Our Mission and Team

History UnErased's mission is to provide K-12 schools with a systematic approach to bring LGBT+ history into the classroom. The impact? Safer schools, improved student achievement, and rising generations of more sophisticated, civic-minded community members. 

Meet Our Team

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Debra Fowler - Cofounder and Executive Director

Debra uses the personal and professional experiences of being a veteran (former) classroom teacher, U.S. Army veteran, author, and public speaker to challenge the inequities and injustices entrenched within the realm of education. Debra has produced two documentary films, ?Hard Truth, Levity and Hope? (2012) and ?Through Gay Eyes? (2013) to promote awareness of individuals who are currently ignored, marginalized or excluded within the public school system.

Miriam Morgenstern - Cofounder and Director of Operations

Teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and entrepreneur, Miriam has had over 30 years of experience seeing that children and adults are natural learners. In the optimum environment, they have the capacity for thorough examination and endless ideas. Before co-founding HUE in 2015, Miriam was a classroom teacher in a large urban high school where she developed a service learning academy and international teacher exchange programs with Cambodia and Germany.

Stacie Brensilver Berman - Curriculum Developer and Lead Trainer

Before returning to school to pursue a PhD in Social Studies Education at New York University, Stacie taught U.S. History for ten years at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn. Her dissertation, ?Behind the Times: The Struggle to Include LGBTQ History in High School U.S. History Classes,? examines the absence of this history in resources available to teachers, as well as the benefits and impact reported by educators who do incorporate LGBTQ history in their classes.

Eric Marcus - Creator and Host of the Give Voice to History Project

Eric is the Creator and Host of the Making Gay History podcast which brings to life the voices of champions, heroes, and witnesses to LGBT+ history. He is the author of a dozen books, including the award-winning Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian & Gay Equal Rights; Why Suicide?; and Is It A Choice? He is also co-author of Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. Read more

Sara Burningham - Executive Producer of the Give Voice to History Project

Sara is the Executive Producer of the Making Gay History podcast. A New York-based producer, editor, and writer. Sara has produced award-winning FM talk radio in London and reported on the U.S. elections as a foreign correspondent. Sara has crafted narrative gems for public radio in the Ozarks, edited the rat-a-tat-tat AM news leader that is 1010WINS, and has contributed to KUAF 91.3 public radio in Arkansas as producer, reporter and host.

Johan Hoyos - Lead Web Application Development

Johan has designed, created, and implemented innovative technological and web application solutions that sing! Johan applies his repertoire of architectural patterns to ensure History UnErased?s presentation to the world is streamlined and meaningful. Johan is a small business owner whose skills and excellent attention to detail provide high quality technological solutions. The HUE team is tremendously proud of him!

Fun fact: Johan was a former student of HUE's co-founders.

Steven LaBounty-McNair - Executive Board Chair

Educator, curriculum developer, and state policy maker, Steven has spent the last decade in the public education sector working to understand policy development and implementation processes with a focus on yielding more equitable outcomes for all. His dissertation was a 2019 finalist for the Dean's Medal for Outstanding Doctoral Work at Northeastern University, which concluded the need for high-quality curriculum materials and professional learning experiences in both pre- and in-service educational settings to achieve more equitable representation of LGBT+ identities in educative communities.