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Late 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
  • Matt Hendry, CA
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, TX
  • Lauren Verrusio, NY
  • James Costos, CA/NY
  • Christina Hernandez, TX
  • Morgan Cox, TX
  • Jay Kuo, NY
  • Patrick Scarborough, AL
  • Michael Weinholtz, CA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Henry Robin, NY
  • James Costos, CA/NY
  • Chris Lehtonen, CA
  • Dr. Johnnie A. Lee, NJ
  • Justin Mikita, CA
  • Brigid Scarbrough, GA
  • Aaron Walton, CA
  • Xavier Esters, WA
  • Rey Ocañas, TX
  • Jay Sethi, NY
  • Michael Weinholtz, CA
  • Anne Fay, TX
  • Marlene Olshan, PA
  • Judy Shepard, NY
  • Jamaul Webster, NY
  • Cathi Scalise, TX

Board of Governors

  • Patrick Achis, CA
  • Jefferson Coombs, CA
  • Justin Koziatek, IL
  • 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
  • Anthony Sandonato, FL
  • Julie Anderton, IL
  • Sareta Davis, TX
  • Nam Lam, CA
  • Doug Santoni, WA
  • Mike Anglin, TX
  • Craig Diaz, OH
  • 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
  • Lisa Madry, TX
  • Thomas Sim, CA
  • Nicholas Ball, OH
  • 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
  • Sandy Bass, CA
  • Sera Fernando, CA
  • Chris Matta, TX
  • Taylor Smith, MA
  • Gregory Battaglia, NY
  • Aaron Finnegan, MO
  • Lindsey Mazza, CA
  • Joshua Sparrow, 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
  • 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
  • Rick Taylor, OH
  • Joy Bowling, NC
  • Mike Gibbons, OH
  • Trish Perry, CA
  • Adrianna Tender, FL
  • Stephen Gossman, NY
  • Trey Pike, TX
  • Julian Tovar, TX
  • Javier Brown, GA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thomas Rogers, PA

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

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

Carly Fox
Senior Designer

Tarine Wright
Junior Designer


Other Contributors

  • Ruth Bordett
  • Mitch Johnson
  • Jesse St. Andre
  • Violet Lhant
  • Justin Giaquinto
  • Ellen Kahn
  • Kristina Williams
  • Adam Carey
  • Dane Grams
  • Molly Meegan
  • Matilda Young
  • Steffan Declue
  • Narissa Rahaman
  • Jonathan Shields
  • Justin Unga
  • Geoff Wetrosky

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.
  • HEYDAY FOUNDATION, THE
  • T-Mobile
  • Black Tie Dinner, Inc.
  • Google
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Toyota
  • Carlson Family Foundation
  • Assurant
  • 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
  • National Education Association
  • PVH
  • SIRIUSXM
  • Verizon
  • WARNERMEDIA

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.