The Center Board

The Board of Directors meets once a month to conduct the majority of business for The Center.  If your interested in attending the board meeting, please contact the board and we will be more than happy to give you the date and time of the next meeting!

Andy Nelson

Secretary / Operations Administrator

andy.nelson@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – He, Him, His

Andy currently serves as the board secretary as well as the operations administrator for the Center. He is also an STD/HIV health education specialist with the Gay Health Task Force. A lover of the arts, Andy enjoys performing in his spare time and you may have seen him on stage at his home away from home, Missoula Community Theatre.

Bree Sutherland

Board Co-Chair / Trans* Health Coordinator

bree.sutherland@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – She, Her, They, Them

Bree Sutherland has lived in Missoula for the past 13 years and has been an active member of the LGBTIQ+ community and very involved in the development of trans* and queer health services and support since moving to Missoula.

She helped with the initial develop the Gender Expansion Project among many other trans* resources across Montana and continues to strive to provide a safe an welcoming community for individuals of all sexual and gender identities throughout Montana.

Brock Flynn

Board Member

brockflynn155@gmail.com

Pronouns – He, Him, His

Brock is originally from Billings and is glad to call Missoula home for the past 17 years. He enjoys the outdoors, tubing on the river, American Cinema, politics, and policy. He is most interested in policy related to equitable reforms. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Montana.

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Chance Lea

Board Member

chance.lea@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – they/them

Chance is a Montana Native, single parent, and lover of arts. They can regularly be found leading dance classes or knee deep in rivers looking at rocks. Chance is committed to using their voice as a force for all LBGBTQIA+ Montanans.

Charley Macorn

Board Member

charley.macorn@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – They / She

Charley Macorn is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, drag performer, and general weirdo based out of Missoula, Montana.

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David Herrera

Treasurer

david.herrera@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – He, Him, His

David Herrera, director of Montana Gay Health Task Force, and as co-chair of the The Center, has been heavily involved with HIV prevention, testing and counseling throughout Montana since 1986. He has served on the planning committee for the National Men’s Health Summit, as well as currently serving on the Montana Two Spirit Society board of directors.

Joseph Kellogg

Joseph Kellogg

Board Member

joseph.kellogg@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – He, Him, His

Joseph Kellogg has lived in Missoula for 13 years and currently works at the Missoula Art Museum. He is an avid artist and actor and is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming sense of community to the LGBT people of Montana.

Patrick Boise

Board Co-Chair

patrick.boise@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – He, Him, His

Patrick Boise is a California-born, rural Montana-raised activist focused on intersectional and interdisciplinary community coalescence. A non-traditional student at the University of Montana, he earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Management Information Systems and is pursuing his master’s degree in Economics. Patrick has enthusiasm for finding common threads among individuals of different backgrounds and perspectives, working to bring them together in respectful discourse rooted in our common values.
He also has a creative streak and loves to make things, whether through sewing, painting, welding, or coding, he enjoys producing items that blend practicality and beauty whenever possible.

Rye Graham

Board Member

rye.graham@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – They, Them, Xe, Xem

Rye was born and raised in Missoula, Montana and the Bitterroot Valley. They attended Hellgate High School, graduating in 2012. In 2013, they began their schooling at the University of Montana. They were introduced to the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department through a media literacy course focused on gender and sexuality. Through their WGSS studies, Rye found a passion for advocacy work, specifically working with gender minorities and other marginalized groups. Xe served as a co-director of the UM Women’s Resource Center from 2015-2016. In 2017, they graduated from the University of Montana with a BA in WGSS and minors in Psychology and Media Arts. At this time, Rye began looking into the funeral industry. They saw disparities in how cisgender people were treated in death versus how transgender and non-binary individuals are treated. In order to advocate for trans and gender nonconforming folks in death, Rye decided to pursue a career as a funeral director. As of February 2021, xe has finished xeir coursework at the Pittsburgh Institute for Mortuary Science. They are prospected to graduate and obtain their funeral director’s license by December 2021.

Stephanie Raven

Board Member

stephanie.raven@gaymontana.org

Pronouns – She, Her, Hers

Stephanie Raven is a Naturopathic Doctor in Missoula, MT. She believes that healthy community is one of the foundational pillars of physical, mental, and emotional health. This value in community is what inspired her to become involved with WMCC after relocating to Montana in 2019. When not at actual work, Stephanie is hiking her property or working on an endless list of house and land projects with her partner. They enjoy a minimalistic lifestyle and live in a tiny house that they built themselves.