Board of Directors

The Board guides the general membership of Bunny Hosts throughout the year as they work through the key steps in preparation for the big event.

Their responsibilities range from simple administrative duties like collecting membership dues, to more involved endeavors, like solidifying sponsorship agreements. They are elected into Board membership status by the Hosts, and requires 1 full year as a host in good standing to be eligible for nomination.

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Div Kumar

President

Div(He/Him/His) is a DC transplant and a member of BOTB since 2018. He is currently serving his first term on the Board as President and has previously served in the capacity of  Vice President and the Secretary of the organization. Div has a Bachelors & Masters in Computer Science and Geographic Information Systems and currently works as the Digital Program Manager in Data & Analytics at a Houston based Fortune 200 company that specializes in environment services. When he is not working, Div enjoys being outdoors, traveling, crossfit, training for the MS 150 and taking his frenchie, Juno, to dog parks.

 

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Jacques Bourgeois

Vice President

Jacques (He/Him/LGM) is a Sustainability Specialist and Marketing/Business Development professional in the architecture and engineering industry and also holds the distinct honor as the 2021-22 Male Identifying Pride Grand Marshal for the City of Houston (Lord Grand Marshal “LGM”) and has also been a member of Bunnies since 2014. 

Jacques is an avid activist in the LGBTQIA+ community over the years leading many non-profits and causes such as serving as co-chair on Mayor Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board and pushing for the passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). 

“At my core, my drive has always been to build bridges and connect communities because we can go fast alone but can go far past our imagination together.” 

Brandon Rhodes – Treasurer

Brandon Rhodes

Treasurer

Brandon is a Houston native who left for a while but was glad to be back home. After enjoying Bunnies on the Bayou for many years as a guest he finally made the leap and became a Bunny in 2018. Brandon is currently serving his first year on the Board. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Psychology and currently works as a Deputy Political Director for Service Employee International Union of Texas, overseeing the political action and Community Outreach operations. When he is not working on his Bunnies duties Brandon enjoys traveling and spending time with his partner and family. Brandon is a major cologne collector who owns over 300 different scents.

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Kevin Nguyen

Secretary

Kevin Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American, who was raised Catholic by two immigrant parents. He holds 3 Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology (Baylor University 2007), Health Education (University of Houston 2018), and Psychology (University of Houston 2021).  He also has a Master of Science Degree in College Counseling and Student Development (Azusa Pacific University 2010). He has lived in Texas, New Jersey, California, and a brief stint in Bangkok, Thailand as an English teacher. Kevin values the idea of self-discovery and improvement through education and experience and consider himself an advocate for social justice and equity for those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Sarah Thompson

Member at Large

Sarah is a native of the Beaumont/Orange, TX area and has resided in the Houston area since 2016. Sarah has been a member of Bunnies since 2019 and is currently serving her first year on the Board. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. She is an active Certified Public Accountant who currently works as Corporate Accounting Supervisor for Carriage Services in Houston, TX. When she is not working, she enjoys attending music festivals, comedy shows, and spending time with her partner, friends, and her two rat terrier fur babies.

Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.  – Ellen Degeneres

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Ana Sanchez

Member at Large

Ana Sanchez was born in Mexico City, and raised in Cypress, Texas. After graduating from Houston Baptist University with a BA in Psychology and Studio Art, as well as a Master’s of Psychology, she spent time working in HIV/AIDS education and services with the American Red Cross; a child clinician for Harris County Protective Services, and a middle school teacher in Dallas, Texas. Since 2015, she has been a member of Bunnies, at times serving as a Board member and a term as Vice President. When not working with at-risk youth, she’s liable to be found in a craft store or running.

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali

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