Shenandoah Valley Pride Alliance, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding of the LGBTQ community through outreach and education. Our mission includes providing education on LGBTQ issues through sponsored presentations and outreach efforts throughout the year. Additionally, we host an annual Pride Festival event in the summer, bringing the community together to foster greater understanding of the LGBTQ community.

Meet Our Team

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President: Russell Love

Russell, a native Floridian, relocated to the Shenandoah Valley Area in 2013 with his husband, Philip. They reside in Staunton with three beloved dogs. Russell's experience with non-profits in Florida has equipped him with valuable skills in organization and time management. He serves as our President/Executive Director.

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Fmr. President: Michele Sullivan

Michele, a native New Yorker, settled in the Valley in 2013. With a passion for community service, she served as President of the Board of Directors for the renamed Center in Orlando. Michele is actively involved in local organizations, leads two employee resource groups at Merck, and plays a crucial role in SVPA's policy formation and leadership preparation.

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Vice President: JP Gulla

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Treasurer: TBD

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Jaime Reese

Jaime, a downtown community member for over 20 years, is the GM of Capital Ale House Harrisonburg. She hosted the city's first Drag brunch in 2018 and received the Community Service award from SVPA. Jaime, along with her husband, dog, and horse, happily resides in Harrisonburg. She remains an active board member for SVPA and the local community.

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Jennifer Carr

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Jayda Knight