Christopher Lauth, Executive Director

Bio coming soon!

Chris can be reached at: chris@youthprideri.org

Alexis Hall, Programming Coordinator

Alexis PhotoAlexis has been at YPI since November, 2014. She was born and raised in Indiana before heading to New England to attend Hampshire College where she studied Japanese and queer pop culture. Alexis recently returned to the Northeast after two years in Seattle where she worked as a high school teacher and GSA adviser. She is excited to continue her work with youth here at YPI as a programming coordinator. In her spare time, Alexis can be found reading young adult novels or comics, playing with her dog, and skating with Providence Roller Derby.

Alexis can be reached at: alexis@youthprideri.org

Jesus Holguin, Youth Worker

12195936_939664502786447_6347486085215789058_nJesus has been a leader at YPI since he was a sophomore in high school many years ago, and has been an organizer in many different capacities. He also works with the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, most recently serving as the Youth Leadership Director, educating and mobilizing youth to fight toxic infrastructure in their communities. Originally born in Manhattan, he now resides in Providence, RI. Jesus identifies as a Cisgender Queer Afro-Latino Youth. Through community connections, he was introduced to Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) shortly after his mother was incarcerated and deported on February 11th, 2010. He quickly became passionate about organizing and changing the community. Due to this passion for justice, he was selected to attend the National Youth Organizer Training Institute with SOUL in California, and became a member of a coalition called Right to the City. Recently, he was selected to be part of a national group called Beyond the November Movement, also known as Black Youth Project 100 #BYP100. His main areas of activism are issues of LGBT Rights, Gender Justice, Environmental Racism, Food Justice, and Immigration Rights.

Jesus can be reached at: jesus@youthprideri.org

Board of Directors

Lisa Carcieri
Chair
Michael Espina
Vice Chair
Angela Sherwin
Treasurer
Jennifer Porcelli
Secretary
At-large members:
Chris Botelho
Aaron Buckley
Peter Lewiss, Esq.
Elana Rosenberg*
Patrick Smock, Esq.
Saron Vongsavang

*currently on leave of absence