The NHC Team

Executive Board Members
Matthew Hanson – President
Roger Green – Vice President
Trisha Dasch – Vice President
Kevin “Coco” Galownia – Secretary
Ryan Fuller – Treasurer

Board Members
Bari Buiso – Events Coordinator
Gordon Pulaski – Marketing & Creative Director
Kari Osmond – Government and Community Outreach
Michael Scott – Volunteer Coordinator
Sharon Fronabarger – Director of Leadership Development
Jennifer Wohl – Board Member & Events Advisor

Committee Leaders
Chip Luck – Pride Fair Captain
Gerry Mason – Parade & Fair Capitan
Daniel Brooks – Director of the New Hope History Project
Elisa Fusco – High Heel Drag Race Coordinator

Special Contributors
Geri Delevich – Former Board Member
Robert Szwajkos – NHC Attorney at large

Photographers at Large
Sandy Santello, Photographer
Steven Harris Photography
Scott Drake Photography, PGN
Christine Wohl Ramirez, Photographer
Gordon Nieburg – Bucks County Herald

Executive Board Members

Matthew Hanson - President

Matt is a Vice President in Retail at the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union. He has been working there since 2016, focusing on team development and member services. Prior to that, he worked at Santander Bank, PNC, Wells Fargo and TD Bank in various leadership and management positions.

He grew up in Ringoes, NJ and moved to Lambertville in 2014. He often visited Lambertville and New Hope as a teen because it was a place where he could be embraced for who he was. Matt loves the welcoming, supportive and “funky” vibe of the area.

Matt joined the Board of New Hope Celebrates in 2016 and was the Vice President. He became the President in July 2017. He is dedicated to keeping the towns LGBT friendly and increasing services to the LGBT community. He is involved with New Hope Celebrates’ projects including I am New Hope, the New Hope History Project and PRIDE events. He is looking forward to the success of these projects and bringing businesses and visitors to our towns.
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Roger Green - Vice President

Roger founded Roger Green & Associates, Inc. in 1991 and serves as their President and CEO. For over 25 years, they have designed and championed marketing research and tools to promote greater understanding of what drives value in the healthcare markets. Roger was the primary developer of Dynamic Practice Simulation, the first system for simulating patient treatment in future markets.

He also founded the Health Payor Council which is the first online marketing research community for US health insurers. Roger is also the past President of the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group. He was the 2008 recipient of the R.R. Fordyce Award for leaders in the marketing research industry. Roger has sat on numerous editorial boards, written industry publications and lectured at universities.

Roger joined the Board of New Hope Celebrates in 2015 and is now the Vice President. He also chairs the Business Development Team. A past President of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce, Roger has lived and worked in the community for 12 years. He lives with his wife Enid.
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Trisha Dasch

Trisha has managed and assisted over six businesses in New Hope, PA., including Starbucks. Her love for the theatre brought her to the Bucks County Playhouse, where she is now the Concessions Manager and Special Events Coordinator. Her job enables the non-profit theatre to continue to delight the community.

In addition to her 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Trisha worked in Human Services. She was a counselor and behavioral therapist for both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her love of people has always kept her close to careers that surround her with others.

Trisha grew up in Montgomery County and has been coming to New Hope, PA since the 1990s. After living in Santa Cruz, CA. she relocated back to New Hope ten years ago. She now lives in Harleysville, Pa. with her husband Jason, daughter Ivy Storm and their Boston terrier, Blitzkrieg. The family enjoys playing guitar, painting rocks and epic games of hide-and-go-seek.

 


Kevin “Coco” Galownia - Secretary

Kevin has worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals since 2007 and is now the head of US Generic Pricing. He is also a member of Teva PRIDE, a group that promotes and encourages a safe and diverse work environment regardless of one’s sexual orientation. Before working at Teva, Kevin was employed at Cadista Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz and Cardinal Health.

He has a BA in International Finance and Spanish from Bethany College in West Virginia and a MBA in Corporate Financial Management from Ohio State University. Desiring to celebrate diverse cultures from a young age, Kevin studied abroad in Ecuador as a high school exchange student and spent a college semester in Spain.

Kevin moved to Lambertville, NJ in 2014, where he lives with his partner Mark and their three cats, Button, Tucker and Cooper. He loves the diversity of the Lambertville/ New Hope area. He loves running, reading and travelling to Provincetown, Key West and London. Kevin loves going to Karla’s restaurant in New Hope, PA. He says he can always be counted on for a sassy comment and lots of laughs.
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Ryan Fuller - Treasurer

Ryan was a principle in the firm Fuller & Schmidt Financial Group, where he learned the challenges businesses face. In 2014, he joined GMG Insurance Agency with an extensive background in insurance and the financial industry along with LGBT advocacy.

He was also the General Manager for the top two LGBT resorts in Bucks County, PA., where he learned the issues of diversity and the role leadership must take in promoting tolerance and inclusion. Ryan was also an Eagle Scout, demonstrating leadership and competence.

