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Early Fall 2021

From creating welcoming schools to stopping anti-LGBTQ+ legislation to passing the Equality Act, we are bringing all of our power to bear to fight for LGBTQ+ equality.

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Board of Directors

  • Gwen Baba, CA
  • Anne Fay, TX
  • Lester Perryman, LA
  • Sam Slate, TX
  • Liz Baskin, CA
  • Matt Garrett, GA
  • Densil Porteous, OH
  • Dan Slater, CA
  • Bruce Bastian, UT
  • Todd Hawkins, CA
  • Henry Robin, NY
  • Sean VanGorder, NV
  • Chris Boone, CA
  • Matt Hendry, CA
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, TX
  • Lauren Verrusio, NY
  • James Costos, CA/NY
  • Christina Hernandez, TX
  • John Ruffier, FL
  • Jamaul Webster, NY
  • Morgan Cox, TX
  • Jay Kuo, NY
  • Patrick Scarborough, AL
  • Michael Weinholtz, CA
  • Patty Ellis, NY
  • Christopher Labonte, PA
  • Elizabeth Schlesinger, MO
  • Amy Errett, CA
  • Justin Mikita, CA
  • Alicia Schwarz, MN
  • Melanie Falls, OH
  • Karen Morgan, OH
  • Jay Sethi, NY

Foundation Board of Directors

  • Bruce Bastian, UT
  • Matt Garrett, GA
  • Jodie Patterson, NY
  • Ashley Smith, DC
  • Liz Balcom, PA
  • Randall Hance, TX
  • Lester Perryman, LA
  • Brian Michael Smith, CA
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton, CA
  • Andrea Jenkins, MN
  • Layne Rackley, CA
  • Matt Smith, TX
  • Edie Cofrin, GA
  • Johnnie Lee, NJ
  • Henry Robin, NY
  • Deb Taft, MA
  • James Costos, CA/NY
  • Chris Lehtonen, CA
  • Cathi Scalise, TX
  • Paul Thompson, CA
  • Patty Ellis, NY
  • Justin Mikita, CA
  • Brigid Scarbrough, GA
  • Aaron Walton, CA
  • Xavier Esters, IL
  • Rey Ocañas, TX
  • Jay Sethi, NY
  • Michael Weinholtz, CA
  • Anne Fay, TX
  • Marlene Olshan, PA
  • Judy Shepard, NY

Board of Governors

  • Patrick Achis, CA
  • Jefferson Coombs, CA
  • Justin Koziatek, IL
  • Tom Rogers, PA
  • Christina Adeleke, NC
  • Isabel Cordova, CA
  • Wendy Kraft, NV
  • Bruce Rohr, DC
  • Paul Anagnostos, FL
  • Dolores Covrigaru, NY
  • Andy LaBadie, WA
  • Aaron Rutledge, DC
  • Tal Anderson, MN
  • Giles Davidson, TX
  • Keith Laepple, WA
  • Anthony Sandonato, FL
  • Julie Anderton, IL
  • Sareta Davis, TX
  • Nam Lam, CA
  • Doug Santoni, WA
  • Mike Anglin, TX
  • Craig Diaz, OH
  • Bruce Lewis, MA
  • Chris Scherm, NJ
  • Alex Arce, CA
  • Kate Dore, TN
  • Jasmin Lewis, FL
  • Paul Schneider, MA
  • Matthew Arnold, OH
  • Carol Ebersole-Weiss, NY
  • Scott Lohmann, TX
  • Shannon Scott, OR
  • Liz Balcom, PA
  • Cordy Elkins, MA
  • Lisa Madry, TX
  • Thomas Sim, CA
  • Nicholas Ball, OH
  • Mark Falgout, NC
  • Alli Martin, UT
  • Annie Skornia, MO
  • Andrew Bare, OH
  • Chris Fasser, NY
  • Brian Martin, NV
  • Jennifer Slipakoff, GA
  • Kevin Barry, CA
  • Maria Fasulo, NY
  • Claire Martinez, UT
  • Neil Smith, WA
  • Sandy Bass, CA
  • Sera Fernando, CA
  • Chris Matta, TX
  • Taylor Smith, MA
  • Gregory Battaglia, NY
  • Aaron Finnegan, MO
  • Lindsey Mazza, CA
  • Joshua Sparrow, FL
  • Andrew Beaudoin, FL
  • Meredith Fortney, TN
  • Joseph Milizio, NY
  • April Splawn, NC
  • Matteline Becker, NV
  • Chunkit Fung, NY
  • Tory Mitchell, IL
  • David Stetter, MO
  • Trisha Beissel, TX
  • Andrew Gammill, OH
  • Kelly Moffat, NY
  • Taylor Stockett, TX
  • Neil Berenson, MA
  • Demetri Gantt, GA
  • John Morrison, NY
  • Sal Stow, TX
  • Julie Berteloot, NV
  • Tony Garavaglia, MO
  • Jim Murphy, CA
  • Betty Pei Ching Sun, LA
  • Brooke Bishop, OH
  • Sarah Garber, MO
  • Marcia Namowitz, NY
  • Judy Sunblade, MA
  • Stefani Borg, OH
  • Diego Garcia Blum, MA
  • Casey Nichols, MN
  • Olivia Taylor, TX
  • Amy Bornstein, MO
  • Brittney Garr TN
  • Shayom Ortiz TX
  • Rick Taylor OH
  • Joy Bowling, NC
  • Mike Gibbons, OH
  • Trish Perry, CA
  • Adrianna Tender, FL
  • Robert Bronke, TX
  • Stephen Gossman, NY
  • Trey Pike, TX
  • Julian Tovar, TX
  • Javier Brown, GA
  • Andrea Hackl, DC
  • Taylor Pinckney, DC
  • Sean VanGorder, NV
  • Malik Brown, GA
  • Lynn Hammond, CA
  • Joseph Platia, NY
  • Vikrum Vishnubhakta, NY
  • Percy Brown, GA
  • Lisa Hannusch, TX
  • Charlotte Prentice, TX
  • Aaron Weiner, OH
  • Michael Cabe, GA
  • Troy Henson, OH
  • David Prince, IL
  • Dana Weiss, NY
  • Tessa Cabrera, CA
  • Molly Herzig, CA
  • Ricardo Ramirez, TX
  • Jace Wheatley, OR
  • Nancy Caldwell, TX
  • Latoya Holman, NV
  • Nico Ramsey, TX
  • Tatiana Williams, FL
  • Constance Callahan, GA
  • Byron Hoover, IL
  • Michael Rendon, TX
  • Gary Wilson, TX
  • Alex Carlis, CA
  • Sherie Hughes, DC
  • Linda Reyes-Hart, TX
  • Shawn Wolfe, OH
  • Dana Castelvecchi, TX
  • Dennis Jolley, MN
  • Dakerri Rhone, TN
  • Julie Wood, GA
  • Daniel Chasse, MA
  • Alyssa Jones, MA
  • Donielle Rhone, TN
  • Hudson Young, DC
  • Katie Christof, GA
  • Michael Kaye, NY
  • Chase Rickey, OH
  • Jordan Young, OH
  • Richard Chizmadia, OH
  • Louis Kemp, NC
  • Sabrina Robinson, CA
  • Dennie Zastrow PA
  • Miguel Cobian, OR
  • Elizabeth Kennedy OH
  • Ryan Roche GA
  • Dabney Conwell, OH
  • Nick Kiahtipes UT
  • Christian Rogers LA

