BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Co-President, Male, Trans, Nonbinary Identified

Ron de Harte,

Palm Springs Pride

Ron deHarte - serves as the President & CEO of Greater Palm Springs Pride and has been a Pride volunteer since 2003. He's held officer positions with Consolidated Associaton of Pride (CAPI) and InterPride including serving three terms as the InterPride Region 1 Regional Director. He currently serves as a chairperson for the City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Palm Springs Police Chief’s LGBT Advisory board. He’s been the President of Palm Springs Pride since 2010 and previously served as Executive Director of San Diego Pride. He is the founder and Chair of the Cesar Chavez Breakfast Celebration and the Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Coalition and served on the inaugural San Diego Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee. Ron has been recognized for his community service including CAPI’s 2019 Person of the Year, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce 2019 Community Spirit Award, Safe Schools Desert Cities Champion of Youth 2018, Human Rights Campaign Advocate for Equality 2017 as well as 2015 Outstanding Community Service Leader by the Palm Springs Desert Business Association, he served as International Grand Marshal of the Tijuana Pride parade in 2007 and 2017 and as the International Friend of the Year 2012. When he’s not advocating for equal rights, Ron's decades-long background in planning, operations, management, and large-scale event production is put to good use on other civic events. He’s a father of two boys and lives with his partner of twenty-two years.

Co-President, Female Identified

Marsha Levine,

San Francisco Pride

Marsha H. Levine has been a Pride-organizing veteran since 1980, first serving on the Boston Lesbian/Gay Pride Committee, and then joining the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay,  Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and Celebration Committee, Inc., immediately upon moving there in 1985.

 

Marsha currently serves as one of four of InterPride’s Vice Presidents of Global Outreach and Partnership Management, as well as the Co-President of USAP (United States Association of Prides). She has the distinction of being recognized as the Founder of InterPride and a co-founder of CAPI, Inc. (Consolidated Associations of Pride, Inc.).

 

For 18 years, she was San Francisco Pride’s Parade Manager, on top of a similar period as a volunteer for the organization in a variety of roles, including President and Vice President on their Board of  Directors. Now she serves as the Community Relations Manager for SF Pride, responsible for coordinating community partners, volunteers, politicians, VIPs, and Grand Marshals. Marsha has been a strong advocate for human and civil rights since she was 16.

Secretary

Dave Wait,

Motor City Pride

I am interested in serving as Secretary for United States Association of Prides. I have selected Secretary because I have already coordinated the formation of our bylaws, submitted the corporate documents for us to form as an organization and the processing of our 501c3 IRS application. Continuing as Secretary will allow me to see the process through to the final formation of the Association. This role will also be aided by serving on the InterPride Board, as a member of both boards I will be in a position to bridge both organizations during this formation process. I also selected the secretary position because it is the shorter two year
position, this will allow me to help with the formation and then pass the position on for another person to become involved.
 
Serving as secretary will also allow me the opportunity to provide input into the first conference for USAP. As USAP plans its first conference, we will need to take a close look at the best time to hold the conference so that it is not held too close to InterPride, our existing regional conferences and when most of our Prides take place. This will need to be a careful balancing act to schedule the conference when there will be the fewest conflicts and when it will allow for the greatest participation from our member prides. My conference planning experience will also help to offer a program that will also serve the needs of the attendees and our member prides.
 
I began my involvement with the pride movement in 2004 when I first volunteered for a ‘shift’ at Motor City Pride. That four-hour shift lead to my serving various roles, and now as the chairperson of the Motor City Pride. With my event planning and advocacy experience, we have been able to grow MCP from an afternoon street fair attracting 10,000 people into a regional weekend festival that attracts over 55,000 participants each year.

In additional to Motor City Pride, I served eight years on the board for Equality Michigan: Michigan’s statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization. At a national level, I have been a member of the National LGBT Task Force Creating Change Conference’s Management Team.
 
I am employed as Executive Director of three career and technical student organizations: DECA, SkillsUSA and FCCLA, which annually provides leadership and career development conferences for over 14,000 Michigan high school students.

Treasurer

Trisha Clymore,

Atlanta Pride

I have been involved with Atlanta Pride Committee for 25 years as a volunteer, staff member and currently as board Treasurer.

 

In October of 2019 I was elected to the board of United States Association of Prides (USAP) and serve as Treasurer.

  

I strongly believe that Prides serve an important role in our world and am proud to be a part.

District Vice-Presidents

Region 1

Jorge Solorio

Las Vegas PRIDE

Jorge Solorio is proud to have been a very active volunteer, and able to donate countless hours to the Las Vegas community. He adores the city he’s considered home for over 20 years. He’s had the honor of serving on every committee and has learned what it takes to be committed to Las Vegas’ largest LGBT non-profit. He has become very active with Las Vegas PRIDE, participating in almost every event for the past decade. He feels a great sense of accomplishment, personal growth and community pride. To show his commitment and dedication to this organization, Jorge has helped represent Las Vegas PRIDE in many other cities’ PRIDE festivals. He has also been a great a great representative with both CAPI, USAP, and InterPride.

