April 8, 2014
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is thrilled to announce the appointment of four new board members: Beck Bailey, Darian Butcher, Andre Campagna, and Jessica Mink.
“I warmly welcome our newest Board members Andre, Beck, Darian and Jessica,” said Board President Dianne Phillips. “At this critical time for our community, the robust passion and diverse areas of expertise that our new board members bring will help ensure that GLAD remains at the cutting edge of securing protections for LGBT and HIV positive people.”
Beck Bailey is currently finishing an MBA at UMass-Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management and is engaged in promoting transgender visibility and transgender workplace inclusion. Beck counsels students in professional development at the Chase Career Center at UMass. He is part of UMass’s Stonewall Speakers Bureau, and also serves as treasurer of the board of directors of the Promises Foundation, which supports substance abuse prevention and provides behavioral health services to low-income women.
Darian Butcher is an attorney at Heifetz Rose, LLP. She earned her J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, and clerked for Judge R. Malcolm Graham of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. A member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, and the Women’s Bar Association, she also serves as a Big Sister through the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.
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.
Jessica 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.