Angeles, CA
  • Jeff Strater – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Dan Tanner – Orlando, FL
  • Timothy Thomas – Dallas, TX
  • Paul Thompson – Long Beach, CA
  • Tiffany Tosh – Houston, TX
  • Lauren Verrusio – New York, NY
  • Ed Wagner – Greater Cincinnati
  • Benjamin Waldman – Seattle, WA
  • Willis Ward – Raleigh, NC
  • Melissa Warren – New Orleans, LA
  • Jamaul Webster – Chicago, IL
  • Claudine Wessel – Phoenix, AZ
  • Amy White – Seattle, WA
  • Andrew Winters – New Port, KY

 

Former Governors

  • Robert Abernathy – Chicago, IL
  • Matthew Bacon – Boston, MA
  • Jessica Bair – West Hollywood, CA
  • Ian Barrett – League City, TX
  • Charles Beraud – Las Vegas, NV
  • Bob Berry – Villa Park, IL
  • Scott Bishop – Charlotte, NC
  • Eric Blomquist – Greater New York
  • Tim Bresnahan – Chicago, IL
  • Barbara Browning – Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Charlie Buchanan – Houston, TX
  • Carlos Carbonell – Orlando, FL
  • Candace DiGirolamo – Columbus, OH
  • Robert Doggens – Charlotte, NC
  • Michael Dunning – St. Louis, MO
  • Steve Fisher – Los Angeles, CA
  • Brian Flanagan – Greater New York
  • Randy Floyd – Charlotte, NC
  • Donna Flynn – Houston, TX
  • Jeffery Garofalo – Las Vegas, NV
  • Sepi Ghafouri – Los Angeles, CA
  • Madeline Goss – Raleigh, NC
  • Amos Gott – Nashville, TN
  • Paul Guillory – Houston, TX
  • Ron Guisinger – Columbus, OH
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • Jason Held – Chicago, IL
  • Ron Hirth – Cincinnati, OH
  • Miranda Hooker – Boston, MA 
  • Jason Lambert – Orlando, FL
  • Ryan Levy – Houston, TX
  • Charlene Ligo – Cleveland, OH
  • Michael Dell Long – Portland, OR
  • Raymond Manci – Palm Springs, CA
  • John Mancuso – St. Louis, MO
  • M. Mason – Columbus, OH
  • Bob Mason – Los Angeles, CA
  • Lori Megown – Greater New York
  • Andrew Melissinos – Los Angeles, CA
  • Ryan Messer – Cincinnati, OH
  • Gwen Migita – Washington, DC
  • Patrick Miller – New Orleans, LA
  • James Minor – OC/LB/PS
  • Kevin Moser – Seattle, WA
  • Joseph Palacios – Washington, DC
  • Philip Palmer – Chicago, IL
  • Darrell Parsons – San Antonio, TX
  • Lester Perryman – New Orleans, LA
  • John Piedrahita – Washington, DC
  • Hank Provost – Denver, CO
  • Wendy Ringe – Dallas, TX
  • John Rivers – Greater New York
  • Andy Rubinson – Boston MA
  • Carmen Salgado – Los Angeles, CA
  • Jon Shaffer – Columbus, OH
  • Mark Shura – Boston, MA
  • Molly Simmons – Atlanta, GA
  • Steven Spencer-Steigner – San Francisco, CA
  • Skye Stoulig – New Orleans, LA
  • Mayan Tahan – Phoenix, AZ
  • Julie Watson – St. Paul, MN
  • Daniel Weaver – Greater Washington, DC
  • Pete Webb – New York, NY
  • Bill Weeks – Chicago, IL
  • Ed Westreicher – Atlanta, GA
  • Sharon Wong – Greater Washington, DC 
  • Julie Wood – Atlanta, GA