Board of Directors – Executive Council

Dave at Wedding
President and Founder

David E. Moore founded Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania in 2011 as a way to draw attention to Pennsylvania not having marriage equality, shortly after New York had won it. David retired from teaching German and mathematics at the high school level in April 2018. He serves as President of Pennsylvania Equality Project and is an outspoken advocate and activist.

Vice President

Jennifer L. Rahal-Moore is the Vice President of Pennsylvania Equality Project and has served in this capacity since 2017. In addition to her duties on the board and as Vice President, she is a certified special education and reading teacher. Jennifer is an outspoken advocate with over ten years classroom experience.

Cathilena Maynard

Cathilena Maynard joined the board of Pennsylvania Equality Project in 2018, and was elected to serve as the treasurer of the organization. Her primary focus is the financial well-being and growth of the organization.

Alex Salmeron Moore

Alexis Salmeron-Moore has served as the secretary for the board since 2017. He is also a full-time student at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Rob Francis
Director, Strategic Planning

Rob Francis joined the board in 2019, and has been appointed as Director of Strategic Planning. Rob’s focus will be on gathering donations and outreach to the broader community for training purposes. Rob is a student at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

John Moore
Director, Information Technology

John Moore serves as the director of Information Technology for the board. He advises the board regarding any matters related to computers, social media, software, and other technology issues.

William Pelley
PEP Youth President

William Pelley serves as the leader of the PEP Youth movement, an outreach program of the Pennsylvania Equality Project. His role is to coordinate and lead programs intended for LGBTQ+ youth.

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PEP Youth VP & Art Director

Meredith Moore designs posters, t-shirts, and other items for the Pennsylvania Equality Project. Her posters have been seen at Pride rallies, and rallies to ban conversion therapy since 2014. Meredith is a student at General McLane High School.

Other Board Members

Richard Guy
Mechelle Marafon
Heidi Piotrowski
Richard Guy
Mechelle Marafon
Heidi Piotrowski