PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Regional Meeting: North Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Saturday, October 26 – 5:10 PM – 6:00 PM
Room: Jay McShann A
Being part of a PFLAG chapter comes with lots of successes and many questions. Our work is not easy. However, there is one person who can help your chapter navigate the challenges and celebrate the victories: your Regional Director. Each volunteer Regional Director oversees several states in one of thirteen Regions. Regional Directors work to start new chapters and trouble shoot the inevitable concerns that are a part of our work. You should know your Regional Director! We are here to help. So come spend time with your Regional Director, and other chapter leaders from your state and region, and let’s talk. Bring your questions, your concerns, your hopes, and your successes. Your Regional Director won’t have all the answers, but the best ideas start with a conversation. See you there!
Liz De Jesus, PFLAG National Regional Director
In 2007, Liz’s son invited her to attend Pittsburgh Pride, where she was introduced to the PFLAG Pittsburgh chapter. Now a 10-plus year member of the chapter, she served for two years as the chapter Vice President and Advocacy Chair, then spent three years as the chapter President, finally continuing on for an additional two years as a past-president advisor. Liz also served for six years as Pennsylvania state coordinator where she had the opportunity to mentor other chapter leaders as she had done with the leaders that followed her in her own chapter, as well as provide peer-to-peer support to PFLAG leaders and members across the entire state. Liz is married with three adult sons, five grandchildren, and very proud to call herself a PFLAG Mom.