LGBT Services Welcomes New Staff Members
The Office for LGBT Services is proud to welcome two new members to its team, just in time for the 2011-12 school year:
Lisa Gunterman will begin serving as the office’s new program coordinator September 6 and will become its second full-time, professional staff member. A longtime community activist and founding member of the Fairness Campaign, Lisa brings a wealth of experience and passion to her new post. She served as the first paid staff member for the campaign where she organized “Dismantling Racism” trainings and played a key role in passing Louisville’s ordinance banning discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Later she worked for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana managing its residential summer camps and now is program director at Brightside. Two mayors have honored her efforts: Mayor Dave Armstrong recognized her with the Youth Services Worker Award in 2000 and Mayor Greg Fisher named her a Distinguished Citizen this year.
Lisa is excited about joining the office and the U of L campus community. “I look forward to the opportunity to work together to build a more inclusive campus where all people—regardless of differences—are treated with respect and dignity.” She and partner Becky Roehrig have two children.
The office also welcomes Anthony Ooley as its new graduate assistant for the 2011-12 school year. Anthony is a graduate of Hanover College, where he founded its LGBT Center and initiated a number of projects designed to strengthen the campus for LGBT students. He served as president of Love Out Loud, the LGBT student organization, and also launched the bias incident response team there to combat instances of hate and bias. He was named the 2011 Independent Man of the Year for his campus leadership. Anthony is starting his graduate work at the Kent School of Social Work this year and looks forward to combining his academic pursuits with his work in the office. Anthony began work August 1.
“I joined the staff of LGBT Services to provide one-on-one services to students as well as to support the work of the current staff. As an MSSW student, I hope to provide another scholarly perspective to enhance the many projects and services offered by office.”
Welcome, Lisa and Anthony!