Our Team

Our humans include advocates, educators, and professionals with experience in a diverse array of fields—higher education, financial services, marketing, urban farming, IT/web development, local government, and more—who've dedicated themselves to the causes of building queer success in the Midwest.

Staff

Our volunteer staff manage our programs, resources, and operations.

Justin Drwencke

Justin Drwencke

Executive Director

they/them

Roze Brooks

Roze Brooks

Director of Programs

they/them

Andy Newhouse

Andy Newhouse

Director of Technology

they/them

Nick Pfost

Nick Pfost

Director of Marketing and Communications

he/him, they/them

Michelle Walters

Michelle Walters

Executive Coordinator

she/her

Danielle Kropveld

Danielle Kropveld

Fundraising Coordinator

they/them

Board of Directors

The Institute is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Stephanie Skora

Stephanie Skora

Board President

she/her

Khamille De Lara

Khamille De Lara

Board Treasurer

she/her

Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Board Secretary

he/him

Jamal King

Jamal King

Board Member

they/them

Alan Toussaint

Alan Toussaint

Board Member

he/him

Gigi Wickline

Gigi Wickline

Board Member

she/her, they/them

Collaborators

Our work is supported by input and advice from outstanding accomplices.

  • TK Morton

  • Mai Jakubowski

  • Robert Alberts

  • Noah Barth

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