The Comings and Goings column also invites LGBTQ+ college students to share their successes with us. If you have been elected to a student government position, gotten an exciting internship, or are graduating and beginning your career with a great job, let us know so we can share your success.
Congratulations to Amy Loudermilk who has started a new consulting company called Yachay Consulting. It will provide consulting services including policy and legislative strategy/advocacy; training and technical assistance; workshops and presentations and program evaluation and planning on a variety of topics including but not limited to LGBTQ: mental health and suicide prevention, intimate partner violence and sexual assault; cultural competence and diversity matters. She said, “I look forward to this exciting new venture and to using all I have learned in my many positions to benefit my clients.”
Amy is leaving her current position with the Trevor Project to begin this new venture. At the Trevor Project she was director of government affairs. Prior to that Amy was an adjunct faculty member at the University of New England where she served as a field instructor for the semester and supervised and directed all activities of a graduate level, Master of Social Work candidate. In her varied career she has also held a number of positions with the D.C. government. In Vincent Gray’s administration she was deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Affairs where among other duties she managed the development and delivery of diversity trainings and employment protections for government agencies and community groups. She built relationships with and served as a liaison to other D.C. government agencies and stakeholders to create innovative programming in support of the LGBT community.
Prior to that she worked in the Office of Victim Services and was on the Sexual Assault and Victims’ Rights Task Force. Amy has served as vice-chair of the Rainbow Response Coalition. She was honored as a 2017 Capital Pride Hero; was a 2014 Recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University’s College of Health and Human Services and in 2010 was given a Next Generation Award by Metro Weekly magazine.
She did her undergraduate work receiving her BS in political science and graduating cum laude from Towson University in Towson, Md., and received her Master of Social Work from George Mason University in Arlington, Va.