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Former Board Members

These board members are not actively serving on the board, but remain an important part of our growth and evolution.

Patricia Kevena ("PK") Fili (2013-2014)

Patricia Kevena Fili is a Pagan Priestess. A former Executive Director and Director of Development and Communications, she now serves as a Non-Profit Management Consultant. A writer and aspiring musician and artist, she is a proud companion to a yellow labrador retriever canine angel.

Nicole Garcia (2011-2013)

Nicole is a co-chair of the board directors of ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation and a director of One Colorado. Nicole is on track to earn a master’s degree in counseling at the University of Colorado Denver in December 2013. Nicole has been granted entrance to candidacy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and has been accepted at Luther Seminary. She is scheduled to begin seminary in August 2013 in a specialized distance learning program which will culminate in a master of divinity degree and ordination in the ELCA.

Richard Juang (2011-2014)

Richard Juang is an attorney in Massachusetts. He co-edited Transgender Rights (University of Minnesota Press, 2006). A co-founder of the Massachusetts-based Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality, Richard is culturally Buddhist. 

Vanessa Lowe (2011-2013)

With an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Vanessa currently serves as an Economic Development Specialist for the National Credit Union Administration. She is a trustee of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA,  a member of All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C., and has served for 6 years on the UUA Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.

Shawn MacDonald (2008-2014)

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Shawn served several churches before pursuing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology, exploring white racial awareness in multicultural settings. Shawn has a psychology practice in Bethesda, MD, is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and the American Psychological Association.

Shelley Rosenberg (2013-2014)

Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg is a retired teacher educator and writer with an Ed.D. in Psychoeducational Processes and a Masters degree in Remedial Reading. She has authored three books, as well as numerous articles for magazines and newspapers. Shelley is a founding member of Reconstructionist Congregation Or Hadash and has served in several leadership roles. She is currently Secretary of Abington (PA) Township's first HRC and a member of the Tri-State HRC. She also works with the Jewish Family and Children's Service LGBTQ Task Force and Keshet. Shelley is the proud parent of an adult daughter who identifies as genderqueer.

Holiday Simmons (2014-2015)

Holiday Simmons, MSW is the Director of Community Education and Advocacy for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and people with HIV. He has a background in Social Work, Education, and Performing Arts & Activism. At Lambda Legal he focuses on transgender rights, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, police misconduct, and amplifying the voices of LGBT Native Americans and two-spirit people. Holiday is a Black Cherokee transmasculine two-spirit activist, athlete, and lover of babies, soccer, and the ocean. He is based out of Atlanta, GA.

Mykal Slack (2014-2015)

The Rev. Mykal O'Neal Slack is the founder and lead organizer of 4LYFE, an ecumenical, consultative ministry of Metropolitan Community Churches that provides pastoral and educational resources to address sexual orientation and gender identity issues in faith communities across a broad spectrum, inviting everyone to Live Your Faith Everyday. He also serves First Parish in Cambridge, Unitarian Universalist as a Worship Leader and Community Life Coordinator, supporting their efforts to become a multiracial, multifaith, justice-making community. As part of his ministry, Mykal leads the faith and spirituality work of the Trans People of Color Coalition, the only national organization that seeks the social and economic equality of all black and brown transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Enzi Tanner (2014-2016)

Enzi Tanner is a Black American transgender Jew. Professionally, Enzi serves as a case manager working with people affected by HIV/AIDS. He has been a member of the Brown Boi Project and has served on several national boards. He has also worked with homeless youth services for the past six years. Enzi is a member of Shir Tikvah, a reform synagogue in Minneapolis. When Enzi is not working or studying he spends his time cooking or hanging out with friends and their children. Enzi believes life is a journey that is best lived through exploration, curiosity and wonder. He has committed his life to community organizing in areas of intersections, in particular where issues of race, gender, sexuality, faith and economic justice collides. 

Lynn Young (2012-2014)

Lynn is a teacher educator working at Indiana University South Bend. In addition to teaching experience in primary school and higher education, Lynn brings experience in grant-writing, teaching technologies, and curriculum development. Lynn is Two-Spirit identified and maintains spiritual balance by walking daily in her Native American traditions, being an active member of a UCC church, and drumming whenever possible.

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