Board of Directors

2015 Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Board of Directors

Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley is run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Long-term planning for Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley is done by our Board of Directors which is also responsible for the financial and legal standing of the organization, as well as the planning and promotion of the annual events, programs and other activities.

The Board of Directors hold bi-monthly meetings at the our office (1101 W. Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown).  Various committees also hold meetings throughout the year.  Please see see calendar for dates and details.

All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

Shawn Bausher - President
A Physician Assistant with Lehigh Valley Health Network, Shawn has a bachelor degree from Albright College and Master degrees from University of Pennsylvania and DeSales University. He serves as President of Alumni Board of Directors for Albright College. In addition to being a certified physician assistant, he is also a licensed social worker. Shawn has participated in the Tough Mudder Challenge, raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Rob Hopkins - Vice President
Serving in various aspects of region's real estate industry for two decades, Rob currently specializes in property valuation for Lehigh County.  A founding member of Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley, he has served in the past as both Vice-President and Treasurer. An activist & former political consultant, he has been involved in many LGBT organizations throughout the state. Rob also serves on the Board for the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Mark B. Stanziola, Esq - Treasurer
A practicing attorney in the Lehigh Valley, Mark has served on the Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Board since 2010 after years of volunteering for the organization. A graduate of the University of Scranton with a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, he devotes a substantial portion of his legal practice to representation of the LGBT Community. Mark and his husband, Nate, reside in Macungie with their infant son, Bennett.

Carol Chadwick - Secretary
Employed at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital for over twenty years, Carolis currently the Patient Representative in the Care Management Department. A volunteer for Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley for over a decade, she has served as Secretary on the Board of Directors for several years. Carol is also an award-winning Ukrainian Egg Artist and is the proud mother of two gay sons.

Mark Bodkin
A retired customer-support specialist for Verizon, Mark has been involved with Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley for many years. In addition to his service as Vice-President, he facilitates much of the entertainment selection for Pride in the Park and serves as coordinator to the pageant process.  Mark has performed on stage at various regional venues, including The Civic Theatre, Pennsylvania Playhouse, MunOpCo, and Pennsylvania Stage Company.

Jarred Eddy
Biographical information coming soon.

Lauren Gibson
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Cory Gresser
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Evan Heess
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Paige Keeter
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Paige works at KidsPeace as the Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Coordinator for PA residential, education, hospital and community programs. She also works as a counselor at the Valley Youth House shelter. Paige has served on the Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Board of Directors for several years and enjoys playing an active role in the LGBT community. 

Anita Kelly
Biographical information coming soon.

Rafael Martinez, MD
A native of San Juan, Rafael is an Anesthesiologist for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. He studied at Boston University before completing his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. As a Resident Physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania he became familiar with the region, and eventually decided to stay in the Lehigh Valley. He lives in Upper Saucon Township with his young son, Rafa.

Megan Michael, Esq
Biographical information coming soon.

Michael Slezak
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