LGBTQA Committee Leadership
The LGBTQA Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Case Western Reserve University. Click on a co-chairs name below for contact informaiton and to learn why they joined the committee.
Program Manager, Donor Relations and Events
Crystal Daprile has been at Case Western Reserve University since 2004. As Program Manager for Donor Relations and University Events she plans and manages events. Crystal is also the manager of the President’s residence, Harcourt House, where she is responsible for the everyday running of the residence, development of household standards and protocols. Crystal has a passion for hospitality and service and enjoys planning and executing events for our donors and the campus community.
Energy Manager, Faciltities Department
Erika Weliczko is a Certified Energy Manager who works in the Facilities Department. As the Energy Manager, she develops systems, programs and projects to help reduce energy use on campus with the help of the campus community. Before coming to work at CWRU, she spent many years helping organizations, businesses, and homeowners both make and save energy.
Matthew L. Garrett, PhD
Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of Case Choirs, Department of Music
"I have identified as an openly gay educator since my first year of teaching public school music, more that 20 years ago, and it has always been important for me to support the LGBTQ community as an “out” professional. I joined the CWRU LGBTQA Committee because I want to serve as a change agent within the context of our university, and to help ensure we support equality and inclusion for all individuals who help to make this a positive learning environment."
"I became interested in LGBT issues when my son, Rob, told me he was gay. I was eager for Rob to have the same rights and privileges that my other two sons enjoy. In 1985 I helped to co-found the Cleveland chapter of PFLAG with Dr. Jes Sellers. About 10 years later I became very active in the Human Rights Campaign and now serve on the National Board of Directors of HRC. For the past 19 years, I have worked in the University Counseling Service."