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
  • Ian Barrett – Houston, TX
  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Vanessa Benavides – Dallas, TX
  • Les Bendtsen – Minneapolis, MN
  • Michael Berman – Washington, DC
  • Scott Bishop – Charlotte, NC
  • Paul Boskind – San Antonio, TX
  • Chris Carolan – Brooklyn, NY
  • Bill Donius – Ladue, MO
  • Patty Ellis – Newtown, PA
  • Christopher Flynn – Boston, MA
  • Kirk Hamill – Washington, DC
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • Jim Harrison – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Sheila Koefkorn - Phoenix, AZ
  • Tom Knabel – Minneapolis, MN
  • Chris Labonte – Philadelphia, PA
  • Joan Lau – Philadelphia, PA
  • Bryan Parsons – San Francisco, CA
  • Lester Perryman – New Orleans, LA
  • Hank Provost – Denver, CO
  • Cheryl Rose – Columbus, OH
  • Linda Scaparotti – San Francisco, CA
  • Molly Simmons – Atlanta, GA
  • Ashley Smith – Washington, DC
  • Steve Sorenson – Newport Beach, CA
  • Meghan Stabler – Austin, TX
  • Ben Waldman – Seattle, WA
  • Brad White – Cathedral City, CA
  • Frank Woo – San Francisco, CA


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.

  • Gwen Baba – Los Angeles, CA
  • Elena Baca – Beverly Hills, CA
  • John Barry – Chicago, IL
  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Scott Bishop – Charlotte, NC
  • Todd Canon – Austin, TX
  • Lee Carter – Blowing Rock, NC
  • Edie Cofrin – Atlanta, GA
  • Bill Donius – Ladue, MO
  • Patty Ellis – Newtown, PA
  • Christopher Flynn – Boston, MA
  • Charlie Frew – Atlanta, GA
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • Sheila Kloefkorn – Tempe, AZ
  • Britt Kornmann – Houston, TX
  • Tom Kovach – Las Vegas, NV
  • Joan Lau – Philadelphia, PA
  • Andy Linsky – Palm Springs, CA
  • Joshua Miller – Henderson, NV
  • Bryan Parsons – San Francisco, CA
  • Hank Provost – Denver, CO
  • Catherine Reid – Coupeville, WA
  • Cheryl Rose – Columbus, OH
  • John Ruffier – Orlando, FL
  • Molly Simmons - Atlanta, GA
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Judy Shepard – Casper, WY
  • Steve Sorenson – Newport Beach, CA
  • Faye Tate – Denver, CO
  • Robb Webb – Chicago, IL
  • 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 – New York, NY
  • John Affuso – Boston, MA
  • Tal Anderson – Twin Cities, MN
  • Debra Bacchi – Rockville Centre, NY
  • Jennifer Bajorek – Houston, TX
  • Greg Battaglia – Greater New York 
  • Kevin Baucom – Houston, TX
  • Andrew Beaudoin – Jacksonville, FL
  • Jay Biles – Charlotte, NC
  • Britt Binler – Philadelphia, PN
  • Doris Bobadilla – Mandeville, LA
  • Chris Boone – Seattle, WA
  • Brian Bourquin – Boston, MA
  • Kathy Bowman – Columbus, OH
  • Blake Brockway – Brentwood, TN
  • Linda Brown – Boring, OR
  • K Jason Bryan – St. Paul, MN
  • Brian Buzby – Houston, TX
  • Rory Cahn – Beachwood, OH
  • Nancy Caldwell – Dallas, TX
  • Jeremy Carter – North Carolina
  • Steven Cayton – Atlanta, GA
  • Conan Cleveland – New Orleans, LA
  • Candice Shapiro – Dedham, MA
  • Angie Cottrell – Kansas City, MO
  • Dolores Covrigaru – Alberston, NY
  • Thomas Cowley – Rancho Mirage, CA
  • June Crenshaw – Washington, DC
  • Lynn Currie – Austin, TX
  • Dani Daley – Campbell, CA
  • Lance Demaline – Campbell, CA
  • Brad DiFiore – Atlanta, GA
  • Jaime Duggan – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Cordy Elkins – Boston, MA
  • Alex Ernst – Arlington, VA
  • Chris Fasser – New York, NY
  • Maria Fasulo – Huntington, NY
  • Gabe Fischer – Denver, CO
  • Taylor Fiscus – Chicago, IL 
