Staff & Board

STAFF

Colin Druhan

Executive Director

Colin is committed to improving the climate of inclusiveness in Canadian workplaces and bringing down barriers to employment for LGBT people. As Executive Director he maintains operational accountability for the delivery of the organization’s national strategy, programs, and initiatives. Previous to Pride at Work Canada he has held positions at the Student Association of George Brown College, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, the Toronto International Film Festival and the Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival where he has led or supported work related to volunteer management, community and partner stewardship, corporate sponsorships, employee engagement programs, staff training and education.

Why Colin does it:

“Because we need to work together as a community to build a brighter future. For each of us who breaks a barrier or cracks a ceiling there's someone else who needs a helping hand.”

Connect with Colin on LinkedIn or email him at colin.druhan@prideatwork.ca.

Joe McNamara

Operations Manager

Joe is an event management professional who has been committed to work for the non-profit sector, and the LGBT community in particular, for more than ten years. She has managed partnerships and events for the Unison Festival and Inside Out: The Ottawa LGBT Film Festival, as well as for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Recovery Day Ottawa, and others. She has delivered conference presentations and contributed to panel discussions on leadership development among LGBT Youth through traditional community organizing. As Operations Manager, Joe works collaboratively with Pride at Work staff, members, and community partners to execute events that authentically enhance and improve the working lives of both LGBT individuals and their colleagues alike. Why Joe does it: “Tomorrow is a question we answer today.”
Jacq Hixson-Vulpe

Program Coordinator

Jacq Hixson-Vulpe brings over 15 years of community, social justice, and labor activism to the position that coordinates Pride at Work Canada’s LGBT Workplace Inclusion Index program. As an out, queer, and trans youth Jacq worked with Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia (TEACH) and Youthline; this evolved into working with human rights offices, gender based advocacy groups, and unions in post-secondary education settings. Additional experience with policy and advocacy work is also reflected in Jacq’s other position working with The 519 as a Specialist in the Education and Training Department. Jacq is the author of The 519’s “Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit” and is completing a Ph.D. at York University. Email Jacq at jacq.hixsonvulpe@prideatwork.ca.

BOARD

Joseph Bourgeois

Atlantic Regional Lead

Tracey Fudge

Treasurer

Ann Gaboriault

Quebec Regional Lead

Madelaine Gileadi

Ontario Regional Lead & Chair of the Marketing Committee

Japneet Kaur

Secretary

Lenore MacAdam

Ontario Regional Lead & Chair of the Women's Committee

Charles Macmichael

Prairies Regional Lead

Sheila Mitchell

BC Regional Lead

Anthony Partipilo

Chair

Jonathan Pumphrey

BC Regional Lead

Martine Roy

Director of National Strategy

Normand St-Gelais

Quebec Regional Lead

Peter Sullivan

Vice Chair


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