Board of Directors

Steve Rabin
President

Greg Williams
Vice President

Tracy Moore
Treasurer

Chris Freeman
Secretary

Joseph Hawkins
Board Member

 

Board Bios

Steve-Rabin

Steve Rabin, President
Founder and Charmian, Rabin Martin

Steve Rabin brings a background in academia, business, philanthropy and activism to the Foundation. He was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and on the faculty of Columbia University. He is the founder of an international management consulting company based in New York City and served as the head of public affairs at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Menlo Park, California. In Washington, D.C. he found himself at the nexus of AIDS activism and the gay rights movement. Rabin served on the board of the AIDS Action Council, collaborated with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and advised the U.S. Surge on General and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has worked to apply the lessons of AIDS advocacy and the struggle for LGBT rights to the fight for access to health in marginalized communities in Africa, India and the United States. Rabin is an attorney and member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. He lives in Los Angeles with his husband Jonathan.

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Williams

Greg Williams, Board Vice President
Director, Archives and Special Collections, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Greg Williams has been an archivist and curator for thirty-one years, working in archives in Oregon, Virginia, South Carolina, New Jersey and California. He holds degrees from the University of Oregon and Michigan State University. He has written funded grants from NHPRC, NEH, LSTA, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Film Preservation Foundation, and has curated several exhibitions and published numerous collection guides, collection related articles and served as photo editor for three coffee table books. He has volunteered at ONE since 2005.

 

Moore

Tracy Moore, Board Treasurer

With a BA and MA in English, Tracy’s career began as high school teacher, with sidelines as tax preparer and painting contractor. After earning an MBA (1990, USC), she became a nonprofit management and fundraising professional, working at NYU Law School, UCLA, Lambda Legal, and 89.3KPCC. Now retired, she plies her fundraising trade on a volunteer basis for ONE Archives and for the queer Jewish synagogue, Beth Chayim Chadashim, where her wife, Lisa Edwards, is rabbi.

“In the life” since college in the early 1960s, Tracy’s earliest movement work was in Women’s Liberation and radical lesbian activism in Iowa City, Iowa. Her passion for grass-roots periodicals began while a member of the collective that published Ain’t I a Woman? from 1970-74. In 1981, she co-founded Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, a quarterly journal with a mission to record and preserve the culture and life experiences of ordinary lesbians, which ran until 1996.

While living in Jerusalem for a year when Lisa was in rabbinic school, Tracy recorded 27 oral histories of Israeli lesbians, which were published as Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk About Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism, and Their Lives (Cassell 1995).

 

Freeman

Chris Freeman, Board Secretary
Associate Professor, English and Gender Studies, University of Southern California

Chris Freeman teaches English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He earned a Ph.D. in English and Gay Studies from Vanderbilt University. Much of the work he has done as a scholar has direct links to Los Angeles. His first book, The Isherwood Century: Essays on the Life and Work of Christopher Isherwood, which he co-edited with James Berg, won the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Studies in 2001. He and Berg have followed that collection up with Conversations with Christopher Isherwood and a collection about queer Los Angeles called Love, West Hollywood. Chris also edited a Hollywood memoir by John Carlyle, Under the Rainbow.

Chris received the Monette-Horwitz Trust Award in 2005, and he joined the advisory committee for the Monette-Horwitz Trust in 2006. He was proud to join the board at ONE Archives in 2009. As a scholar who teaches and writes about queer history, he is committed to the mission of ONE and to the importance of ONE’s place in that history.

 

Hawkins

Joseph Hawkins, Board Member
Director, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
Lecturer, Anthology and Gender Studies, University of Southern California

Joseph Hawkins, Ph.D., currently teaches anthropology and gender studies at the University of Southern California. His anthropological research focuses on homosexuality and identity in the postwar period of Japan His translation of “A Tour of Gay Town,” from the Yomiuri Shimbun appears in the recent volume Queer Voices Out of Japan, from Rowman and Littlefield. Professor Hawkins has also completed an ethnographic film about a Japanese Naked Festival. He was the President of the Board of Directors of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives since the fall of 2003 and is currently Director of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

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