Our Team

Members of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative have partnered with a team of local LGBTQIA+ community members and allies to lead the planning efforts, forming the HT Pride Steering Committee.

Isis Williams


President, HTEI

Isis is a cofounder of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative and has served as the Board President since its inception. Isis found her life forever changed in 2020, and vowed to do her part to make her corner of this world better for all those who reside in it.

Isis believes in the power of community and connection to make long standing change. That as individuals, we have a personal obligation to uphold an environment where all can flourish and meet their full potential, while feeling supported in doing so. An accountant by trade and the Executive Director for a Minority owned Philadelphia based CPA firm, Isis believes that representation matters and is a critical component in change that will result in equitable access, diversity of thought leadership and empowerment  of individuals historically marginalized in our society.  

Isis is a resident of Haddon Township and serves on the Haddon Township School District Equity Committee in addition to leading the Haddon Township Parent Equity Group.  She has dedicated over 20 years to philanthropy and civic service, including her current roles as a Board member for the Haddon Township Board of Education, C.O.L.L.A.B., and the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

In 2022, Isis was honored for her leadership with HTEI and the inaugural Haddon Township Pride Parade + Events and was a recipient of the 2022 Camden County Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal.

Becky Reiser


Vice President, HTEI

Becky is a contemporary artist who works and lives in Haddon Township, NJ, with her husband and their three children. In between earning her BFA from Pennsylvania State University and her MFA from Syracuse University – both with a concentration in Sculpture – Becky worked as the Director of the Public Art Academy’s Artist-in-Residence Program at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA.

Her work crosses disciplines – often introducing sound, performance and video to compose space and activate objects (found or constructed) – as she pushes her viewers to examine the desire that connects objects and people. Becky’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries such as KHB Weissensee, Berlin, Germany; 25CPW Gallery, New York, NY; Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY; and SUArt Galleries, Syracuse, NY.

As cofounder and Vice President of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, Becky has begun the push for real equitable change across her community – focusing on relationship building, connectivity, and collaboration to create more inclusive spaces where everyone has equal opportunity to thrive. Becky was a guest on The Kinswomen Podcast, Episode 24, Be Like Becky, and a recent visiting artist at Penn State’s School of Visual and Performing Arts where she gave a lecture titled, An Intersection of Art, Activism, and Motherhood.

Carrie Grimmie


Secretary, HTEI

Carrie is a lifelong resident of Haddon Township, co-founder of HTEI, and serves as the current Board Secretary.

Carrie spent a decade working at PHH Mortgage in Marketing & Communications returning to school in 2011 as part of the first cohort of Rowan University's Urban Teacher Residency Program. Through this program, Carrie earned a M Ed in Teacher Leadership and fulfilled her dream of teaching in Camden. She has spent the last 12 years serving students and families in Camden both as a teacher and school leader. Carrie currently works as the Senior Manager of School Operations at the Camden High Campus, Eastside High & Pride Academy.  

Carrie is proud to work alongside the other members of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative to recognize, understand, honor, and celebrate the beauty of diverse people, ideas, and lifestyles within our community.

Bryan O'Donnell


Treasurer, HTEI

Bryan serves as the Treasurer of the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, striving to build a community that values and respects all people, regardless of their background or identity. As a resident of Haddon Township, Bryan acknowledges the Lenape people as the rightful owners of the land. They are a strong advocate for anti-racism and anti-discrimination policies and practices that center the experiences of historically marginalized individuals and communities.

As a learning strategist at PwC, Bryan brings valuable expertise in environmental social governance, sustainability, and technology risk and assurance to their role. Bryan also serves as the President of Torch Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization that runs a leadership program at Stockton University focused on servant leadership development in high school students and young professionals.

Bryan believes that true progress and positive change require an unwavering commitment to equity and justice for all people. Through their work with the Haddon Township Equity Initiative, Bryan is dedicated to building a community that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable for everyone.

Philip ‘Pip’ Haxby-Thompson


Board Member, HTEI

Pip co-runs JFKLiving with his husband Jeremiah - an LGBTQ+ owned real estate team, located right in the heart of Haddon Township. They love promoting the neighborhood and local businesses; and continue to fight for fair housing practices throughout the area and the U.S. 

