Board of Directors
Lisa Williams, President
ONE SOURCE PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Lisa Williams is President of One Source Public Affairs, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in the management of state, local and national political campaigns and strategic programs for non-profit organizations.
Since 2006, Lisa has served on the San Francisco Pride Board and currently serves as Board President. As President, she has recruited diverse community leaders to implement new ideas and programs that enhance the success of San Francisco Pride.
Lisa holds various leadership positions in numerous community organizations including the African American Democratic Club (Vice President), Black Women Organized for Political Action (State Board), African American Voter Awareness Project (President), and the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club (Board Member, PAC Committee). Lisa is a native San Franciscan with deep ties to the community and active in the local music scene as a promoter of musicians and DJs in San Francisco and Oakland.
Gary Virginia, President
A former SF Pride Community Grand Marshal, Judges Coordinator and Main Stage MC. He and Donna Sachet co-founded the Annual Pride Brunch 15 years ago netting $42,000 this year. He intends to improve SF Pride as a “member-driven” organization, believing the wealth of creativity and passion in San Francisco has yet to be fully tapped to produce a world-class event that WOWS young and old alike. Democracy, transparency and accountability are critical to him. He brings to the Board extensive experience in networking, community building, fundraising and grassroots activism.
Marsha H. Levine, Vice President
Marsha H. Levine is a 32-year Pride organizing veteran, and previously served on the SF Pride Board of Directors as President (1990) and Vice President of Production (1994–1995), as well as the pre-ED position of overall Co-Chair (with Ggreg Taylor in 1993). Marsha is also founder and a former Co-Chair of InterPride, as well as co-founder and past president of CAPI (Consolidated Association of Pride, Inc). Previous to moving to San Francisco, Marsha was involved with Boston Pride, serving three years consecutively as Board President. She has been SF Pride's Parade Manager for the last 13 years, after performing that and other roles as a volunteer.
Justin Taylor, Secretary
Justin works for Hilton International, is a long standing community activist with a background in economics. Justin has served in leadership positions within many community non-profits and activist groups. Justin has held program management positions for HIV/AIDS prevention, queer youth counseling, and political advocacy for LGBT issues. Justin has volunteered for a large variety of causes including working with the Diversity Center, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara's AIDS walks, Pacific Pride Foundation and the “No on 8” campaign. He worked for UNITE H.E.R.E.’s 2012 Obama campaign in Reno, NV. Justin also holds the distinction of being one of San Francisco’s Good Samaritan award recipients. In his free time Justin enjoys political engagement, macro-economic monetary policy, music venues and swimming.
David Currie, Treasurer
David is a serial tech entrepreneur and startup catalyst who came out later in life. David has served on the pride board starting in April of 2012 and has volunteered for The Courage Campaign and Barrack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. He has also served on multiple commercial and non-profit boards. David resides with his partner of five years, his two kids from a prior marriage and their scruffy dog. He enjoys being an out gay man in San Francisco, being of service, global travel, economics, history, fiction, scuba and long hikes on warm indian summer days.
Joey Cain is returning to the Board of Directors, having previously served on the Board from1998 until 2006, including four years as President. He has also been a member of the SF Pride Community Advisory Board from 2011 until 2013. Photo Credit: Dan Nicoletta.