Board of Directors


The 2018 Board of Directors

Board meetings are open to the public and are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at 640 Main St. in Lafayette, IN

 

President: Stacy Gipson                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Stacy Gipson is a central Indiana native currently living in West Lafayette with her wife, Becky, and preschool aged son, Fox. She also has an older son who is currently attending Ball State University. Stacy has always had a heart and passion for advocacy, from LGBT issues to working in and volunteering with domestic violence programs. Stacy has also been a dog trainer for over 15 years and has been involved with the community through programs at Civic Theatre and Congress Stress UMC. Stacy has been associated with PRIDE Lafayette for over 10 years and in 2017 was the chair of OUTfest! Through working on OUTfest she saw the need for change and for Pride Lafayette to move into a new age. She quickly got more heavily involved and began figuring out where she would be able to do the most good in our community. Stacy is now the 2018 Board President and is looking forward to serving the PRIDE Lafayette and the local LGBT+ community.

Co-Vice President / Host Coordinator: Belinda Bernard

Belinda is a Lafayette Native and proud mother of two daughters and a passionate Recovery Advocate. This is currently her fourth year volunteering with Pride. She has previously served as a General Board member for Pride in 2017 and has been a leader of the Recovery Meetings held at our center (AA & NA). She is also a domestic violence WARRIOR/survivor/advocate and is professionally trained in conflict resolution, holistic family support, healthcare advocacy, and holds an AAS in Criminal Justice w/ a minor in Youth Services. Her hobbies include reading, playing cards, swimming, darts, walking, biking, and dancing.

 

Co-Vice President / Host Coordinator:  Jessica Joneson                                                                                                                                                    

Jessica is a transplant to Lafayette from San Bernardino California. After relocating to the Midwest to attend graduate school in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences she decided to get involved in local community organizing and activism. She is an active member of the Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) and our local Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) chapter. She’s passionate about social justice, laughing, intersectionality, and dogs.

Treasurer: Dominick

Dominick is a teacher, educated in economics and agriculture. He was connected with Pride Lafayette in 2015. He needed a community, coming out is hard to do, and Pride Lafayette was the best resource. In order to insure that this sort of support was available for current and future LGBTQ+ community members, Dom became Treasurer in 2016. Dom will talk to anyone about anything but he is best when talking about Star Trek, agriculture, books, and movies.

Secretary: Vacant

 

General Board Members:

Becky Gipson

Myrna Funkhouser