Ryan is the office administrator for The Palette Fund, a private non-profit foundation in Provincetown, MA, which provides funding for the LGBT community. He was a Board member of the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce for five years. Ryan previously served on New Hope Celebrates’ Board and has returned this year.
In his spare time, he enjoys biking, walking, gardening, traveling and involvement in local politics.
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Board Members

Gordon Pulaski

Gordon Pulaski - Marketing and Creative Director

Marketing and Creative Director

Gordon studied Communication Design at the Parson School of Design in New York. He designs digital graphics for a wide variety of organizations and works with several LGBT marketing and tourism groups. He is a master at brand building and creating exciting marketing solutions and social media campaigns.

His studio offers Mac based solutions using the latest Adobe products and services offered in the Creative Cloud Suite. These include, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Muse. He creates websites with Muse by Adobe.

Gordon is a longtime resident of New Hope and has also lived in Fort Lauderdale, Key West and Montana. He joined New Hope Celebrates in 2009, bringing his creative force. He has been instrumental in the development and deployment of New Hope Celebrates’ brand and marketing.
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Kari Osmond

Government & Community Outreach

Kari is the District Director for Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman in New Jersey’s 12th. Congressional District. Bonnie Watson Coleman is the first African American woman in Congress from New Jersey. Kari was previously Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, New Jersey’s first openly gay Assembly member. She is currently the Regional Vice Chair of Hunterdon County’s Democratic Committee.

She holds a degree in Women and Gender Studies from the College of New Jersey. She was the Mid- Atlantic Regional Director for the Young Democrats of America’s LGBT Caucus in New Jersey, Vice-President of Mercer County Democrats and is currently a member of New Jersey’s Democratic LGBT Caucus. Kari was appointed to the Advisory Board of the New Leaders Council in New Jersey and was appointed to the Executive Board of Garden State Equality. They are New Jersey’s largest civil rights organization for the LGBT community.

Kari is a new homeowner in Lambertville, NJ with her WIFE! Julia and her half blind cat, Randall. She serves as the Mayor’s liaison to Lambertville’s Human Rights Council. Contact Kari

 


Michael Scott

Volunteer Coordinator

Michael Scott is a District Manager for Starbucks, supporting stores throughout Central New Jersey. He is also the Co-Chair for Starbucks’ Pride Alliance Network. As the Co-Chair, Michael promotes volunteering and support for the LGBTA community employee base of 12,000 Starbucks’ partners in 600 stores across the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has been recognized over his 11 year career with Starbucks as an exceptional leader in the hospitality industry and for his positive impact to his stores’ communities.

Michael has also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board in Bernardsville, New Jersey. He also served on the Board of the non-profit Youth Build Philly over the past 10 years.

He moved to Stockton, New Jersey seven years ago, with this partner Ian. Michael has been engaged with the local community and is looking forward to making an impact with New Hope Celebrates.
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Sharon Fronabarger

Director of Leadership Development

Sharon has been in the Human Resource field for 20 years, with experience at Bloomberg LP and Johnson & Johnson. She is currently the Head of Diversity & Inclusion in Global Accountability and Metrics for Johnson and Johnson Enterprise. She has a BS in Finance and Psychology from the College of New Jersey and has her GPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.

Sharon is a recognized leader able to achieve results others believed to be impossible. Her belief in the power of people to create change and create inclusive environments has led to her success. Sharon is currently the Equality Ambassador for New Hope Celebrates and previously served as the Board Secretary, Vice President and President, continuing to drive change. She has lived in New Hope, PA over 20 years and has been actively involved with the community supporting local businesses and events.

She is a certified scuba-diver and dog-lover. She enjoys life with her partner Tara and her home on Stoney Hill Rd. is known for its amazing Christmas display each year.
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Jennifer Wohl

Special Events Advisor

Jennifer is currently the manager of The Hattery Stove & Still Bar and Restaurant in Doylestown, PA. She has also been the promoter of the Miss Gay Pennsylvania USofA Pageant, winning “Promoter of the Year” and “Preliminary of the Year” within the USofA competition.

She has been a New Hope resident for 22 years. Jennifer has been involved with New Hope Celebrates since its inception in 2003. She served as the PRIDE Parade & Fair Chairperson for 8 years. During that time, the parade has grown in attendance from 1,000 to almost 17,000 in 2016. Participants expanded from 100 to over 500 during that time.

Jennifer has been an active member of the community. She is currently the Co-Chair for the annual post parade PRIDE Fair that takes place in the center of town with entertainment and food and craft vendors.


Daniel Brooks

Dan Brooks

New Hope Celebrates Founder and Director of the New History Project

Dan is a licensed psychoanalyst with a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. He is also on the staff of the National Institute for Psychotherapies in New York, the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health and Identity House. He is also a part-time staffer for the New York Post’s News Corps and is working on professional publications. Dan is also the owner of the Wishing Well Bed & Breakfast in New Hope, PA.

Dan holds a master’s degree from Fordham University and is a two-time graduate of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, both in New York.

He founded New Hope Celebrates in 2003, based on the need for a volunteer LGBT organization that would serve the community and promote tourism. New Hope Celebrates has since won the 2012 Bucks County Landmark Towns “Best Multi-Event Award” for its parade.

He is currently the director of New Hope Celebrates’ LGBT History Archive, co-founded in 2010 with Sara Scully. Dan attributes the success of the organization to the dedication and diverse talents of its members.


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