Alex Sheldon, MA
Alex Sheldon is a professional researcher, strategist, and advocate with over 15 years of experience in the field of human rights with a concentration in LGBTQ+ rights. Prior to joining GLMA, Alex was the Head of Research & Social Impact at an LGBTQ+ start-up company, where they specialized in economic inclusion for LGBTQ+ people. Previously, Alex served as the Deputy Director of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Clinton Foundation, and they held roles at Everytown for Gun Safety, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), and several international nonprofits. They received an MA in International Human Rights with a concentration in Global Health Affairs from the University of Denver, a BA in Psychology from Whittier College in California, and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Equality Federation.
Mason Patenaude, LMSW
Membership and Engagement Manager
Mason Patenaude is an advocate for advancing health equity with over 10 years of experience working to make healthcare more accessible and affirming. Mason received his Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University. Prior to joining GLMA, he led recruitment and retention efforts within the Office of Diversity Affairs at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and NYU Langone Health. During his time at NYU, Mason facilitated LGBTQ+ best practices trainings and managed identity-based mentoring programs for historically marginalized medical students, residents and faculty. He has provided health education and care coordination for people living with HIV/AIDS and run a community housing program for LGBTQ+ unhoused youth.
Communications & Development Consultant
Eli is the Co-Founder and Creative Director at Karass Media, a communications consulting agency that specializes in supporting mission-driven organizations to build impactful messaging systems. Prior to joining GLMA he led the Communications and Development efforts at Reckoning Trade Project, a nonprofit engaged in LGBTQ+ advocacy and workforce inclusion within the skilled trades. Eli previously lived in Canada where he studied Human Geography at the University of Northern British Columbia. During this time, Eli worked with several public health organizations on efforts to support community members living with HIV/AIDS, as well as expanding access to grant funding to communities in the rural north.
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