Family Equality announces changes to Board of Directors

We are excited to announce changes to the Family Equality Board of Directors. As an organization committed to protecting and advocating for LGBTQ+ families, we constantly strive to enhance our leadership team to better serve our community.

At the first quarter board meeting in February, we bid farewell to three esteemed board members and welcomed another outstanding individual who will bring fresh perspectives and expertise to our cause.

Joining the Family Equality Board of Directors

We are delighted to welcome Bethany Snyder, MPP (she/her), founder of Snyder Strategies, LLC, as the newest addition to the our Board of Directors. Bethany brings with her nearly 25 years of experience in communications, advocacy, and public affairs, as well as a deep passion for our mission. Her proven track record will undoubtedly enrich our board discussions and strategic planning processes. We are confident that Bethany will make invaluable contributions to further advance our organization’s goals and impact within the community.

Bethany Snyder

In addition to adding Bethany, the board also voted on and approved Don Hribrek‘s appointment as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. We’re excited to have him step into a leadership role.

Thank You for Many Years of Service

It is with both gratitude and sadness that we announce the departure of Steve Brister, Kirk Fordham, and Lauren Marder from our Board of Directors. Each one has been an invaluable asset to our organization, contributing their expertise during their tenure. Their dedication, insights, and unwavering commitment to our mission have significantly impacted our work. While we will miss their presence on the board, we are immensely grateful for their service and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.

Steve Brister, Kirk Fordham, and Lauren Marder

“I’m so very grateful for all of the years Steve, Kirk, and Lauren have dedicated to Family Equality,” Jaymes Black, President & CEO, shared. “Their talents and expertise have been invaluable assets to our organization. The dedication, wisdom, and commitment they brought to the board have shaped our journey and helped propel us to where we are today.”

Join us in expressing gratitude to Steve, Kirk, Lauren, and Don and extending a warm welcome to Bethany. Together, we will continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.