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MEET OUR STAFF & BOARD
Dominique Morgan is an award-winning artist, activist, and speaker. As the National Director of Black and Pink, Mr. Morgan works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV and AIDS. Partnering his lived experience of incarceration as a youth (which included 18 months in solitary confinement), with a decade of change making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, he continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and the impact it has on our community.
Mr. Morgan is an NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, Young, Black, and Influential Award recipient for Advocacy and Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Changemaker Award recipient. He’s currently completing his capstone project for his studies in the Georgetown University - System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program.
Find out more about Dominique Morgan at www.dominiquemorgan.com .
David Booth is the Deputy Executive Director for Black & Pink. Frequently, he uses he/him/his pronouns, but often she/her/hers and rarely they/them/their. His experiences as a formerly incarcerated genderqueer individual have propelled him towards community building, addressing marginalization, and challenging our ideas of justice. For nearly 10 years, David has advocated for inclusive reforms, which acknowledges harm while also ensuring dignity and respect for all criminalized people. He earned his dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Old Dominion University and, later, a Master’s in Public Policy from American University. Prior to joining Black and Pink, David joined the National LGBT/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group, founded the Sex Law and Policy Center, and, was a Beyond the Bars Fellow at Columbia University. In his spare time, he can be found curled up with a good book, having a dance break, or traveling the trails.
Mateo de la Torre (He/Él) is a transgender Latino and activist from Tijuana, Mexico based in Washington, DC. As the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Black and Pink, he oversees the strategic development of the National LGBTQ/PLWHIV Criminal Justice Working Group (Working Group), and supports Black and Pink Chapters through training, advocacy campaigns, and support for inside members.
Prior to joining Black and Pink, Mateo served as the Racial and Economic Justice Policy Advocate at the National Center for Transgender Equality where he led the organization's advocacy and policy work related to sex work, immigration, policing, and corrections, as well as issues impacting low-to-no income trans people and trans people of color. He has served as a member of the Working Group for over two years, including as Co-Chair of the Policing Subgroup while developing a first of it's kind report evaluating police department policies governing interactions with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals ("Failing to Protect and Serve: Police Department Policies Towards Transgender People"). Mateo also headed Latinx and AAPI outreach for the Affordable Care Act as the Deputy Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama Administration, and earned his dual Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Multicultural and Gender Studies from Chico State in Northern California.
On his spare time, Mateo can be found catching up on unlikely animal friends videos, and hitting the streets of DC in protest of government sanctioned human rights violations.
Racquel is a Young Professional of the Year Urban League of Nebraska Award Recipient, Young Black and Influential Award recipient, a MORE Women Award Recipient, and Founder of #TheBeProject—a movement based on bringing awareness to various jobs and resources to community members.
Racquel earned a Bachelor's of Science from University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she studied Criminal Justice and Psychology and was inducted into the National Honors Society of Criminal Justice. Racquel has spent over eight years in serving her community by providing second chances in re-entry programs and uplifting youth in higher education opportunities.
Racquel currently serves as a College Success Navigator at Metropolitan Community College, where she works with a scholarship program that focuses on the retention of first-generation and under-represented students by providing intrusive academic support and guidance with the nonprofit organization, Avenue Scholars.
Racquel also serves as the National Programs Manager for Black and Pink—the nation's largest prison abolitionist organization. Racquel believes that with the right resources, opportunities, and support, change is inevitable.
Meggan has worked in the nonprofit field for over 10 years, beginning as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa after graduating from Boston College. It was overseas that the true culture of community and the spirit of resiliency compelled her to a career in local development.
She moved with her husband from Denver to Omaha in 2013 and has worked with the United Way, Heartland Family Service, and currently serves as the Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. She appreciates the opportunity to connect the philanthropic community to worthy and energizing causes like Black and Pink.
She is a feminist, vegetarian, podcast enthusiast and considers herself an ally in the fight for social justice.
The Board of Directors engages in collective strategic decision-making for Black & Pink at the national level, as laid out in the internal governance documents created by the Transition Team over 2016-2017 and in the bylaws. In line with Black & Pink’s values, the Board is composed of majority formerly incarcerated and majority people of color volunteers.