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, CEO and President


Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs

Seth Adam, Director of Communications

Nick Adams, Director of Communications and Special Projects

Alexandra Bolles, Communications Manager

Chris Carlon, Design & Multimedia Manager

Brendan Davis, Social Media Manager

Claire Pires, Video & News Strategist

Entertainment Media

Matt Kane, Director of Entertainment Media

Max Gouttebroze, Strategist – Entertainment Media

Megan Townsend, Strategist

News Media

Ross Murray, Director of News Media

Tiq Milan, Senior Strategist

Dani Heffernan, Strategist

Spanish Language Media

Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish Language & Latino Media

Janet Quezada, Strategist


Lauren Custer Dowling, Vice President of Development

Tamara Stewart, Director of Strategic Marketing & Executive Producer of GLAAD Signature Events

Omar Sharif, Jr. , Director of Annual Giving & National Spokesperson

Roman Valdez, Associate Director of Donor Services

Amhir HidalgoManager of Annual Giving

Ricky Carter, Special Events Associate Manager

Rodrigo Lehtinen, Donor Services Coordinator

Kathy Paspalis, Strategic Giving Officer


Charlotte Wells, Vice President of Operations

Becca Palmer, Executive Office Manager

Nicholas Hass, Operations Manager

Lauren Herold, Operations Coordinator


Arnaldo Ochoa, Senior Bookkeeper

Information Technology

Nick Contino, Director of Information Technology

Anna Wolk, Online Production Manager