Priscilla A. Hale
Priscilla A. Hale, MSW is currently the Executive Director of allgo and has been with the organization since 1998. She has extensive experience in the areas of community organizing, production of cultural work, nonprofit administration, program development, and implementation. She is an East Austin, Texas native who identifies as a Black Lesbian, mother, daughter, sister and grannie Cilla. She earned her Masters of Social Work Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, and her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.
Health & Wellness Coordinator
enakshi ganguly is a queer Bengali immigrant raised in Houston, TX. She is invested in the holistic well being and joy of queer communities of color in the South. enakshi is a writer and poet who focuses on South Asian memory, feminism, nationalism, and the onset of modernity. In the past, she has organized around abolishing caste with Dalit activists from India in Austin, TX, as well as nationally presented on the challenges of sex workers in Kolkata, India as they unionize to demand worker rights. She has been featured on Buzzfeed, BBC, and fields, a local Austin arts & culture journal. Her dream is to publish her own books and to create a larger platform for the global Bengali community.
Mary González currently serves as a State Representative for El Paso County, as well as the Founder of Izel Consulting, a Leadership and Diversity Consulting Firm. Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Masters Degree from St. Edward’s University. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction-Cultural Studies in Education at UT-Austin.
Jose Juan Lara Jr.
Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, has been involved with allgo since 2008 and was later appointed to the board as treasurer. Professionally, Jose Juan has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 in Texas and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis intervention, systems advocacy for victims of family and sexual violence, and LGBTQ victims of interpersonal violence. Jose Juan is a project coordinator for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza, a national institute on domestic violence focusing on Latin@ communities. Prior to joining the National Latin@ Network, Jose Juan was the Senior Victim Services Program Specialist for Texas Advocacy Project in Austin; Legal Advocate Program Coordinator for Friendship of Women, Inc. in Brownsville; Case Manager Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cameron and Willacy Counties; and Director of Legal Services for the Family Crisis Center, Inc. in Harlingen. Jose Juan serves as board president for the Texas Victim Services Association and is a consultant for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Francés Jones is Principal and Managing Attorney for the Law Office of Francés Jones, where she maintains a boutique private practice. She is also General Counsel /Business Affairs for Tap Creative, LLC.In addition, she is Chief Possibility Officer for Soul Matters Media Group, “a select company where soulmatters”®. Francés previously served as Chief Counsel, Global Consumer/ Chief Counsel, Head of Legal for publicly traded U.K. based Hibu Plc/Yell Group, a print and online advertising and ecommerce company, as well in Business & Legal Affairs for several international entertainment and media companies. A graduate of New York University School of Law, Ms. Jones is a senior executive with over 25 years of international experience in business & legal affairs, marketing & advertising, operations, strategic planning, and management, working with major Wall Street firms and international entertainment & media companies around the globe. She began her career as a Wall Street corporate & securities associate with Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and has subsequently held senior positions at Univision Communications / Univision Radio, PolyGram Records (Universal Music Group), Zomba/Jive/BMG (Sony Entertainment), and Green Mountain Energy Company. She also formerly served as a Music Commissioner for the City of Austin, TX, and she initiated and helped coordinate the successful 2008 Latin Grammys® in Houston, TX. Ms. Jones received her B.A. in International Relations from Knox College and is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Texas.
Lyndon K. Gill
Lyndon K. Gill was born in New York City and raised on all the Trinbagonian culture Jamaica, Queens would allow. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. in African & African American Studies. He received his Ph.D. in African American Studies and Anthropology (with a Secondary Field in Studies of Women, Gender & Sexuality) from Harvard University. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies and in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology and Center for Africana Studies. Dr. Gill is currently an Assistant Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies at the University