Johnny Ahern | Treasurer/ASL Interpreter

Name: Johnny Ahern

Orientation: Gay

Where do you live?  I live in Alexandria, VA with my husband, Eric

Years in Northern VA: 9

Hometown: Lowell, MA

Occupation: Hair Stylist & Full-Time Student majoring in Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University

What have you done outside of NOVA Pride that makes you a great fit for the board? I’m a 10 year Army Combat Veteran so teamwork, cohesion and leadership are just a few of my traits. I managed all finances at the salon and managed millions of dollars’ worth of government funds and equipment during my military career. Having a little OCD, I find the need to be a perfectionist with most things so that strives me to be the best I can. Also, I feel that I am a man of my word, if I say I am going to do something, you can bet that I will follow through with it.

What excites you most about NOVA Pride? How determined this organization is to advocate for and enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community in Northern Virginia. I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of this fantastic organization and I strive to increase participation from the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (HoH) community.