Staff

 Stonewall Staff

 

Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director, has served in various capacities at Stonewall since 2010—consultant, Program Manager, Deputy Director. Now, he oversees the management of the entire Foundation, working with the Board of Directors and staff to deliver on Stonewall’s mission of mobilizing resources to benefit New York City’s diverse LGBTQ community. Prior to joining Stonewall, Jarrett was a freelance consultant in board and organizational development. Between 1999 and 2008, he also held positions at the Bryson Institute, the Philadelphia Foundation, and lastly at Soulforce, where he was a co‐director for four years. Over the course of his career, Jarrett has worked with an impressive roster of groups, including Young People For, the National Black Justice Coalition, GLAAD, Marriage Equality New York, INCITE! and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. He is currently Vice Chair and Board Secretary at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.

Jarrett’s activism has garnered three Congressional tributes from the U.S. House of Representatives and has been profiled in the award-winning documentary Equality U and PBS’s Generation Next 2.0, as well as numerous publications, including the Advocate, Newsweek, and Mother Jones.

A trained architectural and computer engineer, Jarrett has a deep passion for innovation, be it in the context of technology, political organizing, or philanthropy. He is also a devout linguaphile, fluent in Spanish, American Sign Language, and Brazilian Portuguese. Jarrett enjoys cooking, consuming all forms of science fiction, and making art that no one will ever see. He lives in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan.

Lauren Todd Martin, Operations & Finance Manager, has had the pleasure of working with Stonewall Community Foundation since early 2011.  A long-time LGBTQ ally and social justice advocate, Lauren finds meaningful work in amplifying the voices of people who find themselves on the margins of society.  Her work at Stonewall Community Foundation has given her an invaluable opportunity to promote the well-being of LGBTQ New Yorkers through community engagement and philanthropy.  Recognizing that an organization cannot function without sound financial and operational foundations, she is glad to be able to provide organizational support to an organization that functions to support LGBTQ New York.  She feels especially fortunate to be working with a group of such diverse and passionate people.

Before coming to Stonewall, Lauren served as Director of Operations at Our Time Theatre Company, working to improve the lives young people who stutter through the promotion of mutual respect for others as well as self-acceptance.  She has been vociferous in both feminist and LGBTQ advocacy since her high school days.  Her 15 minutes of fame was in starting a petition on Change.org against a sexist T-shirt marketed by JC Penney to young girls. The shirt was pulled within a day. Lauren has a Bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in Claremont, CA and hails originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She lives in Brooklyn.

Carlie Steen Carlie Steen, Program Manager, joined the Stonewall team in September 2014. Carlie brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with expertise in fundraising, policy and advocacy, and organizational and program development. Her activism has bridged a variety of progressive issues including education, LGBTQ, peace/anti-nuclear, reproductive health and rights, sexual assault, and worker rights.

 A long-time LGBTQ activist, Carlie’s involvement began in college with her university’s LGBTQ student group. She became deeply involved with Cleveland’s queer community, serving on the Board of the Cleveland LGBT Community Center and the editorial staff of the Gay People’s Chronicle. While in Detroit, Carlie was a member of the Boards of Directors for a number of LGBTQ organizations, including Affirmations, Metro Detroit’s LGBT Center. Professionally, she served as liaison to the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS community as a legislative staffer for the President of the Detroit City Council, as part of the policy staff at The Center in Manhattan, and as Director of Public Policy with Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. Before coming to Stonewall, Carlie worked with low income immigrants and communities of color on access to education, affordable housing, and worker rights as Executive Director of New York Communities Organizing Fund, Inc.