Ms. Kim Macpherson
Kim and her wife Janet (Fi) Macpherson have been long time social activists for the LGBTQ community, protesters for racial equality and advocates for women’s rights in the North Texas area for almost 40 years. Over the years, in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights, Kim and Janet participated in the 1989 March on Austin, the 1993 One in a Million March on Washington, the 1994 Gay Games / Stonewall 25th, and many Gay Pride parades throughout the country. Some of the key events in the struggle for racial equality and equity as well as women’s rights, includes protesting against the 1988 Ku Klux Klan rally in downtown Dallas, marching in the 1992 March for Women’s lives in Washington DC, and in 1993 serving as protectors for women seeking entrance into an abortion clinic in Houston, TX. The various boards, committees, conferences, community, and political activities that Kim has served on and/or participated, on behalf of the LGBTQ community, include Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Democratic Delegate for 2004 State Convention, PFLAG Denton County board member, Texas Lesbian Conference (1988-2004) participant, Lez Talk Woman’s Empowerment Conference (2018) panel member / attendee, HRC Dallas Federal Club committe member, Dallas Black Tie table sponsor, Lambda Legal Southwest Region Board member. Currently, Kim serves as a board member of the Coalition for Aging LGBT, and is the chair of the CFA signature fundraising event, Dallas Wings Celebrity Serve.
Professionally, Kim worked twenty-eight years in the business world in sales and has spent the past eleven years teaching high school English at Irving High School where she is one of the faculty sponsors for the Tiger Pride-Gay Straight Alliance student group. She will celebrate her 40th anniversary with the love of her life, Janet (Fi) Macpherson in February, 2020.
Ms. Emma Rose Colquitt-Sayers
Emma has been an entrepreneur in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for the past 29 years. Currently, she is president/CEO of Cardiac Dynamics, LLC, a mobile diagnostic lab specializing in non-invasive cardiovascular procedures as well as temporary cardiovascular ultrasound staffing to doctors’ offices, medical clinics and hospitals in the North Texas area. She is a woman of integrity who believes that high quality patient care and excellent customer service is a “Right” that everyone is entitled to. Ms. Colquitt-Sayers is a registered cardiac sonographer (RDCS) and a MBA graduate from Texas Women’s University. Emma’s community support is exemplified through her active affiliations with the following organizations: Celebration on the Lake Church Board of Directors, Leadership Texas Alumnae Board - President, Committee of 30, an advisory board for Women’s Athletics, Florida State University, Grand Prairie Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board, YWCA Metropolitan Dallas Board of Directors, Arlington Museum of Art Board of Trustees, American Heart Association, Dallas Chapter Board of Directors, Junior Players Guild Board of Directors, Oak Lawn Community Services – Fundraising Chairperson and Board President, and Creator of Emma’s Elves, a Christmas project for families in need.
Emma has been honored by the following awards:
Ms. Carolyn Roney
Carolyn is recently retired from Legend Senior Living where she worked as the Assistant Director at Rosewood Assisted Living and Memory Care. This work was her “what do you want to do when you grow up” adventure. Prior to this she worked at several companies in Human Resources and left that field as the VP, Human Resources at Staff One. She is an Extra Mile Award winner and was recognized for her volunteer work on the Board of Oak Lawn Community Services and Chair of Lifewalk for two years. She also served on the Black Tie Dinner (BTD) Board as Chair of Board Governance and Secretary and BTD Advisory Board.
Mx. Jaime Esposito
Jaime Esposito is a percussion performer and educator in the DFW area. In 2018, they co-founded Spectrum Ensemble, which highlights talented musicians in the LGBTQA+ community. The ensemble commissions new music by Queer composers which showcases the talents of the underrepresented artists of the LGBTQA+ community, and performs these works around the country. Jaime frequently plays with Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Texarkana Symphony, Allen Symphony, and Abilene Philharmonic. They have also had the opportunity to travel around the word and perform with groups such as the International Lyric Academy, Britten-Pears Festival Orchestra, World Percussion Group, and Heartland Marimba. Jaime maintains a private lesson studio of 50+ students in the Hurst Euless Bedford (HEB) school district.
Jaime is passionate about the queer community and beyond excited for the opportunity to serve as a Board Member for the Coalition for Aging LGBT.
To find out more about Jaime and what they do check out the links below!