The Lambda 10 Steering Committee was developed in July of 2014. The committee is a group of fraternity and sorority students, advisors, and professionals of diverse backgrounds that guides Campus Pride’s Lambda 10 Project and Out and Greek initiatives. The committee meets monthly through phone and online forums.
John Davenport, Chair
John Davenport is the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he has worked since 1999. John is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He served as chapter president and was later chapter advisor and president of the house corporation/alumni board of directors. In 1998 he was named Phi Sigma Kappa Advisor of the Year. John also served as the Area Coordinator for Southern Illinois for Phi Sig. At SIUE he has been heavily involved with SIUE Safe Zone, serving as co-chair and helping implement SIUE’s first completion of the Campus Climate Survey. He’s an alumnus of the Camp Pride Advisor Boot Camp (2013), and is currently creating an LGBT mentorship program that will pair up LGBT students with faculty/staff/grad mentors. He is a member/past volunteer for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and NASPA (professional association for student affairs administrators in higher education). He is actively involved with the St. Louis Gay Men’s Social Group and served on the programming committee.
Melissa Monier, Co-Chair
Melissa Monier is a junior at the University of Michigan – Dearborn studying Communications and Women and Gender Studies. She is an alumnae of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority where she held many leadership positions, including Philanthropy Chair and New Member Educator. She also served on her campus Panhellenic Council. She is now the intern at her campus’s new center for Social Justice, Equality and Inclusion where she facilitates discussions and designs programming focused not only on the LGBTQIA community, but also on the intersectionalities of the diverse student groups on her campus, helping students find their commonalities and build connections. Melissa will be pursuing a graduate degree in Higher Education. Melissa is a Camp Pride alumnae, and is honored to be a part of the Lambda 10, and as co-chair hopes to work with the committee to bring true inclusion to Greek life and help students everywhere start the conversation about it means to be Out and Greek.
Brad Badgley, Secretary
Brad Badgley serves as the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership Development at Columbia University in New York City. Brad has a background in college health promotion, fraternity and sorority affairs, substance abuse prevention education, and residence life. Brad is an alumnus of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and as an undergraduate student was actively involved in student life on campus, including prior leadership as President of InterFraternity Council.
Brad is a recent U.S. Air Force veteran and served six years of honorable service in the Illinois Air National Guard under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Brad is trained and experienced in leading bystander intervention education and coalition-building efforts. He was appointed to the Presidential Commission for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at Northern Illinois University from 2005-2010. He has participated in professional organizations in a leadership capacity, including prior service as Chair of the American College Health Association’s (ACHA) Coalition for the Wellness Needs of Military Veteran Students from 2011-2013.
Chris Daugherty is an alumnus of Sigma Phi Beta Fraternity (fraternity for gay, bisexual, and transgender male college students) and serves on the fraternity’s National Council overseeing expansion and alumni relations. He graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Psychology and is currently a graduate student in the Master”s Program in Counseling at Arizona State University. Chris works for Walgreens as a Pharmacy Technician. His career goals include working with LGBT youth who are abused and kicked out by their parents.
David Dean earned his BA in Psychology with minors in Gender Studies and Spanish from Westminster College. While at Westminster, he held several executive positions in of Phi Kappa Tau, served as ALLIES President, was a member of the H.E.A.R. (Help Educate Against Racism) Committee, and co-directed the Vagina Monologues, presented by the Westminster College Feminists. He earned a Master’s in Social Work at Youngstown State University, where he conducted research on using Gay & Lesbian Empowerment Theory in addictions treatment. He currently is pursuing his Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at Carlow University where he serves as Adjunct Professor of Psychology.
David has worked as a Community Health Educator, HIV Risk Reduction Counselor, Addictions Counselor and a Behavioral Specialist Consultant. He currently is a Licensed Social Worker in private practice providing individual, couples, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and adults with an emphasis on LGBT issues. He has continued to be involved In Phi Kappa as an Alumni Board of Governors Chairman for two chapters, Graduate Delegate to the National Convention and National Service Ambassador for local initiatives.
Kenneth L. Gilliam, Jr.
Kenneth L. Gilliam, Jr is a spring 2010 initiate of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, he has served as the Director of the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, Director of Educational Activities, Vice President, and President of the Xi Delta chapter, and the Assistant District Director of the Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for two consecutive terms. In addition, he is a member of the Order of Omega. Currently, Kenneth is a second year master’s student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Indiana University Bloomington, where he serves as the Student Organizations and Leadership graduate assistant for Student Life and Learning. Also, he is an alumnus of James Madison University, where he studied Communication Studies. Within fraternity and sorority life, he is interested in examining how organizational affiliation impacts the gender identity development of LGBT members in National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities.
