Interested in joining our diverse and charitable group of volunteers?
Check out our Board of Directors and Team Members below (past & present).
YOUTH PRIDE TEAM INTERVIEW
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Latoya resides in New York and works as a Fashion Designer who enjoys creating modern products that customers respond to and love! As a Co-Founder of Gotham Cheer, Latoya is dedicated to pushing the boundaries and society’s perceptions of adult cheerleading. She is also passionate about supporting and uplifting the LGBTQIA+ community. When she isn’t working, you’ll find Latoya volunteering around New York City, hitting the local museums and of course, people watching.
Felipe was born in the Dominican Republic and has two degrees in Psychology. His passion for cheerleading began while on the Columbia University Cheer Squad and in graduate school while on Yale’s Cheerleading Team. He has created two other nonprofit cheer organizations in New York City and co-founded a national affiliation for LGBTQ cheerleaders. In 2018, his dedication to community service, diversity and helping LGBTQ youth led him to co-found “Gotham Cheer.”
Ryan is a native New Yorker. He is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He received his Master's degree from Columbia University. Ryan's athletic background includes experience as a circus performer, personal trainer, and cheerleader. Ryan has been involved with Gotham Cheer since the beginning and became a Board Member in 2019. Besides being a Board Member, Ryan also serves as Gotham Cheer's Health Advisor.
MEET OUR FAMILY
"When I moved to NYC, I was really missing the queer family I had in college. Gotham Cheer quickly became a huge part of my queer life and I felt surrounded with love and positivity! I had no cheerleading experience; I didn’t even know what 'stunting' meant!! I am now OBSESSED with cheering, stunting and Gotham Cheer!"
-Connor, Team Member