Board of Directors
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PRISM Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the head of PRISM, making all of the final decisions regarding events, fundraising and more! From drafting budgets to organizing new educational initiatives, these folx have their work cut out for them.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of passionate, dedicated individuals who take pride in PRISM’s missions toward a more inclusive, safe, and healthy future for LGBTQ+ youth and queer people of color.
Become a Board Member
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Christian "CJ" Walden (He/Him)
Christian (CJ) is a student at Florida Atlantic University and a journalist at Out South Florida.
An advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, CJ is currently the Chair of PRISM’s Board of Directors. In his free time, CJ enjoys video games and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Nate Douglas is a student at the University of Florida studying information systems and operations management with a specialization in data science, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics in May 2023. In 2020, Nate became the youngest elected official in Florida, serving as Vice Chair of the Orange Soil and Water Conservation District. As an advocate, Nate continues to fight for environmental justice and LGBTQ+ rights, he is a co-founder of Orlando Sunrise Movement, a youth-led climate activism group.
As the child of first generation working class immigrants from France and Jamaica, Nate understands the importance of intersectionality and the struggle for equity of all marginalized communities. He is excited to advance PRISM’s mission to make sure everyone feels included in their community, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
During his free time, Nate enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and advocating for climate justice and LGBTQ+ rights.
Brandy is an esteemed member of PRISM's Board of Directors, bringing a profound commitment to upholding human rights and an impressive array of accomplishments across diverse sectors. With her unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on society, Brandy's journey to success has been marked by humility, passion, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Brandy's illustrious career spans multiple disciplines, each contributing to her wealth of experience and insight. Having excelled in a variety of careers, from a governmental lawyer, professor, author, scholar, UN Delegate, Co-President of a NGO, and Head/VP of Regulatory and Compliance, to Brandy's powerful TEDx talk, which have inspired audiences and sparked crucial conversations on personal journeys and self-empowerment, Brandy has emerged as a leader in various industries, including biotech, business, compliance, and nonprofit sectors.
In her spare time, Brandy enjoys gaming (Mario Kart is her favorite game series of all time), traveling, Netflixing, and spending quality time with friends and loved ones.
Brandy embodies the spirit of PRISM's mission, advocating for the human rights of all individuals. Her journey to becoming a versatile leader in multiple sectors is a testament to her unwavering dedication to the betterment of society. As a respected Board member, Brandy brings invaluable insights, experience, and vision, contributing to PRISM's ongoing success in creating a world of compassion, inclusivity, and social progress.
Connor is a lifelong south Floridian, communications professional, and proud LGBTQ+ activist.
He graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Telecommunication. Connor has extensive knowledge and experience in global communications, non-profit marketing, and government relations. Connor currently serves as a Member of PRISM's Board of Directors and strives to advance PRISM's mission and LGBTQ+ inclusivity in south Florida. An avid nature-lover, Connor cares deeply about south Florida's natural ecosystems and climate resilience.
Mary Eakins (she/her/ella), Field Manager at Equality Florida, is a first generation US-born Cuban American. Her passions, and professional focuses, are in the areas of reproductive health and justice, criminal justice reform, and building LGBTQIA+ political power in the state.
As a Cuban American raised in Hialeah, FL being a progressive, queer, pro-choice, woman was not something that was visible or acceptable in the community. Her strong desire to break down the stigma, and the rampant misinformation in Hispanic communities surrounding reproductive rights, queerness, the patriarchy and racial inequity motivated her to get involved, uplift, educate and advocate around these issues.