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Dabney K. Conwell

Dabney K. Conwell is the Vice President and Executive Director of Rose Centers for Aging Well at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for the oversight of […]

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Sol A. Kersey

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

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Sarah Hastings

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

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Sydnee Roberts-Crews

Sydnee Roberts-Crews is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional with years of experience in the utility industry

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LeeAnn Massucci, Esq.

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

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Garrett Decker

Garrett Decker (He/Him/His) is a rising 2L at the University of Akron School of Law. His interests within the field of law include public interest, serving underrepresented groups, and giving […]

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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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Madison Flading-Mayberry

Madison Flading-Mayberry (she/her) has a passion for social justice and helping people feel connected, loved, and valued. She grew up in Marysville, Ohio, and has lived in several other Ohio […]

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Kieran Robertson

Kieran Robertson (they/them) joined Equality Ohio as a Development and Data Associate in March 2022. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kieran came to Columbus to study at The Ohio State University. […]

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Levent Talgar

Levent Talgar is a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co, where he leads technology and operations initiatives to innovate and transform Chase’s ~5,000 retail branches.  Prior to joining Chase in 2003, he […]

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Eileen Galvin

Eileen Galvin is Director of Applications and User Services at the Columbus College of Art & Design where she also serves on the Bias Incident Response Team. Born and raised […]

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Nikki Trautman Baszynski

Nikki Trautman Baszynski (she/her) is an attorney and journalist based in Columbus, Ohio, whose work is largely focused on the injustices of the criminal legal system. Most recently, Nikki served […]

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Mary “Lynn” Readey

Lynn has had a long and varied career primarily as a litigation attorney in private practice, in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and as Deputy General Counsel at The Ohio […]

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Bethany E. Sanders

Bethany E. Sanders is an attorney in Columbus with a career focused primarily on public sector policy. Currently, Bethany is the Director of Policy & Strategic Initiatives in the Franklin […]

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Delaney Barr

Delaney Barr (She/Her) is Project Manager for the Ohio Justice Bus and a former attorney at the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. She is originally from northern Illinois, but has family in […]

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Maria Bruno

(she/they) Maria Bruno joined Equality Ohio in August 2021 as the Public Policy Director. She leads EO’s policy strategy at the local, state, and federal level. Throughout her career, Maria […]

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Joseph Soza

[email protected] Joseph Soza (he/him/el) was brought to this work with a passion for social change, and a vision for a more equitable and affirming Ohio. He graduated with a BA […]

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Kathryn Poe

Kathryn Poe (they/she) is Public Policy and Digital Manager with Equality Ohio. They joined the team in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Capital […]

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MD Sitzes

MD Sitzes (p. they/she) is Media and Marketing Manager at Equality Ohio. MD is an accomplished writer, educator, and organizer with success building strong communications, relationships and capacity via strategic […]

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Michael Ley

Michael Ley is the owner and managing agent of Ley Insurance in Lima operating in fourteen states, including Ohio. He has been working with families and businesses for nearly 20 […]

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Chad Williams

Chad Williams is the director of Tax Systems and Technology for Eaton Corporation where he manages a global team to ensure efficient management of statutorily required data.  Chad has over […]

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Jeremy Blake

Newark Councilmember Jeremy Blake has spent more than twenty years in service to others as a volunteer in the community, communications consultant, Ohio Senate staff member, Newark City School Board […]

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Kim Burroughs

Kim Burroughs (she/her/hers) is Assistant State Public Defender with the Office of the Ohio Public Defender, a former staff attorney with the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic and a virtual CLE […]

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Ben Garcia

Ben Garcia (he/him) is Executive Director of the American LGBTQ+ Museum, slated to open in New York City in early 2025. Ben has worked in various roles as an educator and […]

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Jen Scott

[email protected] 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 […]

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Leslie Johns

[email protected] Leslie Johns (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

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

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Amanda Everitt

Amanda Everitt serves as the Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster and the President of the Downtown Lancaster Special Improvement District.  Passionate about community and a fixture in Lancaster nonprofit work, […]

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Emily Meyer

Emily Meyer (she/her/hers) is a former Staff Attorney in the Equality Ohio Legal Clinic. She graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2008. After a number of […]

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Maya Simek

[email protected] Maya Simek (she/her/hers) serves as the Legal Director at Equality Ohio, where she she has spent the past year developing and launching a state-wide legal clinic for the lesbian […]

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Natalie Thomas

Natalie Thomas serves as Director of Community Connections and Advocacy, and Director of the Center for Adolescents and Families, for the National Youth Advocate Program. Natalieholds a Master’s degree in […]

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Mike DeWine (R)

Grade F Mr. DeWine completed a questionnaire from the Columbus Dispatch released in January of 2018 in which he indicated that he (1) opposes same-sex marriage, (2) opposes the inclusion […]

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Kim Welter

[email protected] 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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Siobhan Boyd-Nelson

[email protected] Siobhan Boyd-Nelson (she/her/hers) serves as Deputy Director for Equality Ohio. She received her B.A. in Legal Communication from Howard University in 2002. She returned home to Columbus and earned […]

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Raisa Mathis

[email protected] Raisa Mathis (she/her/hers) joined Equality Ohio in September 2013 and is a recent grad of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She […]

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Mary Zaller

[email protected] 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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Joseph Wenger, IV

Joseph Wenger is a native of the Central Ohio area. A proud Buckeye, he graduated from The Ohio State University twice, receiving his BA in History in 2007 and JD […]

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Joe Matuszewski

Joe Matuszewski is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and consulting services. A Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio, Joe […]

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Alana Jochum

Alana Jochum (she/her/hers) is an attorney and Executive Director of Equality Ohio. She received her B.A. in English and B.S. in Psychology from Baldwin Wallace University and has been passionately […]

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