Board

Brad O’Furey, President brado@jimtoycenter.org

Brad currently works in sales development at local Ann Arbor tech start up Nutshell. He worked as a local political consultant with the firm Checkmate Strategies, LLC. Brad has managed the successful campaigns of Ann Arbor Mayor Chistopher Taylor,brad ofureyState Representative Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and first openly out LGBT Circuit Judge Carol Kuhnke (Washtenaw County). Brad also served as field organizer for Houston Mayor Annise Parker, field organizer for Congressman Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) and recently as field director for the campaign of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor).

He graduated with a B.S. in Political Science and History from the University of Houston. Originally from Houston, Texas, Brad currently resides in Pittsfield Township with his husband Nathan O’Furey.

Kerene Moore, Vice President kerenem@jimtoycenter.org

Kerene is currently a practicing attorney for Legal Services of S. Central Michigan, a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP).  A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she has represented underserved Michigan residents in civil legal matters for the past 8 years.  She has a strong commitment to public service, and values kerenemooreproviding a voice to marginalized community members.  Prior to joining MAP, Kerene performed voting rights work and in her current practice regularly advocates on behalf of crime victims, undocumented immigrants, disabled persons, and other vulnerable populations.

Kerene, a member of the National LGBT Bar Association and presenter at its 2015 Lavender Law Conference, is very active in nonprofit and legal organizations that promote access to justice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.  She not only serves as Vice Chair of JTCC, but is also Director of its Know Your Rights Project, which offers free LGBT-centered advice and referrals across the state of Michigan.  In addition, Kerene is a member of Equality Michigan’s Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Washtenaw County Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section.  She currently resides in Ann Arbor with her partner and two sons.

Travis Radina, Secretary  travisr@jimtoycenter.org

 

Ken Sih, Treasurer  kens@jimtoycenter.org

 

Logan Casey, At Large  loganc@jimtoycenter.org

Logan is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, working on a PhD in political science. His research focuses on LGBT politics in America, particularly the influence of emotions on prejudice and public opinion. He is also studying the experiences and impact rsz_logancof transgender politicians worldwide.

Since 2013, Logan has also served as a member of the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission. There, he worked to overhaul and update the city’s non-discrimination ordinance, which was successfully passed in October 2014.

Logan identifies as queer and transgender. In 2009 and 2010, he was a member of the local drag troupe Drag King Rebellion. He is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and has called Michigan home since 2008.

 

Jason Morgan, At large  jasonm@jimtoycenter.org

Jason Morgan is currently working as the Director of Government and Media Relations for Washtenaw Community College in Ann Jason Morgan cropArbor, Michigan. His professional experience includes: serving as a district representative for Congressman John Dingell, congressional campaign staff for Congressman Bart Stupak’s campaign, as a legislative aide to State Senate Minority Leader Mike Prusi, and Assistant and Scheduler to Congressman Bart Stupak in Washington, DC. Jason also served as an intern for Senator Hillary Clinton and was elected as an alternate delegate supporting Mrs. Clinton to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He is also a mentor for the youth leadership and fellowship program, Young People for the American Way.

 

Travis Gonyou, At Large travisg@jimtoycenter.org

Travis is a political strategist working in local, state, and federal politics. Most recently, he was the campaign manager for Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s first congressional campaign, and before that he served as the Director of Special Projects and Senior Field Representative for Congressman John Dingell.

Through his work with campaigns and legislative offices, Travis has experience in TravisGcommunications, public relations, outreach, fundraising, and crafting field strategy. Travis currently is the Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party Youth Caucus and is a vice-chair of both the Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County Democratic Parties. He has also served on a variety of community organizations such as Eastern Leaders Group.

Travis graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science and Communication Studies. He has lived in Ann Arbor since 2009 and is originally from Livonia, Michigan

Charlotte Myers, At Large 

 

Luna Tiongson, At Large

lunaLuna Marie Tiongson has been a long-time advocate of LGBTQIA rights in the southeast US. As a recent Michigander, she looks forward to addressing many of the challenges here in the area. Luna Marie is an AmeriCorps alumna and has attended Suffolk University for Creative Writing and has been in print, graphic, and web design for more than ten years. She has long term plans to return to her love of teaching in elementary school education. Her favorite past times include bowling, cooking, drawing, and singing with her guitar.
Luna Marie identifies as Transgender, a Woman, and Queer.  She has toured several colleges and universities including keynote speaker appearances at Western Carolina University for Transgender Day of Remembrance and Trans-Action Day. Luna Marie lives in Ann Arbor and is grateful to the JTCC for all the amazing work they do to raise the quality of LGBT living as well as for providing the opportunity to meet her partner Laura.

Christine Kitora, At Large

 

Michael Anthony, At Large

 

Jim Toy,    

The name “Jim Toy” is synonymous with the queer movement in the state of ToyMichigan. The first publicly “out” man in Michigan (1970), Jim  establishedimgres the first campus center in history devoted to the support of sexual minority group members. His status as a TBLG icon is based on over 40 years of tireless effort to create safety and equality for people of all sexual and gender preferences through his speaking, teaching, writing, administrating, organizing and protesting. The Jim Toy Community Center is honored to be associated with his name and to dedicate its work to his causes.

 

Past Presidents

  • Sandi Smith—2013,2014
  • Terence J. McGinn—2012
  • Linda Lombardini—2011
  • Barry MacDougall—2008, 2009, 2010
  • Michael G. McGuire—2007
  • Jeremy Merklinger—2004, 2005, 2006
  • Meredith Hochman—2003
  • Audrey Wojtkowiak—2002
  • Jarrod Van Kirk—2001
  • Linda Lombardini—1999, 2000
  • Mark Leonard—1997, 1998
  • Kathy Liddle—1995, 1996, 1997


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