National Action Council Bio: Beth Zemsky
Beth Zemsky MAEd, LICSW, currently works as a consultant specializing in intercultural organizational development with non-profits, educational institutions, foundations, social change, and faith-based organizations. She has 30 years experience as a community organizer, educator, psychotherapist, and organizational leader including serving as founding staff at Minnesota’s statewide LGBT civil rights organization (OutFront MN), founding Director of the GLBT Programs Office at the University of Minnesota and former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Beth is also adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota where she has taught in Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies, Social Work, and Family Social Science. In 1996, Beth was chosen to be Grand Marshall of the Twin Cities GLBT Pride. In 2000, Beth was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship to study organizational development of social movement organizations, and in 2008 she was awarded Quorum’s Lifetime Achievement Award for service to Minnesota’s LGBT community.