May 4, 2016 at 2:21 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Rachel Tiven to head Lambda Legal
Rachel Tiven, Immigration Equality, gay news, Washington Blade

Rachel Tiven is to take over as head of Lambda Legal. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key).

NEW YORK — Lambda Legal’s board of directors announced on May 2 that Rachel B. Tiven would become the organization’s next chief executive officer.

“The work ahead is thrilling and it is necessary,” said Tiven in a statement. “It is our job to end discrimination everywhere in America, wherever it happens; to protect our partners and our children throughout their lives and to fight for every member of our society. I am so honored to join the talented team of lawyers, advocates, staff and supporters who make up the Lambda Legal family.”

Tiven is the former executive director of Immigration Equality. She will succeed Kevin Cathcart, who had been Lambda Legal’s executive director since 1992.

“I saw Rachel’s strategic, tireless leadership first-hand when she built Immigration Equality into a force for LGBT immigrants and asylum-seekers,” said Cathcart. “She is a fierce fighter for our community, and an experienced legal and political strategist who gets results. I look forward to working with her during this transition.”

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