Abby Maisonave

Facilitator (former President)

Abby became involved with PFLAG in 2004 when she sought out support after one of her children came out. Through PFLAG, she has become an LGBTQ activist; public speaker on LGBTQ issues; educates medical and teaching personnel regarding the LGBTQ patient and student; speaks to H.S. and college students; and facilitates monthly support meetings and a hotline for those in crisis or seeking info about support, advocacy, or education of the LGBTQ person.

For the past 7 years, she has been President of PFLAG Jersey Shore, and since October, 2012, North Atlantic Regional Director of PFLAG National, overseeing the PFLAG chapters in NJ, NY, and PA.

Outside of PFLAG, Abby is the mom of three phenomenal children, ages 28, 24, and 23.  She has worked in the medical field for 32 years. Her degree is in Health Science, and worked first as a research assistant in surgical oncology, and presently in pathology and as a Patient Advocate. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, concerts, and traveling/cruising.

Her mission: Keeping Families Together and Moving Equality Forward!