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Who's Who at the Caucus

Board of Directors, Officers, and Committee Chairs

(Directors* are elected for two-year terms, Officers for one. Terms expire on Commencement Day in late May. [ ] year director's term expires. { } year officer's term expires.)

*, AB '07 - New Haven, CT [2013] {2013}
President, Lin Speaker Series

Ryan graduated from Harvard in 2007 with a joint concentration in Government and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. As an undergraduate, Ryan was a co-chair of the BGLTSA, co-coordinator of the Resource Center and member of the Trans Task Force (TTF). He received his M.Phil from Oxford University, and completed his D.Phil fieldwork on transnational LGBT advocacy as the Scott Hitt Research Fellow at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). His work on LGBT movements in Southern Africa and the Philippines has been published in The Journal of Southern African Studies, The Journal of Human Rights and InterAlia, and is forthcoming in GLQ and The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. With Sam Cook, he is the co-editor of Nowhere to Turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is currently at Yale Law School pursuing a JD.


*, AB '89, MD '94 - Boston, MA [2013] {2013}
Vice President, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI)

Juan Jaime lives in Jamaica Plain, MA, and enjoys his 5 minute walk to work as a primary care doctor at a community health center, where 2/3 of his patients are Spanish speaking. He was the Cambridge/Boston Chapter co-director for several years, has already served as the chair of the Annual Dinner and is a two time elected-Director. Originally from Puerto Rico and then New York, Juan Jaime graduated from Harvard College and the Medical School. After a few years in the Navy, he came back to Boston where he occasionally teaches at the Med School, is a non-resident Pre-med tutor at Lowell House, works in LGBT affairs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is also on the board of Earthen Vessals, a program that works with urban youth.


*, AB '00 - West Hollywood , CA [2013]{2013}
Treasurer, Annual Dinner

While at Harvard, Lano was active in the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, President of Winthrop House Committee, a producer for Harvard Radcliffe Summer Theatre and a researcher/writer for Let's Go (London). After graduating in 2000, Lano moved to Los Angeles. He worked in non-profit fundraising, advertising and marketing; including three years at Pallotta TeamWorks, the creator of the AIDSRide and Breast Cancer 3Day Walks. In 2007, he returned to graduate school, earning an MA in Non-Profit Arts Management and an MBA in Marketing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 2009. While there he served as President of the Out in Business Club, Vice President of the Student Advisory Board, and led his class on a tour of Asia as part of the American Airlines Global Leadership Experience. During his time at SMU he also studied law and business abroad at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan. In the fall of 2009, he continued into the JD program at Loyola Law School (LLS) and expects to graduate in 2012 with a focus on the intersection of Intellectual Property law and non-profit arts and culture. Lano is an active member of Lesbian and Gay Lawyers of Los Angeles, the National LGBT Bar, Mexican American Bar Association, the Vice President of OutLaw at LLS, and Vice Chair of the ACLU Chapter at LLS. He has interned at the ACLU of Southern California and with the Intellectual Property Counsel of the LA City Attorney.


*, AB '07, M.Ed. '11 - Palo Alto, CA [2014] {2013}

Nathalie graduated from the College in 2007 with an A.B. in Social Studies and from the Graduate School of Education in 2011 with a M.Ed. in International Education Policy. After college graduation, she became an organizer in Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+) Boston, where she forged strong connections, alliances and friendships within Boston's college network and the community at large through her leadership in Boston's annual QWOC Week. She has a passion for education, an interest that led her to become a Harvard College Admissions Officer (2007-2011), an LGBT Freshman Proctor, and a coordinator of QWOC+ Boston's Student Ambassador Program. Her roles and involvement support her personal mission to provide safe spaces, mentorship, and support to LGBTQTI students of color. She's a proud native-born Colombian queer and U.S. immigrant raised in rural New York and currently lives in Palo Alto with her partner, where she continues to pursue her passion for education.


