Jessica, “Belle” to her friends, is a nonprofit professional passionate about leaving her communities better than she found them. Her career started in ecology, where she discovered her love for categorizing invertebrates. She has developed expertise in a broad range of nonprofit management at a variety of organizations, both big and small. She loves creepy crawlies, food, and music, and lives with her partner and her dog, Rosie. She loves hearing stories about how the BRC has impacted the bi+ community that has nourished her her whole life, and contributing her nonprofit know-how.
Sandra jumped head first into being actively involved in the Bi+ family after coming out in early 2018. She is thrilled to be serving her new family at the BRC as the Treasurer. Professionally, she is a data analyst at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Outside of the BRC and work, Sandra enjoys games (both video and board) and arts as well as crafts. Originally from Pleasanton, CA, she has lived in the Boston area for 7 years. She now lives in Charlestown, MA with her mischievous, snuggly cat, Plumette.
Meg, originally from Norfolk, VA, has called Boston home for almost 20 years. After many years of cheering on the BRC from the crowd at the Boston Pride Parade, Meg finally decided to get more involved in supporting the bi+ community she’s always loved, and joined the board in 2017. When she’s not coming out as bisexual for the n+1th time, Meg loves to sing in choirs, read poems, mix cocktails, play zydeco music as loudly as possible, and drink entirely too much coffee. She works full-time in web content moderation.
Gabby got involved with the BRC in 2014 as a barely-out bi after stumbling across the Young BLiSS group on Meetup (and circling the block several times before working up the courage to go in). Since then, she’s taken over leading Young BLiSS, traveled to many conferences as a representative of the BRC, and started Bi+Mic, a now regularly occurring bi+ open mic in the Boston area. When she’s not yelling about bisexuality to anyone who will listen, Gabby enjoys making art of all sorts (name a hobby, she’s probably dabbled in it at some point), putting together elaborate costumes and makeup looks for no particular reason, spinning fire, swing and blues dancing, writing, and talking about how she should definitely clean her room. She likes to stay busy.
Alexandra Bolles, who joined the BRC’s board in 2018, is a media advocate and digital communications professional. She’s received PFLAG Queen’s Brenda Howard Memorial Award and the Bisexual Resource Center’s Bee Hero Award for her bisexual+ advocacy, including co-founding the annual digital campaign, #BiWeek. Alexandra worked at GLAAD, the LGBTQ media advocacy organization, for 5+ years, where she built its bisexual+ advocacy program from the ground up and produced the guidebook, In Focus: Reporting on the Bisexual Community. You can keep up with Alexandra on Twitter at @anorianb.
Laura joined her college LGBTQIA+ council only after being rejected from another extracurricular group, but fortuitously this involvement became one of her most formative experiences. Confronted with limited resources and support for LGBTQIA+ students, Laura found purpose in advocating for tailored programs and policy changes. Her work inspired her to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health and strive to empower marginalized groups on a larger scale. Laura has since been increasingly involved in LGBTQIA+ organizations in a number of roles and she aims to apply her knowledge to improve health outcomes. She joined the BRC Board in 2016 and coordinates the Bisexual Health Awareness Month campaign and outreach to community partners.
Kate has been with the BRC since 2013, serving first as the Clerk, then Co-President with Heather Benjamin, then President. They are now primarily responsible for merchandising and graphic design. Outside of the BRC, Kate is a graphic designer for the election industry. They previously worked on the webcomic Upland, a very funny bi-themed webcomic featuring miniatures. Kate earned their M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2010, and is currently in the Graphic Design Certificate program at MassArt. Their art, design, and very close-up bug photography can be found on Instagram. They live in Somerville, Massachusetts with their black cats, Max and Puck.
Brooke Lindley is the Director of Advocacy at OutFront Kalamazoo, the LGBT Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she specializes in public policy and legislation, public speaking, running the Queer Women’s Community group, the training program, and the People of Color group. As a proud bisexual woman, Brooke is excited to join the Bisexual Resource Center’s Board of Directors to continue her advocacy work in the bisexual community. Outside of work, Brooke is obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration through Lynn University and coaches volleyball. In the last 5 months, Brooke has dedicated a lot of time and energy to fitness and nutrition. She also loves hiking, biking, wine, Netflix, and being a dog mom!
Julie has been involved in bi+ events and volunteer efforts for many years, and is excited to work on the BRC’s Board of Directors to further contribute to the bi+ community. She currently does freelance work, volunteers and advocates in the chronic illness community, and just published The Things We Don’t Say, An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths, an anthology about living with chronic illness. She is also the former Director of Operations of the nonprofit Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis. In her free time, Julie enjoys dog sitting, reading books of almost any genre, and crocheting and knitting varied items in the colors of the many queer pride flags.
Andrew’s career began at the Boston VA Hospital, where he was involved in psychology research using fMRI and transcranial magnetic stimulation as a research assistant and later manager of a neuroimaging lab. His interest in the integration of newer noninvasive psychological services and treatments led to a recent career pivot. He is currently pursuing an MBA with a focus on technology and innovation within the Health Sector. Andrew is passionate about raising awareness of bisexual issues within both the LGBT and heterosexual communities. He is a bit of a music nerd and own a few analog synthesizers that he pretends to know how to play from time to time. He is the proud owner of the cutest and smartest dog alive, Stormy, a 10-year-old bichon-chihuahua.
Don is currently the longest serving board member having served on the BRC Board since 2010. He is the chief facilitator for the first Wednesdays of the month BLiSS support group. Don also hosts the annual Board Retreat in late February or early March as well as the BRC House Party in May. He has also been a steady presence at the BRC information & merchandise table at the June Boston Pride Festival in Government Center for over 10 years. Don especially enjoys helping people who are new to the bisexual community benefit from the understanding and insights he has gained from his decades of experience being out in our community. Outside of his work for the BRC Don enjoys multiple outdoor activities in nature such as kayaking, hang gliding and sky diving, as well as indoor exercise classes – especially zumba. Don is also socially active in the bi related polyamorous and fetish communities in the Boston area.