The Leadership Team
Corey Harvard received his BA in English and philosophy from the University of South Alabama where he served as editor-in-chief of Oracle Fine Arts Review. A songwriter since his middle school years, you can find him playing gigs around Mobile on a regular basis. He frequently brings his love for poetry and music into the work he does at Prism. Whenever he gets the opportunity, he backpacks and tries to grow things.
Site Director, Prism Fairhope
Sarah Rutledge Fischer is an artist, writer, LGBTQ+ activist, and licensed (but inactive) attorney living in Fairhope, Alabama. Since 2015, Sarah has been writing for Focus Magazines, authoring articles that serve the LGBTQ+ community, including a regular advice column titled Ask Allie. Closer to home, she teaches art classes at the Eastern Shore Art Center and exhibits her artwork locally. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family or tending her beehives.
Program Director, Prism Preteens
Kirsten is a Mobile native. She has twice graduated from the University of South Alabama: first with a BA in secondary education and English, followed by an MA in education leadership. Kirsten has seven years of teaching experience with English learners and is currently coordinator of the MCPSS ESL & migrant programs. As the program director of Prism Preteens, she develops curriculum and facilitates preteen meetups. She spends her spare time going on adventures with her little girl.
Program Director, Prism D&D
Walker Waughtal moved to Mobile after graduating from Auburn University where he received a BA in both Architecture and Interior Architecture. In his spare time he enjoys bike rides, gardening, and of course, playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. A big fan of both D&D and other tabletop roleplaying games, Walker is a strong believer in their ability to let people make stories to entertain and inspire themselves.
Program Director, Prism Teens
Adrian Brantley is a Mobile native and current student at the University of South Alabama. He is earning his degree in hospitality and tourism management. He is an avid coffee lover, and spends much of his time participating in local community theatre. Adrian is our first facilitator who graduated out of the program, and looks forward to helping Prism grow even more.
Program Lead, Prism Families Fairhope
Elizabeth Denham is the owner of Lotus Flower Media and works with clients who need copywriting, content, and marketing services. Formerly, Elizabeth founded and was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Franchise Woman magazine and co-founder of The Coterie for Women. She has a passion for highlighting the voices of those who are doing good in the world – both professionally and personally—and uses her project, “Pursuit of Humanity: Voices of Alabama”, to advocate for the acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQ community.
Community Liaison & Volunteer Coordinator
Ricketha Kirksey earned her BA in Sociology at Auburn University at Montgomery where she served as a peer mentor and tour guide for the Admissions office. A proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, Ricketha prides herself on the values of sisterhood and is often seen out in the community serving at all capacities. When it’s time to get her creative juices flowing, she enjoys DIY crafts and has a love for rollerblading, hiking, and yoga. Embodying her free spirit, Ricketha lives by the mottos that “you don’t have to be good at things to enjoy them” and “I’d rather regret doing something than doing nothing at all.”
Our Governing Principles
Prism strives to cultivate a cooperative governing ethos, de-centering power and prioritizing the voices of the youth it serves. To achieve this, Prism holds biannual, 360-degree evaluations of its staff and volunteers: youth evaluate facilitators, facilitators evaluate directors. Submitted evaluations are anonymous and are inaccessible to the individuals to whom they pertain.
Board of Directors
Prism United responds to the comprehensive needs of LGBTQ youth. Specifically, Prism works to mitigate the psychological, socio-economic, and academic disadvantages caused by repression and victimization.
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