GLAD's Board of Directors
Dianne R. Phillips
Dianne R. Phillips is partner in the Boston office of Holland + Knight, where she practices regulatory, energy, and environmental law. She co-chairs the firm’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Workgroup, whose mission is to develop and promote GLBT lawyers. The group has participated in GLBT-focused activities such as pro bono representation of HIV positive asylum seekers and led the firm to sponsor the annual Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network “Respect Awards.”
Chuck Latovich has managed and implemented diversity communication strategies, designed and conducted corporate training in diversity issues, and consulted on diversity strategies and goals. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in education from Boston University.
Richard J. Yurko
Richard J. Yurko is the founder and former Managing Shareholder of Yurko, Salvesen & Remz, P.C, a business litigation boutique based in Boston. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, and he received his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Senior Projects Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. Rich splits his time between Boston and Ogunquit, Maine, where his family owns Katie’s Restaurant on Shore Road.
Darian M. Butcher
Darian Butcher is an Associate at Day Pitney LLP. She earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and clerked for Massachusetts Appeals Court Justice R. Malcolm Graham (ret.). Darian also serves as a Big Sister through the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.
Alix RitchieAlix L. L. Ritchie is an independent media strategy consultant and a longtime supporter of numerous arts, feminist, political and LGBT organizations. She was the founder and until recently also the owner and publisher of the Provincetown Banner, a community newspaper covering the outer arm of Cape Cod. Prior to moving to Cape Cod, Alix was a public relations professional in New York and was selected by the U.S. Presidential Commission on Executive Interchange to direct a project for the U.S. Treasury Department. A self-described agitator and activist, Alix has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the New England Press Association Newspaper of the Year Award, Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Citizen of the Year from the Provincetown Business Guild and selection as one of the 25 most influential people on Cape Cod. Alix and her spouse, Marty Davis, have been in a committed relationship for 35 years and were married in Massachusetts in 2009 on the fall equinox, to symbolize both personal and political equality. Together, they have received the Distinguished Service in the Arts Award, and in 2010 they were honored to receive the GLAD Community Award.
Andre L. Campagna
Andre Campagna is Senior Consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group, which conducts professional searches on behalf of law firms, corporations and non-profit organizations. A longtime GLAD supporter, Andre joined GLAD’s Spirit of Justice Committee in 2007 and co-chaired that event in 2008, 2009 and 2013, which resulted in GLAD meeting significant fundraising goals. Andre was also a member of GLAD’s pilot Board of Ambassadors program.
Anne StanbackAnne Stanback has worked as an activist for the LGBT community for over 30 years. For 20 years, she has collaborated with GLAD in her role as the Founder and Executive Director of Love Makes a Family, Connecticut’s marriage equality organization. Anne brings to GLAD’s board an excellent network of coalition partners in Connecticut, including a significant connection to the faith community and an understanding of the powerful role it can play in improving the lives of those who are LGBT or HIV+ or living with AIDS. Anne also has a long track record of working with the transgender community in Connecticut.
Beck BaileyBeck Bailey is the Deputy Director of Employee Engagement at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s “Workplace Equality Program.” Beck works with America’s employers to create more inclusive and welcoming workplaces for LGBTQ people. His earlier career was in the business world with a focus on operations management and leadership. A lifelong business person and LGBTQ activist, Beck is especially passionate about workplace access and equality for transgender and gender non-conforming people. In addition to serving on the GLAD Board, Beck is the Treasurer for The Promises Foundation which supports substance abuse prevention and provides behavioral health services to low-income women.
David has held high-level executive and finance positions at Liberty Mutual, Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan and Manulife/John Hancock. While at Liberty Mutual, he was the founding co-executive sponsor of the company’s first LGBT Employee Resource Group. Holding an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, David brings to GLAD a wealth of knowledge and experience in investments, accounting and finance and has served on the boards of Wave Accounting, Community Servings, St. John’s Hospital Foundation, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Board of Governors. David brings a personal passion for GLAD’s mission and a commitment to furthering education around LGBT issues.
David WilsonDavid Wilson was a plaintiff in GLAD’s 2003 Goodridge groundbreaking victory, making Massachusetts the first state to legally marry same-sex couples. The case and the quest for equal rights under the law ignited his desire to become more involved in the civil rights struggle for LGBT folks, especially those raised in the black community. David was a founding member of Fenway Community Health Center’s Endowment Board, raising $1 million in this first three years. Before retiring, David was Vice President of real estate company Spaulding & Slye Colliers and worked for 30 years at Verizon. As a former member of the Board of MassEquality, the Board and Business Council of the Human Rights Campaign and the Massachusetts LGBT Youth Commission, David has worked to eradicate institutional racism, introduce diversity and inclusion training programs coupled with targeted outreach to LGBT people of color.
Jessica MinkJessica Mink, who holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, works at the Smithsonian Astrological Observatory’s Telescope Data Center. She has written and co-authored over 100 publications in conference proceedings and refereed journals. A member of Boston’s transgender community, Jessica has run workshops on aspects of gender transitioning at the annual First Event Conference. She is also a long-time bicycling and open space activist in the Boston community.
Jo Davis, MSWJo Davis, MSW, works as a senior vocational counselor at the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission in Roxbury. A longtime community activist, she has been a board member at the Women of Color AIDS Council (as President), Parents and Children’s Services, and New England Home for Little Wanderers. Jo holds a BS in psychology from the University of Southern Alabama, a MSW from Simmons College, and is a graduate of the Urban Fellows Ministry Program at Harvard Divinity School.
Joyce KauffmanJoyce Kauffman is a lawyer with Kauffman Crozier LLP in Cambridge, MA. She is a 1992 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and previously worked as a psychotherapist and director of an after-school arts program. She was Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “Lawyer of the Year” in 2009, and is a member of Boston Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and the National LGBT Bar Association. She is also a member of the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ National Family Law Advisory Council, member of the Family Equality Emeritus Board, and a volunteer with Senior Partners for Justice. Her articles on the importance of securing legal protections for LGBT families have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Bay Windows.
Marcy FellerMarcy Feller is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Multiplan, Inc., a healthcare cost management solutions organization, where she was responsible for signing Multiplan Inc. onto both the Windsor (DOMA) and Perry (Prop 8) business amicus briefs to the Supreme Court. After a career as an attorney of over 30 years in healthcare law, Marcy has recently moved from her hometown of NYC to Provincetown, MA, where she and her legally wedded wife of 9 years have a home. Marcy is currently a member of the board of the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, and she has served on the boards of NY NARAL, the Stonewall Chorale and WNCN in New York City, an independent classical radio station.
Mark BrownFollowing a career in teaching, facilitation, and pastoral work, Mark Stephen Brown is currently a training and development specialist at John Hancock/Manulife. He was the coordinator of liturgy at the Jesuit Urban Center for 5 years, where he also tutored first-grade students, coordinated visits to the sick and elderly, and served monthly meals to people living with HIV/AIDS. He is the co-leader of Manulife’s Boston chapter of Professionals Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity. Brown has a B.A. from Assumption College and a Master of Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College School of Theology and Ministry). Originally from Rhode Island, he resides with his spouse in Dorchester.
Ralph Freidin is a physician and the father of a lesbian daughter. Dr. Freidin has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. He earned his AB from Columbia College and his MD from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently a staff member at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge MA. He volunteers with GLAD Answers, as well as with the National Association of Free Clinics, and also serves on the National Advisory Board for the Human Rights Campaign. Freidin has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Boston PFLAG and the Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign. He became involved with the LGBT community to advocate for his daughter and to make the world a better place for LGBT youth.