“I feel it is very important to do everything that I can to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally community where I live,” said Chapin. As a long-standing advocate for equality, she has presented on gender identity and sexual orientation at Stevenson University and the University of Maryland, and she regularly volunteers with Equality Maryland to educate others about equality issues in the community.
“My goal is to assist the GLCCB by supporting their mission and vision to be fully inclusive of the community, and to ensure the future success the GLCCB for many future generations to come,” she said.
Chapin’s appointment comes on the heels of the GLCCB board’s other recent appointments: G.C. “Bud” Beehler and Eric Lomboy. Beehler has been involved with the GLCCB since the early 1990s when he volunteered at the switchboard hotline. A member of the newspaper committee since 2010, he is also active in multiple community organizations including the Charles Village Civic Association, Moveable Feast, and numerous political campaigns.
Eric Lomboy, head of the Building Subcommittee, joined the board in 2010. His background is policy development and administration.
“My main goal is to help the Center update both its facilities and update its image in the community in order to let us best serve the fast-changing aspects of the community,” he said. Lomboy lives in Guilford with his partner and two Clumber Spaniels.
Other board members include Simon Chia Hu, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial; Board Secretary Kelly D. McClain, a Gay Life contributor, chair of Baltimore Pride’s 2010 and 2011 Marketing Committee, and former facilitator of Baltimore Women OUT and About (BWOA), an LBT social group and program at the Center; and Board President Trevor Ankeny, manager of property administration with Kimco Realty Corporation.
“We are always looking for ways to improve our service to the community, whether it is through additional educational or social programs, partnerships with other local organizations, organizing events like Baltimore Pride, or simply by providing useful resources,” explained Ankeny.