Curtis D Galloway
Founder & President
Palm Springs, CA
Curtis grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois. When he was 16 years old he was subjected to conversion therapy; an experience he was later able to use to ban conversion therapy in his home State. Curtis went on to be a leading figure in many LGBTQ+ organizations in the Midwest. Now living in California, Curtis has taken his activism to the next level and founded the Conversion Therapy Dropout Network to bring survivors of conversion therapy together in community and solidarity. In his free time, Curtis likes to try new food, hike nature trails, explore new places, and enjoy nights in on the couch.
Erik M Rivera
Vice President & CFO
Los Angeles, CA
Erik Rivera is a Los Angeles based businessman who serves as the managing partner for various companies who operate in the private equity investment, land development, construction, and property management sectors. He currently sits on multiple legislative committees, maintaining and cultivating strategic relationships with legislators across both isles. Erik’s philanthropic focus is on advocating on behalf of, and mentoring LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. In his free time, Erik enjoys sailing, equestrian, and is an avid supporter of the arts.
Katheryn "Katie" A. Jenifer
Katie Jenifer is a licensed attorney from North Carolina and the proud mom of two queer kids. When her youngest daughter transitioned, Katie was pressured by members of her church, to seek reparative therapy for her child. Knowing the dangers, Katie's family resisted the pressure to seek conversion therapy. Now, she is a resource for other parents of queer kids; spearheading a name and gender marker change clinic at her law school, launching a PFLAG chapter in her local community, and serving on the Board of Genderbands. In her spare time, Kaite enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
Huntington Beach, CA
Oliver was born and raised in coastal Southern California. After being outed at 16 years old, he was subjected to conversion therapy. His conversion therapy experience and passion for helping others motivated him to work with Conversion Therapy Dropout Network. Oliver is a college student and a volunteer puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. For fun he enjoys spending time with friends, creating art, and spending the evenings watching TV.
Social Media & Outreach Committee
Samuel Nieves is an outgoing and outspoken conversion therapy survivor and an organizer for our friend org, CT Survivors. Sam has been very outspoken on social media platforms, answering questions, calling out CT practitioners, and being very candid with his conversion therapy experience.
He is Mexican American and raised in Provo, Utah. In 2019, he completed his BA in Psychology and started his training as a marriage and family therapist. Sam has left the therapy field but still helps facilitate healing with other CT survivors through weekly community meetings.