Meet our Team

Founders Nevin Caple and Eric Lueshen enjoy meeting people where they are while navigating challenges to promote positive change and growth. Their goal is to make every college, university and professional sports team in the United States LGBT SportSafe, so coaches and athletes alike can compete in welcoming, respectful and inclusive athletic communities. Together Caple and Lueshen are changing the landscape of sports by engaging athletic leadership, rewarding inclusion champions, and giving everyone a reason to belong.

Nevin Caple

Nevin Caple

Co-founder

Nevin is a leading strategic diversity consultant on LGBTQ inclusion in sport. She works with college, professional, club and high school coaches, administrators and student-athletes in athletic communities around the country. She is Co-founder of Br{ache the Silence Campaign, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing LGBT inclusion in sports. She sits on the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Advocacy Committee, National Center for Lesbian Rights’ National Leadership Council, and is on the faculty of the Alliance of Women Coaches. Nevin partners with the NCAA on several inclusion initiatives, most recently launching the LGBTQ Outreach Tour with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. She is a founding member of the LGBT Sports Foundation and currently resides in New York City. Nevin credits LGBT sports advocacy pioneer, Pat Griffin, as having the most profound impact on her work.

Dr. Eric Lueshen

Dr. Eric Lueshen

Co-founder

Eric is a diversity consultant and motivational speaker on topics such as LGBTQ inclusion, authentic living, anti-bullying, masculinity, mental health, engineering and sports. He has spoken at and consulted with numerous universities, businesses and conferences. As a place kicker for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2003-2006, Eric was likely the first openly gay Division 1 college football player. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and podcasts, and a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. His drive has led to numerous accolades on and off the field. While finishing his PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Eric found a passion for LGBTQ inclusion in sport work and has vowed to make the world of sport a safe place for all. He is a member of GO! Athletes and actively contributes to organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, OutSports and the LGBT Sports Foundation.

Resa Lovelace

Resa Lovelace

Founders Club Chair

Resa Lovelace is in her third year as Director of Student-Athlete Development at the University of Oregon. Prior to Oregon, Lovelace was the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Affairs at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. In her four-year stint at George Mason, Lovelace developed career and personal growth programs, advised the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, organized NCAA required drug & alcohol, gambling and other educational programs, and represented Intercollegiate Athletics on campus. Resa is also a member of the National Association for Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) and the Director of O Heroes, a non-profit organization for community engagement programs with the student-athletes. A native of College Park, Maryland, Lovelace holds a Master’s in Education in Sports Management from Old Dominion University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sports Management from Hampton University. She was a NCAA Collegiate bowler for Hampton University.