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
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 a 2010 series of articles on the Human Rights Campaign website entitled, Back to School: How to Make Progress in Your Local School System, 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 guidances offices and successfully combatted efforts by anti-gay groups to propagandize their reparative therapy notions in the public schools.
David also represented Metro DC PFLAG in the successful legislative campaigns to secure civil marriage equality and civil rights for transgender people. 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 (2007), a publication of the Union for Reform Judaism, are the parents of two adult gay sons and grandparents of a wonderful granddaughter.