Board of Directors

Jeff Soref
Board President

Greg Williams
Board Vice President

Joseph Hawkins
Board Secretary

Tracy Moore
 Board Treasurer

Steve Rabin
Board Member

David Farneth
Board Member

Board Bios

Jeff Soref, Board President

Jeff Soref joined the ONE Archives Foundation Board in the fall of 2016. Before permanently moving to Los Angeles with his husband Paul Lombardi in 2015, Jeff was the president of the New York-based consulting firm Soref Associates, Inc., which provided public relations, strategic planning, fundraising and crisis management services to for-profit and not-for-profit clients as well as to political candidates, labor unions and advocacy groups. Among many leadership roles, Jeff is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, representing the New York City Council. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where he organized the first Gay Pride celebration in the institution’s history. Governor David Paterson appointed Jeff to the New York State Council on the Arts, where he served for two years as the organization’s vice chair. At the request of the New York Public Library, Jeff took the lead in raising money for and helping to organize  Becoming Visible: The Legacy of Stonewall, the groundbreaking 1994 exhibit that was the largest and most extensive display of lesbian and gay history mounted up to the time  in a museum or gallery space. More than 100,000 people viewed the exhibition.

From 1991 to 1994, Jeff was president of the Board of Directors of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York, the nation’s oldest AIDS services organization. He later served as the co-chair of the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s leading LGBTQ political advocacy group. He is a past co-chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), and was a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), its Executive Committee and chair of the LGBTQ Caucus. Jeff holds a B. A. from Brandeis University and M.Sc. in Russian Studies from London School of Economics.

 

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.

 

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 previously the President of the Board of Directors of the ONE Archives Foundation and is currently Director of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

 

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).

 

Steve-Rabin

Steve Rabin, Board Member
Founder and Chairman, 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. Surgeon 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.

 

David Farneth, Board Member
Associate Director, Getty Research Institute, Los Angles (retired)

David Farneth has built and led library and archives programs for private foundations including the Dia Art Foundation (New York), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music (New York), and most recently as Assistant Director of the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles).  He is a member and past section chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and an advisory board member of the National Digital Stewardship Residency Art program. His writings include two books, numerous articles, and the entry for “Institutional Archives” for the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences.  Farneth has served on national grant evaluation panels and speaks at international meetings on collection digitization, collection management and access, and fostering cooperation between libraries, archives, and museums.  He lives in Tucson with his husband David.

 

 

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