Emeritus Council

  • Ian Barrett, MO
  • Suzanne Hamilton, OH
  • Christoper Labonte, PA
  • Cathi Scalise, TX
  • Jane Daroff, OH
  • LeeAnn Jones, GA
  • Andy Linsky, CA
  • Linda Scaparotti, CA
  • Christopher Flynn, MA
  • Sheila Kloefkorn, AZ
  • DyShaun Muhammad, AZ
  • Frank Woo, CA

Human Rights Campaign Senior Staff

Joni Madison
Interim President

Tim Bahr
Development Director, Major Gifts, Planned Giving & Foundation Relations

Jay Brown
Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training

Steven Churchill
Director of Information Technology

Ty Cobb
Senior Director Strategic Initiatives and Research

Nicole Cozier
Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Dane Grams
Membership Director

Andrea Green
Senior Director of Finance and Operations

Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ellen Kahn
Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships

Don Kiser
Creative Director

Susan Paine
Director, Analytics and Strategy

Maya Rao
Development Director

Jim Rinefierd
Vice President of Finance & Operations

Susanne Salkind
Vice President of Human Resources & Leadership Development


Christopher Speron
Senior Vice President of Development & Membership

David Stacy
Government Affairs Director

Kelli Stam
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

Sarah Warbelow
Legal Director

Geoff Wetrosky
Campaign Director

JoDee Winterhof
Senior Vice President of Policy & Political Affairs


Human Rights Campaign Equality Staff

Josette Matoto
Associate Design Director

Carolyn Simon
Director of Digital & Content Strategy

Jose Soto
Digital Media Manager

Robert Villaflor
Senior Design Director

Tarine Wright
Junior Designer


Other Contributors

  • Ruth Bordett
  • Aryn Fields
  • Mitch Johnson
  • Jesse St. Andre
  • Jay Brown
  • Justin Giaquinto
  • Ellen Kahn
  • Kristina Williams
  • Adam Carey
  • Dane Grams
  • Molly Meegan
  • Matilda Young
  • Steffan Declue

Foundation Partners

  • Anonymous
  • David Bohnett Foundation
  • MetLife Foundation
  • Sant Foundation
  • AT&T
  • E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
  • Morningstar Foundation, The
  • TJX Foundation
  • BBVA
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • National Education Foundation
  • T-Mobile
  • Black Tie Dinner, Inc.
  • Google
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Toyota
  • Carlson Family Foundation
  • The Heyday Foundation
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • UPS Foundation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • IKEA
  • Pfizer
  • Vanguard Group Foundation
  • Coca-Cola Foundation, The
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • PhRMA
  • ViiV Healthcare
  • Collingwood Foundation
  • Kors Le Pere Foundation, The
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Walt Disney Company, The
  • Danaher Foundation
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Russell Grinnell Memorial Trust

Our National Corporate Sponsors

Gold Partners

All advertisers in Equality magazine are Human Rights Campaign National Corporate Partners. Because of HRC’s commitment to improving the lives of LGBTQ Americans in the workplace, all of our National Corporate Partners must demonstrate their own dedication by achieving a score of 85 percent or greater on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.

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