Jamie Henkel is the Equality & Diversity Partnerships Coordinator at PFLAG National. In this role, her primary responsibility is to find ways to further utilize PFLAG’s Straight for Equality program beyond its unprecedented success in the workplace. She will be working with PFLAG chapters, developing Straight for Equality’s online presence, and working to promote Straight for Equality’s new materials such as Straight for Equality in Healthcare and the upcoming Straight for Equality Faith guide.
Jamie joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate and worked with the Operations team for three years. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships while in college with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. While working with the Peace Center, she worked on initial research for the organization’s “Peace Curriculum” and organized a forum called “Torture and the War on Terror” held at Virginia Commonwealth University. At Hope in the Cities, her work was primarily focused on aiding in the development of The Connecting Communities Fellowship Program.
As she transitions from operations to program work, Jamie is excited to be with the Equality & Diversity Partnerships team and learning more about LGBT support, education, and advocacy through the Straight for Equality project.
She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies and is currently a Master’s student at George Mason University.