The glifaa Board

Lucia Piazza, President

Lucia Piazza is a Senior Foreign Service Officer and currently serves as the Director of the Board of Examiners in the Bureau of Global Talent Management at the Department of State.  Lucia joined the State Department in 2001 and has served overseas in Uganda, Togo, Nigeria, Tunisia, and most recently Canada, where she lead the team at the  U.S. Consulate General in Calgary.  Domestically, Lucia has served in the Bureau of Near East Asian Affairs, the Bureau of African Affairs, as a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Management, and as the Director of Crisis Management and Deputy Director in the Operations Center.    

Lucia has been a fierce advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility her entire career.  In addition to serving multiple times as an EEO counselor, this is Lucia’s third time on the glifaa board having previously held the positions of Director of Communications and Director of Policy.  In her day job, Lucia runs the office that hires the next generation of the Foreign Service.  She sees her service in glifaa as her contribution to the more challenging part of the equation – retaining talented employees.   Lucia looks forward to working with her incredible glifaa board colleagues to make progress on issues that ultimately affect our ability to retain talent:  accreditation for LGBTQIA+ family members; expanded access to LGBTQIA+ healthcare; and expanded LGBTQIA+ representation in senior leadership positions.

Lucia and her wife, Laurie McQueen, live in Virginia and have five kids ranging from the ages of 18-24 so there’s never a dull moment or enough food in their home.  

Anthony Musa, Vice President for Department of State

Anthony is a Foreign Affairs Officer at the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation at the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Anthony joined the State Department in 2021, coming from the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Department of the Treasury. Beyond his work at glifaa and State, he is the Vice President for Capital Pride Alliance which manages the pride celebration in Washington, D.C., he also serves on the Board of the DC Latino Caucus, representing the Latino community in Washington, D.C. to local government leaders. He has served on various Commissions for the D.C. Government including the Latino Community Development Commission and the Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board. He previously served as the Chair of Pride in Federal Service, working with LGBTQ+ federal employees to ensure their needs are addressed by government leaders. He looks forward to taking this experience to broaden diplomatic accreditation for LGBTQ+ FSO’s and civil servants abroad working out at post. Anthony is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Anthony received his Masters from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies in 2017 and his Bachelors from Arizona State University in 2015. Anthony lives in Washington, D.C. with his partner and their two dachshunds.

Jessica Morrison, Vice President for USAID and Other Agencies

 Jessica Morrison (she/her) is the LGBTQI+ Program Officer with the USAID Inclusive Development Hub. Prior to this, she served as Director and Deputy Director of the Program Office (PRO) in Jordan, a PRO Officer in Haiti, and a Democracy and Governance Officer in Nicaragua.
Prior to joining USAID in 2011, Ms. Morrison worked for The Protection Project, a human rights research 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, where she fell in love with the region and met her wife. Jessica has a BA from the University of Akron and a MA from JHU-SAIS. She and her wife are the proud mothers of Nora (9) and Clyde (7), and she is an avid runner and adventure junkie with a deep love of foreign languages and a passion for human rights.

Seth Wyngowski, Director of Policy

Seth Wyngowski (he/him) is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.  He is currently in Washington preparing for an assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia.  Seth was a glifaa post representative while serving in Seoul, Korea and Lima, Peru.  He began his career in the civil service and was part of the team that worked to reestablish U.S.-Cuba ties from 2014 to 2017.  Seth holds degrees from American University and Georgetown and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean.  

Brian Bolton, Secretary and Treasurer

Brian Bolton, a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State, is glifaa’s Secretary and Treasurer. He currently serves as an Assistant Director at the Washington Passport Agency, overseeing customer service, fraud prevention, and professional development initiatives. Brian’s previous diplomatic assignments include postings in London, Tel Aviv, Guayaquil, and Guatemala City. Outside the Foreign Service, his primary focus has been in international exchange, to include directing student programs at three universities and serving as a regional coordinator – based in Mexico City – for EducationUSA, the Department of State’s network of international educational advising centers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and cognitive science from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University.

