Board of Directors: Officers

David April 2019

President and Founder

David E. Moore (he/him) founded Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania in 2011 to raise awareness that Pennsylvania did not have marriage equality at the time. In August 2014, David changed the name of the organization from Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania Equality Project, and assembled the first Board of Directors. David retired from teaching German and mathematics at the high school level in April 2018. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in German and English from the University of Dayton, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. David serves as President of Pennsylvania Equality Project and is an outspoken advocate and activist. 



Vice President, Western PA

Jennifer L. Rahal-Moore (she/her) is the Western PA Regional Vice President of Pennsylvania Equality Project. In addition to her duties on the board and as a Regional Vice President, she is a certified special education and reading teacher. She earned her BS in Social Work degree and her Master’s of Education degree in both Reading and Special Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer is an outspoken advocate with over ten years classroom experience.



John Moore

Treasurer / Director Information Systems

John Moore (he/him) serves as the Treasurer and 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. John is a graduate of Laurel Technical Institute and has works as an Information Technology Specialist.



Laura Crowley


Laura Crowley (she/her) is the Secretary for the Board of the Pennsylvania Equality Project. She was elected to the position on September 23, 2019. Her primary role is as holder of records for the Board. Laura is originally from Cochrtanton, PA and has been an active LGBTQ+ ally for more than 10 years.



Matt Haslam

Vice President, Eastern PA

Matt Haslam (he/him) is an LGBTQ-friendly business owner who founded and hosts the LGBTQ educational show Powered by Rainbows. He works towards community education and normalizing being LGBTQ in society by his activism, films, TV shows, music, and art. Matt has been a proud member of the Schuylkill County PA LGBTQ Club since it was founded in 2018 and he also serves as the Eastern PA Regional Vice President of the Pennsylvania Equality Project. Email:

Tyler Orr

Director, Fundraising Initiatives

Tyler Orr (he/him) is the Director of Fundraising and Initiatives for the Board. He works at a long-term nursing facility and is awaiting his registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Tyler was recently accepted to attend Clarion University as a full time student. He believes that “Love is Love,” and that all people should have the opportunity to live their lives as they see fit.


Other Board Members

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Caitlyn Strohmeyer (she/her) is the founder and past president of TransFamily of NWPA, a grassroots organization that operates several support groups throughout Northwest Pennsylvania and advocates for the rights of all transgender people of the region. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Edinboro University and currently works as a Crisis Clinician for Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot. Caitlyn remains involved with TransFamily of NWPA as Board Advisor and co-facilitator of TransFamily of Erie Support Group, she sits on the Erie Mayor’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Council, and has been integral in expanding LGBTQ+ healthcare resources in the Erie area in collaboration with UPMC and Allegheny Health Network.’

Richard Guy
Heidi Piotrowski

Richard Guy (he/him) has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 when the organization was known as Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania. He has assisted at numerous Erie area Pride events.

Heidi Piotrowski (she/her) is the Edinboro Branch Manager for Woodforest National Bank. She joined the board in 2018 and serves as a financial consultant. Her focus is on developing a strong financial and business plan for the organization.

Paula Johnston

Paula Johnston (she/her) has worked with David since the organization was called Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania. Paula has marched for civil rights in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. She organized the Market Square Rally in 2013 at which time we presented the Equality Award to then Mayor of Braddock John Fetterman, now Pennsylvania’s Lieutenant Governor.

Cat Henderson

Catherine Henderson (she/her) activist and advocate since 1995. She has a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and is an active member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and a member of the International Society of Poets.

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President PEP Youth and Art Director

Meredith Moore (she/her) serves as the President of the PEP Youth organization. She also designs posters, t-shirts, and other items for the Pennsylvania Equality Project. Her posters have been seen at Pride ralies, and rallies to ban conversion therapy since 2014. Meredith is a student at General McLane High School. Email: