A leader in the homeless, LGBTQ and AIDS service communities for over two decades, Stan J. Sloan was named CEO of Family Equality in June 2016. Previously, he served as the CEO of Chicago House, a social service agency with a $7.2 million annual budget that provides housing, employment services, medical linkage, HIV prevention services, legal services and other programs to individuals and families disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ poverty and/or gender nonconformity. Stan more than quintupled revenue at the agency between 2000 and 2016, all the while spearheading ground-breaking initiatives. In 2013, Chicago House opened the TransLife Center, which provides the nation’s most comprehensive services for the transgender community, and in 2015, Stan led a program that helps transgender women become more aware of and gain access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
Over his career, Stan has cultivated heads of foundations and government officials to build diverse and sustainable funding streams. He is also experienced in speaking with donors about the need to take care of others in the LGBTQ parenting community, citing a personal philosophy that “families take care of each other.”
Ordained in 1991, Stan is an Episcopal priest. He has a Master’s in Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and a Master’s in Theology/Theological Studies from Weston School of Theology. In the late ‘90s, Stan served as the priest to 140 families in an inner-city parish in Chicago’s Roseland area. A native of Amarillo, Texas (and a mean cook and margarita-maker), Stan lives with his husband, cardiologist Jan Lopes, and their dog, Shelty, in the NYC-area.