GLAAD's Staff

GLAAD staff members can be contacted via email at the addresses below. Please see our Contact Us page for more contact information or general inquiries.


Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO

Becca Palmer, Executive Office Manager


Seth Adam, Vice President of Communications

Matt Goodman, Associate Director of Communications

Brian Pacheco, Associate Director of Communications, Media Awards

Brendan Davis, Senior Manager of Digital Communications

Morgan Alan, Design & Multimedia Coordinator


Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs

Entertainment Media

Ray Bradford, Director of Programs, Entertainment Media

Megan Townsend, Strategist, Entertainment Media

Global and U.S. South

Ross Murray, Director of Programs, Global and U.S. South

Alexandra Bolles, Strategist, Global and U.S. South

Spanish Language & Latino Media

Monica Trasandes, Director of Programs, Spanish-Language and Latino Media

Janet Quezada, Strategist, Spanish-Language & Latino Media

Transgender Media

Nick Adams, Director of Programs, Transgender Media

Alex Schmider, Senior Strategist, Transgender Media


Lauren Custer Dowling, Vice President of Development

Jorge Mellado, Director of Annual Giving

Danielle Simmons, Director of Foundation Relations

Ellen Ciuba Parkhurst, Major Gifts Officer

Roman Valdez, Associate Director of Development Services

Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Membership Manager


Tamara Stewart, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Events

Amhir Hidalgo, Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships

Ricky Carter, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Associate Producer

Christine Liu, Events Marketing Coordinator


Charlotte Wells, Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas Hass, Operations Manager


Arnaldo Ochoa, Senior Bookkeeper

Information Technology

Nick Contino, Director of Information Technology