Board of Directors

Damie Nelson, President

I  became aware of PFLAG when I taught my first out high school student; PFLAG showed me how to be supportive and advocate for the rights of LGBTQ students. I love putting my energy into  PFLAG Silver City so it can continue to open hearts and minds.

Carol Morrison, Secretary

I became an ally through the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which seeks to be a welcoming congregation. About ten years ago a PFLAG member from the Fellowship here in Silver City befriended me and brought me to my first PFLAG meeting and introduced me around.  I am also currently Board Chair of the UU Fellowship.

Sterling Van De Moortel, Vice President

I got involved in civil and LGBTQ+ rights when I joined the ACLU’s first Gay & Lesbian Rights Chapter in Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. It was only natural for me to get involved with PFLAG to support the local community when my husband and I moved to Silver City.

Victoria Reece, Treasurer

When I came out at the age of fifty, PFLAG was a place for me to find support and meet new friends.  I moved to Silver City from Dayton, Ohio, I was delighted to see there was already a PFLAG chapter here too.