Originally from the great state of Maryland, Shae moved to PA in 2006. With always wanting to help people in her community live and lead better lives, she decided that a life of service as a social worker would best suit her. Shae attended Millersville University, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She is a lover of music, Bull Terriers, sneakers, Hello Kitty, and all other awesomeness.
Ryan Supler is a State Committee Man for York County in the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, where he is a member of the Bylaws Committee and an Executive Committee member for York County's Democratic Party. He has produced a “Meet the Candidates” event in Chanceford Township, co-produced York County's Democratic Debates of 2018, and participated in many events throughout York County in order to engage folks in government and register them to vote. Ryan holds a Masters Degree from American Public University, a Bachelors from the University of Baltimore, an Associates from Anne Arundel Community College, and graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School. He lives in York City nurturing his three house plants.
Anne is an experienced non-profit administrator and a dedicated sex- and body-positive peer and youth educator. She is involved with the York Census 2020 committee, the York County System of Care Leadership Team, the Goodridge Freedom Center, the YWCA York Synchronized Swim Team, and the York Robothon summer camp.
Tesla Taliaferro is an active and dedicated LGBTQ+ advocate and an openly transgender and gay man. He is the Secretary of the local chapter of PFLAG York; the chair of the Social Justice Committee at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York (UUCY); and the co-founder and agent for a local LGBTQ+ young adult support group and social outlet sponsored by the UUCY, Spectrum York. Tesla also writes for Central PA’s LGBT Paper, The Central Voice. He has worked as a coordinator for an engineering company in the past and is currently a senior technical writer/editor at a technology-focused engineering firm.
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At Manchester College, where she earned a degree in sociology, Eva was interested in ministry but grew disillusioned with the church during her last year of college and became a probation officer in Wabash, Indiana. About 18 months later, a Church of the Brethren pastor influenced Eva to return to the ministry, and she has since worked at various positions in pastoring, alternative ministry, and HIV/AIDS assistance. She currently lives with her wife and partner of more than 25 years, Mary Kelly, and is the pastor of Dover United Church of Christ and active with the York Association Open and Affirming Coalition.
One of York County's longtime leaders in the arena of estate planning and civic endowment, Bryan worked for the York County Community Foundation for 14 years, serving as vice president of community investment and then vice president and chief development officer for the overall organization. Currently the newly elected Register of Wills for York County, he's also worked with the York County Estate Planning Council and Leave a Legacy York. Bryan is a consultant for community foundations across the country through his company, Building Unrestricted LLC, where he focuses on helping foundations establish civic endowments and grow their assets. Bryan is a York County native and graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, is president of the Rotary Club of York. He lives in York City with his husband, Ralph Serpe.
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Christina (Chris) grew up in Southern New Jersey, where she was taught from a very young age that all people are equal. She went to Elizabethtown College for Communications, where she met her husband Brian. They have spent over 15 years in York. Her background is in nonprofit fundraising, having worked with a number of national and local nonprofit organizations. She earned a MA in American Studies and spent several years in the history field, before returning to fundraising.
Chris is the President of the York County Federation of Democratic Women (YCFDW), the Director of Finance and Fundraising for the Democratic Party of York County (DPOYC), a board member with The Movement, an active member of the Northern York County Democratic Club (NoYo Dems), and has volunteered with Equality Fest for the last several years.
Chris lives in northern York County with her husband and four cats (Domo, Strax, Victoria, and Prudence). She loves reading, photography, running (love might be a bit strong), the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles, traveling, and history.
Charles’ volunteerism began in the 1980s where he assisted people living and dying from AIDS during the epidemic. He co-ran “Gay York Live” on YCAT. He came out as openly gay in 1994. He worked several positions over a 30 year period at Atland's Ranch - a gay bar and hangout in York County. He is a board member of PFLAG York, which he has helped run for 22 years. Charles retired in 2015 from Johnson Controls International after 15 years and currently works part time at the Luther Memorial Church on Hollywood Drive. He is involved with the Unitarian Universalist Cong. of York, including as the LGBTQIA+ Equality Team Leader in their Social Justice Committee.