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Accelerating awareness and support for the LGBT community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality

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Pride Live Nation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

ABOUT

PRIDE LIVE Nation

The road to full equality is dependent upon a global community.

If one person is denied equality it affects us all.


PRIDE LIVE Nation

MISSION

PRIDE LIVE NATION accelerates awareness and support for the LGBT community via social advocacy and community engagement to advance the fight for full equality.



WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe the road to full equality is dependent upon a global community. If one person is denied equality it affects us all. There is a global interdependence that continually brings us closer to each other.

HOW WE WORK

We ENGAGE our members to mobilize critical and rapid response campaigns, taking immediate ACTION resulting in tangible and sustainable IMPACT.

PRIDE LIVE NATION empowers all our members to take action. Our model of rapid social engagement allows thousands of individual efforts, however small, to join together into a powerful collective force.

OUR TEAM

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DIANA Rodriguez

Founder

Diana has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, event production and community activism.  Most recently, Diana was a member of the development team at the William J. Clinton Foundation directing the Foundation’s Millennium Network. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, negotiating broadcast deals with LOGO and Bravo. She was also Director of Corporate Relations & Special Events and launched Thank GLAAD its Friday (TGIF), a national community event series targeting young professionals and the inaugural GLAAD Media Awards in Advertising.

 

Before joining GLAAD, she served as Director of Event Management & Public Relations for the Jackie Robinson Foundation, where she conceptualized and launched the first-ever Jackie Robinson Day, which was institutionalized league wide by Major League Baseball.  In 2004 and in conjunction with Office of President George W. Bush, she produced the ceremony posthumously awarding Jackie Robinson the Congressional Gold Medal.

ANOUSH d’Orville

Information Technology

Anoush has more than twelve years experience helping companies organize their short, medium, and long term IT strategies both in the United States and abroad. His experience includes four years with Apple Computer’s Higher Education department, three years setting up a major Internet Service Provider in Ghana, West Africa, and six years consulting directly with private sector and non-profit companies. During this time he has successfully set up three different IT based companies providing solutions for business to business services. He now works closely with organizations seeking to maximize their budgets to create scalable and successful IT backbones to meet and exceed their organizational objectives.

ROSELYN Drake

Partnerships & Philanthropy

Roselyn Drake has 15 years of experience as an investment banker at Bank of America Securities and as a fundraiser and event planner for several not-for-profits based in New York City. She was a Managing Director in the media and telecom area of Bank of America and brought to market deals for such companies as AT&T and Cablevision.

 

She brought this business experience to her next career in fundraising for local not-for-profits including the LGBT Center in New York City as well as St Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s school. Roselyn also works as a consultant in an on-going way for The W Connection, which focuses on helping widows rebuild their lives.

 

She lives in New York City and has a daughter who is entering the 6th grade. Roselyn is committed to the mission of PRIDE LIVE NATION and wants her daughter to grow up in a world free of prejudice and bullying.

BETSY Billard

President

Betsy is a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. She is the chief financial officer for individuals and couples who seek active, ongoing advice. She has been in practice since 1996 and her clients are primarily concentrated in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

 

In addition to her professional service, Betsy has a lengthy history of not for profit activism. She was involved at almost every volunteer level with GLAAD–The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Betsy was on the Board of Directors for five years, holding the position of co-chair for two years. She is also a committed supporter and funder of local and national animal shelters.

BINTA Niambi Brown

Vice President

Binta is a Partner in the corporate practice of the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  During her ten year legal career, Ms. Brown has represented corporate clients in connection with over $66.5 billion of merger and acquisition transactions (including the then largest oil & gas merger in US history), public and private debt and equity offerings, and secured debt financings.  She was named as one of the 2011 “40 under 40″ business professionals in Crain’s New York Business and was recognized by the National Organization for Women as a “Woman of Power and Influence” in June 2011.  Ms. Brown is also one of 30 Americans chosen to participate in the American-German Young Leaders Conference, and was recognized in September 2011 as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in New York.

