Executive Board Members
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President - Lynn Nash
Lynn moved to the Green Bay area with her life partner in 2002. She has been advocating for survivors of sexual violence for the over 25 years. Through her years of advocating, she developed an expertise in the arenas of professional training and promoting sensitivity and awareness to legal and medical personnel. Her experience has led to her involvement on a statewide level through the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) & Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA). Lynn began focusing her advocacy work with LGBTQ clients in 1997. She has made it a priority to have inclusive safe mainstream services for sexual assault victims who identify as LGBTQ. Lynn has been a member of Positive VOICE since 2003 and a member of the board since 2006. She facilitates the Fox Valley Transgender Group. She looks forward to her leadership role within Positive VOICE. In her free time, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family which includes her life partner Joanie of 18 years and their two miniature schnauzers.
Vice President - Bryan Lipke
Bryan was born and raised in North Central Wisconsin in rural Barron County. He is a 1999 graduate of UW-Platteville and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a project manager at WisDOT working on corridor visioning and long range transportation solutions. When Bryan is not working he is enjoying time with his three beautiful daughters, Emma, Claire and Lauren. He also is an avid long distance runner, enjoys the outdoors and finds contentment in the restoration and home improvement projects that help maintain his 127 year old Queen Anne style residence in Astor Park historic district of Green Bay. Bryan recently attended the National LGBT Task Force’s Creating Change four day conference in downtown Chicago and is excited to make efforts at the local/regional level that bring forward social and racial justice issues and propel equality on every front. Bryan has been a member of Spectrum/LGBT Voice for about three years, as well.
Treasurer - Nicole Kurth
Nicole was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin. She graduated in 2004 with a BA in Graphic Design and in 2013 with a MS in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University. She moved to the Green Bay in 2016 and is happy to be back in her native land of cheese after spending two years in Michigan's Upper Peninsula working in higher education. Currently, she works at UWGB as an Area Coordinator in Residence Life, where she lives with her partner and her rescue dog. In her free time, Nicole can often be found outside: camping, riding bikes, hiking or taking pictures. Nicole loves art, music,coffee and hanging out with friends playing board games. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work and serve with Positive VOICE and is looking forward to getting more involved in the community.
Secretary - Dan Meinhardt
Dan was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. He has lived in Green Bay since 2003, when he joined the Human Biology faculty at UW-Green Bay. In 2002 he earned the Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology studying amphibian anatomy at the University of Kansas, where he also developed an interest in human sex and gender variation. In 2012 Dan started focusing exclusively on human variation, and joined the UWGB Women's and Gender Studies faculty in 2013. Currently, he explores how art and science can be integrated to communicate issues of sex and gender variation. Dan also loves art (especially photography), travelling, and dogs, and lives in Ashwaubenon with his wife Maureen, daughter Ella, and rescue Siberian Husky Calum.
Members at Large
Lloyd has been a member of Positive VOICE almost from its inception. Having previously been elected to all four executive positions, he looks forward in keeping PV the premier LGBTQ organization for NE Wisconsin. Lloyd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from UWGB and later earned his BS-Pharmacy at UW-Madison. Now enjoying retirement, Lloyd was previously the pharmacy manager at CUB Food (East). Lloyd enjoys reading, travel, politics, and trivia. He has served as accompanist at Angels of Hope-MCC for 10 years and was instrumental in helping Union Congregational-UCC become an "open and affirming" church in 1997.
A graduate of UWGB, Ami is thrilled to have returned to the area and to once again call Green Bay her home, as well as having the opportunity to reengage with the GB community. Having earned her MFA from Minnesota State University - Mankato, Ami has been teaching writing at the college level since 2009. Along with this, she is actively involved in her campus community, creating an Ally Training, co-chairing the college's Committee on Gender and Sexuality Diversity (GSD), and advising Spectrum, the student GSD organization. When Ami isn't working, you can probably find her traveling, teaching, writing, spending time with friends and family, or snuggling with her two kitties.
Nick was raised in Neenah, WI and graduated from Neenah High School in 2003. He attended UW-Green Bay for his undergrad where he obtained his bachelor's degree in Psychology/Human Development. He then completed a Masters of Science and Education Specialist degrees in School Psychology at UW-Eau Claire. Nick met his future husband during this time and they are both happy to call the Green Bay area home. Nick is currently working as a school psychologist and looks forward to opening new doors to share his expertise through Positive VOICE. When Nick is not actively involved in his career or with community support, you can find him enjoying evenings and weekends with family or unwinding at home or "up north" at the lake.
Webmaster - Amy Mauk
Amy was been a board member of Positive VOICE from 2014-2017 but has stepped down to focus her time in other areas of life but will continue to give back to Positive Voice by continuing as the webmaster. She currently works at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay as an Area Coordinator in Residence Life. Amy has a BA in Communication Processes from UWGB and a MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana State University. She is also highly involved with UWGB’s Pride Center on campus. Amy also volunteers at Camp Marrakesh and Camp Lakota, two camps for children diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. When Amy isn’t volunteering, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her wife, snowboarding, decorating her apartment, and laughing.