It is with great pride and excitement for the future that Identity Inc. is welcoming Billy Farrell as our new Executive Director.
For the past three months, Billy has taken over the reigns of the organization as Interim-Executive Director. Before taking on this role, Billy served for 2 years as Youth Program Manager, running Identity’s Youth initiatives across the state. In this time, Billy has been instrumental in Identity’s growth, including adding 3 new support groups, expanding our yearly youth summits to bi-annual events, and extending Identity’s direct group support into the Mat-SU Valley
“I am deeply honored that the identity board has entrusted me with this responsibility to continue to best serve Alaska’s LGBTQ population. In the past two years I have the opportunity to meet and work with some incredible people doing amazing work across this state, improving the lives of LGBTQ Alaskans. I look forward to forging new coalitions to address barriers and needs that LGBTQ Alaskans face daily. We have seen significant progress for our community in the past decade, but our work is not done. We must recommit ourselves to this work to ensure every Alaskan can be their authentic self and still feels safe, supported and loved in their community.”
Identity’s Board of Directors undertook an exhaustive search to fill the role of Executive Director. We sought to find a qualified and skilled leader who can carry out our mission of serving Alaska’s LGBTQ population. We are extremely confident that Billy is that individual. His work ethic and experience will continue to grow our programs, services and vision in the coming years. His experience in program management, coalition building, and his background in political campaigns and advocacy will be valuable resources in elevating the visibility of the LGBTQ and allied community.
We are so delighted to continue to have Billy on our team! Identity will continue our important work, striving for equality and safety for Alaskans. If you would like to get involved in our efforts, or have any questions, please reach out at IdentityAlaska.org or firstname.lastname@example.org!
Stay tuned for more updates!