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Board of Directors, National LGBTQ Task Force

Co-Chair
Suman Chakraborty
New York, NY

Co-Chair
Liebe Gadinsky
Miami, FL

Secretary
Jason Tester
San Francisco, CA

Treasurer
Roger Thomson
Miami Beach, FL

Bradley Carlson
Miami Beach, FL

Candy Cox
Washington, DC

Colgate Darden
Miami, FL

Liebe Gadinsky
Miami Beach, FL

Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Cleveland, OH

Mary Harper
Kalamazoo, MI

Monisha Harrell
Seattle, WA

Rose Hayes
San Francisco, CA

Jeffery Hoyle
Denver, CO

Chris Maliwat
New York, NY

Naomi Metz
Santa Rosa, CA

Karin Mitchell
Seattle, WA

Hez Norton
Boston, MA

Juan Penalosa
Miami, FL

Erik Richard
Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Seo
Los Angeles, CA

Anika Simpson
Washington, DC

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National Action Council

Over the years, the Task Force has had a number of incredible advocates and supporters who’ve been committed above all others in helping the us achieve our mission of building grass-roots power for the LGBTQ community. The National Action Council recognizes these individuals who have been so critical to the organization.

John Allen
Attorney
Muskegon, MI

Sue Anderson
Non-Profit Consultant
Boulder, CO
Read Sue’s Bio

Anthony Aragon
Senior Advisor for Community Affairs
Denver, CO

Alan Bernstein
West Hollywood CA

David Bowers
Vice President, Marketing
Showtime Networks Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Margaret Burd
President & CEO
Magpie Software Services Corp.
Denver, CO
Read Margaret’s Bio

Donald E. Davis
Williamsburg VA

Victor Diaz-Herman
Executive Director
Pridelines Youth Services
Miami, FL
Read Victor’s Bio

Ruth Eisenberg
Washington DC

Matt Foreman
Director, Gay and Immigrant Rights Programs
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
San Francisco, CA
Read Matt’s Bio

Will Forrest
Principal
McKinsey and Company
Chicago, IL

Kevin Gonzalez
New York, NY

Ruben Gonzalez
Washington DC

Mario Guerrero
Legislative Affairs Director
SEIU Local 1000
Sebastopol, CA

John Hoadley
Kalamazoo MI

Jody Laine
Sebastopol, CA

Cordey Lash
President
Jordey Group
Dallas, TX
Read Cordey’s Bio

Sandra Nathan
Phoenix, AZ

Shilpen Patel
San Francisco, CA

Marj Press
 Seattle, WA

Chad Richter
Manager, Retail Sales
Kiehl’s Since 1851
Miami Beach, FL
Read Chad’s Bio

Cindy Rizzo
New York NY

Lee Rubin
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Christopher Russell
Community Activist
Miami, FL
Read Christopher’s Bio

Mark Sexton
Portland, OR

Michelle J. Stecker, Ph.D., J.D.
Director
Lucy Cross Center for Women at Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
Read Michelle’s Bio

Ken Thompson
Seattle, WA

Alfonso Wenker
Minneapolis, MN

Vince Wong
Los Angeles, CA

Beth Zemsky
Consultant
Multicultural Organizational Development

Minneapolis, MN
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