Adrian N. Carver serves as Co-Director, Policy & Development. A multi-generation New Mexican, Adrian is a hardworking and committed advocate who stands with marginalized communities and young people in New Mexico. His creativity and innovation are rooted in his values of social justice and racial healing. Having started as a community organizer in middle school, he has served on a number of boards and been honored with Albuquerque Business First’s top 40 under Forty award, the Fueling Increasingly Relevant Education Award, New Mexico Voices for Children’s Amy Biehl Spirit of Youth Award, and Molina Healthcare’s Community Champion Award.
Ophelia Hu Kinney serves as Co-Director, Programs & Outreach. Ophelia comes to EQNM from Maine, where she had previously worked as Grants Manager for a mid-sized community development nonprofit. Prior to that, she served as a program manager in the Navajo Nation for a literacy organization and as an advocate for higher education on behalf of the Office of the First Lady of the Navajo Nation. Ophelia holds a deep desire to dismantle systemic barriers that prevent LGBTQ individuals from living and loving fully. She received an M.B.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from Amherst College.
Sebastian Margaret is EQNM's Disability Community Project Coordinator who was raised in Yorkshire (UK) and has lived in NM since ’95. A Disabled Trans* queer Immigrant, they are kept deliciously exhausted parenting a pair of gorgeous kids, both of who are now taller than they. Not formally educated yet richly informed by a working class life, Sebastian roots their work in racial, economic, gender, sexuality, Immigration justice and Sovereignty struggles. They have spent close to three decades in service of self-determination, leadership and vibrancy within disability communities, while cajoling LGBTQI movements and direct service to embrace anti-ablism as an implemented core value, and to embed disability justice deep into the heart of all that we do.