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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


Staff

Executive

  • Chad Griffin

    Chad Griffin

    As President of the Human Rights Campaign, Chad Griffin has led HRC to new heights, from expanding HRC's work in the Deep South and around the globe, to spearheading a renewed focus on combating HIV and AIDS, to confronting the epidemic of anti-transgender violence and launching the largest voter mobilization effort in the history of the LGBTQ movement. Read Bio

  • Joni Madison

    Joni Madison

    Joni Madison is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff of the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

Communications and Marketing

  • Olivia Alair Dalton

    Olivia Alair Dalton

    Olivia Alair Dalton is HRC's Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing. In this role, she leads HRC’s comprehensive, multi-faceted communications and marketing efforts that highlight the ongoing work of the organization to fight for protections for LGBTQ people at the federal, state, and local level, and to improve the lived experiences of all LGBTQ Americans. Read Bio

  • John Baez

    John Baez

    John Baez is HRC's Vice President of Marketing. In this role, he oversees marketing strategy, digital media efforts and brand management while helping to ensure the Human Rights Campaign is prepared to meet the challenges ahead in the fight for full equality. Read Bio

  • Chris Sgro

    Chris Sgro

    Chris Sgro is HRC's Director of Communications, where he helps lead the organization's strategic communications efforts. Chris came to HRC with more than a decade of political and nonprofit experience. Read Bio

  • Sarah McBride

    Sarah McBride

    Sarah McBride is the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign and the author of "Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality." Read Bio

  • Stephen Peters

    Stephen Peters

    Stephen Peters is the Senior National Press Secretary and Spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, where he has served since September 2014. Read Bio

  • Ianthe Metzger

    Ianthe Metzger

    Ianthe Metzger is the Press Secretary, State & Local for the Human Rights Campaign, where she focuses on six priority states for HRC Rising -- HRC's proactive grassroots campaign to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation and elect pro-equality candidates in 2018, 2020 and beyond. Read Bio

  • Nick Morrow

    Nick Morrow

    Nick Morrow is the Press Secretary for the Southern States – Project One America at the Human Rights Campaign, where he focuses on LGBTQ rights in the American South. Read Bio

  • Allison Turner

    Allison Turner

    Allison Turner is the Deputy Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, where they write HRC's daily tipsheet, #AM_Equality; and host HRC's video news program, Daily Equality. Read Bio

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Nicole Cozier

    Nicole Cozier

    Nicole Cozier joined the staff of the Human Rights Campaign as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion in February 2016. Read Bio

General Counsel

  • Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins

    Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins

    Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Human Rights Campaign. She advises both the Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Foundation and she will be secretary to their respective boards. Read Bio

  • Darrin Hurwitz

    Darrin Hurwitz

    Darrin Hurwitz serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Human Rights Campaign. Hurwitz provides advice to the organization on political compliance issues including federal and state campaign finance and lobbying disclosure regulation as well as on other non-profit management matters. Read Bio

Policy and Political Affairs

  • JoDee Winterhof

    JoDee Winterhof

    JoDee Winterhof, a veteran political strategist and respected advocate with over 20 years of experience in navigating the complex intersection between politics, campaigns, messaging and public policy, currently serves as Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs for the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

  • Jennifer Pike Bailey

    Jennifer Pike Bailey

    Jennifer Pike Bailey joined the Human Rights Campaign in 2012 and serves as HRC’s Senior Public Policy Advocate, where she works with Congress to advance pro-equality legislation. Read Bio

  • Jeremy Kadden

    Jeremy Kadden

    Jeremy Kadden joined the Human Rights Campaign in August 2014 as Senior International Policy Advocate. He focuses on working with the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to advance an LGBTQ-inclusive U.S. foreign policy. Read Bio

  • Andrea Levario

    Andrea Levario

    As Senior Public Policy Advocate, Andrea Levario legislative portfolio is focused on taxes, employment related benefits, ending discrimination in the workplace and health care. She is also the primary contact for the midwestern and western regions. Read Bio

  • Robin Maril

    Robin Maril

    Robin Knauer Maril serves as associate legal director at the Human Rights Campaign. Her work focuses on federal programs, administrative policies, and legislation that impact the LGBTQ community. Read Bio

  • Mike Mings

    Mike Mings

    Mike Mings is the director of the Human Rights Campaign's Political Action Committee, the largest PAC dedicated to equality for LGBTQ Americans and one of the largest PACs in the country. Read Bio

  • Ben Needham

    Ben Needham

    Ben Needham is the Director of Strategic Initiatives in the Policy and Political Affairs Department at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). As Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ben oversees legislative and electoral strategy across several programs and departments. Read Bio

  • Cathryn Oakley

    Cathryn Oakley

    Cathryn Oakley is the state legislative director and senior counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, where she is responsible for advising legislators and advocates working to enact laws that further LGBTQ equality. She focuses in particular on passing non-discrimination laws at the state and local levels and combating anti-LGBTQ legislation in state legislatures. Read Bio

  • Xavier Persad

    Xavier Persad

    Xavier Persad serves as senior legislative counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, his focus includes state and municipal advocacy as well as conversion therapy related legislation. Xavier serves HRC’s Project One America as well as the legal department’s annual Municipal Equality Index publication. Read Bio

