Jay Poroda - President
Jay Poroda moved to Columbus in 2004 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has his Master’s of Education in Administration and works as a training consultant with schools and corporations in the areas of occupational language training, intercultural training and best teaching practices. Jay works with several community organizations and is proud to be a member of the Stonewall Board.
Brian Shinn – Vice President
Brian Shinn is Vice President and General Counsel at Dayton Legal Blank, Inc., a leading election service and ballot printing company. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Chief Elections Counsel for Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. Brian has been active in the LGBT community and the Democratic Party in Ohio for fifteen years. He served as President of the Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio for three years and on the National Stonewall Democrats Board of Trustees for five years. He has served as a Commissioner with the Columbus Community Relations Commission for nine years. He is a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Brian holds a B.A. in political science from West Virginia University and a J.D. (law degree) from The Ohio State University.
Terrence T. Wheeler - Treasurer
Terrence T. Wheeler is a lawyer with the law firm of Artz, Dewhirst and Wheeler, LLP in Columbus, Ohio. Terry serves as an advocate primarily in the areas are employment law, civil litigation, and criminal law; and serves as a private mediator and arbitrator for a variety of matters.
Terry is also a co-director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and the Academic Director for the Mediation & Dispute Resolution Certificate Program, which are both located at Capital University Law School, where he is also an adjunct professor teaching negotiation and mediation courses. Terry has been active in the dispute resolution at the local, state, national and international levels working with schools, universities, communities, courts, government agencies, and private and non-profit organizations. Terry is a Former President of the Board of Directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution, former co-chair of the ACR Standards Committee and former member of the ACR Grievance Committee.
Letha Pugh – Secretary
Letha was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Columbus, Ohio has been Letha’s home for the last 7 years. After graduating from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, she spent 5 years in Memphis, Tennessee at the University of Memphis Center for Community Health before moving to Columbus. Currently, she is a Clinical Administrator for a small home health agency and a small business owner. Letha provides nursing services, including, but not limited to home health consultation, first aid, CPR and delegated nursing classes for MRDD. She is excited to be a member of this great LGBT organization and made a commitment last year to be more connected to the community. Although Letha is new to the Stonewall Board of Trustees, she is looking forward to serving the community. She is very comfortable with her identification and believes that young and old need role models to help them find that inner peace as well. Letha hopes to make a difference in her community.
Vicki Crombie, native of Columbus, Ohio, graduated from South High School. After high school , she started working at Nationwide Insurance and held many positions from entry level to executive management. She retired from Nationwide in 2006 with thirty-eight (38) years of service. Also, that same year, she graduated from Ohio Dominican University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration with honors. Vicki has volunteered for four (4) years at Stonewall when she decided she would like to run for Stonewall Board of Trustees. Vicki is currently working for Sheakley Unicomp as a Client Relations Manager.
Phil has been active with Stonewall as a volunteer for the past 10 years, including 5 years on the Pride committee. Having discovered Stonewall’s community center during his own coming process, Phil understands and appreciates the importance of a strong GLBT community center and the essential support services offered. He is excited to be on the Board to help lead the organization in the next phases of growth as Stonewall expands their service offerings and reach into the community.
Phil is an independent consultant specializing in system planning and implementation, and is currently working to complete his degree in Computer Science and Information Technology. He lives in Columbus with his partner of 10 years.
Proud mother of two young men – Nate and Zach. From the time they were very small it has been a priority for our family to be involved in our community both at a national level through organizations such as Family Pride and COLAGE but also to serve our local community by volunteer support to Stonewall Columbus and Pride Council. My involvement with United Way’s Pride Leadership Training has reinforced these values and hopefully added to my value as a current board member for Stonewall Columbus, Inc.
Lee Ann Williams