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
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 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 and the Arlington Human Rights Commission.