Board of Directors
Kevin Ellis earned his Masters in Computer Information Systems from the University of Denver and his MBA from the University of Colorado. His career has spanned everything from the public DOD sector to large private companies, and he now focuses on entrepreneurial endeavors and the synthesis of technology and business. Born in Hawaii and raised in Colorado, Kevin likes to spend his spare time on CrossFit, biking, and immersing himself in the beautiful Colorado outdoors with his husband Drew.
Lori is a Boulder native and a CU graduate. She is married and a proud parent. She retired after 30 years as an IT Executive and now enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, hiking outdoors, photography and music. She served for many years on the Open Door Advisory Committee and joined the Out Boulder Board in 2017. She has been an active volunteer for 40 years and believes strongly in giving back to the community.
Ms. Martin is an attorney with over 20 years of legal experience and is the founding Partner in Martin Law Office LLC a Boulder law firm. At Martin Law Office LLC, Jodi serves the legal needs of the people of Boulder County and the Front Range in areas including estate planning, probate, family law, employment discrimination, and wrongful termination matters. Jodi focuses her energy and legal experience on legal matters impacting the LGBTQ community, their allies, and individuals impacted by HIV. Jodi is also active in her community, to include serving on the Out Boulder County Board, participating in Boulder County Senior Law Day, and serving a six-year term on the 20th Judicial District Nominating Commission. As a member of the Out Boulder County Board, Jodi served one year as a member, then two years as Vice-President, two years as President of the Board, and is now serving one year as President Emeritus.
Krishna Pattisapu earned her PhD in Culture and Communication in 2014 from the University of Denver. Her research and activism center around the lived experiences of queer and trans people of color. Krishna works as Director of Diversity Recruitment and Retention in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Krishna loves to volunteer with LGBTQIA youth. She has taught and supported first-generation students, LGBTQIA students, and students of color for almost seven years. Born and raised in southern Illinois, Krishna spends her spare time seeking opportunities to interact with cats, make art, and learn new things.
Originally from California, Ravyn has called Colorado home for over 20 years. Currently residing in Longmont, Ravyn is a proud parent, photography enthusiast, and works as an Operations and Program manager. As an out and proud Trans Masculine individual, Ravyn is active in the Trans community serving as a peer facilitator and a member of the Trans Steering Committee in addition to his duties as Board Treasurer.
Frank Kogen is a grateful member of Out Boulder County’s Board of Directors. Frank was born in Chicago, raised in Houston, and earned an MBA at Tulane University before moving to Los Angeles at the height of the AIDS crisis in the late 80s. He was a founding member of AIDS Project Los Angeles and AmFAR before moving to New York in the early 1990s where he continued working on the front lines of HIV awareness and gay rights as a member of ActUp, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and God’s Love We Deliver. Today Frank lives with his partner Cacy and their two akitas in Longmont, teaches writing at CU/Boulder, and works hard to continue his legacy of activism through BCAP and Out Boulder County, fighting for inclusiveness and human rights for all.
Jennifer Caracciolo has held key roles in several of Colorado’s top technology companies recognized for innovation and workplace culture. Jennifer joined Seagate Technology as Global Director of Human Resources late in 2016. She brings extensive global human resources experience, working for innovative IT and storage companies such as Sun Microsystems, Lockheed Martin and StorageTek, and most recently SolidFire, which was acquired by NetApp. Jennifer has developed and implemented a broad spectrum of human resources strategies and programs and has led several M&A people integrations and transitions. In her work and in life, Jennifer is committed to raising awareness on LGBTQ issues and standing up for equality.
Miranda Encina (They/them/theirs, She/her/hers) is a Two-Spirit/Queer Xicanx, born and raised in Boulder Colorado with Indigenous roots from Apache and Navajo ancestry. Miranda graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Boulder double majoring in Ethnic Studies and Sociology. Their research focused on Intergenerational resistance and trauma within Xicana communities, utilizing Queer Xicana theories of decolonization. Miranda has volunteered at local organizations such as Blue Sky Bridge, Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), as well as dedicated their time to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and participated in the Denver chapter of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. Miranda worked at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence with survivors of domestic violence as the crisis line advocate/Volunteer manager then transitioned into the Emergency Shelter Program Director. During their time with SPAN they collaborated with multiple community organization and also facilitated trainings focused on Client defined advocacy, intersectional oppression and social justice. Miranda has led Indigenous traditional ceremonies and womyn talking circles. Their passion for activism and community healing drives their journey.
Aisha is one of the newest members of the Out Boulder board of directors. She first got involved with Out Boulder participating in the Speaking Out program which remains one of her passions. She also co-facilitates the monthly LGBTQ+ game night and is involved in efforts to improve the inclusivity of boulder research institutions as with a particular focus on transgender issues. In her free time she enjoys cross country skiing, and dressmaking.
Fiona Martin is a Marketing Director of Global Alliances at Salesforce, a cloud computing company based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to this,Fiona was a Sr. Director of Marketing for C3 IoT, an Internet of Things startup based in Silicon Valley, CA. She has also held senior positions at ABB and Oracle, all focused on high-tech software marketing.
Fiona is on the National Leadership Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). She has also served on the One Colorado Board of Directors and the Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors.
When Fiona is not working, she enjoys time with her two children and family, running half marathons, travel, outdoor exploring and having a great time with friends.
Fiona has two B.A. degrees, in Political Philosophy and Economics from The Ohio State University and an Masters in Science in Telecommunications.
She lives in North Boulder.
My partner and I moved to Colorado from Ohio a little over three years. Making the move to Boulder has been an incredible exciting adventure. As the pieces of our new life have fallen into place, I found myself looking for opportunities to give back to the community we now call home. I was eager to find an organization and cause where I could be of benefit but also for which I have passion. My experience as a family physician led me to engage with an organization that supports and benefits people in a direct and meaningful way.
Coming out later in life was one of the most terrifying and best things I’ve ever done. It allowed me to move toward a more truly authentic life. I was fortunate that I was surrounded with understanding and support. I know that many are not as fortunate. I am excited to be working with an organization that provides a safe place and support to our diverse community. The programs and activities provided by Out Boulder County are essential to the health, well-being, and growth of Boulder County.
Kaylin Gray, Ph.D. is a consulting psychologist dedicated to leveraging qualitative and quantitative research to create more impactful nonprofit organizations, teams and projects. Since earning her doctorate in social & organizational psychology from Columbia University, Kaylin has specialized in organization effectiveness studies, group process consulting for leadership teams and outcome research. She is also a committed and strategic donor, volunteer and social impact angel investor. In all her endeavors, Kaylin is an impassioned diversity, equity and inclusivity advocate. She was born and raised in Minnesota, and lived in New York City and Portland, Oregon before moving to Colorado in 2003. Kaylin and her wife, Kimala, are the grateful parents of three amazing daughters.
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