Board of Directors

The Gay Alliance Board of Directors serves a vital function in our work. The Board helps to establish and sustain our long term mission and vision for LGBTQ equality and community enhancement. The Board helps to oversee our financial, and human capacity—maximizing all of the resources for the benefit of the LGBTQ community — while helping to broaden our voice and sustain us as a responsible nonprofit organization.

We are grateful to our Board for the time and energy they devote to our agency and its mission and vision.

MEET OUR TEAM

Colleen Raimond

President - Board of Directors
Colleen is a trademark attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP.  As a Rochester native, Colleen attended Monroe Community College, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, The College at Brockport, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and SUNY Buffalo Law School, receiving her Juris Doctor. Colleen co-chairs the Nixon Peabody LLP LGBT Affinity Group and is an active member of the Monroe County Bar Association’s LGBT Committee.

Jason Barnecut-Kearns

Board Member
Jason Barnecut-Kearns is the Vice President of Finance for the US Channels Group at Xerox Corporation.  Jason returned to the Gay Alliance Board in 2014 and currently chairs the Finance & Audit Committee. Jason joined Xerox in ...

Paul Birkby

Board Member
Paul Birkby, a native of southern New Jersey, is a long-time resident of Monroe County. Paul holds B.A. in History from Hobart, a J.D. from the Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, an M.L.S. from the ...

Sady Fisher

Board Member
Sady Fischer joined the GAGV Board in January 2017. She is a dynamic, highly sought after queer, feminist, Latinx speaker who is known for her energy and passion around social justice issues. Sady is the Inclusion Programs ...

Jeffrey Lambert

Board Member
As a Rochester, NY native, Jeffrey attended the Rochester Institute of Technology receiving his Bachelor’s ...

Jennifer Mathews

Secretary
Jennifer Mathews joined the Gay Alliance Board in 2015. Dr. Mathews received both her B.A. ...

Martin Murphy

Treasurer

Milo Primeaux

Board Member

Luis Rosario-McCabe

Board Member
Luis A. Rosario-McCabe is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at The University of ...

David Zona

Past President
David joined the Gay Alliance Board of Directors in January of 2012. As a Rochester ...

Board of Directors: Colleen Raimond, Jason Barnecut Kearns, Paul Birkby, Sady Fisher,  Jeffrey Lambert, Jennifer Mathews, Martin Murphy, Milo Primeaux,  Luis Rosario-McCabe, David Zona,