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.

  • Liz Baskin – Austin, TX
  • Bruce Bastian – Orem, UT
  • Chris Boone – Los Angeles, CA
  • George Cheeks – Los Angeles, CA
  • Morgan Cox – Plano, TX
  • Alphonso David – Washington, DC
  • Patty Ellis – New York
  • Melanie Falls – Walton Hills, OH
  • Anne Fay – Dallas, TX
  • Matt Garrett – Atlanta, GA
  • Todd Hawkins - Los Angeles, CA
  • Matt Hendry – San Francisco, CA
  • Christopher Labonte - Philadelphia, PA
  • Justin Mikita – Los Angeles, CA
  • Lester Perryman – New Orleans, LA
  • Densil Porteous - Columbus, OH
  • Henry Robin - New York, New York
  • John Ruffier – Orlando, FL
  • Patrick Scarborough – Birmingham, AL
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger – St. Louis, MO
  • Jay Sethi - New York, NY
  • Sam Slate - Austin, TX
  • Dan Slater - Orange, CA
  • Ben Waldman – Seattle, WA
  • Jamaul Webster – New York, NY
  • Michael Weinholtz - Malibu, CA
  • Tina White – Asheville, NC

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
  • George Cheeks – Los Angeles, CA
  • Edie Cofrin – Atlanta, GA
  • June Crenshaw – Washington, DC
  • Alphonso David – Washington, DC
  • Patty Ellis – New York
  • Xavier Esters – Chicago, IL
  • Anne Fay – Dallas, TX
  • Matt Garrett - Atlanta, GA
  • Randall Hance – Houston, TX
  • Andrea Jenkins - Minneapolis, MN
  • Tom Kovach – Las Vegas, NV
  • 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
  • Henry Robin - New York, New York
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Brigid Scarbrough – Atlanta, GA
  • Jay Sethi - New York, NY
  • Judy Shepard – Casper, WY
  • Candi Castlebery Singleton - San Francisco, CA
  • Ashley Smith – Washington, DC
  • Matt Smith – Austin, TX
  • Deb Taft – Boston, MA
  • Paul Thompson – Long Beach, CA
  • Sean VanGorder – Las Vegas, NV
  • Robb Webb – Dallas, TX
  • Michael Weinholtz - Malibu, CA
  • Tina White – Asheville, NC

