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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.)

We currently have two Co-Chairs

Marco Chan*, AB '11 -Washington, DC [2014]{2014}
Co-Chair

Marco graduated from the College in 2011 (Quincy, Romance Studies), where he was co-chair of the Queer Students and Allies (QSA) for three years, a founder of IvyQ (the annual inter-Ivy LGBTQ leadership conference), an active member of the Trans Task Force, and a Tenor II/Tour Manager of the Harvard Glee Club. Since graduation, he has been a consultant in Bain & Company's San Francisco and Washington, DC offices, and is joining the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ MBA Class of 2016. Marco is working toward a career in advocacy for the LGBTQ community, with a strong interest in nonprofit management and diversity in workplaces/institutions. His recent work on LGBTQ issues include leading Bain's global LGBTQ undergraduate recruiting program, a pro bono strategy project aimed at lowering HIV infections among gay men in San Francisco, and organizing the Out for Undergraduate Business Conference (for LGBTQ undergraduates interested in business careers).

 

Juan Jaime de Zengotita*, AB '89, MD '94 - Boston, MA [2015] {2014}
Co-Chair

Juan Jaime lives in Jamaica Plain, MA, and enjoys his 5 minute walk to work as a primary care doctor and Medical Director of the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, a Brigham and Women's primary care clinic, 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 three 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 was on the board of Earthen Vessals, a program that works with urban youth.

We can be reached at president@hglc.org

Timothy McCarthy, AB '93 – Cambridge, MA [2014]{2014}|
Vice-President

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.

 

Lano Williams*, AB '00 - West Hollywood , CA [2015]{2015}
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.

 

Rhonda Wittels*, AB '79 - Watertown, MA [2014] {2015}
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.

 

Jonas Wang*, AB '12 - New Haven, CT[2015]
CODI

Van Bailey*, Staff - Cambridge, MA [2015]
Student Life

Dr. Van Bailey is the Director of the Office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard College, and before that was the assistant director for education at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bailey has overseen and implemented educational outreach programs at the Resource Center. Dr. Bailey also has advised several student organizations, has been a liaison on LGBT housing, has overseen monthly cultural and identity celebrations, and has managed other LGBT-related activities. In 2014, Dr. Bailey was included in the 2014 Trans 100 list noting his work in higher education. Currently, Dr. Bailey sits on the Board of Directors for the Boston Hispanic Black Gay Coalition, the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus, and is an active member in the Brown Boi Project, a social justice organization focused on racial and gender justice. Van was awarded a doctor of education in educational leadership from CSU-Northridge. Dr. Bailey earned a master of arts from Ohio State University, and a bachelor of arts in black studies and English from Denison University.

 

Adrienne Mundy-Shepard*, AB '93, EdM ’12, EdD Expected 15 -Cambridge, MA [2015]
CODI

Adrienne Marie Mundy-Shephard is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is a Presidential Scholar and a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship and the Harvard Graduate School of Education Gay and Lesbian Issues Fellowship.

Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Adrienne received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and spent nearly ten years practicing law, including a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins in the Central District of California. During her years of legal practice, Adrienne served as a member and co-chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Committee. During her time on the committee, she was a contributor to 1324 Reasons for Marriage Equality in New York State, A Joint Publication of the Empire State Pride Foundation and the New York City Bar Association. Adrienne was also active in HGLC’s New York chapter, particularly in encouraging women to become more involved in HGLC by co-hosting All Ivy and Seven Sisters events.

Currently, Adrienne studies identity and school climate issues impacting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, particularly youth of color. One particular area of interest is the impact that race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, and immigration status have on adolescents’ attitudes about LGBTQ identity. Adrienne also studies in-school supports for LGBTQ youth, such as gay/straight alliances, and how race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status impact participation in these groups. Her work has been cited in Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response, A Publication of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Adrienne was a 2011-2013 Face Value Fellow, a fellowship funded by the Ford Foundation, where her work focused on understanding and overcoming the roots of anti-LGBT stigma in the context of secondary education. She also served as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth, where she served as co-chair of the Disparities Committee. In addition, Adrienne previously served as a mentor through the Hispanic and Black Gay Coalition, as co-chair of QueerEd, Harvard Graduate School of Education’s LGBTQ student organization, and as a member of the board of COLAGE, an organization focused on the children of LGBTQ parents.

 

Nathalie Galindo*, AB '08, M.Ed. '11 -Washington, DC[2014] {2014}
Secretary

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.

 

Emelyn de le Peña*, Staff, Assistant Dean of Harvard College for Student Life - Waltham, MA [2014]
eNewsletter

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.

 

Warren Goldfarb, 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.

 

Robert Mack, 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 .

 

Robyn Ochs, EdM '89 - Jamaica Plain , MA
Emeritus

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.

 

Tom Parry, 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
Webmaster

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).

 

 

 

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