Boonshoft PRIDE

Boonshoft Pride PinPurpose

To provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, Allies) people by promoting awareness and establishing an identifiable network of allies. Furthermore, this organization aims to extend our medical education to encompass health-related LGBT issues through talks, panels and community outreach.


Faculty Advisors

Out and/or Ally List

These individuals have completed safe space training and choose to publicly identify themselves as allies to the LGBTQA community.

Class of 2017

Priya Bayiestte
Colleen Caldwell
Nick Christian
Ruth Claros
Caleb Dukeman
Rod Gerardo
Anthony Oddo
Kazia Parsons
Lee Reynolds
Betsy Ruedrich
RJ Sontag
Melanie Stall
Ashley Subler
Verneda Troyer
Kaci Webb

Class of 2018

Andrew Abrahim
Lauren Bolden
Karolin Ginting
Jennifer Gonzalez
Matt Habina
Leo Knight
Allie Lawson
Clarice Montecalvo
Deepthi Nalluri
Jen Rehbein
Mark Serpico
Steph Welsh
Brianna Williamson

Class of 2019

Kristen Fite
Nhi Lam
Ali Meier
Jarrod Wurm

Faculty & Staff

Sylvia Ann Ellison, M.A., M.P.H.
Laura Johnson
Carla Lacheki, M.A.
Sabrina Neeley, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Leann Poston, M.D.
Cristina Redko, Ph.D.
Sue Rytel
Emily Stamas

Local Practitioners

Aaron Block, M.D.
Will Breeding, M.D.
Ariana Herbert, M.D.
Scott Newman, N.P.
John Waters, N.P.

Bias Incident Response Team Form

The Wright State University Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) form can be used to anonymously report any acts of discrimination that are witnessed or experienced on campus. Completed forms can be turned in online or submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 362 University Hall.

Medical Resources for LGBTQA Needs

This list provides the names and contact information for LGBTQA providers and other medical resources in the community.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association — Dayton Affiliates

This is a social and support group for gay and lesbian medical students and physicians that holds monthly meetings. The aim of this group is to deal with the social and professional problems that confront medical professionals who are gay, lesbian or bisexual and to address issues of prejudice and fear that exist within the medical community towards gay colleagues and patients. Monthly meetings vary from open rap sessions to potluck get-togethers, fostering a feeling of cohesiveness and support. For information, contact Robert Brandt, M.D., (937) 208-7070; Cynthia Olsen, M.D., (937) 767-6965; or Mary White, Ph.D., (937) 775-3167. Anonymity is assured.

Last edited on 11/08/2016.