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
  • Steve Alcocer - Austin, TX
  • Paul Anagnostos - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Tal Anderson – Twin Cities, MN
  • Julie Anderton – Chicago, IL
  • Matthew Arnold - Cleveland, OH
  • Liz Balcom - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sandy Bass – Los Angeles, CA
  • Greg Battaglia – New York, NY
  • Andrew Beaudoin – Jacksonville, FL
  • Matteline Becker - Las Vegas, NV
  • Neil Berenson - Boston, MA
  • Julie Berteloot - Las Vegas, NV
  • Brooke Bishop – New Albany, OH
  • Stefani Borg – Columbus, OH
  • Joy Bowling - Charlotte, NC
  • Robert Bronke – Durham, NC
  • Ken Brown - Miami, FL
  • Malik Brown – Atlanta, GA
  • Percy Brown – Atlanta, GA
  • Alex Bybee - Las Vegas, NV
  • Tessa Cabrera - San Diego, CA
  • Nancy Caldwell - Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Constance Callahan – Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Caston – Atlanta, GA
  • Richard Chizmadia – Cincinnati, OH
  • Miguel Cobian – Portland, OR
  • Dabney Conwell - Cleveland, OH
  • Jefferson Coombs - Berkeley, CA
  • Isabel Cordova - San Diego, CA
  • Dolores Covrigaru – Alberston, NY
  • Giles Davidson - Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Craig Diaz - Columbus, OH
  • Carol Ebersole-Weiss – Spencerport, NY
  • Cordy Elkins – Boston, MA
  • Mark Falgout – Durham, NC
  • Chris Fasser – New York, NY
  • Maria Fasulo – Huntington, NY
  • Aaron Finnegan – St. Louis, MO
  • Meredith Fourtney - Nashville, TN
  • Tony Garavaglia - Chesterfield, MO
  • Sarah Garber – St. Louis, MO
  • Diego Garcia Blum - Cambridge, MA
  • Ben Gibbs – Washington, DC
  • Krystal Gilliam – Houston, TX
  • Stephen Gossman - San Francisco, CA
  • Lynn Hammond – Palm Springs, CA
  • Lisa Hannusch - Austin, TX
  • Nik Harris – Lauderhill, FL
  • David Hendryx - Laguna Beach, CA
  • Troy Henson - Cincinnati, OH
  • Christina Hernandez – Round Rock, TX
  • Latoya Holman – Las Vegas, NV
  • Byron Hoover - Washington, DC
  • Lori Hoppmann – Philadelphia, PA
  • Sherie Hughes - Fort Washington, MD
  • Tom Jackobs - Houston, TX
  • Bonnie Johnson - Park Ridge, IL
  • Korrine Johnson – Orlando, FL
  • Dennis Jolley - St. Paul, MN
  • Alyssa Jones – Salem, MA
  • Christopher Kattenhorn – Kirkland, WA
  • Louis Kemp - Charlotte, NC
  • Elizabeth Kennedy - Mason, OH
  • Justin Koziatek – Chicago, IL
  • Wendy Kraft – Las Vegas, NV
  • Andy LaBadie - Seattle, WA
  • Keith Laepple - Seattle, WA
  • Nam Lam – Santa Monica, CA
  • Abbey Logan – Overland Park, KS
  • Thomas Macias – Ojai, CA
  • Lisa Madry – Houston, TX
  • Alli Martin - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Claire Martinez - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Chris Matta - Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Michael McDonnell - Columbus, OH
  • Tory Mitchell - Chicago, IL
  • Kelly Moffat – Brooklyn, NY
  • Karen Morgan – Morrow, OH
  • John Morrison - New York, NY
  • Jim Murphy – Burlingame, CA
  • Marcia Namowitz - Melville, NY
  • Shayom Ortiz – Dallas/ Ft. Worth TX
  • Brent Parrish – Dorchester, MA
  • Eric A. Patton - Nashville, TN
  • Luz Pellot – Cleveland, OH
  • Trey Pike - Austin, TX
  • Charlotte Prentice - Houston, TX
  • David Prince - Chicago, IL
  • Layne Rackley – San Diego, CA
  • Ricardo Ramirez - San Antonio, TX
  • Nico Ramsey - Austin, TX
  • Michael Rendon - San Antonio, TX
  • Linda Reyes-Hart – Dallas, TX
  • Chase Rickey - Cincinnati, OH
  • Ray Roberge - Bedford Hills, NY
  • Ryan Roche - Atlanta, GA
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez – Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
  • Christian Rogers – New Orleans, LA
  • Tom Rogers - Philadelphia, PA
  • Bruce Rohr - Washington, DC
  • Zach Rose-Heim - Kansas City, MO
  • Aaron Rutledge – Washington, DC
  • Anthony Sandonato – Orlando, FL
  • George Schein - Williamsport, OH
  • Chris Scherm - Jersey City, NJ
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger – St. Louis, MO
  • Shannon Scott – Portland, OR
  • Thomas Sim - Laguna Beach, CA
  • Jennifer Slipakoff - Kennesaw, GA
  • Brittney Smith - Mufreesboro, TN
  • Marla Smith - Long Beach, CA
  • Neil Smith – Seattle, WA
  • Joshua Sparrow - Wekiva Springs, FL
  • Sal Stow – Houston, TX
  • Suzanne Sullivan – Seattle, WA
  • Betty Pei Ching Sun - New Orleans, LA
  • Judy Sunblade – Boston, MA
  • Rick Taylor – Sagamore Hills, OH
  • Julian Tovar – Floresville, TX
  • Bonnie Uphold – West Covina, CA
  • Sean VanGorder – Las Vegas, NV
  • Aaron Weiner – Cincinnati, OH
  • Christopher Wilson - Powersite, MO
  • Gary Wilson – Houston, TX
  • Shawn Wolfe – Sagamore Hills, OH
  • Hudson Young – Washington, DC

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.

  • Gwen Baba – Los Angeles, CA
  • Jane Daroff – Beachwood, OH
  • Tim Downing – Beachwood, OH
  • Christopher Flynn - Boston, MA
  • Suzanne Hamilton – Cleveland, OH
  • LeeAnn Jones – Atlanta, GA
  • Sheila Kloefkorn - Phoenix, AZ
  • Christoper Labonte - Philadelphia, PA
  • Andy Linsky - Palm Springs, CA
  • Dana Perlman – Los Angeles, CA
  • Cathi Scalise – Dallas, TX
  • Linda Scaparotti - San Francisco, CA
  • Frank Woo – San Francisco, CA