STAFF

Sunnie Kaufmann-Paulman

 Executive Director

Sunnie is thrilled to bring her professional acumen, volunteer experience, and dedication to LGBTQ+ advocacy to Greater Boston PFLAG. In addition to her previous roles which include Executive Director at Brooklyn Boulders Foundation and Chief Operations Officer at NoticeAbility, for the past three years Sunnie served on the Board of Directors at Family Equality, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families and those who wish to form them. Sunnie currently lives in Arlington with her spouse Tori and their daughter Anika.

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Tomás Aponte

Director of Program Outreach & Impact

Tomás (he/him/his) joins the Greater Boston PFLAG team with a vast array of interests and experiences. Tomás was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico and grew up in Central Massachusetts. He is a proud graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance & Secondary English Education. Upon graduating from UMass Amherst, he’s had the honor and privilege of working in the non-profit sector and serving in leadership roles at The Boys & Girls Club, City Year, the YMCA, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts. In September of 2018, Tomás moved back to Boston from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tomás is passionate about youth development, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and criminal justice reform work and is thrilled to bring his educational and professional experiences to Greater Boston PFLAG. During his free time he enjoys getting involved in musical theater productions, working out, and taking dance classes.

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René Rives

Program Manager

René is honored to join GBPFLAG and is excited to combine his 15 years of experience in youth work, education, & public health to support educators, community organizations, companies, and communities of faith in partnering with LGBTQ+ populations to meet their needs & challenge oppressive systems. He graduated from Lesley University with a B.S. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy. He is particularly passionate about advocating for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth populations. The ocean, chosen family, and his two cats are essential parts of his self-care that help sustain him in doing the work. 

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Mallory Hubbard

Director of Operations & Human Resources

Mallory joins the team with over a decade of operations and finance experience in various industries from engineering to data science. She holds a bachelors degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Mount Union and is currently pursuing her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Mallory has spent several years organizing volunteer events in and around Boston and Philadelphia focusing on underserved populations within each city respectively. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner at the beach, exploring local restaurants and breweries, and going on adventures with their four-legged sons Diesel and Blitz.

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Julia Paget

Communications Manager

Julia has a background in computer programming, graphics design and corporate communications. Prior to joining Greater Boston PFLAG, she was the volunteer Data Program Lead for the Greater Boston area of the Yes on 3 campaign. Before that, she worked for five years as an IR/PR Communications Specialist in the rare disease biotech sphere. She is excited to use her skills to support the community and create meaningful progress for LGBTQ+ people. She loves stories, games, and rock climbing.

 

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Oscar Oliveira Soens

Social Media Coordinator
& Program Assistant

Oscar grew up in Massachusetts and studied sociology before coming to work at Greater Boston PFLAG in early 2020. Since joining our team, Oscar’s primary focus is coordinating Greater Boston PFLAG’s social media and working to energize and diversify our digital content. He also assists the Programming team by providing support for virtual programs and trainings. Oscar is excited to use his time with Greater Boston PFLAG working towards making a real difference in people’s lives. Outside of work, Oscar enjoys creating collages and other visual art and playing with his pet cat and pet rats.

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Jules Bertaut

Development Coordinator & Salesforce Administrator

Jules has a BA in religion from Swarthmore College. He has in the past held a number of various volunteer and professional positions working with databases and record-keeping, including his work with the Yes on 3 campaign and with several churches. Jules is passionate in his work around improving systems for efficiency and ease of use. When not working in his professional and volunteer roles, Jules enjoys reading, sewing, and any work involving power tools.

 

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