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


Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs

Seth Adam, Director of Communications

Nick Adams, Director of Programs, Transgender Media

Alexandra Bolles, Communications Manager

Brendan Davis, Social Media Manager

Claire Pires, Video & News Strategist

Entertainment Media

Matt Kane, Programs Director, Entertainment Media

Max Gouttebroze, Strategist – Entertainment Media

Megan Townsend, Strategist

News Media

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

Dani Heffernan, Senior Strategist, Transgender Media

Spanish Language Media

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

Janet Quezada, Strategist, Spanish-Language & Latino Media


Lauren Custer Dowling, Vice President of Development

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 Lehtinen, Donor Services Coordinator

Ryan Hanley, Development Coordinator



Charlotte Wells, Vice President of Operations

Nicholas Hass, Operations Manager

Lauren Herold, Operations Coordinator


Arnaldo Ochoa, Senior Bookkeeper

Information Technology

Nick Contino, Director of Information Technology