updated 03-12-2015

Staff

MTPC is run by an executive director who reports to the steering committee and manages (and conducts much of) the organization’s daily work. The director supervises staff, interns, and community volunteers.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: MASON DUNN

MasonDunn-colorsmallMason comes to MTPC from New Hampshire, where he was on the steering committee for Transgender New Hampshire and an organizer with the New Hampshire Coalition for Transgender Equality. An educator and activist, Mason is also an adjunct faculty member in the communications department at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, where he specializes in LGBTQ images and perspectives. In 2010 Mason organized the first-ever TransForm New Hampshire conference, a three-day event that brought medical, social service,and legal professionals together with members of the transgender community from across the country.

Mason graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law as a member of the Daniel Webster Honors Scholar program in 2012 and holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Western Oregon University. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association. When Mason is not working for social justice, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, and backpacking, kayaking, and pursing his more geeky interests.

You can reach Mason at MasonDunn@masstpc.org.

OFFICE STAFF

Social Media and Online Communications Manager: Mel Goldsipe, mel@masstpc.org

Mel photoAfter reading about the fantastic success with the Transgender Equal Rights Bill, Mel joined MTPC to be a part of the campaign for public accommodations protections. She holds a BS in Psychology from Tennessee Tech University, a certificate in Professional Communication, and graduate work in Gender/Cultural Studies at Simmons College. She is especially interested in working to create a more just world for our youth.

Prior to joining MTPC, Mel worked in scholarly book publishing for more than a decade as a manuscript editor at the MIT Press. She believes university presses serve a vital function in providing cutting-edge information to students, academic researchers, and leaders in the professional world. Mel spends her spare time reading and attending concerts, plays, and musicals around Boston and New York. She credits the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart, about the beginning of the U.S. AIDS crisis, for rekindling her passion for activism, which led her to MTPC.

Kelly Herbst PhotoCommunity and Policy Intern: Pi Pi@masstpc.org

Pi is a senior double major in Women’s & Gender Studies and English at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Working to make Clark a safer and more affirming school for trans students specifically, and LGBTQ+/queer students more generally, has been their passion for the past for years. They are excited to bring the skills and momentum they have built at Clark to the greater Massachusetts community.

Law and Policy Fellow: Cameron McGinn, CameronMcGinn@masstpc.org