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Announcement of Appointment to the Board of DignityUSA

 Message from DignityUSA President Patrick T. McArron

November 29, 2002 — I invite you to join me in welcoming Chellie Griffin to the DignityUSA Board of Directors.  Chellie received a unanimous vote of confidence from the current members of the board.  Her appointment to the board is effective immediately.

Michelle "Chellie" Griffin is an out transsexual lesbian cradle Catholic. Chellie has two grown children, three grandchildren and is employed as a Management Information Systems Consultant.

Chellie joined Dignity in Dallas in 1998, was a member of Regional and National Houses of Delegates from 1999 through 2001. Chellie has served as Chapter Liturgy Committee Chair person since 1999, Chapter Board member since 2001 and this year as Chapter vice president.

Chellie graduated from the Leadership Lambda training program in 2001, founded their Youth Programs Committee and serves as its co-chair.  Chellie also serves as a Member of the task force implementing the Diocese of Fort Worth "Ministry with Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered and other sexual minority Catholics."  Chellie is also an active member of the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance political action committee, GLSEN in Dallas and Tarrant counties, the Gay Prom Committee, and works in support of persons living with HIV and AIDS in North Texas.

Chellie brings to the board a "can do, will do" attitude.  She is a no-nonsense person who has a reputation of getting things done.