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Winter 2021

It is a new day in America. After an inspiring election, the White House and Congress are pro-equality and we are closer than ever before to achieving full equality under the law. But we can’t slow down as we cross the finish line, we must take action to realize our dreams and dismantle the systems of oppression. It is time to demand equality.

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Board of Directors

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

Foundation Board of Directors

  • Bruce Bastian UT
  • Matt Garrett GA
  • Rey Ocañas TX
  • Jay Sethi NY
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton CA
  • Randall Hance TX
  • Marlene Olshan PA
  • Judy Shepard NY
  • Edie Cofrin GA
  • Nik Harris FL
  • Jodie Patterson NY
  • Ashley Smith DC
  • Alphonso David DC
  • Andrea Jenkins MN
  • Lester Perryman LA
  • Matt Smith TX
  • Patty Ellis NY
  • Tom Kovach NV
  • Henry Robin NY
  • Deb Taft MA
  • Xavier Esters IL
  • Chris Lehtonen CA
  • Cathi Scalise TX
  • Paul Thompson CA
  • Anne Fay TX
  • Justin Mikita CA
  • Brigid Scarbrough GA
  • Michael Weinholtz CA

Board of Governors

  • Patrick Achis CA
  • Isabel Cordova CA
  • Wendy Kraft NV
  • Ryan Roche GA
  • Christina Adeleke NC
  • Dolores Covrigaru NY
  • Andy LaBadie WA
  • Christian Rogers LA
  • Steve Alcocer TX
  • Giles Davidson TX
  • Keith Laepple WA
  • Tom Rogers PA
  • Paul Anagnostos FL
  • Craig Diaz OH
  • Nam Lam CA
  • Bruce Rohr DC
  • Tal Anderson MN
  • Carol Ebersole-Weiss NY
  • Luigi Lewin NY
  • Aaron Rutledge DC
  • Julie Anderton IL
  • Cordy Elkins MA
  • Jasmin Lewis FL
  • Anthony Sandonato FL
  • Mike Anglin TX
  • Mark Falgout NC
  • Scott Lohmann TX
  • George Schein OH
  • Matthew Arnold OH
  • Chris Fasser NY
  • Lisa Madry TX
  • Chris Scherm NJ
  • Liz Balcom PA
  • Maria Fasulo NY
  • Brian Martin NV
  • Shannon Scott OR
  • Nicolas Ball OH
  • Sara Fernando CA
  • Alli Martin UT
  • Thomas Sim CA
  • Andrew Bare OH
  • Aaron Finnegan MO
  • Claire Martinez UT
  • Jennifer Slipakoff GA
  • Sandy Bass CA
  • Meredith Fourtney TN
  • Chris Matta TX
  • Neil Smith WA
  • Greg Battaglia NY
  • Demetri Gant GA
  • Lindsey Mazza CA
  • Joshua Sparrow FL
  • Andrew Beaudoin FL
  • Tony Garavaglia MO
  • Michael McDonnell OH
  • April Splawn NC
  • Matteline Becker NV
  • Sarah Garber MO
  • Joseph Milizio NY
  • David Setter MO
  • Trisha Beissel TX
  • Diego Garcia Blum MA
  • Tory Mitchell IL
  • Taylor Stockett TX
  • Neil Berenson MA
  • Brittney Garr TN
  • Kelly Moffat NY
  • Sal Stow TX
  • Julie Berteloot NV
  • Stephen Gossman CA
  • John Morrison NY
  • Betty Pei Ching Sun LA
  • Brooke Bishop OH
  • Andrea Hackl DC
  • Jim Murphy CA
  • Judy Sunblade MA
  • Stefani Borg OH
  • Lynn Hammond CA
  • Marcia Namowitz NY
  • Rick Taylor OH
  • Amy Bornstein MO
  • Lisa Hannusch TX
  • Brent Nelson MN
  • Olivia Taylor TX
  • Joy Bowling NC
  • Nik Harris FL
  • Casey Nichols MN
  • Julian Tovar TX
  • Gary Brewer NV
  • Troy Henson OH
  • Shayom Ortiz TX
  • Sean VanGorder NV
  • Robert Bronke NC
  • Christina Hernandez TX
  • Trish Perry CA
  • Vikrum Vishnubhakta NY
  • Malik Brown GA
  • Molly Herzig CA
  • Trey Pike TX
  • Aaron Weiner OH
  • Percy Brown GA
  • Latoya Holman NV
  • Charlotte Prentice TX
  • Christopher Wilson MO
  • Javier Brown GA
  • Byron Hoover IL
  • David Prince IL
  • Gary Wilson TX
  • Tessa Cabrera CA
  • Lori Hoppmann PA
  • Layne Rackley CA
  • Shawn Wolfe OH
  • Nancy Caldwell TX
  • Sherie Hughes MD
  • Ricardo Ramirez TX
  • Julie Wood GA
  • Constance Callahan GA
  • Tom Jakobs TX
  • Nico Ramsey TX
  • Hudson Young DC
  • Dana Castelvecchi TX
  • Dennis Jolley MN
  • Michael Rendon TX
  • Dennie Zastrow PA
  • Richard Chizmadia OH
  • Alyssa Jones MA
  • Linda Reyes-Hart TX
  • Andrew Zibell NY
  • Miguel Cobian OR
  • Louis Kemp NC
  • Dakerri Rhone TN
  • Dabney Conwell OH
  • Elizabeth Kennedy OH
  • Chase Rickey OH
  • Jefferson Coombs CA
  • Justin Koziatek IL
  • Sabrina Robinson CA

Emeritus Council

  • Gwen Baba CA
  • Suzanne Hamilton OH
  • Christoper Labonte PA
  • Cathi Scalise TX
  • Jane Daroff OH
  • LeeAnn Jones GA
  • Andy Linsky CA
  • Linda Scaparotti CA
  • Tim Downing OH
  • Sheila Kloefkorn AZ
  • Dana Perlman CA
  • Frank Woo CA
  • Christopher Flynn MA

Human Rights Campaign Senior Staff

Alphonso David
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

Jennifer Fiore
Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

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

Joni Madison
Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff

Ben Needham
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Susan Paine
Director, Analytics and Strategy

Maya Rao
Development Director

Jim Rinefierd
Vice President of Finance & Operations

Susan Salkind
Vice President of Human Resources & Leadership Development

Christopher Speron
Senior Vice President of Development & Membership

David Stacy
Government Affairs Director

Kelli Stam
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

Carolyn Simon
Director of Digital & Content Strategy

Jose Soto
Digital Media Manager

Robert Villaflor
Senior Design Director

Ashley Sudney
Senior Designer

Josette Matoto
Associate Design Director

Tarine Wright
Junior Designer


Other Contributors

  • Nick Morrow
  • Wyatt Ronan
  • Ruth Bordett
  • Viet Tran
  • Asia Arminio
  • Elizabeth Bibi
  • Justin Giaquinto
  • Jay Brown
  • Ty Cobb
  • Steffan Declue
  • Ella Schneiberg
  • Dane Grams
  • Mitch Johnson
  • Molly Meegan
  • Geoff Wetrosky
  • Kristina Williams

Foundation Partners

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

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.

Equality is a publication of the Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Equality (ISSN 1092-5791) is published quarterly by HRC, 1640 Rhode Island Ave.,N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.