Lisa Fujie Parks

OFC’s Executive Director Search

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors, we are excited to let you know that Our Family Coalition’s search for a new, permanent Executive Director is in full swing!

The search was formally launched in January after several weeks of pre-work, including a series of conversations, interviews, and surveys with OFC stakeholders.  Here’s the Recruitment Profile developed as a result of this process.

Active recruiting will continue through mid-March and we’d really like to activate the entire OFC community to help identify our next E.D. The profile of an ideal candidate is someone with strong leadership skills, a vision for OFC’s future, and passion for our work, mission, and people.

We envision this person having some fundraising experience and being comfortable and effective with a range of constituents, from our families to elected officials to grass roots activists to school boards and beyond.  Regardless of professional background, candidates must be champions of full equity and inclusion for all LGBTQ people and families, regardless of age, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Does this sound like a job for you? We’d love to hear from you!

Do you know someone who’d be perfect for this opportunity? Send them our way! 

And we invite you to spread the word about this opportunity among your personal and professional networks. All applications, referrals, or suggestions should go directly to our search consultant via email at

OFC’s Board and Search Committee is working with Kevin Chase Executive Search Group on this national search and we are committed to identifying as diverse and qualified a panel of candidates as possible. Kevin and his team have recently completed ED/CEO searches for Family Equality Council, TLDEF (the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund), Equality North Carolina, and Equality Texas, as well as other senior leaders for LGBTQ Community Centers in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.

We’re very pleased that Sam Ames will continue to lead the organization throughout the course of the search and transition, which we anticipate will happen in late Spring. We remain deeply grateful for Sam’s contributions and leadership.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and recommendations and to introducing our new E.D. at Night Out on May 15th.


The OFC Executive Director Search Committee 
Lisa Fujie Parks, Leroy Gaines, Jes Montesinos, Ora Prochovnic, and Mari Villaluna

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