*, AB '11 - San Francisco, CA [2014]
Chapters Coordinator

Marco graduated from Harvard in 2011 with an A.B. in Romance Languages and Literatures. As an undergraduate, he was co-chair of the Queer Students and Allies (QSA), a member of the Trans Task Force, and one of the founders of IvyQ (an annual inter-Ivy LGBTQ leadership conference). Now an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company in San Francisco, LGBTQ-related highlights of his work include a pro bono strategy project with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and LGBTQ recruiting across North America. His organizing interests also include help with Bay Area LGBTQ alumni events and marketing for the Out for Undergraduate Business Conference (a conference to empower LGBTQ undergraduates interested in business careers).


*, Staff, Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Student Life - Waltham, MA [2014]

Emelyn dela Peña is the Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Student Life, where she is responsible for campus initiatives regarding gender and sexuality, residential life programs, and student organization advising. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Harvard College Women's Center and BGLTQ Student Life. Prior to Harvard, she was a Campus Diversity Officer and Director of the Women's Center at the University of California, San Diego. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies, a Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Education. Emelyn has worked closely with campus colleagues and community partners to provide campus and community training and development around social justice and diversity issues. She co-created the Building Communities for Social Justice Practice Institute (www.socialjusticepractice.com), is an officer in a national feminist organization (www.af3irm.org) and currently co-advises the Harvard College Sustained Dialogue program. Emelyn brings an intersectional approach to diversity and social justice work and is particularly influenced by the third space theory and practice of queer women of color.


*, JD '00 - Washington , DC [2013]
E-Newsletter Editor, Lin Speaker Series

Winsome resides in Washington, DC, and works as a federal civil rights attorney. In law school, she was active in HLS Lambda, where she assisted with fundraising for the marriage conference. She was also active in a number of other student civil rights organizations, including the Black Law Students Association, the Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review and the Civil Liberties Association. Winsome has been an LGBT rights activist since her first year at Rutgers College (BA 1995). While at Rutgers, Winsome co-founded a women's activist group, Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Action (LABIA). As the president of LABIA, Winsome conducted a program on being out in the workforce, participated in several student rights initiatives, and conducted a number of LGBT outreach programs. Winsome was elected for the position of Vice President of the Rutgers Student Governing Association, for which she campaigned as an out lesbian. She believes that LGBT issues, race, class, and gender are interconnected.


, AB '69, PhD '75 - Cambridge , MA
Emeritus, President of The Open Gate Foundation, Matthiessen Campaign Committee

Warren Goldfarb, AB '69, PhD '75, is the W.B. Pearson Professor of Modern Mathematics and Mathematical Logic, in the Philosophy Department at Harvard. He is one of the founders of the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus, was an HGLC Director for many years and continues as a Director Emeritus. Additionally, Warren has been the President of The Open Gate since its inception in 1986 and is a Board member of The Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide. He lives in Cambridge.


, AB '71, JD '74 - Cambridge , MA
Emeritus, Membership Website

Bob was a member of the HGLC Board of Directors from 1997 to 2001, and was Co-Chair of the Caucus from 1994 to 1997; he is currently a Director Emeritus of the Board. He worked at Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale ) for 31 years, as a lawyer for 15 years and subsequently in Information Technology. He also co-founded FreshAddress.com and created MemDir.org . He is currently an independent video producer. He lives in Cambridge .


