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Lisa Oman

Lisa Oman is the Director of Finance and Administration and a member of NCLR’s senior management team. Lisa provides financial and operational leadership in partnership with the board of directors, senior management team, and the finance committee to support and improve NCLR’s long-term financial health and strategic growth. Lisa has a 20-year track record of guiding nonprofit strategic planning, financial management, and program development at nationally-recognized institutions...


Shauna Madison, Esq.

Shauna R. Madison, Esq. is the Director of People, Culture, and Equity and a member of NCLR’s Management Team. Shauna utilizes her expertise in labor and employment law, people management, and 501(c)(3) consultation to advise NCLR on holistic, trauma-informed, legally compliant policies and practices. Prior to joining NCLR, Shauna was Managing Partner at Medina Orthwein LLP – A queer-owned civil rights firm where she practiced as a full-time litigator and supervisor, focusing on employment...


Imani Rupert-Gordon

Imani Rupert-Gordon is the Executive Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). NCLR is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. Previously, Imani served as the Executive Director for Affinity Community Services. Affinity is a social justice organization that works with the entire LGBTQ community with a...


Jennifer Bing

Jennifer Bing is NCLR’s Director of Philanthropy and oversees the cultivation and mobilization of support from individual donors, corporations, foundations and other institutions that share NCLR’s vision. Jennifer brings more thank 25 years of development and nonprofit leadership experience.  Her long-standing relationship with NCLR includes creating and producing our fabulous NCLR Anniversary Celebration for the past decade, serving in various interim roles throughout the years and...


Christopher R. Vasquez

Christopher R. Vasquez is the Director of Communications and official spokesperson for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. As part of NCLR’s Senior Management Team, Christopher oversees the organization’s day-to-day and long-term communications that elevate key NCLR leaders, advances the organization’s initiatives, contributes to the organization’s overall strategic planning, and serves on national communications coalitions working to achieve LGBTQ equality. Christopher began his...


Shannon Minter, Esq.

Shannon Minter is the Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), one of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Minter was lead counsel for same-sex couples in the landmark California marriage equality case which held that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry and that laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and subject to the highest level of...


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