The Board of the Gay Coaches Alliance

Board members serve for a 4 year term.

Our current board members are:

Patrick Boze

Patrick is a New York State board certified, professional coach who offers bi-weekly group and individual coaching sessions in New York City, Fort Smith, Arkansas, and online. He also provides on-demand sober companionship worldwide, or can refer you to a coach who can provide those services 24/7.

President Elect
Daniel Rodriguez Schlorff

I’m pleased to be serving the GCA board for a second year, and I have served on the DEIB Council, as well. I am certified by the Health Coach Institute for both Health and Life Coaching, and I have been certified as a Personal Trainer through ISSA. Finally, I have earned master’s degrees at Hartford Seminary and Meadville/Lombard (Chicago) and a Doctor of Ministry and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion at Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley). Besides coaching, I pastor an open and affirming church in Connecticut.

James Wright

James is your go-to Accredited Strengths-Based Coach and LGBTIQ+ advocate. They focus on working with clients to accelerate careers, elevate businesses and turn on potential to live freaking fabulous lives. Backed by 25+ years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience James has been working with strengths and positive psychology tools since 2007, he’s all about unlocking your awesomeness and having you thrive.


Justin combines his experience as a business leader and entrepreneur, background in behavioral psychology, and expertise in health and wellness to help his coaching clients dream big, live authentically, work with purpose, and share more of their unique gifts with the world.

Member at Large

Dr. Kenneth Mitchell is a Master Coach Practitioner and a Board Certified Coach. His practice includes work as a talent development & life design coach. Dr. Mitchell has a bachelor’s degree in economics, an MBA in management, and has earned a doctorate of applied management in organizational development. He has completed postdoctoral study in survey research design. His coach training includes coursework through the Center for Coaching Mastery, the Certified Coaches Federation, and extensive study in psychometric instruments. He is recognized as a MBTI Master Practitioner and a Master Trainer.

Member at Large

My dynamic seminars focus on interpersonal communication, personal effectiveness, goal setting, organizational change, diversity, workplace harassment and more.

Member at Large

I focus on working with business leaders, family business owners, and individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. Our identities do not stop at the door and are with us in all that we do. Many of my clients still struggle with sexual identity, acceptance, and relationships. In addition, some clients are parents dealing with their identity and role within the home and in their professional lives.

Member at Large

David Fisher is a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Hypotherapist. His work focuses on empowering clients to create meaningful, sustainable changes in their lives. His toolkit includes mindfulness, the enneagram, NLP, and non-violent communication. He has an MBA in Nonprofit Management and an MFA in Theater and, before becoming a coach, worked for over 20 years in the arts, arts administration, and government

Immediate Past President

Jeff Nally is an executive coach, speaker, and author who brings together neuroscience research, coaching methodologies, and well-being strategies to help leaders achieve what they really want at work and in life. This combined focus creates better leaders, teams, and organizations and produces results with the brain in mind.
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