Allyson Robinson

Allyson Dylan Robinson is senior consultant at Cook Ross, Inc., a global consulting firm specializing in leadership, diversity and inclusion, and organizational transformation. Previously, she led her own lobbying and social entrepreneurship consultancy, Warrior Poet Strategies. Allyson has led diversity initiatives at the Human Rights Campaign and was the first transgender person to lead a national LGBT organization as executive director of OutServe-SLDN. She’s also served as an Army officer, pastored Baptist congregations on two continents, and studied at West Point, Arizona State, and the University of Oxford. She, her wife of 22 years, and their four children live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Courtney Eimerman-Wallace

Courtney Wallace is a front-end developer, designer and UX leader who’s dedicated to using technology to improve access and create opportunities for underrepresented communities.

 

She is a UX Lead at the United States Digital Service team at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she leads a multi-disciplined UX team in product development efforts, with a focus on brand consistency, and diversity and inclusion through accessibility.

 

Prior to the U.S. Digital Service, Courtney spent several years in civic tech, building applications that help people reach voters and get people involved in the political process. Campaigns and Elections Magazine named Courtney a “2015 Rising Star”, which only fueled her flame for public service.

 

In addition to public service, Courtney also serves as a board member for the LGBTQ Task Force and LGBT Technology Institute.

Joseph L. Kolb

Joseph L. Kolb, a native of Washington, DC, is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a minor in graphic design. He is the founder and president of The Graphic Issue, Design & Illustration, a design and marketing studio, in business for over 25 years.

 

In 1976, a group of thirteen people got together to start the Gay Hotline of DC, and that is where he met his husband, Michael P. Hoagland. They both volunteered for the Hotline for eight years until it was absorbed into the Whitman-Walker Health Clinic.

 

For 15 years he served on the board of the Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC), formerly known as PEN, Potomac Executive Network. During this time he also worked on the Annual EXPO for the CAGLCC and for six years, was Director of Membership for the Chamber.

 

During the 90s, for two years, Mr. Kolb was the parish representative to the Board of ECRA, the Episcopal Caring Response to Aids. With ECRA, he was proud to be on one of the teams laying out the “Quilt” the last time it was on the National Mall.

 

From 2006-2009 he worked with Reel Affirmations, DC’s LGBT Film Festival, designing the print version of the film festival’s final brochure, along with all the advertising for the festival.

 

Mr. Kolb has been happy to provide pro-bono design work for a number of LGBT organizations, including two years of design work for SMYAL’s Annual Brunch and a redesign of TAGG magazine, a publication with outreach to the lesbian community of Washington, DC.

 

Since December 2015, he has been Convener of Integrity Palm Beach, an official organization of the Episcopal Church that includes women and men, single and partnered, who are members of the LGBTQ community and their allies.

 

In May, 2016, Mr. Kolb and a number of welcoming faith communities in Palm Beach County, came together to form The InterFaith Gender and Sexuality Coalition, who’s mission is to advocate peacefully for justice and equality for LGBTQIA people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex and allies) within the many faith communities of Palm Beach County, Florida. He now serves as Assistant Director of the organization.

 

For the last 2 years he has been proud to serve on the LGBT Technologies Partnership’s board, and looks forward to many more years with this organization.

 

Mr. Kolb has been happily married to his husband, Michael, for seven years, and this year they will have been together for an incredible thirty nine years. They now reside in Lake Worth, Florida.

David Wells

David Wells received his BA from Wheaton College in 1986, majoring in Ancient Languages, and then completed an MBA from The University of Chicago in 1989 with concentrations in Statistics and Market Research. Since finishing his degrees, he has been self-employed. He built a software development company during the 90's and then sold it in 2000 and returned to independent consulting. David then founded Wells Consulting LLC, a Washington DC based software development consultancy. He has been working with clients all over the world, specializing in database development and business process automation. His clients include GE, Johnson Controls, FedEx and Harley Davidson as well as many other companies nationally and overseas.

David's personal passion has been and continues to be the fight for LGBT equality. That, together with his background in technology, led to his involvement with LGBT Technology. He is excited about the amazing progress LGBT Technology has made over the last few years. David considers it an honor and a privilege to serve as the president of the board and looks forward to the challenges and success of the next few years.

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