GLAD's Board of Directors
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 graduate of Dartmouth College, and he received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Senior Projects Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. Rich also co-owns a large B&B in Lyme, NH.
Joyce Kauffman is a lawyer with Kauffman Law & Mediation 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.
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.
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.
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.
Beck 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.
Benjamin Franklin is an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County. He is currently assigned to the Juvenile Unit, where he works to divert young offenders from further contact with the criminal justice system; his previous assignments include prosecuting a wide variety of cases in the Boston Municipal Court and assisting in the administration of a specialty court focused on defendants with significant mental illness. Ben has served on GLAD’s Spirit of Justice Award Dinner Committee for four years, and co-chaired the 2014 and 2015 events. He is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and Boston University School of Law.
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.
David 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.
Deborah Heller is co-founder of consulting firm HellerCunningham, with 35+ years of strategic organizational consulting for clients such as the American Psychiatric Association, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, L.L. Bean, State Street, Boston Architectural College and the American Red Cross. As Chair of Fenway Health’s Board of Directors, she founded the Fenway Women’s Dance, and has served on the boards of organizations ranging from The New Fund, Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass to the WGBH Advisory Board. Currently she is also a member of The Leadership Circle at Fenway Health. Deborah holds Master and Doctorate degrees in Social Systems from Boston College. She has had a lifelong commitment to social justice, human rights and community service.
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.”
Edward F. Byrne is the Student Diversity Programs Coordinator in the Cambridge Public Schools, serving as an advisor to school and city leaders on equity and inclusion issues. He has held positions as Aide to the Mayor of Cambridge, MA for education and equity initiatives, Project Manager, Sametz Blackstone Associates and Managing Director, Project 10 East. Edward served two terms as vice-chair of the MA Commission on GLBT Youth, and serves on the New Leaders Council Boston Board of Directors and previously, the Board of Visitors at Fenway Health. He holds a Master of Public Policy from Simmons College.
George Hastie, MPH has been a passionate HIV and GLBTQ community organizer, advocate and educator for over 25 years, cultivating extensive networks in these communities and in the nonprofit sector. George manages a project with Community Research Initiative’s HIV Drug Assistance Program, providing training to health care and social service providers across Massachusetts to ensure that more people living with HIV have comprehensive health insurance coverage and access to medications. As Principal of Hastie Consulting he provides capacity building training, including GLBTQ cultural competency, to nonprofits. George holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University, a BA from Harvard College, and co-chairs the GLAD-led coalition working to pass legislation in Massachusetts requiring insurance coverage to treat HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
Jo Davis, MSW
Jo 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.
Joseph Metmowlee Garland is the Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases and Immunology Center at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His focus is on clinical HIV care for low-income individuals. He is a Board Certified physician in Infections Diseases and Internal Medicine, and a Practicing HIV Specialist of the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Prior positions include serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Pennsylvania, and as a staff physician at a federally qualified health center, Philadelphia FIGHT. He holds a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School.
Kyle Yvonne Faget is Senior Corporate Counsel at immuno-oncology company Jounce Therapeutics. Her prior experience includes serving on the corporate and compliance legal teams at Sanofi and Boston Scientific, and as a government enforcement defense attorney with Ropes & Gray LLP. She has a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, an A.B. from Smith College, serves on the Board of Visitors at Fenway Health, and is a mother of twin boys.
Following 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.
Marlene B. Seltzer recently retired after 10 years as President and CEO of Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that is focused on improving education and economic mobility for low income communities and individuals. She consults and speaks on systemic education reform and and innovative workforce development practices and policies aimed at improving education systems and labor market outcomes. Prior to JFF, Marlene held a number of prominent positions in nonprofit management, government and workforce development. She has served on numerous national and nonprofit boards boards over her career and currently serves on several boards aimed at improving economic and social mobility. Marlene holds an M.A. in labor economics from Northeastern University.
Shane Dunn is the Coalitions Director for Great Schools Massachusetts (GSM), a coalition of parents, educators, and community leaders working to expand access to public charter schools in Massachusetts. Prior to joining GSM, he worked as Managing Director of Strategic Growth and Development at Excel Academy Charter Schools, a public charter school network in East Boston and Chelsea serving primarily low-income, Latino students. Previously, Shane worked in a variety of alumni relations and fundraising roles at Harvard, Tufts, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Shane is an active Cornell University alumni volunteer and is Immediate Past President of the Cornell Club of Boston and is President of his Cornell Class Council. He holds a master's degree in higher education administration from Boston College. Prior to joining the board in 2014, Shane served on GLAD's Spirit of Justice dinner fundraising committee for three years. The son of a lesbian mother, Shane is originally from Waterville, New York.