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Board of Directors, National LGBTQ Task Force

Co-Chair
Hez Norton
Director of Leadership & Partnership Initiatives
Third Sector New England
Boston, MA
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Co-Chair
Roger Thomson
Brinker International
Miami Beach, FL
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Secretary
Naomi Metz
Attorney
Law Office of Naomi E. Metz
Santa Rosa, CA
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Treasurer
Suman Chakraborty
Partner
Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
New York, NY
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Brad Carlson
Managing Director
Fortis Development Group
Miami Beach, FL
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Liebe Gadinsky
Community Activist
Miami Beach, FL
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Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Executive Minister, United Church of Christ
Cleveland, OH
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Mary Harper
Lawyer/Money Manager
Robert W. Baird, Inc.
Kalamazoo, MI
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Monisha Harrell
Senior Partner, RULESEVEN
Seattle, WA

Rose Hayes
Engineering Director, Research Organization at Google
San Francisco, CA
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Jeffrey Hoyle
Denver, CO
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Sandra Nathan
Vice President, Programs and Loans
Marin Community Foundation
Novato, CA
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Shilpen Patel
Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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Rashad Robinson
Executive Director
Color of Change
New York, NY
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Jason Tester
Research Affiliate
Institute for the Future
Palo Alto, CA
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Ken Thompson
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, WA
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National Action Council

Over the years, the Task Force has had a number of incredible advocates and supporters who have been committed above all others in helping the Task Force achieve its mission of building grassroots power for the LGBT 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
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David Bowers
Vice President, Marketing
Showtime Networks Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Aragon
Director of Boards & Commissions
Office of Mayor Michael Hancock
Denver, CO
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Margaret Burd
President & CEO
Magpie Software Services Corp.
Denver, CO
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Victor Diaz-Herman
Executive Director
Pridelines Youth Services
Miami, FL
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Matt Foreman
Director, Gay and Immigrant Rights Programs
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
San Francisco, CA
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Will Forrest
Principal
McKinsey and Company
Chicago, IL

Mario Guerrero
Legislative Affairs Director
SEIU Local 1000
Sebastopol, CA

Jody Laine
Sebastopol, CA

Cordey Lash
President
Jordey Group
Dallas, TX
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Chad Richter
Manager, Retail Sales
Kiehl’s Since 1851
Miami Beach, FL
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Christopher Russell
Community Activist
Miami, FL
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Andrew Solomon
Writer
New York, NY
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Michelle J. Stecker, Ph.D., J.D.
Director
Lucy Cross Center for Women at Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
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Jason Tester
Research Affiliate
Institute for the Future
Palo Alto, CA
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Beth Zemsky
Consultant
Multicultural Organizational Development

Minneapolis, MN
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