*, AB '93 – Cambridge, MA [2014]
Student, Faculty & Staff Liaison, CODI

Timothy Patrick McCarthy '93 is Lecturer on History and Literature and on Public Policy at Harvard, where he also directs the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. After graduating with honors from Harvard, he received his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Columbia. An historian of social movements, Dr. McCarthy has published four books--The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (New Press, 2003); Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism (New Press, 2006); Protest Nation: Words That Inspired a Century of American Radicalism (New Press, 2010); and The Indispensable Zinn: The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian" (New Press, 2012) --and his fifth book, Stonewall's Children: A Modern Story of Liberation, Loss, and Love will be published in 2013. Dr. McCarthy is an award-winning teacher and advisor whose courses are consistently among the most popular and highly rated at Harvard. In addition to his work as a scholar and teacher, Dr. McCarthy is a devoted public servant and political activist. A national leader in the LGBTQ community, Dr. McCarthy was a founding member of Barack Obama’s National LGBT Leadership Council, has given expert testimony to the Pentagon Comprehensive Working Group on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” serves on the advisory board of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and is lead research collaborator and founding board member for Face Value, an organization dedicated to eradicating social and cultural stigma against LGBTQ people. In 2010, Face Value received one of the largest grants ever given by the Ford Foundation to support LGBT-related research. In April 2009, Dr. McCarthy delivered Harvard’s prestigious Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture. He is serving his fourth term on the HGLC Board, and also currently serves as Vice President of College Alumni Affairs for the Harvard Alumni Association. Dr. McCarthy and his husband, C.J. Crowder M.Ed. '02, live as Resident Faculty Affiliates in Quincy House, where they were married on Memorial Day 2011.


, EdM '89 - Jamaica Plain , MA

Robyn, www.robynochs.com , has been part of the Harvard community since 1983. She retired from her work in Romance Languages and Literatures in 2009. She serves on the steering committee for the LGBT Faculty & Staff Group as a retiree rep and on the Trans Task Force, and was a co-facilitator of the monthly LBTQ Women’s lunches for Harvard staff and faculty. Off campus, she is co-founder of the Bisexual Resource Center and the Boston Bisexual Women’s Network. She is editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World . She has taught in the field of gender and sexuality studies at Tufts University, MIT, and Johnson State College in Vermont, and she is a professional speaker on bisexuality, identity and labels, coalition building, marriage equality, and homophobia. An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full legal equality, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.


, AB '74 - Los Angeles , CA
Emeritus, 25th Reunion Co-Chair, Matthiessen Campaign Committee

Tom has been an HGLC Board member since 1998 and is a former president of the Caucus. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Gay & Lesbian Review and in 1995 became the first openly gay Elected Director of the Harvard Alumni Association. Tom has been volunteering for Harvard for the past 30 years. Professionally, Tom is a consultant in computer games and he lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Juan Bastos, a noted portrait artist.


Steve Rivera, AB '07 – Zurich, Switzerland

Steve graduated from Harvard in 2007 with an AB in the History of Art and Architecture. Since graduating he has performed research for an internationally recognized contemporary art exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, assisted a world-renowned collection of French drawings and now finally makes art instead of studying it. Steve works as a graphic designer/front-end engineer for the high-tech start-up, SCVNGR. Steve recently relocated to Zurich, Switzerland with his partner Israel Meir (Ext. '03).


*, MBA '80 - Rancho Mirage, CA [2013]
Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Nominating Committee, Trans SIG

Shelley is a social impact strategist, board facilitator and ordained minister. As a transsexual woman and parent, Shelley is a passionate advocate for LGBTQTI rights and a pro bono consultant to a wide range of non-profit organizations that address issues of discrimination based on biological sex, gender identity, etc. Her philosophy is simple: “love your neighbor”; NO exceptions. Regarding Shelley's professional life, she is the founder and former leader of global consulting practices and a ‘think tank’ addressing CEO and Board-level issues; a Certified Corporate Director, serving and chairing non-profit boards; and a speaker, author and educator regarding social change strategy and human rights. Her most recent work focuses on accelerating the growth of social enterprises, using multi-platform campaigns to engage audiences and call them to action.


*, AB '79 - Watertown, MA [2014]
Newsletter Production and Foreign Mailings, Membership Directory, HAA Liaison

Rhonda has been a member of the Caucus for many years and is past-president of the Board. During her undergraduate years, Rhonda had leadership positions in several gay and lesbian organizations that have morphed into the current QSA. She is a compiler writer and works remotely for a world-wide software company. Rhonda also serves on the Board of The Open Gate.



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