Introducing GLSEN Massachusetts' Board of Directors
GLSEN MA would not be what it is today without the great team of all board members who contribute day in and day out.
- Alan Chandonnet - Chair/Treasurer
Alan Chandonnet has been involved in the LGBT PRIDE Networking Groups at State Street Corporation as well as Bank of America, where he tries to bring awareness to the workplace as well as to his community. He is currently on the Leadership Team for the Bank of America group, where he is presently employed as a Personal Banker. He has completed a two year term as a teen mentor for The Waltham House/The Home for Little Wanderers. By joining GLSEN, Alan continues to bring LGBT issues to the forefront by helping educate youth as well as educators on the effects of bullying in our community.
- Paul Poteat - Secretary
Paul Poteat first became involved with GLSEN in 2008 as part of his ongoing collaboration with the GLSEN National research team through their presentations at various conferences. He is a professor at Boston College in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology. His work in schools examines homophobic bullying and other forms of bias-based harassment, as well as factors that promote resilience among LGBTQ youth. He received his PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
- Jeff Krieger - Educator Retreat Coordinator
- Jason Wheeler - Conference Coordinator
Jason Wheeler has been professionally committed to youth development and leadership for the past 15 years. His experience was catalyzed by his extensive involvement in National Service programs focused on issues related to education, disability inclusion and social justice. Currently, Jason provides national training and technical assistance on a variety of topics ranging from youth engagement to strategic planning and organizational development. Jason has worked extensively with a wide range of individuals, including LGBT youth and people with disabilities. He is a graduate trainee of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program at Children's Hospital Boston, a graduate level interdisciplinary training for health professionals.
- Hillary Montague-Asp
Hillary is a Master's Student in the Social Justice Education Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was previously a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. Hillary has done research on the campus climate for transgender college students in Colorado, as well as an extensive thesis on the It Gets Better Project. Hillary was named a Top 12 Leader in Action in 2011 by Campus Pride and has focused her activism toward policy change for trans students, including but not limited to nondiscrimination policies, bathroom options, and housing, as well as educating her local communities on queer issues. She is interested in the construction of bullying in K-12 schools, particularly as it pertains to queer students and their intersecting identities.