Kevin Nunley currently serves as the president of the board of directors for Metro DC PFLAG. In this role, he works to ensure the success of the group’s mission through education, advocacy, and support.
Kevin has performed over 100 different lectures, trainings, and presentations for both the federal, corporate, and NGO sectors on topics including coming out, sexuality, identity, expression, combating homophobia and heterosexism, and creating inclusive work environments at places like Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Federal Reserve, Office of Attorney General, USAID, and others.
Kevin serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at The Washington Center for Academic Seminars and Internships, a nonprofit group working with over 500 colleges and universities worldwide to bring students into DC for professional experiences. Prior to joining The Washington Center, Kevin worked at several colleges and universities with teaching roles in residential life, counseling, wellness, diversity, and inclusion.
In the greater DC community, Kevin serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Thomas Circle Singers and was a Peer Group Facilitator for Whitman-Walker Health, former ambassador for the DC Gay Professionals Group, a member of the DC Center’s Speakers Bureau, and a founding captain of a kickball team in the Stonewall League.
Board Vice Chair for Operations & Finance
Andrew J. Sampson
Nicolle and her husband are the proud parents of an amazing and talented transgender daughter. In 2017 they joined PFLAG looking for support and resources to better navigate their daughter's gender transition.
Nicolle has always been passionate about Diversity & Inclusion and an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. Over the course of her career as an HR Professional, Nicolle has led numerous Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.
Coincidentally, two years prior to her daughter coming out, Nicolle developed Gender Transition Guidelines, with the goal to let employees know they are supported and to provide managers with tools to support their employees' transition at work.
Understanding all the challenges, love, and support her daughter has experienced, Nicolle wants to help support other families and LGBTQ+ individuals. She strongly believes everyone should have the right to live life authentically.
Meredith Laurie has been living in Washington, D.C. since 2007 when she moved from her native Rhode Island to go to graduate school at The George Washington University. This began a fulfilling career in higher education that Meredith will always regard as some of the most purposeful and important work she has done.
Today, Meredith works as a Human Capital consultant. A what?! In other words, Meredith works with clients to help solve their people problems and think of creative and innovative ways clients can leverage their most critical resource, their workforce!
Meredith, her wife Lindsay, and their dog Gansett just purchased their "hopefully forever home" in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Meredith joined the Metro D.C. PFLAG Board of Directors in 2017 and has been inspired by the commitment of the local community. She hopes to leverage her skills to help further the mission of Keeping Families Together and support local community groups as they do truly amazing work. Meredith is an only child, loves the beach, drinks iced coffee all year long, and is a sports enthusiast.
Queer former cat lady and social worker by trade and calling, Danielle spends most of her time working at an outpatient behavioral health care and service agency.
Outside work, she helps run a feminist book club, relishes life with her partner, and in the margins, indulges her monastic impulse.
Having spent most of her formative years in Michigan and Colorado, she has called Washington DC her home for the past four years. Perpetually curious about what shapes peoples’ identities and human subjectivity, Danielle was attracted to Metro DC PFLAG for their vision to help restore families, foster vibrant, collaborative community, and advance equality and affirmation of LGBTQ people. Given this background, she is interested in helping forge partnerships and empower communities to fulfill PFLAG’s great mission.
Phil Hicks, a 56-year-old native of Alexandria, Virginia, served on the Metro DC PFLAG Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013, including two years as Board President.
Phil has focused his attention on the push for Equality in Virginia. The position of Virginia Advocacy Chair allows him to partner with other statewide groups working for that very important mission—changing hearts and minds. Equality includes so much more than the ability to marry. Discrimination takes place in the workplace, churches, and the halls of government every day.
David S. Fishback
David S. Fishback has been active in the Metro DC Chapter of PFLAG since 2002, serving as the Chapter’s Advocacy Chair since 2006. From 2003 to 2005, he was Chair of the Montgomery County (MD) Board of Education’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Family Life and Human Development. He is the author of the 2015 National PFLAG publication Curriculum Victory, Mongtomery County, Maryland: A Case Study and Handbook for Action, has testified before local and state legislative bodies, made presentations at National PFLAG Conventions, and has debated anti-gay spokespersons numerous times on D.C. area television programs.
David was the principal public (and behind the scenes) advocate for full inclusion and effective teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity in the health education curriculum of the Montgomery County Public Schools — an approach adopted in part by MCPS in 2007 and in full in 2014. He helped bring useful resources to the MCPS guidance offices and successfully combatted efforts by anti-gay groups to propagandize their reparative therapy notions in the public schools. In addition, he works with families and other stakeholders to secure improvements to, and implementation of, MCPS policies, including the MCPS Gender Identity Guidelines. Gender Identity Guidelines. He also consults with other PFLAG chapters and allies in the region on advocacy issues.
David also represented Metro DC PFLAG in the successful Maryland campaigns to secure civil marriage equality and civil rights for transgender people. He continues to consult with other PFLAG chapters and allies in the region on advocacy issues. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he retired in 2013 from the U.S. Department of Justice. David and his wife Bobbi, who co-wrote the opening chapter of Kulanu: All of Us —A Program and Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion Kulanu: All of Us--A Program and Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion (2007), a publication of the Union for Reform Judaism; co-chair the diversity inclusion committee at Temple Emanuel in Kensington; and are the parents of two adult gay sons and grandparents of two wonderful grandchildren.
Other PFLAG-related writing by David may be found in his blog. Click here to check it out.