  • Jenny Ford – Nashville, TN
  • Heather Freyer – San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Sarah Garber – St. Louis, MO
  • Matt Garrett – Atlanta, GA
  • Ben Gibbs – Atlanta, GA
  • Melinda Greene – Smyrna, GA
  • Jon Groppe – Newport, KY
  • Anne Groth – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Lisa Guillory – New Orleans, LA
  • Randall Hance – Houston, TX
  • Matt Hendry – San Francisco, CA
  • S. Kelly Herrick – Danville, CA
  • Gary Hilbert – South Orange, NJ
  • Latoya Holman – Las Vegas, NV
  • Ann Hooper – Charlotte, NC
  • Lon Hurst – Nashville, TN
  • Bob Jacobson – Phoenix, AZ
  • Tim Jenkins – Chicago, IL
  • Alyssa Jones – Salem, MA
  • Dean Keppler – Seattle, WA
  • John Kim – Vancouver, WA
  • Champ Knecht – Greater New York
  • Kevin Knoblock – Boston, MA
  • Kristine Kuzemka – Las Vegas, NV
  • Keith Laepple - Seattle, WA
  • David Lahti – Palm Springs, CA
  • Andrew Land – Atlanta, GA
  • Jason Laney – Washington, DC
  • Duane Lefevre – Boston, MA
  • Chris Lehtonen – Napa, CA
  • Char Ligo – Cleveland, OH
  • Alex Lindquist – Colorado
  • Chris Lindsey – Dallas, TX
  • Anna Lineback – Apex, NC
  • Michael Long – Portland, OR
  • Thomas Macias – Ojai, CA
  • Lisa Marchbanks – Pasadena, CA
  • Jeff Marsocci – Raleigh, NC
  • David Martinez, III – Pheonix, AZ
  • Paul Mataras – Boston, MA
  • Dan Mauney – Charlotte, NC
  • Sean MeHew – Utah
  • Rich Meyers – Studio City, CA
  • Earnest Morgan – Minneapolis, MN
  • Karen Morgan – Morrow, OH
  • Missy Morgan – Las Vegas, NV
  • DyShaun Muhammad – Minneapolis, MN
  • Chris New – Atlanta, GA
  • Robert Newhart – Chicago, IL
  • Khoa Nguyen – Baltimore, MD
  • Roger Nyhus - Seattle, WA
  • Derek Osterman – Boston, MA
  • Tonya Pacetti-Perkins – San Antonio, TX
  • Brandon Patterson – Atlanta, GA
  • Devin Payne – Palm Springs, CA
  • Byron Pelt – St. Louis, MO
  • Lester Perryman – New Orleans, LA
  • Angela Pisecco – Columbus, OH
  • Densil Porteous – Columbus, OH
  • Kaitlin Porter – Atlanta, GA
  • Steven Pospisil – Minneapolis, MN
  • Rob Puckett – Dallas, TX
  • Ron Quinn – Las Vegas, NV
  • Victor Ravago – San Diego, CA
  • Catherine Reid  – Laguna Beach, CA
  • Chad Reumann – San Antonio, TX
  • Geri Rochino – San Diego, CA
  • Mario Rodas – Chelsea, MA
  • Liz Rodriguez – Euless, TX
  • Paul Schiminsky – Las Vegas, NV
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger – St. Louis, MO
  • Shelly Schoenfeld – Charlotte, NC
  • Dustin Schrecengost – Utah
  • Alicia Schwarz – Minneapolis, MN
  • Thearon Scurlock – Orlando, FL
  • Camron Shelton – Sunnyvale, CA
  • Kristin Shrimplin – Cincinnatti, OH
  • JR Simon - Nashville, TN 
  • Daniel Slater – Orange, CA
  • Ashley Smith – Washington, DC
  • Matt Smith – Austin, TX
  • Neil Smith – Hillsborough, NC
  • Michael Smithson – Cleveland, OH
  • Amy Speers – Thornton, CO
  • Katherine Sprissler-Klein – Philadelphia, PA
  • Kevin Stone – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rick Straits – Columbus, OH
  • Jeff Strater – Dallas, TX
  • Paul Thompson – Long Beach, CA
  • Tiffany Tosh – Houston, TX
  • Julian Tovar – Floresville, TX
  • Bonnie Uphold – West Covina, CA
  • Sean VanGorder – Las Vegas, NV
  • Lauren Verrusio – New York NY
  • Melissa Vivanco – Houston, TX
  • Ed Wagner – Greater Cincinnati
  • Lou Weaver – Houston, TX
  • Jamaul Webster – Chicago, IL
  • Aaron Weiner – Cincinatti, OH
  • Stef-Anie Wells Koty – Vancouver, WA
  • Amy White – Seattle, WA
  • Andrew Winters – Baltimore, MD
  • Sharon Wong – Davidsonville, MD
  • Phillip Wright – Austin, TX