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Katie Belanger

Katie Belanger (she/her/hers) serves as Co-Interim Executive Director at Equality Ohio, supporting the organization and team during its 2024 leadership transition. Katie owns and operates Katie B. Strategies, LLC, an […]

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Jessi Sadaka

Jessi Sadaka (they/them) joined the Equality Ohio team in September 2023 as Finance Administration Assistant.

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Em Pate

Em Pate (they/them) is the Southwest Ohio Attorney for the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. While in law school, Em interned with the Legal Clinic in 2021 and continued to work […]

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Justin Joseph

Justin Joseph (he/him) joined Equality Ohio as Northeast Ohio Staff Attorney in 2023. Now based in Cleveland, he honed his legal skills by practicing family law in Illinois after obtaining […]

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Madelyn Smith

Madelyn Smith (she/her) joined Equality Ohio in 2023 as the Northeast Ohio Organizer. Originally from Parma Ohio, she studied Religion and Classics at Hope College where she developed passions for […]

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Sol A. Kersey

Sol A. Kersey, MA, JD (they/them/theirs) is Equality Ohio Legal Clinic’s Legal Specialist.

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Sarah Hastings

Sarah Hastings (she/he/hers) serves as the Director of Development at Equality Ohio.

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LeeAnn Massucci, Esq.

LeeAnn Massucci, Esq. (she/her) is Senior Staff Attorney with Equality Ohio’s Legal Clinic. She has passionately represented LGBTQ+ families for nearly two decades. Prior to practicing law, LeeAnn was the […]

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Becky Sullivan

Becky Sullivan (she/her) is a legal intern from Cleveland, Ohio. She obtained her BA in English and Political Science from Cleveland State University in 2020. Currently, she remains at Cleveland […]

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Kieran Robertson

Kieran Robertson (they/them) joined Equality Ohio in March 2022. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kieran came to Columbus to study at The Ohio State University. Here they earned a Master’s Degree […]

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Maria Bruno, Esq.

Maria Bruno, Esq., is a lifelong Ohioan and has been a community advocate for more than a decade. She has worked on a variety of public policy and civic engagement […]

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Joseph Soza

Joseph Ze Soza (he/him/el) is an activist, creator, and community organizer with an intersectional vision for social change. He is incredibly passionate about the lived equity of other LGBTQ+ Latin(e) individuals. […]

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MD Sitzes

MD Sitzes (p. they/she) is an accomplished Communications Manager, dedicated to driving the mission of Equality Ohio through strategic communication initiatives. With a proven track record, MD excels in shaping and disseminating compelling […]

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Jen Scott

Jen Scott (she/her/hers) is a native Ohioan from Forest Park, Ohio. She attended Northwestern University earning a degree in Chemistry.  After returning to Ohio, she embarked on a successful career […]

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Leslie Johns, Esq.

Leslie Johns, Esq. (she/her)  is the Intake Specialist in the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. In addition to her role as Intake Specialist, Leslie is a criminal defense attorney and a Magistrate […]

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Kate Mozynski, Esq.

Kate Mozynski (they/them) is an attorney in the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. They are a Dallas native but have made Ohio a second home. Kate attended the College of Wooster, […]

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Maya Simek, Esq.

Maya Simek, ESQ, LISW-S, MSSA, serves as the Co-Legal Director at Equality Ohio, where she developed, launched (2019), and is now supervising a state-wide legal clinic for the lesbian gay […]

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Kim Welter

kim@equalityohio.org Kim Welter (she/her/hers) is CEO of KLW Consulting, LLC which supports LGBTQ and affiliated advocacy organizations with policy expertise. Her primary client is Equality Ohio where she holds the […]

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Mary Zaller

mary@equalityohio.org Mary Zaller (she/her/hers) joined Equality Ohio in November of 2014. For the previous 3 years she was the Director of Development for the ninth quadrennial international Gay Games, which […]

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