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


Diana Rodriguez (she/her) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pride Live, a national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating awareness and support for the LGBTQIA+ community via social advocacy and community engagement.


Alexxis Briviesca

Outreach and Education Manager, (she/her)

Alexxis is eager to join Pride Live as its Outreach and Education Manager. Her priorities align with the necessity to provide LGBTQ+ community members with access to liberation through the design of educational programming, advocacy initiatives, and community engagement.


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.


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.


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.


Efrain Guerrero

Executive Director

Em Miller

General Operations Manager (they/them)

Em Miller brings over a decade of operational and programmatic leadership to their role as General Operations Manager at Pride Live's Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center.


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.


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.


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.


Mandy Gutmann

Senior Advisor

Mandy Gutmann is a versatile and award-winning communications and community development executive operating at the intersection of sports, entertainment, media, and the non-profit sector. She excels in driving business growth through compelling storytelling, safeguarding brand reputations, establishing community partnerships, mentoring talent, and building internal communications systems.


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.


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.


Who We Are

Board of Directors

Ann Marie Gothard

Board Chair

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.


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.


Marc Warner


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.


Tom Garruto


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.