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.
Linda DeMarco – President
Linda DeMarco started as a volunteer for the Pride Committee in 1998 as coordinator of the Festival and is President of Boston Pride 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 as its President, 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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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!
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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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Marco Torres – Board member
Marco A. Torres has been a lifelong 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 spending 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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Tina Rosado – Board member
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.
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Deborah Drew – Board member
Deborah (Debbie) Drew is the President and CEO of GovMojo Inc, a management consulting and employee development company that focuses on diversity and inclusion. GovMojo is a Veterans Administration-verified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Debbie is the Past Vice President of Worcester Pride and is the Secretary of Log Cabin Republicans of Massachusetts. In 2016, Governor Baker appointed her as a Commissioner on Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. She is also an Associate Director on the Board of her credit union. Debbie is a veteran of the US Army and has over 24 years of leadership experience at pharmaceutical companies around the world. She has held leadership positions in LGBTQI employee networks in large international corporations, is the past Chair of the Out&Equal Workplace Advocates Transgender Advisory Committee and a member of the team that wrote Out&Equal’s Workplace Gender Identity and Transition Guidelines.
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