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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

  • Alphonso David

    Alphonso David

    Alphonso B. David, an accomplished and nationally recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate, is the president of the Human Rights Campaign. 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

  • Chris Sgro

    Chris Sgro

    Chris Sgro is HRC's Senior 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

  • Nick Morrow

    Nick Morrow

    Nick Morrow is deputy communications director at the Human Rights Campaign, working on the communications team to expand equality for everyone, everywhere. Read Bio

  • Elliott Kozuch

    Elliott Kozuch

    Elliott Kozuch is a Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, where they write HRC's daily tipsheet, #AM_Equality. Read Bio

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Nicole Cozier

    Nicole Cozier

    In her role as Senior Vice President, for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Nicole is responsible for designing and implementing strategy and initiatives that shape diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy and turns it into core organizational practice. 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

  • Molly Meegan

    Molly Meegan

    Molly Meegan is the Associate General Counsel to the Human Rights Campaign. She advises both the Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights Campaign Foundation and is assistant corporate secretary to their respective boards. Read Bio

  • Asia Arminio

    Asia Arminio

    As counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, Asia Arminio manages a global intellectual property portfolio, advises on corporate strategies and the legal implications of business transactions, and negotiates a broad range of agreements, including charitable co-venture agreements and other licensing arrangements. Additionally, Asia is responsible for establishing best practices for all intellectual property matters and for creating an organization-wide policy on policies. 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 work focuses on law and policy related to so-called “conversion therapy,” data collection, hate crimes, people living with HIV, identity documents and non-discrimination. 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

  • 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

  • Denise Donnell

    Denise Donnell

    Rev. Dr. Denise Donnell previously worked as an organizer in the Arkansas office of the Human Rights Campaign. Having taken a year off to serve as the Chief Officer of Programs for Just Communities of Arkansas, Denise returns to HRC ready to continue building momentum for LGBTQ equality in Arkansas. Read Bio

  • Rebecca Marques

    Rebecca Marques

    Rebecca Marques is the HRC Texas State Director for Project One America. Read Bio

  • Carmarion D. Anderson

    Carmarion D. Anderson

    Carmarion D. Anderson is a vibrant and visible trans woman of color with a passion for inclusion in the world. As the Alabama State Director within HRC’s Project One America, Carmarion becomes the first trans person of color to serve in a leadership role with HRC in the organization’s history. Read Bio

Public Education and Outreach

  • Jay Brown

    Jay Brown

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

  • Beck Bailey

    Beck Bailey

    Beck Bailey is the Director of the Workplace Equality Program 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. He deepens the Foundation’s work by leading programs, strategic initiatives, and research. Read Bio

  • Alison Delpercio

    Alison Delpercio

    Alison Delpercio, MSW, joined the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in 2007. As the director of the All Children - All Families project, she leads the organization's LGBTQ advocacy within child welfare agencies. 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

  • Leslie Hall

    Leslie Hall

    Leslie Hall is the 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 and Aging Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In that capacity, she oversees the annual LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index, the Long-Term Care Equality Index, and other projects related to LGBTQ health and aging. Read Bio

  • Ellen Kahn

    Ellen Kahn

    Ellen Kahn is the Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships 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

  • Jay Gilliam

    Jay Gilliam

    Jay Gilliam leads the Human Rights Campaign’s Global team, who work alongside advocates, organizations and movements around the world to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people everywhere. Prior to serving as Director of HRC Global, Gilliam was HRC’s Senior Global Programs Officer. Read Bio

  • J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall

    J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall

    J. Maurice McCants-Pearsall, MBA, is the Director of HIV and Health Equity of the Human Rights Campaign. Read Bio

HRC Rising

  • Geoff Wetrosky

    Geoff Wetrosky

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

  • Lynne Bowman

    Lynne Bowman

    Lynne Bowman assumed the role of Deputy Campaign Director in 2017 after serving more than five years as a Senior Regional Field Director. Read Bio

  • Jonathan Shields

    Jonathan Shields

    As a Deputy Campaign Director for HRC, Jonathan Shields has helped develop and execute the organization’s voter engagement and member mobilization efforts, resulting in historic victories in 2018 for LGBTQ and pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot. Read Bio

  • Shawn Copeland

    Shawn Copeland

    As Ohio State Director, Shawn Copeland leads HRC’s advocacy and electoral work in the Buckeye state. Read Bio

  • Briana Escamilla

    Briana Escamilla

    Briana Escamilla joined HRC as Nevada State Director at the beginning of 2018 and successfully led efforts to mobilize LGBTQ and pro-equality voters in the midterm election. Read Bio

  • Wendy Strout

    Wendy Strout

    Wendy Strout is HRC’s Wisconsin State Director. Prior to joining HRC, Wendy was the Wisconsin Field Director for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Read Bio

  • Justin Unga

    Justin Unga

    Justin Unga brings over a decade of political, policy, and campaign experience to his role as HRC’s Arizona State Director. Read Bio

  • Stan Williams

    Stan Williams

    Stan Williams joined HRC as the Arizona Deputy State Director in early 2018 to manage field operations turning out LGBTQ and pro-equality voters. Read Bio

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