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 L.A., 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 go to the beach, hike, and cuddle with his pet bearded dragon, Trogdor.
Los Angeles, CA
A native of LA, Nadav is the Owner and President of Nadav Poringer Insurance Agency, Inc. located in beautiful Camarillo, CA. As a staunch supporter and advocate of the LGBTQ+ community, Nadav is passionate about taking actionable steps to create a safe space where conversion therapy survivors can bond and heal with the support of community and mentorship. When Nadav isn’t working, he enjoys watching sports, golfing and spending time with friends and family.
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.
Clare M Killman
Midwest Regional Director
Clare Killman is originally from Southeast Missouri. When she was 14, she endured conversion therapy. Her story has been used in multiple publications aimed at educating people on the effects and impact of conversion therapy. She has spent her adult life dedicated to helping people understand LGBTQ experiences as a collegiate lecturer, public speaker, and philanthropist. She is an organizer for Carbondale Spring, the movement at the center of social, political, and economic change in Carbondale, Illinois. Clare is a visual artist active in the Midwest.