Michael Konstantino, President
Michael is a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer with over 20 years of experience in the U.S. State Department’s diplomatic corps and is proud to be serving on the glifaa board for the third time. He is currently preparing for his next position as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg. His last assignment was as Deputy Director of the Office of South Central European Affairs, the central policy office for the seven countries of the Western Balkans. Michael previously served as Counselor of Embassy for Management Affairs at U.S. Embassy Skopje, North Macedonia. His previous assignments include a mix of management, economic, political, and consular assignments at the U.S. Consulate General, Frankfurt, U.S. Embassy Cotonou, Benin, the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel, U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana, and U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Michael last served on the glifaa board as Vice President for the Department of State. He has been passionately involved in other Department Diversity and Inclusion and EEO initiatives. Michael graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in Political Science and from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania with an M.B.A. and Certificate in Business Analytics. Before joining the Foreign Service, he worked in the fields of law, pharmaceutical marketing and healthcare. Michael is a native of Los Angeles, but now calls Washington, D.C. and New Orleans home. Michael is married to Shalom Konstantino, also a former glifaa board member and a Public Affairs professional at the Department of State.
LaSean Knox-Brown, Vice President for State
LaSean Knox-Brown (he/his) is the incoming PD Desk Officer covering the West Balkans. He received a B.A. in International Relations from Morehouse College and an MPA in Public Policy and International Development at Princeton University. Before joining the Department, he worked as a policy analyst at the Cape York Institute in Cairns, Australia and was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany. LaSean is a Pickering Fellow, and interned in ECA (alumni affairs) and Embassy Conakry. After joining the department in 2011, LaSean worked as the APAO in Burkina Faso, Vice Consul in Berlin, IO in Algiers, and the PAO in Praia. LaSean is married to Patrick Knox-Brown, a physical biochemist currently working on his postdoc.
Megan Thompson, Vice President for USAID and Other Agencies
Megan Thompson is a Humanitarian Assistance Officer with the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Prior to USAID, she worked on humanitarian response programs in East Africa and the Middle East. She is originally from Michigan and received a BS in Biology and Public Health from Alma College and an MPH in Global Health from Emory University. She currently resides in Virginia.
Timothy McNally, Director of Policy
Timothy McNally (he/his) is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He previously served at Embassy Santo Domingo, Consulate General Monterrey (where he was a glifaa post representative), the State Department Operations Center, and the Foreign Service Institute. Tim is passionate about the opportunity to advance glifaa’s policy priorities and safeguard LGBTQI+ rights within foreign affairs agencies and across the U.S. government.
Brandon Thompson, Secretary and Treasurer
Brandon Thompson is a Foreign Service Officer currently serving in the Office of Pakistan Affairs within the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Brandon previously served as the Human Rights Officer in Kabul, Afghanistan and as a Consular Officer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Prior to joining the State Department, Brandon worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC, and the brokerage firm StoneX Group in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Columbia University. Brandon is married to Adonis, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland and an instructor at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Brandon and Adonis are the proud fathers of their son, Alex.
Catriona Bullock, Director of Social and Outreach
Catriona Bullock (she/her) has served the Department as a Pathways intern and as a civil service IT security specialist since 2018. She is originally from Atlanta and holds a Master’s degree in IT Security and a Bachelor’s in International Relations, and much to DS’s frustration, studied in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her first career was as a Land Rover restoration specialist, and in her spare time, she maintains a vintage (1994) Toyota Land Cruiser named Biscuit, builds computers, and studies a variety of languages. She lives in Virginia with her girlfriend and many plants.
Josh Trinidad, Director of Communication
Josh Trinidad is a PD-coned entry-level Foreign Service Officer currently serving in Sydney, Australia after a first tour in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Before starting his career with the State Department in 2017, Josh worked as an ESL teacher in New York City, Bucaramanga (Colombia), and Paris. He completed a Master’s in International Affairs at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 2017 through the Rangel Fellowship program. Josh is originally from Cayey, Puerto Rico and grew up in Illinois, Oregon, New Mexico, Florida and New York City. He now calls Miami home.
Non-voting members of the governing board to address specific areas of member concern and engagement:
Post Representative Co-Coordinator: Jessica Morrison
Jessica Morrison has been the Deputy Program Office Director in Jordan since July 2017, following assignments as Program Officer in Haiti (2014 – 2017) and a Democracy and Governance Officer in Nicaragua (2012 – 2014). Prior to joining USAID in 2011, Ms. Morrison worked for The Protection Project, a human rights institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (JHU-SAIS) where she managed USG-funded programs in Egypt. She also served as a Maternal and Child Health Volunteer with Peace Corps Morocco (2005 – 2007). Ms. Morrison has a B.A. from the University of Akron and an M.A. from JHU-SAIS. Ms. Morrison is proficient in French, Spanish, and Italian and speaks conversational Arabic, Haitian Kreyol, Portuguese, and Amazigh. She and her wife, Anne, are the proud mothers of Nora (7) and Clyde (5). She is an avid runner, yogi, foodie, and explorer.
D.C. Post Representative Co-Coordinator: Charles Morrill
Charles Morrill is a Management-coned Foreign Service Officer who returned to the Department in July to take up a two-year tour as the Human Resources Division Chief for EUR-IO/EX. Immediately prior to this, Charles served as the Management Counselor in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He has held the same position at Embassies Yaoundé, Kampala, and Libreville. In addition to Management assignments, Charles has also served as an Economics and Consular officer in Niamey, Niger and as a Political and Consular officer in Tirana, Albania. Previous DC experience consists of a tour as Post Management Officer in AF/EX.
Parent and Family Members Coordinators: Jessica G. Copeland, Britt Jones, and Andy Masloski