Elaine Marie SerranoDirector
Preferred Pronouns: She / Her / HersDirector Status: ReturningCurrent Term: Second (2nd)
Elaine Marie is a bilingual (Spanish) Boricua. She works with aged and disabled individuals in her professional life so she understands the importance of and advocate for access to healthcare and Medicaid expansion for all Georgians. She believes the way to change minds and make diverse and equitable spaces is through education, mentoring and developing people. She held a position in the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity, Chaired her employer's Atlanta area Hispanic Advisory Council and currently serves as Parliamentarian of her employer's Atlanta area LGBT+ group. She also served as director for a metro Atlanta HIV prevention nonprofit.
Elaine Marie stated she serves on the Atlanta Pride Board because "I am passionate about APC's mission and values. I am proud of the organization's focus on social justice and the impact we are making to the community. I value that APC prioritizes equity and inclusion and is intentional about being more accessible to the disabled and Latinx community. "
Elaine Marie celebrated 10 years volunteering for APC in 2021! Prior to joining the board, her time with the committee was spent working with volunteers as a Lead and the Volunteer Co-Chair. Elaine Marie says the most rewarding part of her work with APC continues to be building relationships with the amazing members and volunteers!
Elaine Marie's proudest accomplishment since being a part of the Atlanta Pride Board was being a part of the Diversity and Equity Committee for the past two years, "I am proud of the growth in the Community Reinvestment Grant program and the new Pride Scholarship as well as the new Latinx community partnerships made. I am especially proud of the APC employees who coordinated the first blood drive with the American Red Cross and partnership for recruitment in the Advance Study."
She celebrated 11 years volunteering for APC in 2022. Prior to joining the board, her time with the committee was spent working with volunteers as a Lead and later the Volunteer Co-Chair. The most rewarding part of her work with APC continues to be building relationships with the amazing members and volunteers.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, eating, volunteering, traveling, reading, watching British procedurals, spending time with my wife Stephanie, friends and our two terriers.
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