Equality Virginia’s Executive Director Vee Lamneck today announced that they are leaving the post at the end of December 2021. They have held that position since January 2020 when former Executive Director James Parish stepped down.
“I am honored to have been with Equality Virginia (EV) for nearly a decade, first as Program Director in 2013, then as Deputy Director in 2016, and now as Executive Director,” they said in a press release. “I’m so proud of all that we have accomplished together – from our very first Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) to our most recent legislative victories.”
“EV is headed in a bold, new direction and the staff and board are dedicated to reshaping the organization into one that is more racially just and trauma informed,” they said. “We have made substantial headway in these areas, and the next executive director will have a strong foundation to build upon.”
Vee holds a master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and they were an appointed member of Governor McAuliffe’s LGBT Tourism Taskforce in 2015. In addition, Vee is a graduate of Richmond’s competitive Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program, and they are an active member of the Richmond Area LGBTQ+ Allied Leadership Circle. Vee has previously been an adjunct professor at VCU, and currently serves as a Field Instructor for students from the School of Social Work.
The Equality Virginia Board of Directors is expected to announce more information about he search process for the next executive director in the coming weeks.