Who We Are


Our Mission

Pride Live - is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to accelerating awareness and support for the LGBTQ+ community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality.

Who We Are


Meet the
Pride Live Team

Diana Rodriguez

Founder


As founder of Pride Live, Diana’s activism has lifted LGBTQ+ visibility to new heights and turned Pride Live into an organization that carries powerful messages of affirmation to LGBTQ+ people from some of the world’s biggest notables including Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Angelica Ross, Katy Perry, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Adam Lambert, Madonna, Cynthia Erivo, Alicia Keys, Geena Rocero, Richard Branson, and Lady Gaga.


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Alvis People Solutions, LLC.

Human Resources, People & Culture


Michelle Alvis is the Principal Owner of Alvis People Solutions, LLC. With over 25 years of experience, she performs all people oriented functions for nonprofits and small businesses with a display of sensitivity to unique needs in the human resources field.


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Ana Crespo Parrondo

Campaigns + Social Engagement


Ana is a career activist and communications professional. Currently, she is the Press Officer for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission in Brussels. Prior to that she was the Public Relations Officer for the Council of the European Union.


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Anoush d’Orville

IT Director


Anoush is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry, and is the CEO of his own agency, Advisory NYC. He attended the United Nations International School and a Masters in International Relations from New York University.


Dan Monteavaro

Creative Director


Originally from South Bronx, Moncho 1929’s practice expands to London, Milan, Los Angeles and Seoul. Being deeply influenced by global aesthetics and the urban artwork that surrounds his daily life.


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Gary Schueller

Founder of Subterranean


Gary Schueller is a purpose-driven innovator, business and brand strategist and storyteller with expertise in media and marketing partnerships, integrated communications, strategic planning, and business development across culture, social impact, sports, culinary and tech. 


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Harrison Bookkeeping Services, Ltd

Bookkeeper


Seleta Harris-Harrison is the Founder of Harrison Bookkeeping. She performs bookkeeping and accounting functions for small business owners in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.


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Jamie Nicholas

Graphic + Printing Services


Decades of experience in the printing industry has given her the expertise to handle any printing challenge. Her network of vendor relationships enables her to match every project with the right source, and manage the entire process, from beginning to end.


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Julia Contrea

Campaigns and Social Development


Julia is currently the Events Manager at INSEAD in Paris and is a communications, development and events specialist in the non-profit, public, and private sectors. Born in Romania and raised in France, she spent 7 years in the United States (NYC) where she studied and worked.


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Junko Bridston

Graphic Design


Junko is a New York-based graphic designer who created the iconic Pride Live Logo first in 2011, then redesigned it in 2018 in order to reflect the organization’s leading role in more growing, inclusive LGBTQ communities. She truly cares about working for good causes and is a believer that thoughtful design can change the world to be a better place.


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Martín Celis

UX Design & Development


Martín Celis is a designer and developer with over 20 years of experience building solutions for the web. He's handled design and development for every iteration of Pride's web presence since 2012. Founded in 2007, his studio has enjoyed long-standing engagements that yield products used regularly by millions of people across a wide range of devices.


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Seleta Harrison, HBS, Ltd.

Finance Director


Seleta Harrison is the Founder of HBS, Ltd. She performs bookkeeping and accounting functions for small business owners in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.


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Tom Bagley

Event Management


A Texas native, Tom’s passion for Special Events planning and organizing started with the San Antonio AIDS Foundation fund raising events and the San Antonio Pride Festival.


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Who We Are


Board of Directors

Ann Marie Gothard

President


A seasoned communications professional, Ann Marie Gothard’s experience spans nearly two decades, across a variety of sectors, primarily in health care. Currently, she is Vice President, Global Corporate Media Relations for Henry Schein, Inc., where she leads all strategic media relations for the company and Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.


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Lisa Winning

Vice President


Lisa Winning is a tech and media entrepreneur. Her first company scaled to an online audience of 5 million, resulting in her startup's IP, including book and film rights being acquired (Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Greg Berlanti/Warner Bros). She now sits on the Boards of US and UK startups, specializing in major partnerships, and is the Chief Marketing Officer of Floww, which brings clarity to the complex world of private markets by empowering Venture Capitalists with state-of-the-art portfolio reporting, financial promotion, and distribution.


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Marc Warner

Treasurer


For over 25 years, Marc Warner has devised innovative marketing, branding and communications strategies for emerging and mature markets, strengthening brand recognition and equity, delivering superior ROI and capturing new business opportunities.


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Tom Garruto

Secretary


Tom Garruto is a people and operations management professional with a passion for helping teams maximize productivity through process improvements. With expertise in building organizational infrastructure, Tom has a proven track record for motivating teams to work happily at a high capacity, identifying cost efficiencies to promote lean operations, and developing vision and strategy for companies and projects.


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