Manager, Programs & Outreach
Prior to joining the Stonewall team, Zac has worked as an educator and event coordinator in both higher education and healthcare. During their time with the Cleveland Clinic, they were able to impact both patients and staff by creating an LGBTQ+ Patient Care curriculum for incoming caregivers while working with the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence. Most recently, Zac served as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Inclusion at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD). Throughout their time at CCAD, they had the privilege of advising and collaborating with student organizations such as the Black Student Leadership Association, the International Student Association, and the Queer Alliance. They also created many programs to promote the education and celebration of numerous intersectional identities and served on the institution’s Diversity Taskforce.
Regardless of the field, Zac has been intentional in promoting the inclusion and equity of LGBTQ+ folks as part of their mission with every position they have held. As a freelance queer educator, they have collaborated with organizations in both Cleveland and Columbus, such as the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College Peace Officer Basic Training Academy, Ology, & Creative Babes. Since returning to Columbus, Zac helped launch and serves as a board member of Circulous, a burgeoning nonprofit whose mission is to create a network of inclusive LGBTQ+ individuals, dedicated to fostering professional connections and creating a thriving local community.
Zac earned their Bachelor of Arts, majoring in art therapy, from Capital University (Bexley, OH) and their Master of Arts in Education, with a focus in leadership in higher education, from Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH). They and their husband, two cats, and hoard of various house plants currently live in historic Olde Towne East.