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Our Team

Meet the Outright team

Outright’s greatness comes from diverse, talented people with varied perspectives who can be their whole selves in an equitable and inclusive environment.

Our team comes from 25 countries, working together to move the world forward to contribute to meaningful change and better lives for our LGBTIQ communities. 

Board of Directors

Roxanna Carrillo

Independent Consultant, New York City

Gigi Chao (On leave)

Vice Chairman | Cheuk Nang (Holdings) Ltd., Hong Kong

Lysanne Charles

PhD Candidate Researcher University of Amsterdam

Louise Chernin

Former President and CEO | Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), Seattle

Darrel Cummings

Former chief | LGBT Center, Los Angeles

Martin Dunn

President | Dunn Development Corp., New York

Lenny Emson

Executive Director | Capital Rainbow Refuge, Ottawa

John Heilman

Professor | Southwestern Law School  and Adjunct Professor | USC Law School, West Hollywood

Jeff Holland

Senior Advisor | Afiniti, London

Fabrice Houdart

Founder & Executive Director | Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors, New York

Hosh Ibrahim

Philanthropist, London

Micheal Ighodaro

Director, Global Policy Advocacy | Prevention Access Campaign, Washington, DC

Lanaya Irvin

CEO | Coqual, New York

Selam Kebrom

Conscious Tech Senior Lead | Camelback Ventures, Washington, D.C.

L. Camille Massey

Founding Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice | CUNY Law School, New York

Jeff Natter

Retired Public Health Executive, Seattle

Pedro Pina

Vice President, Head of YouTube Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), London

Jennifer C. (Jenny) Pizer

Chief Legal Officer| Lambda Legal, Los Angeles

Suzanne Rotondo

Founding Principal | Redshift Leadership, Philadelphia

Russell Roybal

Commissioner | State of California, San Diego

Suki Sandhu OBE

Founder & CEO | Audeliss & Involve, London

Aalap Shah

Head of Product and Design | Plume, New York

Kathy Teo

Founder and CEO | Xpointo Media Pte Ltd., Singapore

Elliot Vaughn

Managing Director and Senior Partner | The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., London

Our Team

All staff may not be included due to safety and security reasons. 

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Maria Sjödin


Executive Director | USA

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Chandler Bazemore


Senior Development Manager | USA

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Amie Bishop, MSW, MPH


Director of Humanitarian and Global Development Programs | USA

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Michelle Blankenship


Senior Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | USA

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Madhura Chakraborty


Senior Global Researcher | Thailand

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Elise Colomer-Cheadle


Director of Development | USA

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Damon Clyde


Senior Development Officer for Institutional Giving | USA

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Ging Cristobal


Project Coordinator for Asia and Pacific Islands | Philippines

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Evan Davidoff


Senior Major Gifts Officer | USA

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Alberto de Belaunde


Program Advisor - Global Advocacy | Peru

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André du Plessis


UN Program Director | USA

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Cäcille Ealy


Development Officer | USA

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Neela Ghoshal

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Senior Director of Law, Policy & Research | USA

Michael Heflin

Michael Heflin


Global Grants Director | USA

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Katie Hultquist


Director of Leadership Giving | USA

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Paul Jansen


Senior Director of Global Programs & Grantmaking | Spain

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Karissa Jackson


Program Manager – Alliance for Global Equality | Belgium

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Ophelia Kemigisha


UN Program Officer | USA

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Linda Keuntje


Senior MEL Manager | USA

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Hannah Kohn


United Nations Program Officer | USA

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Denys Kratt

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LGBTQ+ Advocacy Coordinator for Ukraine | Ukraine

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Elle Owls


Senior Human Resources Coordinator | USA

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Anton Levdyk


Program Officer for Ukraine | USA

Jennifer Lu

Jennifer Lu


Director for Asia Programs | Taipei

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Matuba Mahlatjie


Communications and Media Relations Manager | South Africa

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Jessica Miller


Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships | USA

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Tenesha Myrie


Caribbean Advocacy Officer | Jamaica

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Thiruna Naidoo


Africa Project Officer | South Africa

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Rikki Nathanson


Senior Advisor - Global Trans Program | USA

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Ohotuowo Ogbeche


Global Researcher | Nigeria

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Hazel Olson-Dorf


Content Creator | USA

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Andrew Park


Senior Advisor, Inclusive Development | USA

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Whitney Pfeifer


Program Manager - Global LGBTQI+ Inclusive Democracy and Empowerment Initiative | USA

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James Pierce


Senior Manager of Development Systems | USA

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Laura Piazza


Senior Program Manager, LBQ Connect Program | Belgium

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Grace Poore


Senior Advisor Special Projects Asia | USA

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June Raymond


Operations Assistant | USA

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Meg Rosensweet


Executive Assistant | USA

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Andrew Schlager


Corporate and Development Associate | USA

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Jonta Eliakim Saragih


Indonesia Program Officer | Indonesia

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Ștefan Tunaru


Senior Executive Assistant | USA

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Leah Thompson


Caribbean Advocacy Officer | Trinidad and Tobago

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Kevin Wanzor

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Head of Operations | USA

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Michelle Yesudas


Director of Queer Legal Futures Program | Thailand

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Vitaliy Zaharchuk


LGBTIQ Inclusion Advisor for Ukraine | Ukraine

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Kimberly Zieselman


Senior Advisor for Global Intersex Rights | USA