All board members can be reached individually at their emails listed below. to contact the organization as a whole, please email


Shelly Snyder, Founder and CEO 

Shelly Snyder is the bisexual mother of a transgender daughter, Gwyneth, and a teenage pansexual daughter. As soon as Gwyn came out as trans, Shelly began researching and educating herself on the multitude of issues that trans people face in America on a daily basis. Shelly began a support group for LGBTQ+ people in Dearborn County that started as a simple meeting in her home, but has now grown into a full non-profit organization that you know as Ohio River Valley Pride Coalition.

Shelly often takes trans members to their doctor appointments, assists with gender marker changes, and works heavily on community outreach and advocacy.



Sam Malott, Director of Youth Services

Sam Malott is a trans man living in Greendale and working as a pharmacy technician at his local Walgreens. While his job takes up much of his time, he takes great pride in his position at Ohio River Valley Pride Coalition that involves planning and hosting monthly meetings for youths. These meetings include crafts and discussions pertaining to the struggles that LGBTQ+ youth face.