BOARD OF DIRECTORS
San Diego Pride
Fernando Z. Lopez, the first Latinx, first nonbinary Executive Director for San Diego Pride, moved to San Diego in 1999 as a homeless youth and has since become a prominent LGBTQ community leader through their work with organizations such as Equality California and Marriage Equality USA, advocating for the rights of LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families.
In their time with San Diego Pride, Fernando oversaw the creation and growth of the organization's education, advocacy, arts, and philanthropic programs. Through their board service with Lambda Archives of San Diego, We Are FAIR Lopez, and the founding of the LGBTQ Youth Services & Advocacy Committee they have helped to organize educators in developing LGBTQ curriculum and reform school policy.
Lopez has expanded LGBTQ voter outreach and engagement, founded and funded multiple QTBIPOC coalitions and organizations, and increased San Diego Pride’s international relations work by meeting with 500 delegates from 134 countries around the world. Their LGBTQ competency training and organizing has supported LGBTQ athletes, pushed for criminal justice reform, and improved protections for LGBTQ veterans and servicemembers. Lopez’s over two decades of LGBTQ advocacy, nonprofit management, public education, diversity consulting, media relations, and organizing have made them a consistent presence ensuring the struggles and successes of the LGBTQ community are ever visible.
Vice President 1
Las Vegas Pride
Joslyn Hatfield has more than fifteen years of brand marketing communications experience and was named top 40 Under 40 — Las Vegas' most influential and accomplished young business leaders—entrepreneurs, innovators, advocates and philanthropists by the Vegas, Inc. Magazine.
She currently serves as Vice President for Scholarships on the Consolidated Association of Prides, Inc. board of directors . She is Vice President of Las Vegas PRIDE and the Editor in Chief of Las Vegas PRIDE Magazine. Ms. Hatfield has been an event organizer in the LGBTQ+ community for ten years lending her expertise to LGBTQ+ festivals throughout the US including San Diego Pride, She Fest, Vegas Women’s Fest, SQ:UAD Festival and Sum of Us Festival.
She spends her free time on the field in the Las Vegas Gay Softball League and sits on the committee dedicated to bringing the NAGAAA Softball World Series back to Las Vegas in 2024.
By day she is the Communications Senior Writer in the Office of the President at the College of Southern Nevada and she holds a bachelor’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Telecommunications and Journalism at Arizona State University.
Vice President 2
San Diego Pride
Martha serves as the Board Treasurer for San Diego Pride. She has been involved with San Diego Pride since 2008 starting out as a volunteer on the parade team. Professionally, Martha is an Event Manager at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and the Southern California chapter rep for the International Association of Venue Managers. Creating and expanding inclusive spaces are her passion both professionally and personally.
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Suzi Alexander works for T-Mobile and loves working for such a diverse and inclusive company. She began her journey with pride in 2016 as a volunteer, wanting to make a difference. Suzi then became secretary for three years, before becoming the first woman president of Albuquerque Pride. She looks forward to helping the organization become bigger and better than ever, and continuing to fight for equality and LGBTIQ injustice.