 
Binta’s pro bono practice has included involvement with economic development initiatives assisting women in war-torn regions, advocacy on behalf of human trafficking victims, representation of immigrant women in connection with Violence Against Women Act petitions, advising a group of NGOs with respect to submitting a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee regarding the ongoing exclusion of indigenous people from the constitutional drafting process in Nepal, drafting a shadow report on the treatment of women in Cambodia in connection with CEDAW requirements, and work with the New York City public schools.
 

She was an informal national security advisor to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, where she focused in particular on human rights and international institutions, and has advised several other senior elected officials and their staffs on transportation policy and foreign economic policy.
 

Binta is a Trustee of Barnard College, Columbia University, and serves on several other charitable and civic boards including the New York City Parks Foundation and the Young New Yorker Patrons for the New York Philharmonic (of which she is a founding member). She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

LISA Winning

Secretary

Lisa is an online media professional and Conde Nast society contributor with a passion for social entrepreneurship. Raised in Sydney, the Middle East and London, Lisa gained a grounding in start-up culture while leading business development for the Quintessentially Group.

 

While working to build partnerships with major brands, Lisa became committed to social ventures that create meaningful change, and has supported the Clinton Foundation’s Millennium Network. She is an honors graduate from the London School of Economics.

 

She endeavors to assist PRIDE LIVE NATION’S mission of enhanced social awareness via growing international engagement and support.

JULIA Contrea

Campaigns & Social Engagement

Julia is a Development, Programs and Events Specialist in the non-profit and cultural sectors. Born in Romania, raised in France and a New Yorker for the past six years, she currently works as a Group and Events Coordinator for Maven, a destination management company (DMC), where she is responsible for their day-to-day operations, correspondence and negotiation with clients, and on-site coordination of hospitality services.

 

The non-profit world is her true passion and commitment, both professionally and personally. In 2010, she worked at the Development department of the W.J. Clinton Foundation, and most recently, she was the Programs & Education Manager at Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence (CMI). The supervision of all programs dedicated to help women business owners increase their revenues and create new jobs, was her main responsibility.

 

She has an extensive background organizing high-level cultural events in the public and private sector. A well-founded ground was acquired right from the start of her career as a trainee at the French Embassy’s Cultural Services and the Events department of the French Consulate in NY. In 2012 prior to joining CMI, she worked as an Event Coordinator for Creative Edge Parties. At this NYC based catering company, she was responsible for the production of their events and development within the international and European market.

 

She has a Bachelor in Law and a Masters in Political Science from the ‘Université de Rennes, France’. She also holds a Masters in Public Affairs with a specialization in non-profit from Baruch College, NY.

 

Julia is thrilled to be part of Pride Live Nation. Thanks to her transatlantic background, life experience and a command of three languages (French, English & Romanian), she will bring a unique perspective to the organization and will contribute to shape a more tolerant world for the future generations.

ANA Crespo Parrondo

Campaigns & Social Engagement

Ana is a Communications and Press Specialist in European and International Affairs. Currently, she serves as the Assistant to the Director General of Communications and Transparency at the Council of the European Union (EU) in Brussels. Since 2011, she has been working for this European institution at the Press and Public Relations departments dealing with media relations, organizing press logistics for high-levels events (e.g. European Councils and Summits) and raising citizens’ awareness of EU’s role.

 

Originally graduated in Communications (European University of Madrid), she holds a Masters in European Politics from the University of Bath (UK), Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy) and Sciences Po Paris (France), and a Postgraduate Degree in Protocol from the National Distance Education University (Spain).

 

Her on-going interest in non-profit and the defense of Human Rights started at the beginning of her career at the Marketing and Multimedia department of the Clinton Foundation. Now, Ana is hugely committed to contribute from Brussels to the dissemination, development and consolidation of PRIDE LIVE NATION’s mission worldwide thanks to her communications expertise, refined language skills (EN, FR, IT and ES – mother tongue) and international mindset.