Originally from the U.K., Pip has a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is also a trained sommelier. His involvement with the inaugural Pride celebrations in Haddon Township was one of the most rewarding things he has ever done, and he is thrilled to join the Haddon Township Equity Initiative. 

Jeff Peirce


Board Member, HTEI

Jeff is a resident of Haddon Township and was inspired to get more involved with HTEI after working with this group of amazing people on the inaugural Haddon Township Pride celebration.

By day, he works as an analyst with the United States Courts in Trenton. Jeff also serves as the board secretary for PFLAG Collingswood and has volunteered with the Humanity Preservation Foundation.

Jeff is a firm believer in HTEI’s commitment of creating and supporting a community that fosters a sense of belonging, where all historically marginalized members feel seen, heard, respected, and supported.

2023 HT Pride Steering Committee Members

Laura Beth McAllister

Brendan Slavin

Carol Sue Decinque

Ricque Porter

Ashley Affrunti

2023 HT Pride Sub-Committee Members

Betsy Cassel

J DiPilla

Julie Wasserbach

Cris Aicher

Scott Hutchinson

Dawn Stillwell

Laura Williams

Alyssa Washington

Lisa Braack

2022 HT Pride Planning Committee Members

Alicia Gilbert - Education & Advocacy

Alyssa Washington - Partnerships & Businesses

Amanda McDevitt - Events

April Jackson - Events, Outreach

Ashley Affrunti - Volunteers

Brendan Slavin - Partnerships & Businesses

Brent Satterly - Education & Advocacy

Carol Decinque - Outreach, Volunteers

Charmaine Young - Programming & Entertainment

Cheryl Divito - Programming & Entertainment

Cheryl Smith - Events

Christian Malatesta - Events

Constance Verner - Volunteers

Cristina Aicher - Partnerships & Businesses

Dan Bove - Events

Dana Zelechoski - Volunteers

Dawn Stillwell - Partnerships & Businesses

Debbe Barnett - Volunteers, Education & Advocacy

Elizabeth Cassel - Volunteers

Emily Gazzara - Outreach

Isaac Israel - Education & Advocacy

J Dipilla - Events

Jeffrey Peirce - Events, Volunteers, Partnerships & Businesses

Jen Reiser - Events, Programming & Entertainment

Jennifer Gravishgravish - Education & Advocacy

Jenny Ragghianti - Programming & Entertainment, Education & Advocacy

Jim Cleary - Volunteers

Jim Greway - Volunteers

Julie Wasserbach - Outreach, Partnerships & Businesses

Kate Carr - Volunteers

Kate Koch - Events

Kelli-Rose Simmons - Education & Advocacy

Kelly Dougherty - Events

Kristin Ortiz - Outreach

Laura Williams - Volunteers

Laurabeth McAllister - Volunteers, Education & Advocacy

Lauren Hargrove - Events, Education & Advocacy

Lisa Braack - Partnerships & Businesses

Lisa Godfrey - Events, Outreach, Volunteers, Education & Advocacy

Lois Allen - Volunteers

Martin Irrera - Partnerships & Businesses

Maureen Deninno - Volunteers

Melanie Reiser - Programming & Entertainment

Michael Mcneely - Events

Michele Loughlin - Programming & Entertainment

Molly Fleming - Programming & Entertainment

Nicole Glazebrook - Education & Advocacy

Nicole Lipman - Events

Noah Roberts - Outreach, Volunteers

Paige Wolf - Outreach

Rachel Mccuen - Volunteers

Richard Klineburger - Events

Ricque Porter - Events

River Kayy - Events, Partnerships & Businesses

Rylan Earle-Lott - Partnerships & Businesses

Scott Hutchinson - Events, Volunteers, Partnerships & Businesses

Seana Sapunarich - Outreach

Steve Giannino - Outreach

Sydney Ivey - Volunteers, Education & Advocacy

Tara Martinak - Partnerships & Businesses

Theresa Tentilucci - Events, Volunteers

Tom McAllister - Volunteers, Education & Advocacy