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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Darian M. ButcherDarian 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.
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.