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Equality Florida replenishes its governing board
Attorney Jon Harris Maurer appointed;
B. Rodney White promoted; Jim VanRiper departs.
June 8, 2015
Non-profit leadership consultants often say that one of the most important duties of a board member is to find his or her own replacement.
Written by Morgan Baker, Media Intern
TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight
"Last year, Equality Florida launched its statewide transgender inclusion initiative in support of the Transgender Community. With the creation of TransAction Florida's Advisory Board, we now have a statewide scope and reach to provide advocacy, awareness and education of the transgender journey. We are very pleased to highlight one of our Advisory Board Members each month in 2015. This month, we are honored to spotlight the incomparable Morgan Laisch."
Mark is proud to be part of Equality Florida, raising support and awareness for the organization's important work throughout Florida. No stranger to the organization before joining full time, Mark served on Equality Florida's Tampa Gala Steering Committee in 2012, and as vice chair and chair of the committees for the 2014 and 2015 galas, respectively.
Please join us for a special Miami Equality Florida Connection at City Hall - The Restaurant, when we will welcome CINDY BROWN to the staff of Equality Florida. Cindy has been at the inception and/or the center of many of the most significant pro-LGBT organizations in South Florida and we could not be more proud or excited to have Cindy working on behalf of Equality Florida, as our Miami-Dade Development Officer.
Florida native Cindy Brown has lived in Miami since she was two years old. She was in high school during Anita Bryant’s infamous 1977-78 “Save Our Children” campaign, which so demonized LGBT people that she dared not come out.
Equality Florida hires Cindy Brown, a celebrated LGBT leader in Miami-Dade
She’ll be the LGBT advocacy group’s local development officer
May 28, 2015
Cindy Brown, a widely admired leader in Miami-Dade’s LGBT community and beyond, has joined the staff of Equality Florida as it’s new Miami-Dade development officer.
Arriving at 11:45, I was a little nervous/anxious about volunteering, asking strangers to sign a petition supporting equal rights. I had never participated or even attended a civil rights event, so volunteering at one came from a place of genuine love, curiosity, and determination to overcome whatever micro-barriers might still exist within me internally.