Tony Neuhoff, Interim President, is in-house counsel for GCM Grosvenor, where he was recently recognized with their GCM in the Community Award. Previously, he served as counsel for Allstate Investments and practiced with the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Tony has been named among the Best U.S. Lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. Prior to his career as an attorney, he worked in the art and museum fields. Tony is excited to assist in leading Gerber/Hart Library and Archives as it grows from a vital community resource to a preeminent nonprofit organization.

Becky Chmielewski, Treasurer, is an administrator at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and a visual artist. She recently received her MFA from Ohio University, where she researched and highlighted the LGBTQ history of Southeastern Ohio. She is passionate about our community’s history, and driven by a desire to share that history and build community resilience and visibility through the storytelling made possible by Gerber/Hart


Jen Kelly

Jeremy Lybarger is a writer and editor in Chicago. His journalism and cultural criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Art in America, The Paris Review, The New York Review of Books, and many other outlets. He is currently an editor at the Poetry Foundation, the nonprofit publisher of Poetry magazine. 

Johanna Russ is a Senior Archival Specialist at Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections where she helps to preserve Chicago’s history. She previously worked at Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, in Detroit. She is excited to bring her 15 years of library and archives experience to Gerber/Hart. She is especially inspired to preserve the LGBTQIA+ historical record by her children so they can see the broader context for their family.

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