Catriona Bullock, Director of Social and Outreach

Catriona Bullock has served the Department as a Pathways intern and as a civil service IT security specialist in the Bureau of Global Public Affairs since 2018, where she uses her knowledge of cybersecurity principles to safeguard the message of the Department of State. She twice served Operation Allies Welcome, helping process Afghan refugees at Dulles Airport, and helping them find new homes at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. 

Before coming to the Department, Catriona worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta where she defended, among others, systems containing health survey data on trans women in Thailand. As a transgender lesbian, she advocates for the acceptance of trans people in the workplace, spousal accreditation issues, and LGBTQIA+ medical needs. She is from Atlanta, holds a Master’s degree in IT Security and a Bachelor’s in International Relations, and studied in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Catriona’s first career was as a Land Rover and Toyota Land Cruiser restoration specialist, and in her spare time, she enjoys maintaining a vintage (1994) Land Cruiser, baking, and timidly clinging onto her girlfriend as she plays scary video games. She lives in Virginia with her girlfriend and their pet cat, Vivi.

Andrea Arredondo, Director of Communication

Andrea Arredondo serves the Bureau of Global Public Affairs as a Producer for the Live Virtual Programs team. She harnesses her broadcasting and public affairs background to communicate the message of the State Department worldwide. She began working for the Department in 2021 and has been an avid volunteer for glifaa, where she uses her skills to represent the trans community in the workplace and beyond. 

Before her work at State, Andrea worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs where she helped guide messaging from the Pentagon briefing room. She is a Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Russell (DDG 59) during the Global War on Terror. As a born and raised New Yorker and daughter of Latino immigrants, she advocates for the rights of immigrant communities, especially queer Latinos who often feel underrepresented. She sees her work as fundamental to changing the perception of the trans, Latino, and veteran communities and feels the best way to incite change is through leading from the front.

Andrea lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her girlfriend and their pet cat Vivi. She enjoys healthy cooking, dancing, playing scary video games, and keeping up to date with world events

Dan Buchman, Post Representative Coordinator

Dan Buchman is a second-tour Foreign Service Officer serving as the Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Dan recently completed his first tour at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  There, he led the citizen services and consular information units.  He also served as the glifaa Post Rep, a coordinator for the First and Second Tour Professionals Program, and secretary on the American school and employee association boards.  Prior to Dhaka, Dan also spent a few months as the Bangladesh Desk Officer in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. 

Before the Foreign Service, Dan interned at nonprofits advocating for refugee communities in Europe and Arab American communities in the United States.  Dan has spent time living, studying, and working in Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, China, Taiwan, Belgium, and Spain.  Dan hails from Brooklyn, NY — just a few blocks from Coney Island — where his family immigrated from the former Soviet Union.  Dan believes in glifaa’s capacity to challenge the Department to be more welcoming and more supportive of the LGBTQI+ staff who serve it.  He sees glifaa’s post reps as the fabric holding our global organization together and hopes to provide them with the resources and information they need to be force multipliers of our community’s collective power. 

Dan is an aspiring, too often failing, vegan and a proud cat dad to Diesel (because she sounds like an engine when she purrs).

Jessica Copeland, Parent and Family Members Coordinator

Jessica G Copeland is a political officer at US Embassy Athens, where she works on human rights issues, to include LGBTQIA+ rights.  She joined the State Department in 2014 and has served in Ciudad Juárez, Zagreb, and the Operations Center (Ops).  She is the parent and family coordinator for glifaa and is the founder of the facebook group FS Parents of LGBTQIA+ kids.  She has served as glifaa post rep twice.  

Prior to her work at State, Jessica taught human development at Vanderbilt University and the University of Colorado.  Her area of focus was child and adolescent development, including gender and social development.

Jessica and her husband Jason hail from Colorado and are mountain sport enthusiasts. They have two children:  Jacob (10) and Luca (21).  Luca is a senior at Jessica’s alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, where they serve as president of Berkeley’s first trans/gender fluid fraternity.

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