Orange County Pride
Anna Barvir-Boone (she/her/hers) serves on the Board of Directors of Orange County Equality Coalition, an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization formed in the wake of Proposition 8. She currently serves as the organization’s secretary and representative to the We Breath Advisory Committee, a statewide anti-tobacco initiative working to eliminate tobacco use disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. Before joining the OCEC Board, Anna served as a member of the organization's Legal and Pride Committees. And, in 2013, she would become a founding member and the first president of Orange County LGBT Pride. Anna remains on the OC Pride Board, now serving as the organization's secretary. Anna is a civil rights and constitutional law attorney practicing in Long Beach, CA. In her spare time, she leads her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, cheers on her wife’s tackle football team, and bakes special occasion cakes for her friends and neighbors.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Comer (he/him/his) joined Charlotte Pride in 2008 and has served in several volunteer and board roles, primarily overseeing the organization’s media and marketing efforts. In November 2017, Matt transitioned from his role as a board member to become the organization’s Communications Director. Originally from Winston-Salem, N.C., Matt has nearly two decades of experience in local LGBTQ community advocacy, community organizing, journalism and media/marketing work. Matt attended the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has worked or volunteered with several LGBTQ organizations regionally and nationally. From 2007 to 2015, Matt worked as editor of QNotes, the Charlotte-based LGBTQ community newspaper of North Carolina. His writing has appeared in a variety of local and national news outlets. Matt’s advocacy work and reporting has been widely cited by community and mainstream news-media, as well as several academic writers.
Central Arkansas Pride
Zack (he/him/his) currently serves as the Executive Director for Central Arkansas Pride where he was a founding board member He got involved through his efforts with the Arkansas Initiative for Marriage Equality in 2013. From that time, he has helped lead the organization through a period growth that includes adding an LGBTQ+ film festival. Growing up in the south, Zack knows what pride means to small towns and the importance of creating welcoming communities. Zack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from UA Little Rock where he helped implement the schools first Safe Zone Program. He is excited to work with USAP in creating resources to help prides fulfill their missions.
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.