Joel Lam (he/him/his)
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Joel joined Cincinnati Pride as a volunteer in December 2013 and has served in many roles including Transportation Chair, Founder/Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Board Member, and Board Treasurer. Joel is passionate about ensuring that everyone feels welcomed and accepted. His reason for volunteering with Cincinnati Pride is to drive positive change within our community.
Joel has a diverse background in finance, operations, and compliance. He is currently CFO at the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio and prior to that developed his leadership skills at The Trevor Project, Macy’s, Verizon, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Joel holds a Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Accounting, and Minor of Web Technologies from the University of Southern California. He is a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
In addition to Cincinnati Pride, Joel also volunteers as Board Secretary of Cincinnati Black Pride, as a founding member of the Consent Team at The Mosaic Experiment, and as a suicide prevention / crisis counselor at The Trevor Project.
Outside of work, Joel loves to experience new things and learn from different people. This has included a coast-to-coast road trip, revealing his artistic side through middle-of-nowhere art camping, and singing as part of several gay men’s choruses. He and his partner, Kenneth, celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2022. They live in Northern Kentucky with their cat (Isis) and dog (Xena).