Megin McDonell
Executive Director

Megin McDonell

Megin McDonell has nearly three decades of management experience working in nonprofits, including community organizing and coalition building, grant writing, fundraising, media and communications, program development and implementation, and financial management. Before joining Fair Wisconsin in 2011, she was the Program Director at the Tenant Resource Center in Madison for fourteen years. She has been active in state and local politics and elections, including serving for eleven years on the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission and working on numerous aldermanic, county board, assembly and congressional campaigns. Megin also previously served as co-founding President of the Social Justice Center Board of Directors and Chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Board of Directors. She lives in Madison with her spouse and two teenaged children.


Marilyn Beckman

Marilyn Beckman is a proud union retiree who brings decades of accounting expertise to Fair Wisconsin, ensuring that every dollar in or out effectively powers our work toward LGBTQ equality.

Advocacy and Organizing Strategist

Sean O'Brien

Sean O’Brien joined Fair Wisconsin in October of 2020 as the GOTV Coordinator. He first became active in Wisconsin politics during the 2011 Act 10 uprising and the subsequent campaign to recall Governor Walker 2012. In 2016 he worked with For Our Future, and interned for State Representative Chris Taylor. Sean interned for Governor Evers, serving for a year as an intern on his campaign and moving to the Governor’s office to serve as an Appointments Intern. Sean was active on the Edgewood College Campus; as a founding voice for the Queer Student Center, the President of Edgewood SAFE, the Vice-President of the Edgewood College Democrats, and Vice president the Edgewood Pre-Law Society.

Sean graduated from Madison East High School in 2016. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Edgewood College in 2020 with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in Photography.

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Communications and Development Manager

Rae Sowards

Rae Sowards brings her experience in nonprofit communications and development to a full time position shared collaboratively by Fair Wisconsin and GSAFE. Rae has an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Rae was born and raised in Dundalk, a working class port town located outside the city limits of Baltimore, and moved to Wisconsin in 2009.

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Nick Famularo

Nick Famularo joins Fair Wisconsin after working as the LGBTQ+ Coalitions Manager for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. His interests lie at the intersection of electoral organizing and queer political power, as well as the importance of LGBTQ+ leadership in all aspects of civic life. Nick graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Political Science and completed his senior research project on the need for political campaigns to better engage members of the LGBTQ+ community. He has worked on behalf of several nonprofit organizations and candidates for office over the past three years, leading LGBTQ+ voter outreach programs at both the statewide and local levels.

Nick was born in New York and raised in Northeast Florida. He moved to Madison in July of 2022.

Legal Fellow

Guy Halcon

Guy is with Fair Wisconsin this summer thanks to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law which provided funding through the Gleason/Kettel Summer Law Fellowship. He is currently finishing up his Juris Doctor at the University of Wisconsin Law School this summer, recently earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA) this May, and will likely be continuing on in the PhD program with the ELPA Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education this fall. His previous work has included completing pro bono legal writing to assist with the representation of students with disabilities, working as a health advocate with the Center for Patient Partnerships, and spending this last spring term with the Title VI Native Education program at MMSD. In addition to his time with us at Fair Wisconsin this summer, guy is also completing work as a Graduate Fellow with the University of Wisconsin System Administration (specifically with the Office for Finance & Administration as well as the Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion). His main areas of interest are equitable public education and healthcare access for folks who are trans, gender-expansive, and/or gender nonconforming, but he is happy to work on any issue of justice for communities facing institutional and systemic inequities and harm."