Board of Directors

Paul_web10Paul Perry
Oakland, CA
Paul Perry is the Bay Area Executive Director of The Reset Foundation, a national nonprofit that runs residential education campuses for transition-age youth (18-24) as an alternative to incarceration. Paul is leading the launch of the organization’s inaugural campus. Prior to that launch, Paul has served as an assistant principal in Boston and worked with Los Angeles Unified School District on professional development for teachers and principals. His career as an educator includes teaching middle school in Philadelphia and leading college courses at San Quentin State Prison in California.  He holds degrees from American University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of California – Berkeley. Most recently, Paul earned his Doctorate of Education Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Paul grew up in Norristown, PA with his hardworking and thoughtful fathers Ken and Paul.

Adrian_web02Adrian Ogle
New York, NY
Vice Chair
Adrian Ogle is the National Events Manager at Lambda Legal, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT legal organization. In his role, he assists in leading the development, management, and execution of Lambda Legal fundraising events in all national markets. He manages a personal portfolio of major ticketed events across the country and provides operational and budgetary oversight for over 30 events which raise $4.9 million annually. In his tenure, Adrian has co-produced over 80 art, cultural, and special events. His portfolio includes events that have received national press coverage from CNN, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and the recognition from The White House. Adrian began his career in events at Dartmouth College and Brown University. Originally from Hartford, CT, Adrian grew up in South Florida with a lesbian mother, and father. Adrian is an alumnus of the University of Florida where he found his passion for racial justice, politics, and LGBTQ advocacy.
Allison_web04Allison Auldridge
Seattle, WA
Alli Auldridge is the Director of Community Engagement at the Pride Foundation. She previously served as the Governor’s Appointee for the Empire State Fellowship after serving as the Policy Associate at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE). Alli has years of experience in nonprofit communications and advocacy, managing communications efforts for the Roxbury Film Festival in Boston and the Brooklyn Historical Society, prior to working at SAGE. Alli grew up in New England with her two moms, sister and brother. She now lives in Albany, NY. Alli received her Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her Master’s degree in Urban Policy from The New School for Urban Policy and Management.
Yonca_web13Yonca Ertimur
Boulder, CO
Yonca Ertimur is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Colorado. She earned her Ph.D. at New York University, her MBA at University of Rochester, and her BS in Business Administration at Bosphorus University. Prior to joining the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Yonca was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Duke University and Stanford University. Originally from Turkey, Yonca lives in Boulder, CO with her partner.
Kathy_web07Kathy Burroughs
Longmeadow, MA
Kathy Burroughs is a partner in the international law firm Dechert LLP, where she is a member of the firm’s finance and real estate group and business restructuring and reorganization group. Her legal practice is focused in the areas of commercial real estate finance, securitization, restructuring and bankruptcy.  Kathy is proud to have been the first openly gay partner at Dechert.  In addition to her client work, Kathy has taken active leadership roles in the firm’s pro bono and diversity efforts, including having served as the Co-chair of the firm-wide Diversity Committee, leader of the firm-wide LGBT Affinity Group, and member of the firm-wide Pro Bono Committee.  Kathy’s passion for COLAGE is fueled by her first hand experience of the important role that COLAGE has played in the life of her teenage daughter and her friends, and Kathy and her wife Lori have attended Family Week with their daughter every year since she was three.
Ted_web12Ted Sands
Philadelphia, PA
Ted Sands is a California native transplanted to the East Coast.  Throughout various posts, Ted’s professional work has focused on assisting low-income New Yorkers achieve self-sufficiency whether through affordable housing finance or streamlined internal operations at the nation’s largest social services agency (NYC Human Resources Administration). Ted graduated with a BA from Stanford University (Urban Studies, 2008), completed the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs (2009), and is pursuing a joint MBA and MPA at the Wharton School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2016, expected). In graduate school, he is has served as an organizer of the national 2014 LGBT Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA) conference, an editor of the Harvard LGBTQ Policy Journal, and an executive vice president of the Wharton Graduate Association.
Eddie Summers
Eddie Summers
New York, NY
Eddie Summers is a higher education and organizational effectiveness consultant. He earned his Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy from The New School in NYC, and his MPA and BA in Political Science from Marist College. Eddie has spent more than eleven years working as an executive in higher education. He has written and lectured on the importance of access to higher education and developing programs that support underrepresented students succeed in college among other topics. He is active on various boards including the northeast board for the Victory Fund, which helps LGBTQ political candidates get elected. Eddie is openly gay and takes pride in raising his son Jules.
KaleyHeadshotKaley Fry
Asheville, NC
Board Fellow
Kaley Fry resides in Asheville, NC and identifies as a fierce Southern Second Gen COLAGEr that uses gender neutral pronouns they/them/their. Fry graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and completed a Non Profit Management certificate program at Duke University. Fry’s two moms were an instrumental part of the fight for marriage equality in the south and were plaintiffs in the court case that made gay marriage legal in North Carolina. Kaley has served as a volunteer staff for Family week three years and considers COLAGE a second family. They now strive to grow and sustain the organization and nurture COLAGE community leaders of the future.