updated 07-31-2018

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 (he/him/his) headshot

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

Operations Coordinator: Kelsey Grunstra (she/her/hers)

Kelsey joined MTPC in 2018 after spending a number of years working in higher education. Hailing from Upstate New York, Kelsey earned her BA in History and her MS in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University at Albany. She previously worked as a Program Assistant in LGBTQA Resource Center at Northeastern University and in the University at Albany’s Office of Environmental Sustainability where she was an office assistant and managed the campus’s bicycle sharing program. Kelsey is an avid musician and amateur guitar builder (and notorious tinkerer), aspires to be a connoisseur of vegan cheeses, and shares many of Mason’s more nerdy interests.

You can contact at: Kelsey@masstpc.org

Mel Goldsipe (she/her/hers)

Mel photoMel 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 credits the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart, about the beginning of the U.S. AIDS crisis, for rekindling her passion for activism and leading her to join MTPC. She is a past co-chair of the Arlington Human Rights Commission and currently serves as vice-chair of the Arlington LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission.