LGBTQ Center Orange County announces new Board Chair, Meagan Cooper, to lead the organization’s Board of Directors starting August 1, 2020.  

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (July 31, 2020) – LGBTQ Center OC announced today the election of Meagan Cooper as their new Chair of its Board of Directors. Meagan succeeds Carl Jordan, who completed a successful 3-year term as the organization’s Chair. The announcement will be effective August 1, 2020. 

“The Center does such important and amazing work and truly makes such a positive impact on lives in our community.”

Cooper shares, “I am honored and thrilled to take on the leadership position of the Chair of the Board of The LGBTQ Center OC.  The Center does such important and amazing work and truly makes such a positive impact on lives in our community.  Having been involved with the Center in various capacities over the last eight years, including being a member of the Board of Directors, I have been moved seeing this impact first hand.  And I’ve also seen the incredible strides the organization has made under Executive Director, Peg Corley, and outgoing Chairman of the Board, Carl Jordan.  I’d like to thank Carl for his leadership and mentorship.”

Meagan Cooper is the Senior Director of Global Recruitment for Masimo. Meagan is responsible for strategy development and diagnosis of talent acquisition needs. She creates, designs and develops programs to address talent gaps and aligns talent needs with business objectives.  By partnering with the senior leadership team and human resource leaders, Meagan determines innovative strategies to recruit top talent globally. 

Meagan’s goal is to build, manage and inspire a world-class, high-performing global recruitment team, and one that can effectively scale for the future. In this new leadership role we see these skills will help expand and strengthen the Center’s mission and work for the community. Cooper said, “I look forward to partnering with the staff, board and community to continue this momentum into the future!”

Meagan graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and received a Certificate in Human Resources Management from UCI.  She currently serves on both the Providence College School of Business Advisory Council and the UCI Career Pathways Employer Advisory Board. Cooper along with the Board is developing an Advisory Committee for the LGBTQ Center OC.

Cooper expands, “As the Center pivots, like so many organizations, in this time of global pandemic, social unrest and economic downturn, I am certain we have the best team in place to continue our increasingly important mission of advocacy, well-being and positive identity for Orange County LGBTQ communities.”

The LGBTQ Center OC was established as a volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization. At the LGBTQ Center OC, all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBTQ population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities.