Leadership

The Leadership Team

Corey Harvard

Executive Director

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.

Sarah Fischer

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.

Kirsten Gentry

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.

Walker Waughtal

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.

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

RHODA VANDERHART

Coordinating Officer

CHENELE CHAPMAN

Administrative Officer

DAN VANNOSTRAND

Finance Officer

Alysandria Embergale

ALYSANDRIA EMBERGALE

Records Officer

MARGARET JORDAN

Member

Jenny Arras

JENNY ARRAS

Member

Julisa Kidd

JULISA KIDD

Member

PRISM UNITED

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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