Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provide wisdom and accountability through quarterly meetings where they go over our financial reports, discuss the direction of the organization, and make the decisions that only a board of directors can make.

Brien Downie

Logistics Executive

Brien Downie is a member of Equal Rights Institute‚Äôs Board of Directors. After spending a decade working in advertising in Los Angeles, Brien now serves as Vice President for Holman Distribution, a 153-year-old Third Party Logistics firm that has been owned by his family since the 1930's. Brien has a BA in Mass Communication ('03) from Biola University, and an MBA ('12) from the Anderson … Read More

Nathan Hitchen


Nathan Hitchen is a member of Equal Rights Institute's Board of Directors. He completed his M.A. at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Nathan participated in the John Jay Institute fellowship, a program in theology and political philosophy, and then worked at a number of domestic and foreign policy think tanks in Washington, D.C. … Read More

Adelaide Holmes

Adelaide Holmes

Pro-Life Activist

Adelaide works as a campus activist at Protect Life Michigan. She regularly participates in street outreach and trains and mentors college students to become effective advocates for the unborn. Adelaide holds a B.A. in Politics from Hillsdale College, where she was a George Washington Fellow. She lives in Michigan. … Read More