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Bianca Dalangin has been with COLAGE since 2012, as a chapter coordinator for the Greater Los Angeles chapter, family week participant, and youth advisory board member. Before COLAGE, Bianca helped facilitate various programs for low income families, both as an medical intern at a free clinic, and a volunteer for a local family resource center. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her gay dad and grandma. Bianca holds B.A. degrees in Communication and Psychology from UCSB and currently works in social science research.
Jordan Budd is the Organizing Director for Family Values at Work. A skilled organizer and strategist, he is supporting our state-led effort to make paid sick days, paid family leave, and other family friendly labor policies a reality for all working families across the country. Before joining the FV@W team, Jordan was the Deputy National Policy Director at Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United, the nation’s largest restaurant worker advocacy organization. He has been working as an organizer for nearly ten years and is a three-time alumnus of President Obama’s campaigns. Most notably, Jordan worked as Florida’s Youth and LGBT Vote Director in 2012 and as the Deputy Coordinated Campaign Director for the Texas Democratic Party in 2014. A native of South Florida, he arrived in New York City in 2007 to study “The Political Application of Black Intellectual Thought” at New York University. Ever since, Jordan has endeavored to work in and on behalf of intersectional spaces that uplift youth, queer communities and people of color.
Eric Anglero (he/him and they/them) is the program coordinator for Princeton’s LGBT Center. Eric helps facilitate and manage support and discussion groups, handle trainings across campus, works with campus partners, and helps with the Peer Education program. Eric received their masters degree in American Studies from Stockton University. After receiving his degree, Eric became an adjunct professor of history at Rowan College, with a focus on African American History. Shortly after, Eric was hired at a non-profit (CANDLE) in New York to coordinate LGBTQ youth services for Rockland County. During this time period, he was the coordinator of the New York State LGBT Network’s Youth Services committee and handled trainings for hundreds of state employees and local organizations on LGBTQ cultural competency. Eric is a consultant for Howie the Harp in Harlem, NY and remains a consultant for CANDLE’s youth services programs.
Jamie Bergeron is the Manager of Diversity & Inclusion at Northeastern University where she presents, plans and consults with organizations, communities and colleagues throughout the New England region. A long-time social justice advocate and educator, she spent over a decade working specifically to support queer students and students of color in school/university settings. Jamie is originally from Central New York, a daughter of two lesbian moms, and granddaughter to two lesbian grandmothers. She has been involved with COLAGE for the last 15 years as a youth participant, Family Week volunteer facilitator, and Chapter Leader for Greater Boston Chapter and is passionate about creating strong intergenerational bonds between queer folks. The intersectional feminist education she received at State University of New York as a first-generation college student cemented her dedication to working with others to elevate voices of those within her community.
A daughter of two gay dads, Malina Simard-Halm has been involved with COLAGE programming for 19 years, as a camper, staff member and now board member. Though Malina lives with her family in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she currently studies Political Science and Economics at Yale University with a concentration in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Malina spends time outside of school working at the Federal Public Defender’s office and advocating for LGBTQ families whenever she can. Malina has spoken on Huffington Post, CNN, NPR, spoken in court, and submitted testimony for the amicus brief, “Voices of the Children,” used and cited in the recent Supreme Court cases. She is additionally a fellow at Young People for the American Way – an organization which specializes in conducting research, legal work, education, and advocacy for a wide variety of liberal causes- where she has worked on projects relating to reproductive, racial and LGBTQ justice.
Bill is the Treasurer of Charles Schwab & Co., a company that challenges Wall Street and provides more Americans with the opportunity to benefit from investing. Prior to joining Schwab and moving to the Bay Area in 2010, Bill worked as a portfolio manager and chief risk officer (CRO) at other firms in Kansas City and Washington, DC. Bill also was the Board Chair at Hope Care Center, a nonprofit nursing facility in Kansas City for those living with HIV. He and his partner, Chipp are the proud parents of two sets of twins. Bill has Bachelors and Masters Degrees from MIT.
Hannah Moch (she/her) is a Digital Communications Professional born, raised and living in New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree in Culture and the Media from The New School in 2014. Hannah is also on the board of the NYC Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She is the daughter of two moms and a straight dad, the niece of lesbian aunts, and the granddaughter of a gay man who died of AIDS in the 1980s. Hannah attended COLAGE’s Family Week and was involved with the New York City Chapter, as a child. She is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of LGBTQIA families through digital communications.
Kenji Kuramitsu (he/him/his) is a hospital chaplain and clinical social worker living in Chicago, IL. Kenji holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary, where he serves as an adjunct professor in ministry. An eager traveler, writer, and lover of fermented foods, Kenji is the proud child of a queer parent. Find him at kenjikuramitsu.com or on social media @afreshmind.
Jean Azar-Tanguay (she/her) is the daughter of two gay men from Boston, MA. She has been involved with COLAGE for over 10 years as a camper, staff member, youth action board member, and now board member. With the support of COLAGE, Jean developed a curriculum for educators on how to make school environments more inclusive for LGBTQ+ youth and families, ultimately earning her Girl Scouts Gold Award for the project. Jean is currently a student at the University of Richmond, working towards a career in health care where she hopes to continue advocating for LGBTQ+ folks’ and families’ rights to safe and equitable medical care.
Lynn Calling (she/her) has over 20 years of experience working in non-profit organizations, higher education, and community-based organizations with a passion for making the world a better place. She enjoys helping others learn how to have an impact through their philanthropy. She is currently the Executive Director of The Franklin Food Pantry in Franklin, MA. Lynn holds a B.S. in Human Development & Family Relations and a B.A. in Women’s Studies, from UConn. She first learned about COLAGE over 15 years ago when she began her journey to start a family. Lynn’s two children have participated in COLAGE events and have benefitted from the experiences and support from the diverse programming and social opportunities. Lynn and her family currently live in Bridgewater, MA. In her free time, you can find Lynn taking a Zumba class, running, volunteering in her daughter’s classroom, or chauffeuring her teen son. Lynn also serves as Vice-Chair on the Board of Governors of the East Bridgewater Branch of the Old Colony YMCA and is an active community volunteer.
Michelle is a dynamic leader with over two decades of experience in nonprofit management, program design and coalition building. She is the Principal/Director of Power4Good, a consulting firm providing services to build, grow and strengthen nonprofit organizations. Before launching Power4Good in 2007, Michelle spent over a decade leading Youth Pride, Inc., the only statewide organization dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Boston University, and a BSci in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Michelle supports COLAGE and its critical role in building leadership, family and community with love, humor, compassion and fierce dedication to equity. COLAGE has been an important part of her family for over 15 years, and her three children have grown up knowing the love and support of the COLAGE community.