As a Board member of Blue Ridge Pride, and as President for 2019, I look forward to working with Tina White, our outstanding Executive Director, and with the many volunteers who work with Tina, to expand the Blue Ridge Pride mission beyond the annual Pride Festival, to include new and inclusive programs to better serve the LGBTQ+ community of Western North Carolina.
I moved to Asheville with my husband, Konrad, in August 2016, after living in New York City for 37 years. I spent most of my career as a copyright lawyer in the music industry. Prior to that, I worked at the New York Legal Aid Society. And prior to that, I spent two years working in rural California as a volunteer with the United Farm Workers Union. Cesar Chavez was an early and strong influence on me. Cesar encouraged me to go to law school.
One compelling factor for me about living in Asheville is the many opportunities to participate in the betterment of my adopted community.
In addition to my involvement with Blue Ridge Pride, I also serve as a member of the Board of Directors of WNCAP (the Western North Carolina AIDS Project).
I have also become certified as a Community Advisory Committee Volunteer for the NC Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for Buncombe County. In that capacity, I inspect assisted living facilities, acting primarily as a residents’ rights advocate. I am President of the Advisory Committee for 2019.
My husband and I came to Asheville with great expectations. So far, our experience has exceeded our wildest imaginings. By every measure important to us, the quality of our lives has improved since moving to Asheville.
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