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Board of Directors


President/Executive Director | Candice Tuck

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Candice Tuck has worked with Equality Loudoun for years providing inclusivity training, coordinating events, working with families, and furthering advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community in Loudoun County and beyond. She has been part of the Loudoun Pride Festival planning team since its inception in 2022. In her personal life, she is a parent, spouse, scientist, environmental advocate, and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Email Me...

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Vice President | Samantha (Sam) Clarke

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Sam has taken her extensive career as a social worker and progressively channeled it into a passion for and career in leadership, social justice and public policy so she may be in the best position possible to advocate for more effective social policies and human service systems. She truly believes if we take a collaborative and intersectional, cross-issue approach to our most serious societal issues, such as child welfare, family violence, juvenile justice, and intimate partner violence we can begin to see positive and sustainable outcomes in our communities. Email Me...


Secretary | Sofia Smeigh

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Sofia has worked with Equality Loudoun since 2022 to bring her expertise with non-profit practices and her legal background to bear on our organizational development. She is a United States Army Veteran holding an Active Secret Clearance leveraging 3+ years of proven experience in criminal law knowledge and litigation support. Adept at leading teams of 5+ in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Possessing a comprehensive background in legal research. Email Me...

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Treasurer | Natasha Magrath

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Natasha Magrath has a degree in accounting and experience over 25 years as Controller in various real estate management. She is also the President and CEO of the franchise cleaning company, You’ve Got Maids of Northern Virginia. Natasha is an immigrant from Lebanon, become a U.S. citizen 2002, and has first-hand experience with the challenges faced by peoples coming from non- English speaking countries. Email Me...

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Member-At-Large | Vanessa Borg

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Vanessa is a Grassroots Organizer for medication affordability with Freedom Virginia by day, Promotions Committee Chair for newly-formed The Leesburg Movement nonprofit by night. She is also a member of the Leesburg Diversity Commission, a Girl Scout troop leader, and a big fan of local coffee shopsEmail Me...


Member-At-Large | Jamie Bost

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Jamie is the Lead Project Engineer for a large DoD contractor with a BS degree in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University. They are a NoVa native and have always considered Loudoun County their home. They live every day to lift up those around them, to support the LGBTQ+ community, and to use their journey as a means to help others express themselves authentically. Email Me...

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Member-At-Large | Matthew Charlesworth

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Matthew Charlesworth is a Native to Loudoun County. growing up in Sterling, VA  and graduated from Potomac Falls. At age 17, Matthew studied abroad in Venezuela to learn their native language and culture. He continues to practice Spanish in his daily life. Matthew enjoys helping others as much as possible. He worked in Orthopedics as an Ortho Tech, became a Ballroom Dancer instructor and Professional Competitor and is now a Top Realtor in Northern VA helping his clients buy, sell and invest in real estate. Email Me...

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Member-At-Large | Sean Murphy

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Sean is a 20 year resident of Loudoun County, with a long career in technology sales. He lives in Brambleton with his wife and two children, who are students in Loudoun County Public Schools. Sean brings enthusiasm and experience to the board, along with a drive to help build a safe place for all who are newly out or are coming to terms with their sexuality to find a sense of community. Email Me...


Member-At-Large | Esmeralda Ortiz

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Esmeralda is a passionate and dedicated victim services professional, advocating for children and families impacted by child abuse in Loudoun. She firmly believes in showing up for children through awareness, education, and community engagement and collaboration in pursuit of safe and carefree childhoods for all. She is especially grounded in centering BIPOC and LGBTQ+ children. Email Me...

Operations Team


Community Director | Jenny Parsons

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 Jenny has served in a variety of roles, starting out as the Deputy Director of the inaugural Loudoun Pride Festival. She now serves creating and coordinating dozens of events around the region, working with community partners, developing messaging and awareness, fostering important relationships, and helping to pioneer the 21st century queer community in Loudoun. Email Me...

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Inclusion Director | Leigh Guarinello

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Leigh Guarinello (she/her) has a masters degree in public health from Yale University and has spent two decades in healthcare focused on community engagement, education, and advocacy. She has developed and delivered training regarding LGBTQ+ issues, infectious disease, counseling, and community partnership. Leigh has combined the creative, interpersonal, and technical throughout her career when managing people, programs, and budgets always in service of improving health equity in Loudoun County and beyond. Email Me...

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Training Manager | Jennifer Boudrye

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Jennifer Boudrye (she/her) is a certified parent coach supporting parents of LGBTQ+ youth, teens, and young adults. She has masters degrees in library science and educational leadership. She worked as a school librarian for 17 years, 4 of them as the Director of Library Programs for DC Public Schools. She is the mother of 3 adults, one of whom is bisexual and is the bonus-mom to a trans man. Email Me...

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