Jessie Miller, President
Jessie Miller (she/her or he/him) has been the President of BQAC for the past two years and was on the board of Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) in Minnesota prior. Jessie is a social worker by day and President of BQAC by night. She is a firm believer in the prosperity of the bi+ community, which is why Jessie has advocated strongly for bi+ inclusive DV policies, health care practices, and racial justice during her tenure. In his free time (which is little), Jessie enjoys beatboxing, reading, & playing on his Nintendo Switch.
Augusto Rodriguez, Vice-President
Augusto “Auggie” Rodriguez (he/him) has been a Board Member at Large with BQAC since January 2020 and recently was nominated as Vice President in 2021. Auggie by day is a Customer Service Representative. He is a firm believer in bringing diversity and inclusion and representation within the Bi+ Community being Latinx himself (Puerto Rican, Cuban and Spaniard). When he is not working, Auggie spends his time creating content under his production company AR FILMS CHICAGO (who produced our 10 year anniversary documentary in 2020), building with LEGO, and watching DVD special features.
Julia Santiago, Treasurer
My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences & Disability and Human Development. I spend a lot of my free time playing video games, my favorite is Guild Wars 2, or trying out new baking recipes.
Allison Goldstein, Secretary
Allison Goldstein (she/her) has been on the board of BQAC since 2019. She is a writer and currently studies computer science. In her free time, she enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and watching musicals.
T H Johnson, Director
T H Johnson (he/him) joined the board in January 2020 and brings a wealth of experience gained from coast to coast and trips to Europe ranging from two weeks to six months at a time. He’s worked in all aspects of business and organizational management, including human resources; training and professional development; operations; logistics; public relations; budget management; and strategic planning. In 2005, he moved to the Chicago area for a one-year temporary job as a government contractor, which was subsequently defunded six years later when the President and Congress couldn’t agree on the budget. He currently works full time as a ride-share driver. He makes his home in Waukegan and enjoys getting out to the lakes area as much as possible. He is an avid music enthusiast, and enjoys live theatre as much as possible. T H describes himself as “polyamorous before we knew that was what we were” and would like to organize some group events in Lake County.
Scott (he/him) has lived in Chicago for more than 20 years and has been active with issues including social justice, healthcare access, wellness, and spirituality. As a learner himself, he is interested in encouraging others to understand and celebrate the components of their unique journeys. He hopes to research and share information which might enhance the wellness of other queer and bisexual men and better their relationships with others and themselves.