Marriage Equality USA

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Our Team

Our staff are, and have been, the operational core of the organization at both the national and local levels. Marriage Equality USA has had an amazing and diverse group of leaders who served our organization by providing guidance and direction to our volunteers, developing and implementing outreach plans and education materials, communicating internally and externally, and maintaining active relationships with members of the media.

Below is an alphabetical list with bios of our current National Staff: 

  • Brian Silva - Executive Director

    Brian brings to Marriage Equality USA his experience leading other large, volunteer-driven organizations including the International Association of Emergency Managers -...

  • John Lewis - Director of Legal & Policy

    John Lewis graduated in the top ten percent of his class from Stanford Law School in 1986, where he was...

  • Stuart Gaffney - Communications Director

    Stuart is the Marriage Equality USA National Communications Director, serving as the primary liaison to all areas of the organization...

  • John Mattras - News Manager

    John manages the MEUSA News Blog. He is from Washington DC and was born and raised "inside the beltway" by a...

  • Paul Carey - Multimedia Lead

    As the Multimedia Lead for MEUSA, Paul manages our Flickr and YouTube resources to showcase the past and present stories and...