The Trevor Project thanks Steve Mendelsohn, who is stepping in to lead us in the new year as the Interim Executive Director. Steve has served as the Deputy Executive Director at The Trevor Project for the past 4+ years. In this capacity, he oversees the development of the organization’s strategic plan, manages marketing and communications, participates in advancement, community engagement, and advocacy, and helps represent Trevor externally. Prior to The Trevor Project, Steve was the Executive Director of several media non-profits, including Project Rebirth (which created the Peabody Award winning documentary REBIRTH), FilmAid International (which uses the power of film to help refugees) and Arts Engine (a documentary film non-profit). He also spent 15 years in the corporate world, working at American Express and Razorfish. Steve has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The Trevor Project also welcomes longtime LGBTQ equality advocate Sheri Lunn to the role of Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Engagement. A nonprofit organization executive with extensive experience in marketing, public relations, communications and development, for nearly 20 years Sheri has dedicated her career to working for nonprofit organizations dedicated to social justice, equality and healthcare. Her nonprofit career began in the Policy & Public Affairs Department of the L.A. LGBT Center where she served as Media Director, then was Director of Communications at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Associate Director of Marketing and Development of AIDS/LifeCycle, Director of Communications for the March of Dimes, and Sr. Director of Public Affairs for AbilityFirst, where she oversaw their marketing, volunteer recruitment, outreach, and advocacy teams. Her Board service includes: Vice President of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, and she currently serves as a City of Los Angeles elected official on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council. Sheri has undergraduate degrees in Broadcast Journalism and American Sign Language Interpreting, and a Master’s degree in Leadership & Management with a concentration on nonprofit organizations.