CreagerCole Communications

CreagerCole Communications specializes in media training, public speaking preparation and media relations. We teach clients to cut through the clutter and get to the point so they shine in the spotlight. Visit us online at: http://creagercole.com/ to find out more about our services and schedule a free consultation.

 

AARON Kinnari

Campaigns & Social Engagement

DAN Monteavaro

Creative Design

JULIE Panebianco

Special Projects

Julie started her music career as a writer for the Boston Phoenix & Musician Magazine as well as various national and international publications. She then worked at indie labels which led to Warner Bros Records, where she worked on record launches and tours, marketing bands such as The Replacements, New Order, Los Lobos and k.d. lang, participated in the signing of REM, and was part of their pioneering Alternative Marketing department.

 

Moving on to A & M Records, she worked with creative teams and artists such as Soul Asylum, Robyn Hitchcock and Swervdriver before joining Capitol Records to work with the Beastie Boys and their Grand Royal label. Alongside Adam Yauch and Paul McCartney, she produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert double cd, and was one of the producers of the three Tibetan Freedom concerts in New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

 

She has combined her love of music and philanthropy while working on various events, including the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, the 10th Anniversary of the Clinton Foundation Gala & Concert, Food Bank of New York Gala and co-produced a concert for the ACLU at Lincoln Center with Phillip Glass. With Bono and his Red and One campaigns, she marketed and helped organize the legendary Sotheby’s RED Auction. Produced by Bono and Damien Hirst, the event raised over 45M, a fundraising record.

 

In addition to her work with PRIDE LIVE NATION, she curates regular Wednesday music nights called Subtwine/at Entwine, a weekly residency which has seen performances by Courtney Love, Norah Jones, Angela McClusky, Blues Explosion, members of REM, Guns & Roses and Wilco.

KRISTINA Viera

Campaigns & Social Engagement

Kristina began her professional career managing not-for-profit associations. As a social media early adopter, she used platforms in her daily tasks from managing virtual staff/volunteers to engaging conference attendees. In 2011, Kristina landed in Los Angeles after being recruited via Twitter to be a social media content producer for a major cable television network. She has worked with a diverse variety of brands and organizations ranging from the American Lung Association National Headquarters to Telemundo Media.

 

After honing her skills in social media strategy in the entertainment arena, Kristina decided to bring her talents to not-for-profits to help them establish an online presence as well as increase their reach. Kristina brings her years of experience in not-for-profit management and social media expertise to PRIDE LIVE and the LIGHTS PROJECT. She is also passionate about social action having a place online.

Harrison Bookkeeping Services, Ltd

Accounting & Bookkeeping

HBS LTD. is a full service bookkeeping services company, specializing in full charge bookkeeping for small businesses and individuals, using various accounting software programs. In business since 1997, with over 20 years of professional experience, clients have consisted of advertising firms, architectural and interior design firms, photography studios and non-profit organizations. Owner, Seleta Harrison, is a Certified Public Bookkeeper, offering a “hands on” approach to maintaining small business bookkeeping, as well as instituting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for “start-up” companies.

 

Harrison Bookkeeping Services, Ltd. has financially guided PRIDE LIVE NATION through its start-up process and continues to oversee all accounting aspects.

Stellarhead

Branding & Marketing

Stellarhead is a creative agency focused on creating visual storytelling content for marketing, social engagements, and promotional brand experiences. Navigating the ever-changing seas of trans-media digital engagements, brand building and awareness, they have travelled the world over producing content and campaigns that create the new routes of trade and communication. With an emphasis on premium production, client service, and pioneering technology they sail the turbulent seas of marketing with the skill of seasoned sailors, leading their charge to new frontiers.

 

Their capabilities include creative strategy, and the tactics, content and interactivity needed to capture the attention of an audience. Their taste making style and visual aesthetic is well reputed and admired in the products they provide to their patrons. Their patrons represent brands from a variety of industries including: Luxury, Fashion, Entertainment, Health and Beauty, Hospitality, Food and Beverage, Technology, and Non-Profit.

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We define personal information as information that can be linked to a specific individual including name, address, phone number, email address or any other information provided to us by Members.

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