PFLAG Mission Statement
To promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, their families and friends through:
SUPPORT – to cope with an adverse society.
EDUCATION – to enlighten an ill-informed public.
ADVOCACY – to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
PFLAG Values Statements
- Leadership: PFLAG believes in the responsibility of leading by example. As leaders, we commit to listening, supporting and responding to build and grow trusting relationships with all. We work together to fulfill our shared vision of full inclusion and legal equality.
- Diversity & Inclusion: PFLAG believes that diversity can only be gained through mutual respect and trust. We actively work to build inclusive and respectful relationships with all, through a commitment to listening, learning and engaging with diverse communities.
- Community Engagement: PFLAG believes that we are measured by our words and actions. In our communities, we empower ourselves to reach out in coalition and partnership to advocate for change toward full inclusion and legal equality.
- Lifelong Learning: PFLAG believes learning is the key to positive change and inclusion. We engage in continual learning for ourselves and provide ongoing learning opportunities to broaden understanding to overcome misinformation and bias.
PFLAG Columbia-Howard County, MD. is an all-volunteer organization.
Jumel Howard, Chapter President
Scott Hefty, Treasurer
Kiana Fok, Secretary
Chris Hefty, Fundraising Coordinator/RYA Facilitator
Renesha Alphonso, Membership Coordinator
Kelly Brooks-Hailey, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Ajamu, Volunteer Coordinator
Suzi Gerb, Trans Adult Support Group Facilitator
Judy Gaver, Parent Forum Facilitator
Judy Schiffer, Trans Parents Support Facilitator
Annual Reports and Financials
Take a look at the Annual Reports our chapter releases to get an idea of what we’re up to!
We’re looking for a new volunteer Communications Coordinator! Click to download a PDF for more information.