Michele is a native New Yorker and has the attitude to match. Having been a constant corporate relocation victim she settled in the Valley in 2013. She has been involved in community services for many years. She served as President of the Board of Directors for Gay and Lesbian Services of Central Florida, now renamed the Center in Orlando. She has also served on other local organizations in recent years, Valley Playhouse, Massaunutten, and leads two award winning employee resource groups at Merck, Merck capABILITY Network and the Merck Rainbow Alliance. As global lead for MRA she co-authored corporate policy for gender transition in the workplace. With SVPA she plays an active role in forming policy and preparing the organization for the next generation of leadership. 

​Jayda knight


​Shenandoah valley pride alliance, inc. is a 501c3 not for profit organization, that's purpose is to provide a better understanding of the lgbtq community, through outreach and education in the greater community. the organization will provide education on lgbtq issues in our community through outreach ad sponsored presentations throughout the year.

we also hold a pride festival event each summer to bring all of the community together to achieve a better understanding of the lgbtq community.


Russell is a native Floridian. He and his Husband (Philip) moved to the Shenandoah Valley Area in 2013. Residing in The City of Staunton, they have four dogs and a cat. Russell has served on a few non-profit organizations back in Florida. Lending his knowledge of organization and time management; he serves in an advisory capacity to the Board. 

​Michele Sullivan

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 Shenandoah Valley Pride Alliance Inc.


Andrea (she/her/hers) has lived in the Valley since 2000 and works as a CPA in Harrisonburg.  A graduate of Bridgewater College with a degree in Business Administration, she also has a Master of Accountancy from Rutgers University and serves as Treasurer.  She enjoys photography, sewing, and medieval history.  Previous volunteer work includes the American Cancer Society and Shenandoah LGBTQ Center.  She is passionate about making the Shenandoah Valley a supportive and welcoming place.