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Board of Directors

Boston Pride is committed to creating spaces for people of all walks of life and all identities to participate in the organization of the largest Pride celebration in New England! We strive to recruit board members from all parts of our community and recognize that diversity is an asset to a community organization like Boston Pride. Interested in joining? Check out the Board of Directors application. If you have any questions, call the PrideLine at (617) 262-9405 or email

Meet our Board members

Sylvain Bruni - President Sylvain Bruni – President

Sylvain is President of Boston Pride. He has been involved with Pride since 2004. Working first as a volunteer for several events, he went on to coordinate the Pride Parade (2005-2006) and the Back Bay Block Party (2007-2009). He joined the Board of Directors in 2007 to supervise the organization’s information technology, security and communications. Sylvain was Co-chair of the 2012 Annual World Conference of InterPride (the International Association of Pride Organizers), held in Boston. Sylvain was also involved in multiple other community organizations in the Boston area, such as MIT’s LGBT alumni group, Fenway Health’s Young Leaders Council, and HRC Partners. Sylvain is also involved in the French community, through organizations like “Français de Nouvelle Angleterre” (French in New England) and the French American Chamber of Commerce in New England’s Young Professionals Committee. In 2014, he was elected Consular Councilor to represent the 15,000+ French citizens who live in New England, for a 6-yr mandate. Professionally, Sylvain is a Senior Human Systems Engineer and leads the Cognitive Systems Integration research area at Aptima, Inc. Sylvain holds an S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supélec, France).

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Malcolm Carey - Clerk Malcolm Carey – Treasurer

Malcolm joined Boston Pride in 2004. Over the years, he has been heavily involved in the logistical aspects of all of the myriad aspects of Boston Pride’s events. In 2007 & 2008 he coordinated the Boston Pride Parade and in 2008 he joined the Board of Directors. He now serves as Boston Pride’s in house bookkeeper and is heavily involved in the finance committee and corporate governance. Malcolm holds a degree from in International Relations from Hawai’i Pacific University and has been working as an accounting professional in the Boston area since 2002. Malcolm’s hobbies include weightlifting, gardening, crochet and video games.

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Charlene Charles Charlene Charles

Charlene is the Director for the New England Professional Queer WoMen of Color, and works with queer community organizations of color to bridge the gaps and create multi-cultural safe spaces. She is also the owner of Cecsy’s Spice, where she incorporates her Caribbean culture and love for food and spice into flavorful sauces and spreads. As the newest member of the Board, Charlene’s goal is to strengthen Boston Pride’s image within the Queer Person of Color (QPOC) Boston Community and make it the catalyst that unifies Boston’s queer communities. Charlene believes strongly in the importance of education, and access to resources and information. In 2011, Charlene was a Harvard Administrative Fellow where she gained an in-depth understanding of academic: administration, leadership, professional development and personal grown and interpersonal effectiveness; skills she hopes to transfer in her role with Pride. With a foundation in accounting and professional training in research and contract administration, Charlene brings to Boston Pride a skillset that can help secure state and federal funding for new and existing Pride initiatives. Charlene holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Accounting from Suffolk University, and a Master of Science in Management specializing in Research Administration from Emmanuel College.

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Linda DeMarco - Vice-president Linda DeMarco – Vice-president

Linda DeMarco started as a volunteer for the Pride Committee in 1998 as coordinator of the Festival and was President of Boston Pride until 2013. She is currently the Vice-President of the Board of Directors. Linda is a successful entrepreneur and owner of Boston Pretzel Bakery Inc. for over 15 years. Linda also serves on the Board of Directors of the Faneuil Hall Merchants Association and the Small Merchants Association of Downtown Crossing. She brings her expertise in business and finance to Boston Pride. Linda met her spouse during a pride meeting many years ago and they still volunteer together during Pride week! When Linda isn’t working on Pride or twisting pretzels she is home with her partner enjoying their 3 cats and cheering on Boston’s home town sports teams. Her favorite thing about Pride is the smiles people have on their faces all day!

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Marco Torres - Board memberMarco Torres – Board member

Marco A. Torres has been a life long resident of the City of Boston. In 2005, Marco entered Public Service by being appointed by the Mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino as the Neighborhood Coordinator for the South End/Bay Village and then in 2006 he was appointed as the City-Wide Liaison to the Latino Community. During his time within the Menino administration Marco also served as the interim LGBT City-Wide Liaison as well. Currently Marco is the Program Supervisor at the BCYF-Blackstone Community Center in the South End. Marco is of Puerto Rican decent and in his personal time he enjoys sending time with friends and family, traveling and he also volunteers and gives of his time for many different causes and organizations throughout the City of Boston.

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Interested in Joining the Board of Directors?

If you want to join Boston Pride’s  Board of Directors, please complete the Board of Directors application and send it to:

The Boston Pride Committee
398 Columbus Ave. #285
Boston, MA   02116

If you have any questions, call the PrideLine at (617) 262-9405 or email