May 4, 2022

Alyssa Lawther

Alyssa Lawther is the Research and Communications Officer at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, where they play a leading role in executing the organization’s research program. Alyssa developed strong data and analytic skills working at leading research institutions, most recently as a Research Associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. Following this, they began a Ph.D. program in economics, driven by their interest in economics as a framework for addressing the causes and consequences of social inequity. However, their desire to more firmly ground their work in real-world advocacy led them to leave this program and […]
May 4, 2022

Cathy Kapua

Cathy K. K. Kapua, B.P.A., has worked with the transgender community in Hawai’i since 2003, first starting off as a Peer Educator at Kulia Na Mamo, then eventually moving on to become the Transgender Service Manager at the Hawai’i Health & Harm Reduction Center. Cathy has proudly expanded her social justice work as she joined the Trans Justice Funding Project in 2020 as their Deputy Director proudly helping to move resources to grassroots trans-led programs across the U.S. and its territories. Cathy is also proud of her academic accomplishments at the University of Hawai’i- West Oahu where she received a […]
May 4, 2022

Marvin Webb

Marvin Webb joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues in May 2010. As Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, he focuses on justice-based strategic finance, human resources, information technology, conference management, administration, and infrastructure. By mixing business efficiency and insights in analytical prowess, he’s been at the helm of our profitable growth. As a strategic thought-partner, he has created our four focused pillars that guide our human resource work. They center on employee engagement, total compensation, learning & development, and performance management. This work’s power is built around measurement maps that align our strategic goals, investment goals, leading indicators, and business […]
May 4, 2022

Devin Lowe

Devin Michael Lowe is a community organizer invested in the liberation of Black trans people from the constraints of capitalism, white supremacy, and cis-hetero-patriarchy. As a queer, transgender man, he holds a passion for moving resources to his community, and is committed to helping to create a world where Black trans people are not just seen, but respected, protected, supported, and valued. As an actor and media producer he has worked on multiple productions that focus on the lived experiences of trans people, including in his current role as a Community Media Organizer for Black Trans Media. With an understanding […]