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 [email protected].
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).
Contact Sylvain: [email protected]
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!
Contact Linda at [email protected].
Martha Plaza – Clerk
Martha joined Boston Pride in 2008. She started as a volunteer and as Parade Chair since 2010. Over the years, she has also helped in other events such as Festival, Youth Dances and Block Parties. Martha works at Veristat, a full service CRO that services pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. There, she is Project Director, Submissions working closely with companies as they prepare their submission packages to regulatory agencies around the world. . In addition to her love for Boston Pride, she also volunteers at Acadia National Park doing trail work and brings the skills she learns at Acadia down to Massachusetts where she volunteers, when possible, at the Trustees of Reservations and the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Martha holds a BS in Biology, a MBA in Operations Management and is studying for the PMP certification. She loves to spend time with her wife and 3 cats all of whom keep her on her toes!
Contact Martha at [email protected].
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.
Contact Malcolm at [email protected].
Tina has been a longtime committee member with Boston Pride, acting as a coordinator and volunteer for several fundraising and social events. Tina will start her next journey with Boston pride as member of the Board of Directors. In addition to her work with Pride, Tina serves a delegate for Inter-Pride, an international association of LGBT pride organizers, where she represents Boston Pride. Tina also serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts General Hospital LGBT resource group which aims to educate the MGH Community about LGBT health issues and to create an environment that is supportive of LBGT employees, patients, families, friends and allies.
Contact Tina at [email protected].
Marco 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.
Contact Marco at [email protected].
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 [email protected].