Paul Perry, Cambridge, MA – Chair
Paul Perry is currently a Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and works on the school leadership team in a Boston public school. Paul had a very happy childhood growing up with two Dads on the outskirts of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania. Paul has worked previously as a middle school teacher and debate coach in Southwest Philadelphia. He attended American University in Washington, DC where he worked in the U.S. Senate, the NAACP, the Center for American Progress as well as with low-income youth in Southeast DC through a nonprofit called FLY. Paul chairs the Board as a whole and the Executive Committee.
Adrian Ogle, New York, NY – Secretary
Adrian Ogle is a special events coordinator, having worked for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in New York City. In his roles, he’s successfully produced over 60 art, cultural, and special events. He currently serves as a member of the Young Professionals Council for Live Out Loud, an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBT youth. He has previously worked at Dartmouth College and Brown University in special event and conference management. Originally from Hartford, CT, Adrian grew up in South Florida to a lesbian mother, and father. He studied history at the University of Florida, where he found his passion for LGBT advocacy, community organizing, and campus programming. Adrian chairs the Membership Committee.
Maria Nondorf, Berkeley, CA – Treasurer
Maria is the Executive Director for the Center for Financial Reporting and Management for the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley. Maria received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Mercer University and received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to serving as the leader of the center, she has served as an Assistant Professor of Accounting for over seven years at UC Berkeley. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Georgia. Maria chairs the Finance Committee.
Jeff Ruff, Chicago, IL
Jeff Ruff is an Analyst at Huron Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm. He has previously spent time at the United Nations, the Ministry of Education of Spain and RW Ventures, a Chicago-based economics consultancy. He serves on the Associate Board of KIPP:Chicago, a high-performing public charter school network with three schools on the West Side of Chicago, and on the Board of Advisers of Moneythink, an NGO that the White House has recognized as one of America’s most innovative new non-profits. He holds a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the University of Chicago and a BA, summa cum laude, from American University. Originally from Philly, Jeff enjoys long-distance running, hiking in national parks and traveling: his proudest personal achievement is having visited 25 foreign countries before turning 25. Jeff serves on the Finance Committee.
Aaron Sachs, Oakland, CA
Aaron is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Saint Mary’s College of California. He holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Iowa, and his work focuses on the intersection of media, technology, and culture with a particular concern for issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class. He wrote his dissertation on film representations of hip-hop in the 1980s and has published non-fiction narratives about growing up as a COLAGEr. Born with the help of anonymous donor insemination, Aaron was raised by lesbian moms in Berkeley, CA. After his parents separated, one mother came-out as bisexual and was involved with a man until 2007. In 2004, Aaron was contacted by his donor and the two remain in touch. Aaron is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors and serves on the Membership Committee.
Mercy Sanchez, Chicago, IL
Mercy is a recent graduate from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. She was awarded an Erikson Fellowship, which she used to support Urban Health Initiative’s efforts to transform healthcare on Chicago’s South Side. Prior to graduate school, Mercy worked for several years in Los Angeles as a Research Associate with an education-consulting firm, committed to turning around low-performing schools and districts in California. She was raised in California’s Central Valley in a very open and loving family. As a child, Mercy was raised extremely cognizant of social justice issues through her family’s involvement in both the United Farm Workers and the LGBTQ movement towards equality. She presently lives in Chicago with her partner, Marlaina, dogs, Juan Carlos and John Ross and cat, Mee-nu. Mercy co-chairs the Development Committee.
Tommy Tseng, Los Angeles, CA
Tommy Tseng is the program manager at API Equality-LA where he directs ongoing research and oversees communications activities. Since 2003, he has worked for labor unions, political campaigns, and other issue campaigns. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Harvard Journal of Asian American Policy Review and Editor for the LGBTQ Policy Journal of Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include LGBT human rights, public perception of LGBT people, and Asian American political participation. Tommy received his Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles. Tommy serves on the Development Committee.
Ana (Shelli) Victorino, Los Angeles, CA
Ana Sheila is the product manager at Little Black Bag, an emerging social e-commerce company. She serves as the L.A regional lead for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation initiative Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) and is a former Hispanic Heritage Youth Award winner. She is also a Riordan Program alum and currently serves as a mentor for their Summer Business Academy program that serves under privileged high school students interested in business. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and a minor in Modern Languages from Stanford University in 2008. Originally from Mexico City, Ana grew up in Chicago and Southern California. Ana came out in 2010 and identifies as queer. Ana serves on the Development Committee.
Allison Auldridge, Brooklyn, NY
Alli Auldridge grew up in New England with her two moms, sister and brother. She now lives in Brooklyn and is the Policy Associate at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), where she oversees New York City and State policy efforts to advance policy improvements for LGBT older adults. Alli has years of experience in nonprofit communications and advocacy, managing communications efforts for the Roxbury Film Festival in Boston and the Brooklyn Historical Society, prior to working at SAGE. Alli received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her Master’s degree in Urban Policy from The New School for Urban Policy and Management.
Dori Kavanagh, Maplewood, NJ
Dori Kavanagh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Montclair, NJ. She specializes in working with those that have one or more LGBTQ parent, are adoptees, and/or identifying as being a part of a Conspicuous Family. She has done extensive research, community organizing and clinical work with these populations for almost 10 years. Dori was the Chapter Coordinator of COLAGE-NYC from 2005-2009. She holds a BA from Muhlenberg College and a MSW from Hunter College. Dori grew up with her lesbian mom in Northern NJ. She lives in the wonderfully diverse and queer friendly town of Maplewood, NJ with her husband, Jesse, and their daughter, Ruby.