Jacinda Maheras is serving her second term as National Council President of Gamma Rho Lambda Sorority. Prior to this she held the positions of Vice President of colony development and alumnae at large delegate. She has mentored and overseen twelve out of the fifteen charters to date and has traveled to almost all of the chapters. She continues to implement programming and update policy that stays true to the Gamma Rho Lambda values of LGBTQQIA inclusivity and multicultural diversity.
Jacinda is the founding President of Gamma Rho Lambda Beta chapter at San Diego State where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology, fitness, nutrition, and health emphasis and minor in Africana Studies. As an undergraduate she also served on the Cross Cultural Center board, LGBTSU board, and Pride Action Committee. She currently runs her massage and movement therapy business and recently received her personal training certification through American Council on Exercise.
Jason Hinson-Nolen currently serves as the Director of Campus Initiatives for the North-American Interfraternity Conference. After two years as the Assistant Director of Expansion for Alpha Sigma Phi, Jason pursued an opportunity to return to his alma mater, Murray State University, as the Coordinator of Greek Life. In this position, he created the “Live. Your. Values.” campaign to refocus the community on their values-based purpose. Jason combines his legal education from the University of Tennessee with his passion for the fraternity movement to create programs, resources, and educational opportunities. He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana where he volunteers with Indy Pride and serves as the chapter advisor to the Gamma Chi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi at Indiana University.
Juan Martinez is a member of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. Juan currently is a Program Coordinator for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Colorado State University. Previous to this, Juan was a Greek Residence Director at the University of the Pacific. They earned their Master of Arts at the University of the Pacific in Educational Administration and Leadership, and their Bachelor of Arts at Texas Christian University in Communication Studies. Their recent endeavors in both LGBT and inter-fraternal involvements include presenting at the Association of Fraternal Values and Leadership (AFLV) West and at the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors on transgender inclusion in fraternities and sororities, and co-instructing a for-credit course on Inclusive Leadership for Greeks.
Jay Strobeck graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2014. She is a Founding Sister of the Beta Sigma Chapter of Corazones Unidos Siempre, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. established in Fall 2013. During her undergraduate career, I was very involved in the LGBTQ groups on campus and held many leadership roles. Jay is a Camp Pride alumnus. She is currently an AmeriCorps Member for the 2014-2015, serving in Rochester, NY.
D. Andrew Porter, (Ex-Officio – Lambda 10 Intern)
D. Andrew Porter is a soon-to-be graduate of Murray State University studying Nonprofit Leadership and Human Service. In their academic career D. Andrew has held many leadership roles within the Murray State Alliance, his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau, university housing, student government, campus activities, and freshmen orientation. He has actively work multiple university offices to improve his campus’ climate, most notably as an student coordinator for the Office of LGBT Programming and member of the LGBT Advisory Committee.
D. Andrew attended Camp Pride in 2013 as camper, served as a planning team member for the 2014 Out & Greek conference, was a 2014 Summer Fellow for Campus Pride, and also returned to camp in 2014 as Pride Leader. Outside of currently serving as the Development Chair for the Advisory Board, they are also the current Lambda 10/ Out & Greek intern for Campus Pride and serves on the Lambda 10 Steering Committee. D. Andrew is passionate about organizational sustainability, grassroot social movements, southern queer organizing, and youth mentorship within the queer community.
Doug Case, (Ex Officio – Lambda 10 Coordinator)
Doug Case is the Testing Coordinator at San Diego State University where he previously served 32 years as Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life. He was a co-founder of the SDSU Safe Zones Program.
Doug is a past president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors. He has been involved in numerous research projects of LGBT members of fraternities and sororities. He is an initiate of Kappa Sigma and an honorary member of Delta Lambda Phi (fraternity for gay, bi, trans, and progressive men) and serves the Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity Risk Management Director. He is active in the San Diego LGBT community including serving as a Past President of San Diego Democrats for Equality. He also is a Vice Chair of the City of San Diego Citizens Review Board on Police Practices
Shane L. Windmeyer, (Ex Officio – Executive Director, Campus Pride)
Shane Windmeyer is co-founder and executive director of Campus Pride and is a nationally recognized activist and speaker on LGBT issues on college and university campuses. Shane is the author of The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, the first-ever college guide profiling the “100 Best LGBT-Friendly Campuses.” He is also the editor of Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities and co-editor of the books Inspiration for LGBT Students & Allies, Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity and Secret Sisters: Stories of Being Lesbian & Bisexual in a College Sorority. Shane joined Phi Delta Theta at Emporia State University, and he created the Lambda 10 Project in 1995 while working on his master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration at Indiana University. He formerly worked at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as Assistant Director of Student Activities.