Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

About the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

About the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is the only one in the nation. The commission will be led by executive director Todd Snovel.


The Commission on LGBTQ Affairs’ Statement on the Passing of Shantee Tucker of Philadelphia
Executive Order: 2018-06 – Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs
Governor Wolf to Launch First Statewide LGBTQ Affairs Commission


  • Todd Snovel – Commission Director
  • Anne Wakabayashi – Chair
  • Shaashawn Dial – Co-Vice-Chair
  • Tyler Titus – Co-Vice-Chair
  • Ben Allatt
  • Rich Askey
  • Mark Barbee
  • Chris Bartlett
  • Rosemary Browne
  • Patricia Bucek
  • Kathy Cameron
  • Joanne Carroll
  • Marc Coleman
  • Katharine Dalke
  • Jim DePoe
  • Lawrence Farnese
  • Dan Frankel
  • Elicia Gonzales
  • Amber Hikes
  • Jodi Hirsh
  • Malcolm Kenyatta
  • Michele Kessler
  • Jason Landau Goodman
  • Maryellen Madden
  • Jere Mahaffey
  • Michael Mahler
  • Adil Mansoor
  • Adanjesús Marín
  • Sean Meloy
  • Gerald Montano
  • Sebastian Palaez
  • Brian Patchcoski
  • Sarah Rosso
  • Kristin Seale
  • Adrian Shanker
  • Henry Sias
  • Brian Sims
  • Sean Strub
  • Ciora Thomas
  • Roberto “Tito” Valdes
  • Harry Young
  • Heshie Zinman

Todd Snovel – Commission Director

Todd Snovel serves as the Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.

Prior to this appointment, Todd served as assistant dean for Engagement and Inclusion at Lebanon Valley College where he led the team working with students in the co-curricular experience and initiated campus-wide efforts in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Todd also teaches college-level courses on the studies of genders, sexualities, and identities. He holds a B.A. in English Communications from Lebanon Valley College and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Mansfield University.

Todd remains active in his community advocating for equality and access to education, the arts, and healthcare. He has served on the boards of Lebanon Family Health Services, the Lebanon Community Theatre, The Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center, and the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Todd is the former chair of the Lebanon County Commission for Women and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Lebanon Valley through the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Todd is an inducted member of the Dream Team for the Women’s Fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and serves on the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee. He was the 2014 recipient of the Athena Award from the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce and received the Wheeler Freedom Award in 2015 for his support of the LGBTQ community in Lebanon County.

Todd has provided workshops and trainings on issues of diversity, inclusion and global engagement for businesses, organizations, and conferences and is an active presenter, contributor, and Foundation trustee for ACPA: College Student Educators International. In his spare time, you might engage Todd through his passion for vocal performance and theatre, event planning, literature, travel or sharing his personal journey through a 175-pound weight loss and commitment to leading a healthier life.