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Joe Dungee – Development Director & Deputy Director for Advocacy
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JoeDungeeJoe Dungee is Development & Deputy Director for Advocacy for Equality Pennsylvania and has been with the organization since October of 2008, serving in his current role since late 2017.  Before this, he was Director of Operations, overseeing all administrative functions for EQPA, and supporting the organization in a wide range of areas including community outreach, event planning, and volunteer/intern management.’

Joe has a passion for the work Equality Pennsylvania does, frequently speaking to LGBTQ individuals and their families about how to advance LGBTQ-inclusion in Pennsylvania and across the country.  He recently delivered remarks on expanding Pennsylvania’s Hate Crimes statute to include LGBTQ citizens, and represents Equality PA in various coalitions of inclusive and intersectional allies and advocates across the Commonwealth.

Prior to joining EQPA, Joe worked for Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors and Ethan Allen Global, Incorporated. In 2011, Joe graduated from Community College of Philadelphia with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts.  He resides in Philadelphia where he is active in the local LGBTQ community as well as a range of organizations with regard to arts and culture as well as those that advance social and economic justice.

John Dawe, MNA, CNP, CFRE – Executive Director (Interim)
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John W. Dawe has worked in the nonprofit management and fundraising sphere for 15 years, working for foundations to grassroots organizations as well as managing projects and corporate giving for a large web development company. His firm Dawe Consulting provides consultative development, management, and strategic planning services across the country and the affiliated Dawe Group provides marketing and branding services. John hails from Northeastern Pennsylvania and holds a Masters with Distinction in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University in Chicago. He is a Certified Nonprofit Professional from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Certified Fund Raising Executive from CFRE International, and is a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prior to Equality PA, he has filled interim executive roles as CIO/Vice President of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Director of Marketing for The Woodlands Inn and Resort, and Consulting Special Projects Manager at The Luzerne Foundation. John served for three terms on the Equality Pennsylvania board as board member, secretary, and treasurer before being tapped to serve as acting executive director in July 2017.

Oliver Hartman (Manager, Special Projects & Operations)
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