Anna Barvir-Boone

Orange County Pride

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Jen LaBarbera

San Diego Pride

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Region 2

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Michael Goodnow

Kitsap Pride

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Steven Herevia

Spokane Pride

Steven Herevia, he/him/his, is Vice President for OutSpokane, producers of Spokane Pride. Herevia is the Pathways and Inclusion Coordinator at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University. He has co-founded Wonderfully Made Spokane, a Spokane based non-profit charged with the inclusion and celebration of LGBTQ+ people in faith communities. Herevia writes, “I am beyond grateful to be included in the work of creating spaces for our LGBTQ+ community members to develop their identities, affirm their experiences, and express Pride in their identity.” To learn more about Steven, please visit stevenherevia.com or follow him on Instagram @stevenherevia.

Olivette Foster

Pacific Northwest Black Pride

Olivette Foster is a sixty- year old African-American, my pronouns are She/Her.  She is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional/Clinical Supervisor.  She has worked exclusively with HIV clients for twenty years, and has served on Seattle’s Planning Council on AIDS and as a member of the Prioritization committee in charge of HIV/AIDS funds.  She has managed a multitude of HIV prevention programs and I am a housing Case Manager for HIV/AIDS individuals as well as the General Public.  She has helped with organizing PNW Black Pride for three years.  She has a passion for service to the LGBTQ community and to others who are in need of Advocacy and support.

Region 3

Lo Roberts

Houston Pride

Lo Roberts considers herself a proud Houstonian and was honored to accept the role of Pride Houston president in 2017, as well as all the responsibility it entails. She serves as Pride Houston’s first woman of color to hold this title. Lo began volunteering with Pride nine seasons ago and has served on different production committees and in various leadership positions including Parade Committee co-chair, Volunteer Committee chair, special events director, member-at-large and Vice President on the Board of Directors.

She sees Houston’s diversity and its unique blend of cultures as an incredible resource and advantage and would like to see that diversity emphasized in Pride and the LGBTQIA+ community throughout the city and the world.

Growing up Lo always knew she wanted to help others. She had a love for medicine and at a young age started serving as officers in other professional organizations such as HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and NAP (National Association of Parliamentarians) on the National Levels.

One of her favorite quotes is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” With this as her daily mantra Lo not only fights for change locally through policy and reform; however, she also serves on the board of Pride’s International and National organizations (Interpride and United States Association of Prides).

Nurse Lo, as her tiny patients call her, is a pediatric nurse and Health Specialist for a non-profit organization. When she is not tending to the health of other children, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking, and crafting.

Micah Andress

Austin Pride

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Jaron Turnbow

Dallas Pride

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Region 4

Jonathan Balash

Spencer Pride

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Dot Belstler

Twin Cities Pride

Dot Belstler has been Executive Director of Twin Cities Pride since 2010. She is passionate about connecting people and programs.  She says she comes to work each day "for that kid who finds family at Pride and finally knows they are not alone." Belstler has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master's in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University.

Eve Keller

Indy Pride

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Region 5

Jason Gilmore

PRIDE

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Region 6

Alan Reiff

Heritage of Pride

Alan Reiff has been a volunteer with Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) for over 30 years. In numerous capacities such as: Secretary, Community Relations Director, Pridefest Director, and Co-Chair. Alan is a current member of the following committees: The March, Community Relations, Stonewall 50, and Development.  Alan was a member of the Executive Board of Queens Pride. He held the positions of Festival Director, Co-Chair, NERP 2015 Programming Director, and Secretary. He is also a member of OUTAstoria, and a founding member of OUTBronx.

 

Alan has been very active with InterPride for the past 20 years.  He was on the first WorldPride committee in 2000 and worked in Rome on that event. He was then elected to be the first WorldPride committee chairperson for InterPride. He was Interpride’s Executive Board Secretary, the Solidarity Committee Co-Chair and is also a member of InterPride’s Human Rights Committee.

 

On a professional academic level, Alan works for the NYC Department of Education as the ENL Coordinator at a middle school in the South Bronx.  He is multi-lingual which he credits for his ability to be able to function in any situation.  Prior to teaching full time, he worked for EL AL Israel Airlines based in NYC where he was fortunate enough to experience the world first hand. 

 

This unique combination of his Pride experiences and history, and his professional academic credits, have made him a valuable member of the International Pride Activist movement. He is very honored to currently be one of the Regional Directors for Region 6 NERP, where he hopes to bring all of his skills to good use.

Marcy Carr

Pride Center of Staten Island

In January of 2015 Marcy started as a master’s level mental health intern at the Pride Center of Staten Island. It was through her subsequent employment at the center that she became connected with InterPride and NERP. In addition to managing Special Events & Facilities at the Pride Center of Staten Island, she also oversees the Pride Center’s newly designed volunteer program. When not advocating for LGBTQ rights, Marcy creates her own jewelry and can spend hours in the clearance section of AC Moore.

Tiffany Lyn Royster

Capital Pride Alliance

Tiffany Lyn Royster has been volunteering with Capital Pride Alliance for several years. Starting off as a general volunteer and now in the Chair position for the Parade. She is a professional actress and singer in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. As a native to the area, she has performed at Studio Theatre, Harmony Hall, Anacostia Arts Center and Silver Spring stage. When she is not performing, she works as an Enrollment Specialist at Prince George’s Community College.

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