  • Jeremy Pittman

    Jeremy Pittman

    Jeremy Pittman joined the Human Rights Campaign in early 2007 as Deputy Field Director. He manages the day-to-day operations of HRC's talented field organizing team and coordinates organizing activities between HRC staff working in policy, politics and communications and HRC's volunteer leadership across the country. Read Bio

  • Marty Rouse

    Marty Rouse

    As National Field Director, Marty Rouse is tasked with mobilizing the Human Rights Campaign's more than one and a half million members and supporters to effect change at the federal, state and local level. Read Bio

  • David Stacy

    David Stacy

    David Stacy’s federal legislative advocacy portfolio at the Human Rights Campaign includes marriage and relationship recognition, hate crimes, immigration, Social Security and the District of Columbia. Read Bio

  • Sarah Warbelow

    Sarah Warbelow

    Sarah Warbelow leads HRC’s team of lawyers and fellows focused on federal, state, and municipal policy. She also coordinates HRC's advocacy efforts as amicus curiae ("friend of the court") in litigation affecting the LGBTQ community. Read Bio

Project One America

  • Meghan Kissell

    Meghan Kissell

    Meghan Kissell serves as the Director of Project One America, HRC’s effort to expand LGBTQ equality in the South through securing comprehensive and enduring legal protections and building more inclusive institutions in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Read Bio

  • Eva Kendrick

    Eva Kendrick

    Eva Kendrick serves as the Human Rights Campaign's Alabama State Manager. Read Bio

  • Rob Hill

    Rob Hill

    Rob Hill serves as state director of HRC Mississippi. As part of the Human Rights Campaign’s Project One America, Rob and his team lead the effort to bring equality to LGBTQ people throughout Mississippi. Read Bio

Public Education and Outreach

  • Alejandro Avilés

    Alejandro Avilés

    As Director of Outreach and Engagement, Alejandro Avilés leads strategic engagement efforts with key allies and coalition partners. Read Bio

  • Jay Brown

    Jay Brown

    An experienced non-profit leader with nearly 20 years of experience, Jay Brown helps drive the innovative work of the HRC Foundation, the organization’s educational arm. Read Bio

  • Beck Bailey

    Beck Bailey

    Beck Bailey is the Deputy Director of Employee Engagement at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. His work in the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program focuses on helping America’s workplaces become more LGBTQ-inclusive through employee engagement, training and education. Read Bio

  • Ty Cobb

    Ty Cobb

    Ty Cobb is a member of the senior management team at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the public education and outreach arm of the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the United States. Read Bio

  • Liz Cooper

    Liz Cooper

    Liz Cooper joined the Workplace Project in August 2010. As Manager, Liz engages directly with employers to identify and improve LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. Read Bio

  • Alison Delpercio

    Alison Delpercio

    Alison Delpercio is the deputy director of the Children, Youth & Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, where she advocates for LGBTQ-welcoming and affirming practices within child welfare agencies and broader youth-serving organizations. Alison manages HRC's All Children - All Families project and provides organizations with in-depth training and technical assistance on improving their practice with LGBTQ youth and families. Read Bio

  • Johanna Eager

    Johanna Eager

    Johanna Eager has been involved with equity issues in E/K-12 education for over 20 years as a professional educator. Read Bio

  • Deena Fidas

    Deena Fidas

    Deena Fidas is the director of the Workplace Equality Program and leads the Corporate Equality Index survey and annual report to over 1,200 major employers, corporate public policy outreach and research on emerging workplace inclusion topics. Read Bio

  • Candace Gingrich

    Candace Gingrich

    Since 1995, Candace Gingrich has served as a key advocate for issues of importance to the LGBTQ community. Their involvement in the movement for queer equality began when their brother, Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-GA., was elected House speaker. Read Bio

  • Leslie Hall

    Leslie Hall

    Leslie Hall is the Associate Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Read Bio

  • Tari Hanneman

    Tari Hanneman

    Tari Hanneman is the Director of the Health Equality Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In that capacity she oversees the annual LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index and other projects related to LGBTQ health, HIV, and aging. Read Bio

  • Ellen Kahn

    Ellen Kahn

    Ellen Kahn is the Director of the Children, Youth and Families Program at the Human Rights Campaign. In her role, Ellen provides national leadership and expertise in public education and advocacy efforts on behalf of LGBTQ youth and families. Read Bio

  • Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei

    Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei

    Dr. Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei is the Director of the Youth Well-Being Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. One of his primary roles at HRC is to chair Time to THRIVE, an annual national conference for educators and other youth-serving professionals to promote safety, inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth. Read Bio

  • Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera

    Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera

    As the Director of Faith Outreach and Training, Meléndez Rivera will help HRC to develop, implement and deepen faith engagement work across the organization. Read Bio

HRC Rising

  • Lynne Bowman

    Lynne Bowman

    Lynne Bowman currently serves as a Senior Regional Field Director working in the eighteen state Northeast - Mid Atlantic - Midwest region. Read Bio

  • Geoff Wetrosky

    Geoff Wetrosky

    Geoff Wetrosky, a veteran campaign manager with extensive experience in electoral, legislative and issue campaigns, is Campaign Director for HRC Rising. Read Bio

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