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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are a group of volunteers who dedicate many hours each month to furthering the cause of LGBTQ+ Equality in Loudoun County. Unlike some organizations, our Board members receive no compensation or pay, all live in Loudoun County, and hold other jobs or positions. We are not just advocates, we are parents, friends, and neighbors.

If you are interested in becoming a leader with Equality Loudoun

Tell Us About Yourself

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Cris Candice

President

Director of Operations

Pronouns: Please ask

Cris Candice is a genderfluid parent of two, married to their childhood sweetheart, a US. Air Force combat veteran, and a physical scientist. Their advocacy has centered on the fight for LGBTQ+ equality as well as working to end homelessness, poverty, and child abuse.

Sam has a 23 year career in non-profit direct service and leadership focused on youth, families, and those impacted by trauma.  As a queer person and social worker, she has a vested interest in serving, lifting up marginalized and vulnerable voices, and working  to seek out creative and informed solutions.

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Samantha

Vice President

Director of Operations

Pronouns: she/her

Todd is a resident of Loudoun County and is a college professor. He is the treasurer for Equality Loudoun. 

Todd

Treasurer

Director of Finances & Fundraising

Pronouns: he/him

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Lisa J.

Secretary

Director of Business Affairs

Pronouns: she/her

Lisa is a cis-gender, bi-racial female that identifies as Black.  She has lived in Loudoun County for over 20 years and has 2 daughters currently attending LCPS.  She started her company TLJN Consulting: To Learn; Just Notice in 2020 to live her purpose of inclusion and belonging. 

Jennifer is a cisgender parent, lifelong educator, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Loudoun County.

Jennifer

Director of

Advocacy

Pronouns: she/her

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Nick is an active community organizer and policy advocate in Loudoun County with a focus on LGBTQ+ rights and community improvement projects. His work currently includes affordable housing and clean energy in Loudoun as well as policy improvements and support programs for LGBTQ+ youth.

Nick

Director of

Communications

Pronouns: he/him

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Emily

Director of

Community Affairs

Pronouns: she/her

Emily is a longtime resident of Loudoun County and mother to a transgender child. She works as a professional hair stylist and advocates for equal rights for transgender youth.

Catie is a parent, educator, and librarian who is passionate about making Loudoun County an inclusive, welcoming place for all. She is excited to bring positive change to Loudoun County as the Director of Education.

Catie

Director of

Education

Pronouns: she/her

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Todd is a combat veteran and a former Assistant Secretary of Defense that eliminated barriers for transgender service and protected transgender children of Service Members. He is an author and advocate for equality issues from women’s rights to minority and LGBTQ+ equality.

Todd

Director of

Outreach

Pronouns: he/him

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