Equality Utah Board of Directors

Equality Utah's Board members are talented, hard-working, volunteer leaders who have governance responsibility for the organization. These leaders combine their passion and professional skills to pursuing Equality Utah's vision while maintaining a commitment to its mission. 

Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Rusty Andrade
  • Vice Chair: Steve Verno
  • Secretary: Marina Gomberg
  • Treasurer: Matt Castillo
  • At-Large: Donna Weinholtz
  • At-Large: Sarah Gene Hjalmarson

Members At-Large:

  • Billy Stern
  • Donna Weinholtz
  • James Huntsman 
  • Jason Olsen
  • Jordan Smith
  • Michele Corigliano 
  • Misty Frost
  • Seija Surr
  • Steve Urquhart 
  • Matthew Castillo

See below for bios for our Board of Directors.

Equality Utah Advisory Council 

Equality Utah's Advisory Council is comprised of Founding Board Members, those instrumental in the founding of the organization, Past-Chairs of Equality Utah's Board of Directors as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who have held or who currently hold an elected position at the state level. Equality Utah is grateful for the leadership of these outstanding individuals. 

  • Bruce Bastian
  • Jackie Biskupski
  • Michele Corigliano
  • Jim Dabakis
  • Carol Gnade
  • Laura Milliken Gray
  • Tim Houpt
  • Terry Kogan
  • Kris Liacopoulos
  • Jane Marquardt
  • Barbara Nash
  • Stephanie Pappas
  • Clifford Rosky
  • Gary & Millie Watts
  • Marcia White  

Board Bios

  • Marina Gomberg is a communications professional with nearly 10 years experience managing p...

  • Steven Verno is the Salt Lake North East Region President of Zions Bank, a regional bank h...

  • William (“Billy”) Stern is General Counsel at Ancestry.com, and has served in that capacit...

  • Michele T. Corigliano is a native of New Jersey, and the daughter of immigrant parents fro...

  • Rusty Andrade has volunteered for various organizations serving the LGBTQ community since ...

  • Donna Gonzalez Weinholtz grew up Florida, a fourth generation granddaughter of Florida pio...

  • Sarah Gene Hjalmarson recently started a career in Emergency Management as the Disaster Re...
  • James Huntsman is co-founder and partner at Blue Fox Entertainment a global film sales com...

  • Jordan B. Smith is a Real Estate Broker with Windermere Real Estate specializing in commer...

  • Seija was on the Board of Pride of Monterey County where she helped organize a range of ev...

  • Misty Frost is a 25 year veteran of advertising and marketing. Currently she is enjoying s...
  • Jason Olsen is a serial entrepreneur based in Salt Lake City, Utah and is the founder of I...

  • Matt Castillo is a nonprofit & government finance professional working at Salt Lake County...


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