Emeritus Board & Committees

Our Emeritus Board members are those who formerly served on our Board of Directors and remain deeply committed to our work. While this is an honorific title in recognition of their past participation and contributions, these emeritus members have also agreed to stay connected with the organization in an advisory capacity, given their continuing interest in the organization. Family Equality is deeply grateful for the commitment, expertise and dedication of our Emeritus Board members.

Emeritus Board

Alabama

  • Karen Hammond, D.N.P., C.R.N.P.

California

  • John Armantrout
  • Stuart Bell
  • Kim Bergman
  • Alan Bernstein
  • Kenneth Blakeley
  • Casey Bloys
  • Chris Caldwell
  • Scott Davenport
  • Shahin Ghadir, M.D.
  • Andre Jacinto
  • Bradley Kolb, M.D.
  • Judy Kolb
  • Rosie Llewellyn
  • David Lowe
  • John Nicoli
  • John Norian, M.D.
  • Amity Pierce-Buxton
  • Guy Ringler, M.D.
  • Judi Schaim
  • David Spector
  • Brenda Strong
  • Beth Teper
  • Richard B. Vaughn, Esq.
  • Sonny Ward
  • Rachel Wininger
  • Damon Wolf
  • Bill Zachs

Connecticut

  • Penny Bamford
  • Karen DeMeola

D.C.

  • Wayne Schwandt

Delaware

  • David H. Wall

Florida

  • David Bloom

Georgia

  • Ken Manford

Illinois

  • Frank Golden
  • Daniel Ryan

Massachusetts

  • Richard Backer
  • Allison Bauer
  • John Dubrow
  • Joyce Kauffman
  • Aimee Gelnaw
  • Alan Penzias, M.D.

Maryland

  • Tim Fisher
  • Lisa Henderson

Minnesota

  • Tim FunkMeyer

New Jersey

  • Melissa Brisman, Esq.
  • Meg Columbia-Walsh
  • John R. Green
  • Joy Lewin
  • Fran Lichtman

New Mexico

  • Will Halm

New York

  • Natan Bar-Chama, M.D.
  • Valerie Brown
  • Gregg Cartagine
  • Anthony Chiafullo
  • Mark Corpron
  • Chris Daniel
  • Jason Feldman
  • James A. Grifo, M.D. Ph.D.
  • Joseph Hayden
  • Jamie Marks
  • April Martin
  • Patricia Mendell, L.C.S.W.
  • Isabel Rose
  • Nick Scandalios
  • Denise Seidelman, Esq.
  • Brian Sheerin
  • Bradley Trivax, M.D.
  • Ken Weissenberg

Pennsylvania

  • Andrea Braverman, Ph.D.
  • Brent Monseur, M.D.
  • William Petok, Ph.D.

South Carolina

  • Tommy Starling

Tennessee

  • Brian Copeland

Texas

  • Bryan Carr
  • Sue Marriott

Virginia

  • Rob Keeling

Executive Committee

Board Members:

  • Erica Horton, Chair 
  • Kirk Fordham, Vice Chair 
  • Tom Swan, Treasurer
  • Nancy Lyons, Chair Emeritus    

Staff:

  • Stan Sloan, Chief Executive Officer  

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Ad Hoc Committee

Board Members:

  • Victor Self, Chair 
  • Beck Fineman 
  • Denise  Hinds  
  • Alexis  Kantor  

Non-Board Experts:

  • Michelle Duso-Brown

Communications Committee

Board Members:

  • Steve Brister, Chair 
  • Gabriel Fontes de Faria 
  • Scott Gatz
  • Nancy Lyons
  • Alvin McCray

Non-Board Experts:

  • Randy Harmat 
  • Mary Claire Jensen 
  • Bruce Namerow 
  • Christine Scherping  

Storytelling Liaison

  • David Sigal  

Staff:

  • Ed Harris, Chief Communications Officer  

Development Committee

Board Members:

  • Sam Lippitt, Chair 
  • Joey Gonzalez 
  • JR McGinnis 
  • Tom Swan 
  • Lauren Marder 

Emeritus Board Members

  • Rob Keeling  

Non-Board Experts:

  • Patti Andrews  
  • Malcolm Kutner  
  • Jen Pariseau  
  • Matt Smith 
  • Jeannie Uyanik  

Staff:

  • Matthew Ramsey, Chief Development Officer  

Finance Committee

Board Members:

  • Tom Swan, Chair 
  • Steve Brister 
  • Luigi Caiola 
  • Malina Simard-Halm 

Emeritus Board Members

  • Bryan Carr (emeritus) 
  • Scott Davenport (emeritus) 

Non-Board Experts:

  • Tony Breeden 
  • Brian Curran 
  • Mat Rosswood 
  • Cesar Stewart-Morales  

Staff:

  • Michel DuBois, Chief Financial Officer  

Governance Committee

Board Members:

  • Alexis Kantor, Chair 
  • Jamie Bergeron 
  • Kirk Fordham
  • Alex Habib   
  • Victor Self 

Emeritus Board Members

  • Val Brown 
  • David Lowe 

Staff:

  • Stan Sloan, Chief Executive Officer  
  • Brent Wright, Chief Operating Officer  

Emeritus Board Ad Hoc Committee

See list above.

Board Members:

  • Alex Habib

Staff:

  • Melinda Micciola, Director of Human Resources & Operations

Policy Committee

Board Members:

  • Kirk Fordham, Chair 
  • Jay Paul Deratany 
  • Erica Horton 
  • Don Hribeck 

Emeritus Board Members

  • Meg Columbia-Walsh  

Non-Board Experts:

  • Risa Levine

Staff:

  • Denise Brogan-Kator, Chief Policy Officer  

Program Committee

Board Members:

  • Carolyn Berger
  • Denise Hinds 
  • Lauren Marder  

Emeritus Board Members

  • Rosie Llewellyn  

Non-Board Experts:

  • Tonya Agnew  

Staff:

  • Serena Johnson, Chief Program Officer