GLSEN Massachusetts Board of Directors
GLSEN MA would not be what it is today without the great team of board members who contribute day in and day out.
Jeff Krieger - Treasurer & Educator Retreat Coordinator
Jeff has been teaching Social Studies at Ipswich High School for the past eleven years. Jeff teaches U.S. History, American Government, Criminology Forensic Science, and Facing History and Ourselves. Prior to entering the education field, Jeff worked in the corporate world. Jeff was a Senior Client Manager with CIGNA HealthCare and Vice President of Employee Benefits with Willis, the world’s oldest insurance broker. Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Tulane University, a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and a Masters of Education from Northeastern University.
Hillary Montague-Asp - Western Massachusetts Liaison & Fall Conference Coordinator
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.
Paul Poteat - Research Advisor
Paul 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.
Jason Wheeler - Interim Chair & Spring Conference Coordinator
Jason 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 LGBTQ 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.