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Office and Staff Contact Information

Here’s contact information for our office and staff. We greatly appreciate and rely upon the input of our members and others to help us be as effective as possible. We welcome your opinions and suggestions.

1133 19th Street NW
Suite 302
Washington, DC 20036

phone: 202-600-8037
fax: 202-478-1500  





Hector Vargas
Executive Director

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Hector Vargas, JD, became Executive Director of GLMA on June 2, 2010. Vargas was previously the Deputy Director of the Education and Public Affairs Department for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. Before joining Lambda Legal in 2001, Vargas was a state legislative lawyer with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, where he worked with state and local activists and elected officials on legislation to protect LGBT people. Previously, he was an assistant director with the American Bar Association in the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and prior to that, he was a national student organizing director with the National Association for Public Interest Law.


Shyam Patel
Senior Communications & Education Associate

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Shyam Patel joined GLMA in May 2017 as the Communications and Education Associate after serving previously as the Program Coordinator for the Health Professions Advising Office at University of Maryland. He received a dual Bachelor's of Science in Pediatric Healthcare & Clinical Psychology from UMBC in 2014. During his time there, Shyam was involved in pediatric clinical research at various institutions such as UMBC, UMSOM, UPenn, and CHOP. He is passionate about public health and healthcare equity and one day aspires to pursue a career in medicine. 



Kevin Harrington
Membership & Development Associate
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Kevin Harrington joined GLMA in May 2018 as the Membership and Development Associate, bringing with him five plus years of relationship management, development, and customer service experience. Kevin received a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies from American University, where he began his foray into development as a Student Caller for fundraising. Kevin has a passion for advancing LGBTQ rights and is excited to work in healthcare equality.


If you have want to join or donate to GLMA or have questions about joining or donating, please visit www.glma.org/join or contact us at 202-600-8037 ext 311 or donate@glma.org.




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