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, transgender and queer Americans plus community members who use different language to describe identity. 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.

  • Gwen Baba - Los Angeles, CA
  • Liz Baskin – La Jolla, CA
  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Chris Boone – West Hollywood, CA
  • James Costos - Los Angeles, CA
  • Morgan Cox – Plano, TX
  • Patty Ellis – New York
  • Amy Errett - San Francisco, CA
  • Melanie Falls – Walton Hills, OH
  • Anne Fay – Dallas, TX
  • Matt Garrett – Atlanta, GA
  • Todd Hawkins - Los Angeles, CA
  • Matt Hendry – San Francisco, CA
  • Christina Hernandez – Round Rock, TX
  • Jay Kuo - New York, NY
  • Christopher Labonte - Philadelphia, PA
  • Justin Mikita – Los Angeles, CA
  • Karen Morgan - Morrow, OH
  • Lester Perryman – New Orleans, LA
  • Densil Porteous - Columbus, OH
  • Henry Robin - New York, NY
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez - Dallas, TX
  • John Ruffier – Orlando, FL
  • Patrick Scarborough – Birmingham, AL
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger – St. Louis, MO
  • Alicia Schwarz - Minneapolis, MN
  • Jay Sethi - Brooklyn, NY
  • Sam Slate - Austin, TX
  • Dan Slater - Orange, CA
  • Sean VanGorder - Las Vegas, NV
  • Lauren Verrusio - Brooklyn, NY
  • Jamaul Webster – New York, NY
  • Michael Weinholtz - Malibu, 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.

  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Liz Balcom - Philadelphia, PA
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton - Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Edie Cofrin – Atlanta, GA
  • Patty Ellis – New York
  • Xavier Esters – Chicago, IL
  • Anne Fay – Dallas, TX
  • Matt Garrett - Atlanta, GA
  • Randall Hance – Houston, TX
  • Andrea Jenkins - Minneapolis, MN
  • Johnnie Lee - New York/New Jersey
  • Chris Lehtonen – Napa, CA
  • Justin Mikita – Los Angeles, CA
  • Rey Ocañas – Houston, TX
  • Marlene Olshan - Philadelphia, PA
  • Jodie Patterson - Brooklyn, NY
  • Lester Perryman – New Orleans, LA
  • Layne Rackley – San Diego, CA
  • Henry Robin - New York, NY
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Brigid Scarbrough – Atlanta, GA
  • Jay Sethi - New York, NY
  • Judy Shepard – Casper, WY
  • Ashley Smith – Washington, DC
  • Brian Michael Smith - Los Angeles, CA
  • Matt Smith – Austin, TX
  • Deb Taft – Provincetown, MA
  • Paul Thompson – Long Beach, CA
  • Aaron Walton - Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Weinholtz - Malibu, 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 they represent. Members also serve as liaisons between their local communities and HRC's staff and boards.

