Cait moved from San Francisco to Central Oregon in 2004. Since 1971, she has been involved with many LGBTQ organizations including ACT UP! (where she was proudly arrested 2 times), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Law Association (ILGLaw), Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the National LGBTQ Task Force. Cait was the founder and CEO of The Center For Restorative Justice, a pathway to peace for communities and the incarcerated.
Cait has served as President of PFLAG Central Oregon for 8 years.
Contact Cait at: [email protected]
Becky is a Prineville native, mother of three, and grandmother of six. She has been a home based licensed child care provider for 30+ years. After her son came out as gay at age 18, she quickly found her way on the PFLAG Central Oregon board. She served as the President for 10 years and now serves as Vice-President. She was also the President/Chair of PFLAG’s Oregon State Council for three years. She was the first person east of the Cascade Mountains to do so. Becky also serves as the Treasurer for the Prineville based non-profit, Prideville, which works to enhance visibility and plans Prineville's Pride Festival each year.
Becky has been actively involved in getting laws passed to
protect the freedom of LGBTQ folks in Oregon and in the nation. In 2007, she was invited by Basic Rights
Oregon to be the first testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the
Oregon Equality Act (SB2) which was passed by our Oregon Legislature. The Oregon Equality Act makes it illegal to
fire a good employee, evict a good tenant, or refuse a patron at a restaurant
just because that person is gay or transgender. She has been a passionate activist for marriage equality and
was thrilled when her son was able to legally marry on the eve of the SCOTUS
decision in June, 2015, to make marriage equality available to all.
Becky is available for one-on-one meetings with other parents who might be struggling with their child’s sexual orientation.
Contact her at: [email protected]
Gary grew up on the Washington Coast and worked on the family farm in Ritzville. Gary attended college and graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg. He moved to Prineville in 1978 and began his 31 year teaching career working with elementary students. Gary has served as Treasurer for the Prineville Human Dignity Advocates before coming to PFLAG. Gary was a dear friend and travel companion to our friend, the late Cliff Cook. Cliff was very active in numerous LGBTQ+ organizations in Central Oregon including PFLAG and was affectionally called the "Central Oregon's Gay Mayor". Gary is proud to help oversee scholarships given in Cliff's name to our local high school students and works hard to balance our financials "to the penny"!
Fran is a long-time "PFLAG mom" and activist. She has been active in many organizations including being the former Chair of the Jefferson County Democrats and the Secretary/Treasurer, of Central Oregon Submarine Veterans for 6 years. She works diligently making sure all our visitors and guests get welcome notes and she, most likely, will be the first person you meet when you attend a PFLAG meeting.
Secretary and Fundraising
Sarah Jo Griffin
Born and raised in Oregon, I graduated from Redmond High School and later attended Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass., majoring in social studies. I earned a Business Associates in 2011 from COCC and began a brilliant career in Real Estate. After a short time I had decided while I enjoyed it, I decided to give energy and life passion for my family's local construction business.
Community support has been at the heart of my ideals. I joined Human Dignity Coalition briefly serving as their Board President. I worked closely with Central Oregon Big Brothers Big Sisters partnering LGBTQ+ individuals with youth for mentorship. For a period of time between 2019-2022 I took a sabbatical to focus on family. In the fall of 2022 I decided to join PFLAG and look forward to supporting community.