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Glen Ackerman

Washington, DC

Glen H. Ackerman is the managing member of Ackerman Legal PLLC, a six member general practice law firm committed to working towards the fair and equal...

Dr. Salman Azhar

New York City, New York

Dr. Salman Azhar is the Chairman of Neurology and Rehabilitation Services and Senior Vice President at Lutheran Medical Center...

Chris Baker

Los Angeles, California

Chris Baker is Vice President of Information Technology for NBC Universal, where he is responsible for the successful governance, planning, and delivery of a $100M annual portfolio...

Jennifer Barbetta, Treasurer

New York, New York

Jennifer is a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. She acts as the global chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) portfolio management teams and is the global head of GSAM’s client and fund execution services for institutional clients and third-party distributors. 

Chris Boyle

Chicago, Illinois

Chris Boyle is the Assistant Head of School and Academic Dean of the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. Previously, Chris worked for a dozen years in the world...

Sharon Brackett

Washington, DC

Sharon Brackett is a serial entrepreneur who is presently the President/CEO of Tiresias Technologies, a new startup company. In 2010 she was selected by Washington SmartCEO Magazine as one of Washington's Smart100 CEOs for 2010 and then again, after transition, in 2011.


Brian Branton

Washington, DC

Brian currently works as a director of government affairs for Novo Nordisk, where he lobbies on healthcare policy and prevention issues.

Claudia Caine

New York, New York

Claudia Caine is the hospital director and chief operating officer of NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. NYU Lutheran is a 450 bed community, teaching hospital - one of New York State's largest Level 1 Trauma Centers...

Kevin Chase, Co-Chair

Los Angeles, California

Since 2007, Kevin Chase has been a Partner at McCormack & Associates, the country’s oldest and largest LGBT-owned executive search practice and a national leader in Diversity & Inclusion recruiting at the executive and Board level.  Immediately prior to McCormack & Associates, Kevin was the Managing Director of Mahler Private staffing, a provider of specialized recruiting services for the family offices and private estates of ultra high net worth individuals and families.

James Cummings, Vice Chair

New York, New York

Jim Cummings recently joined Time Warner Inc. in July 2010 as Senior Vice President of Global Compensation and Benefits. Jim works closely with Time Warner’s Compensation &...

Mitchell Draizin

New York, New York

Mitchell Draizin was drawn to Point Foundation by reading about its Mentor Program. Since that time Mitchell has been a Mentor to one of the New York City based scholars...

Ronald W. Falcon, M.D.

Pittstown, New Jersey

Dr. Ronald Falcon, M.D., is an expert in gay men’s health and HIV treatment strategies. He has a broad range of clinical and pharmaceutical experience, and currently serves as the...

Shelley Freeman, Member at Large

Beverly Hills, California

Shelley Freeman is executive vice president and head of Wells Fargo’s Consumer Credit Solutions (CCS), a group focused on providing consumers the financing they need to achieve their financial goals and dreams.

Louis A. Gary

Atlanta, Georgia

Louis A. Gary, is a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial.  With a career initially founded in property & casualty accounting operations, Louis has worked for Allstate and Safeco Insurance Companies.

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Nanci M. Glogauer, Non-voting Member

Gardnerville, Nevada

Nanci Glogauer has a broad and varied background in a number of areas. Her business career encompassed virtually all operational and administrative functions spanning more than 23 years of corporate experience and 18 years of non-profit experience.

Alan Guno

Los Angeles, California

Originally from Michigan, Alan is an entertainment-industry Finance professional in Los Angeles.  Most recently, he spent 18 years with the Walt Disney Company - working in Finance and Accounting positions at Buena Vista International Television and Walt Disney Theatrical Productions (stage musicals).

Kim Hackford-Peer, Ph.D.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dr. Kim Hackford-Peer joined the Gender Studies Program at the University of Utah as the Associate Director/Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in June 2011. In this capacity she works with her colleagues to manage the interdisciplinary program, advise students, and teach...

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Ashland Johnson

Washington, DC

Ashland Johnson is Athlete Ally's Director of Policy and Campaigns, working to activate athletic communities to protect and promote LGBT equality across the country.

Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D.

Austin, Texas

Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D., serves as Director for Inclusion and Equity at The University of Texas at Austin. In his role, he leads development and administration of the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action program for the university. 

Andy Ortiz, Member at Large

Los Angeles, California

Andy Ortiz is senior vice president, Organization Effectiveness and chief people officer for Health Net, Inc. He is responsible for strategy, policy development and administration of all aspects of human resources... 

Calen D.B. Ouellette, Secretary

Los Angeles, California

Calen D.B. Ouellette currently serves as a Chief Development Officer and Executive Director of External Relations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

James Patton, III, Board of Trustees Co-President - West

Los Angeles, California

Jim is the CEO and President, Integrated Construction Associates - A seasoned developer and construction management consultant, James Patton brings more than 30 years of experience to his position as CEO and president of Integrated Construction Associates (ICA), an emerging leader in quality construction services for the City of Inglewood, California and the entire Southern California region.

John G. Pence, Founding Director

San Francisco, California

Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Educated in the public schools of Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana. A. B. in Political Science and Economics from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1958. Commissioned Naval Officer (Ensign through Lieutenant commander) from 1958 - 1967.

Clay Petre

San Francisco, California

Clay Petre is the VP of Strategy for Ross Stores.

Gautam Raghavan

Washington, DC

As Vice President of Policy, Gautam Raghavan drives the Gill Foundation’s executive branch and agency efforts at both the federal and state level. He is responsible for crafting and monitoring new policy avenues to ensure a level playing field for all LGBT Americans. From 2011 to 2014, Gautam served as President Barack Obama’s liaison to the LGBT community as well as the Asian American & Pacific Islander community.

Ron Rudolph

New York, New York

Ron Rudolph was drawn to Point nearly eight years ago after reading a small article on Point in the Advocate. Shortly thereafter he contacted Point to see how he and his...

Casey Ryan, Co-Chair

Chicago, Illinois

Casey Ryan is a Senior Vice President with Wells Fargo’s corporate foreign exchange group. Casey consults with middle market and large corporations on currency risk identification, hedging solutions and financial reporting for currency derivatives. 

Kyle Spainhour, Chair Emeritus

Washington, D.C.

Kyle serves as the Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Executive for Leidos - a national security, health and engineering solutions company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. The company’s 19,000 employees support vital missions for the U.S. government and the commercial sector...

Dan Stiffler

Boston, Massachusetts

Dan is a Senior Manager, Interactive Program Management with Sapient, a global services company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that provides business, marketing, and technology services to clients.


Ken Thaxton

Atlanta, Georgia

Ken is a licensed to practice law and a licensed neutral (mediator) in the State of Georgia. Ken represents small businesses in transactional matters and business conflicts, and he also represents injured workers and Plaintiffs injured in cases of negligence.

Jonah Trout

Washington, D.C.

Jonah is currently an MBA candidate at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Prior to his studies, he served an almost six-year tenure with the Federal Reserve.  

Jorge Valencia
Executive Director & CEO

Jorge Valencia began his tenure as the Point Foundation’s Executive Director in January 2007. He brings to Point a wealth of experience in managing and growing nonprofit organizations, a proven ability to design and manage the infrastructure of expanding organizations and extensive experience with, and sensitivity to, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth issues.

James Williams

Los Angeles, California

James Williams serves as General Manager of Edelman’s Los Angeles office. In this role James oversees the direction of the office that includes practices in Digital, Entertainment and Technology; Consumer Marketing; Corporate; Healthcare and Digital. 

John Wolfarth, Member at Large

Boston, Massachusetts

John currently serves as EVP/Group Creative Director at MullenLowe, an interdisciplinary marketing agency headquartered in Boston. In his role, John manages a team of writers, art directors, designers, and content specialists who produce work ranging from broadcast to web sites to social media campaigns.

Richard Ziegelasch, Co-Chair

New York, New York 

Richard has just made the move to Credit Suisse Private Banking after 15 years at UBS. He is very excited to be with such a wonderful firm and looking forward to many happy years...

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