  • Patrick Achis - Irvine, CA
  • Christina Adeleke – Charlotte, NC
  • Paul Anagnostos - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Tal Anderson – Twin Cities, MN
  • Julie Anderton – Chicago, IL
  • Mike Anglin - Dallas, TX
  • Alex Arce - Dan Diego, CA
  • Matthew Arnold - Cleveland, OH
  • Liz Balcom - Philadelphia, PA
  • Nicolas Ball - Amelia, OH
  • Andrew Bare - Cincinnati, OH
  • Kevin Barry - Los Angeles, CA
  • Sandy Bass – West Hollywood, CA
  • Greg Battaglia – New York, NY
  • Andrew Beaudoin – Jacksonville, FL
  • Matteline Becker - Pahrump, NV
  • Trisha Beissel - Richmond, TX
  • Neil Berenson - Boston, MA
  • Julie Berteloot - Las Vegas, NV
  • Brooke Bishop – New Albany, OH
  • Stefani Borg – Columbus, OH
  • Amy Bornstein - St. Louis, MO
  • Joy Bowling - Charlotte, NC
  • Robert Bronke – Dallas, TX
  • Malik Brown – Atlanta, GA
  • Percy Brown – Tucker, GA
  • Javier Brown – Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Cabe - Atlanta, GA
  • Tessa Cabrera - San Diego, CA
  • Nancy Caldwell - Dallas, TX
  • Constance Callahan – Atlanta, GA
  • Alex Carlis - San Francisco, CA
  • Dana Castelvecchi - North Richland Hills, TX
  • Daniel Chasse - Boston, MA
  • Richard Chizmadia – Cincinnati, OH
  • Katie Christof - Atlanta, GA
  • Miguel Cobian – Portland, OR
  • Dabney Conwell - Cleveland, OH
  • Jefferson Coombs - Berkeley, CA
  • Isabel Cordova - San Diego, CA
  • Dolores Covrigaru – Alberston, NY
  • Giles Davidson - Dallas, TX
  • Sareta Davis - Austin, TX
  • Craig Diaz - Columbus, OH
  • Kate Dore - Nashville, TN
  • Carol Ebersole-Weiss – Spencerport, NY
  • Cordy Elkins – Boston, MA
  • Mark Falgout – Durham, NC
  • Chris Fasser – New York, NY
  • Maria Fasulo – Huntington, NY
  • Sara Fernando - Campbell, CA
  • Aaron Finnegan – St. Louis, MO
  • Meredith Fourtney - Nashville, TN
  • Chunkit Fung - Spencerport, NY
  • Andrew Gammill - Columbus, NY
  • Demetri Gant - Atlanta, GA
  • Tony Garavaglia - Chesterfield, MO
  • Sarah Garber – St. Louis, MO
  • Diego Garcia Blum - Cambridge, MA
  • Brittney Garr - Mufreesboro, TN
  • Mike Gibbons - Cleveland, OH
  • Stephen Gossman - New York, NY
  • Andrea Hackl - Washington, DC
  • Lynn Hammond – Palm Springs, CA
  • Lisa Hannusch - Austin, TX
  • Troy Henson - Cincinnati, OH
  • Christina Hernandez – Round Rock, TX
  • Molly Herzig - Los Gatos, CA
  • Latoya Holman – Las Vegas, NV
  • Byron Hoover - Chicago, IL
  • Sherie Hughes - Fort Washington, MD
  • Dennis Jolley - St. Paul, MN
  • Alyssa Jones – Salem, MA
  • Michael Kaye - New York, NY
  • Louis Kemp - Charlotte, NC
  • Elizabeth Kennedy - Mason, OH
  • Nick Kiahtipes - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Justin Koziatek – Chicago, IL
  • Wendy Kraft – Las Vegas, NV
  • Andy LaBadie - Seattle, WA
  • Keith Laepple - Seattle, WA
  • Nam Lam – Santa Monica, CA
  • Bruce Lewis - Boston, MA
  • Jasmin Lewis - Riviera Beach, FL
  • Scott Lohmann - Dallas, TX
  • Lisa Madry – Houston, TX
  • Brian Martin - Las Vegas, NV
  • Alli Martin - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Claire Martinez - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Chris Matta - Dallas, TX
  • Lindsey Mazza - San Francisco, CA
  • Joseph Milizio - North Port, NY
  • Tory Mitchell - Chicago, IL
  • Kelly Moffat – Brooklyn, NY
  • John Morrison - New York, NY
  • Jim Murphy – Burlingame, CA
  • Marcia Namowitz - Melville, NY
  • Casey Nichols - Minneapolis, MN
  • Shayom Ortiz – Dallas, TX
  • Trish Perry - Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Taylor Pinckney - Washington, DC
  • Trey Pike - Austin, TX
  • Joseph Platia - New York , NY
  • Charlotte Prentice - Houston, TX
  • David Prince - Chicago, IL
  • Ricardo Ramirez - San Antonio, TX
  • Nico Ramsey - Austin, TX
  • Michael Rendon - San Antonio, TX
  • Linda Reyes-Hart – Dallas, TX
  • Dakerri Rhone - Nashville, TN
  • Donielle Rhone - Nashville, TN
  • Chase Rickey - Cincinnati, OH
  • Sabrina Robinson - Los Angeles, CA
  • Ryan Roche - Atlanta, GA
  • Christian Rogers – New Orleans, LA
  • Tom Rogers - Philadelphia, PA
  • Bruce Rohr - Washington, DC
  • Aaron Rutledge – Washington, DC
  • Anthony Sandonato – Orlando, FL
  • Doug Santoni - Seattle, WA
  • Chris Scherm - Jersey City, NJ
  • Paul Schneider - Boston, MA
  • Shannon Scott – Portland, OR
  • Thomas Sim - Laguna Beach, CA
  • Annie Skornia - St. Louis, MO
  • Jennifer Slipakoff - Kennesaw, GA
  • Neil Smith – Seattle, WA
  • Taylor Smith - Boston, MA
  • Joshua Sparrow - Wekiva Springs, FL
  • April Splawn - Charlotte, NC
  • David Setter - St. Louis, MO
  • Taylor Stockett - Austin, TX
  • Sal Stow – Austin, TX
  • Betty Pei Ching Sun - New Orleans, LA
  • Judy Sunblade – Boston, MA
  • Rick Taylor – Sagamore Hills, OH
  • Olivia Taylor - Richardson, TX
  • Adrianna Tender - Miami, FL
  • Julian Tovar – Floresville, TX
  • Sean VanGorder – Las Vegas, NV
  • Vikrum Vishnubhakta - New York, NY
  • Aaron Weiner – Cincinnati, OH
  • Dana Weiss - Spencerport, NY
  • Jace Wheatley - Portland, OR
  • Tatiana Williams - Miami, FL
  • Christopher Wilson - Powersite, MO
  • Gary Wilson – Houston, TX
  • Shawn Wolfe – Sagamore Hills, OH
  • Julie Wood - Atlanta, GA
  • Hudson Young – Washington, DC
  • Jordan Young - Cincinnati, OH
  • Dennie Zastrow - Philadelphia, PA

Emeritus Council

The Emeritus Council is comprised of dedicated former members of the HRC and HRC Foundation Boards of Directors.

The Council is responsible for reviewing broad issues of strategy and governance and advising each board where appropriate. Members provide leadership in the engagement of HRC Board Alumni, serve as ambassadors for HRC at both the local and national levels, and participate in HRC fundraising efforts.

  • Ian Barrett - St. Louis, MO
  • Jane Daroff – Beachwood, OH
  • Christopher Flynn - Boston, MA
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • LeeAnn Jones – Atlanta, GA
  • Sheila Kloefkorn - Tempe, AZ
  • Christoper Labonte - Philadelphia, PA
  • Andy Linsky - Palm Springs, CA
  • DyShaun Muhammad - Tucson, AZ
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Linda Scaparotti - Berkeley, CA
  • Frank Woo – San Francisco, CA