Bradley Wishon, Chair
Brad hails from Missouri where he spent his childhood and early adult years coming to accept his sexuality as a gay man. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Metropolitan Community Churches in St. Louis, Missouri and Phoenix, Arizona. He serves on the Executive Committee of No Longer Silent: Clergy for Justice as Vice-President, and has served on several local non-profit boards and committees. One of his personal moments of pride was completing the Walk Across America, going from Phoenix to Washington, D.C. in 2006. Brad lives in Goodyear, a suburb of Phoenix, with his family.
Cary Jones, Vice Chair/Programs
Cary was born in Princeton, KY. He has been in retail for the past 17 years. Four of them with Dollar General and 13 years with Walmart. In both company’s Cary has had the duty of overseeing many employees, scheduling, inventory, customer service, company audits, interview process, and hiring process. With both of these companies he has worked with Adopt a Highway and Children’s Miracle Network. Cary and his Staff both enjoyed the many fundraisers they put on and the many hours of volunteer work he had accomplished. Cary feels that he can bring to the Board a person who gives 110% to every task put in front of him. Cary feels he is an honest and hard working man. Cary also feels he can bring a fresh and new ideas on how to help our organization and our Community grow. Cary attended New Harvest Christian School and Graduated in April of this year as an Ordained Minister. Cary is currently attending School for Medical Transcription and will graduate this spring. Cary also Volunteers at Tumbleweed here in Phoenix. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Keppler, Policies and Procedures
Philip McGuffie, Facilities Chair
Phil is an Arizona native and has lived here most of his life. He graduated from ASU with a BA of Science from the School of Industrial Technology. He has worked in the private sector where he has worked at computer programming, PC assembly and repair, game design and manufacturing, and inside sales.
Phil has been attending PFLAG meetings since February 2011 and started doing some volunteer work there in April 2011. He began volunteering at One Voice Community Center in June 2011 where he started to learn about the Center. He had the pleasure of helping Center make the move to its new location, and also assisted in the improvement of the facilities. Phil joined the board in September 2011 where he has been facilitating the upkeep of the Center. Philip also manages the renting of the Center’s office space for local LGBT groups.
Jason G. Meyers, Board Communications Chair
Jason G. Meyers is a national influencer with a 20-year career as a public relations and media professional. He’s served as a top-rated major-market radio personality (“Kid Corona”), senior marketing copy editor for The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com & 12News, communications director for the Heard Museum of Native Cultures & Art, TV spokesperson for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union and PR chief for the award-winning Tempe-based Mindspace advertising agency. He is also founder of @Meyers_PR specializing in crisis communications and social media for financial institutions and non-profits. Jason is a current Board of Directors member for the Phoenix Indian Center and serves as a community outreach liaison for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Phoenix FBI and Scottsdale Police.
Troy Benjamin, Membership Chair
Troy has a background in theatre: both front of house(box office, bar tending, subscription sales/renewals) and back(lighting, sound, stage hand, prop building). Eight years of experience with event management(purchasing and costing, design, set-up, break down, oversight). Two years experience as an Office Operations Supervisor for the US Dept. of Commerce. He is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). He was treasurer for the Northwest Indiana Theater Alliance, handling bulk mailings and memberships.
Daniel Garcia-Carrillo, Gala Chair
Daniel Garcia-Carrillo is a recent graduate of ASU with a passion for social justice as it relates to minority groups, specifically Latinos and the LGBT community. As a rising local community leader and youth advocate.
Richard Schultz, Secretary