Some of New England’s best leaders in inclusion and equity and advocates of LGBTQ+ professionals make up the Pride in Our Workplace leadership Board of Directors. Learn more about our dedicated team members below.

Meet Our Team

John Basile (he/him)

Diversity Inclusion Leader and Executive Coach

PIOW President

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Matthew McTygue (he/him)

Managing Partner, Boston Office of Locke Lord LLP

PIOW Assistant Secretary, PIOW Treasurer

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Wendell K. Chestnut (he/him)

Market Manager, Senior Vice President at Bank of America

PIOW Board Member

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Karen Young (she/her)

Leadership, Business Strategy and Inclusion Consultant and Executive Coach

PIOW Board Member

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Ashley Hackett (she/her)

Business Operations Coordinator at the City and County of Denver

PIOW Board Member

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Tori Kaufmann-Paulman (they/them)

Senior Director Analyst at Gartner

PIOW Board Member

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Colleen Simonelli (she/her)

Chief People Officer at Wolf & Company, P.C.

PIOW Board Member

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Dimitri Makris (he/him)

Branch Lead and Systems Engineer at Odyssey Systems

PIOW Board Member

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Jonathan L. Allen (he/him)

Co-founder & Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Leadership Brainery

PIOW Board Member

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Cheryl Katon (she/her)

Vice President of Resource Development and Donor Engagement at Fenway Health

PIOW Board Member

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Bryan Vermes (he/him)

Senior Manager, Employee Experience & Social Impact at Mimecast

PIOW Board Member

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Katie Martell (she/her)

Marketing & Communications Consultant

PIOW Board Member

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Emma Callahan (she/her)

Strategic Initiatives Project Analyst at Suffolk Construction

PIOW Board Member

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