Board of Directors

Inside Out is currently hiring a Youth Specialist. View Description and Apply by Jan 29, 2021>

Tonya Alonzo

Chair – she/her

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I am the Vice President of Retirement Plan Services at T. Rowe Price where I have worked for almost 14 years.  I am currently the Chair of the PRIDE BRG at T. Rowe Price in Colorado Springs and involved in various diversity efforts and groups within T. Rowe Price. I moved from New York state to Colorado in 2001.  I have been involved with Inside Out Youth Services for a few years sitting on the Governance Committee, the board, Vice Chair of the Board and is now the Chair.  I am an advocate and ally for diversity and I believe everyone deserves a safe space to be themselves every day. I believe in people and the work that Inside Out Youth Services does for the youth and community. 

Bill Mead

Vice Chair – he/him

Geri Johnson

Treasurer – she/her

I’m originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Colorado Springs seven years ago. I’m Senior Vice President of Innovation at SSPR, a Public Relations Agency. For fun, I enjoy relaxing in the Colorado sun with my wife and dog. I love the mission of IOYS, and I want to help. I was very fortunate to grow up with a loving, supportive family, and I want to offer my time and resources to extend as much love and support as I can.

Jeffrey Jensen

Board Member – he/him

I have over 30 years of experience in LGBTQ+ activism throughout Colorado. Educated in project management, graphic design, and architecture. I currently own and operate a construction firm.

Marius Nielson

Board Member – he/him, they/them

I serve on several nonprofit boards that focus on equity, access, and reproductive health. I am actively involved in various advocacy and activism efforts across the state of Colorado. I hold a Masters of Science in Midwifery degree and currently work as the Maternal and Child Health Program Coordinator for the Jefferson County Department of Public Health. I have also most recently worked in youth programming for multi-system involved youth who have contact with the behavioral health system. I am a parent to a spunky, smart, courageous 5 year old human, 1 dog, and 3 guinea pigs. As a part of the local queer community, I am passionate about providing support, options, and community for LGBTQ+ youth and I am excited about the opportunity to work with the Inside Out Youth Services Board of Directors toward these goals.

Joanna Nelson Rendón

Board Member – she/her

After surviving winters in Minnesota, I moved to Colorado in 2005. The weather, activities, and people kept me here. Inside Out Youth Services is an inspiring organization that is changing lives. I am excited to be a part of it. I am a librarian and the director of young adult services for Pikes Peak Library District. In that role, I guide the district-wide services for 12-24 year olds in our community. While I was growing-up, the library was a refuge for me and my friends. Inside Out is that for LGBTQ+ youth in our community. 

Katherine Spicer

Board Member – she/her

I am currently a criminal defense attorney. I have held several board positions in the Colorado Springs area, most recently with the Pikes Peak Library District.

Mackenzie Campbell

Board Member – she/her

I was born in Colorado Springs and started working with Inside Out as a volunteer in the summer of 2019. I bring my passion for LGBTQ+ advocacy and a background in tax/finance to the board and also sit on the Finance Committee. I am currently studying Business Intelligence at Metro State University in Denver. I continue to volunteer in the space on a regular basis and have seen how this community saves and enhances lives by providing a brave space to express and explore one’s true self. Inside Out is close to my heart because it provides the support I wish I had growing up as a member of the queer community in Colorado Springs. I have a passion for speaking out for those who are silenced. When not working to further LGBTQ+ rights, you can find me playing with my dog, Scout, reading science fiction, hiking and studying for school.