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

Becca Palmer, Executive Office Manager


Seth Adam, Director of Communications

Sabelo Narasimhan, Director of Digital

Max Gouttebroze, Associate Director of Communications – Media Awards

Matt Goodman, Associate Director of Communications

Brendan Davis, Social Media Manager

Claire Pires, Video & News Strategist

Morgan Alan, Design & Multimedia Coordinator


Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs

Entertainment Media

Matt Kane, Programs Director, Entertainment Media

Megan Townsend, Strategist

News Media

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

Alexandra Bolles, Strategist, Global and US South

Spanish Language Media

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

Janet Quezada, Strategist, Spanish-Language & Latino Media

Transgender Media

Nick Adams, Director of Programs, Transgender Media

Dani Heffernan, Senior Strategist, Transgender Media


Lauren Custer Dowling, Vice President of Development

Jorge Mellado, Director of Annual Giving

Tamara Stewart, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Executive Producer, GLAAD Media Awards

Kathy Paspalis, Director of Individual & Planned Giving – Western US

Joe Foster, Major Gifts Officer – Eastern US

Roman Valdez, Associate Director of Donor Services

Amhir Hidalgo, Corporate Relations Manager

Ricky Carter, Events Marketing Manager

Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Donor Services Coordinator

Ryan Hanley, Events Marketing Coordinator


Charlotte Wells, Vice President of Operations

Nicholas Hass, Operations Manager

Brittani Le, Operations Coordinator


Arnaldo Ochoa, Senior Bookkeeper

Information Technology

Nick Contino, Director of Information Technology