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 (he/him/his)
Mason comes to MTPC with over 10 years of experience as a trans rights advocate and activist. Originally from California, Mason graduated from Western Oregon University, before moving to New England. During his time in New Hampshire 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.
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
Community Outreach and Policy Intern: Alexis Edwards (she/her/hers)
When not working on the campaign for public accommodations protections, Alexis manages MTPC’s ID Project, which partners trans community members with trained volunteers for assistance during the name and gender marker change process. In her free time, she pets an infinite number of cats.
You can reach Alexis at Alexis@masstpc.org
Public Education and Policy Intern: James Wu (he/him/his)
James is from Oakland, California and he’s a junior studying classical civilization and political science at Boston University. He is one of the co-presidents of Q, the LGBTQ+ club at BU, and has previously interned with the Massachusetts Democratic Party. In his spare time when not doing reading for classes or working at MTPC, he enjoys watching (and yelling) about hockey and the Harry Potter franchise.
You can reach James at JWu@masstpc.org
Communications: Mel Goldsipe (she/her/hers)
Mel thinks it’s important for her queer community to work hard to keep the T in LGBTQ+. After 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, a certificate in Professional Communication, and graduate work in Gender/Cultural Studies. 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 join MTPC and the Arlington Human Rights Commission.
You can reach Mel at Mel@masstpc.org