The Massachusetts General Hospital LGBT Employee Resource Group seeks to create a welcoming and affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees, patients, families, and friends.
Kevin Knoblock, ChairpersonKevin is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology and cares for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to his clinical practice, he works in the Office of Patient Experience & Service Excellence as a consultant to hospital departments to ensure all staff members provide the best experience that patients can have during their appointment/hospitalization at MGH.
Outside his professional career, Kevin has given much of his time to the mission of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the United States. In 2012, he was appointed to HRC’s Board of Governors.
Kevin is originally from the New Jersey shore but has spent the majority of his life in Boston, where he currently resides with his husband.
Kevin has his bachelor of arts in German language and literature from Boston University, his MBA and MHA from the University of Minnesota, and his BSN and MSN from the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Mallory Hillard, Co-Chair
Mallory is a Clinical Research Coordinator in diabetes research here at MGH. She works on several clinical trials that aim to improve both glycemic control and management for individuals with type 1 diabetes. In addition to working in research, Mallory serves as member of the MGH Collaborative Governance Patient Education Committee. Her work on the committee focuses on improving health literacy and advocacy in various patient populations through promoting the use of reliable health education resources and materials among clinicians and staff.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Community Health Bachelor of Science Program, Mallory is dedicated to improving the health and the overall quality of life for patients, particularly those who are facing challenging health concerns as well as the factors that impact their overall health and access to care.
Suzanne Morrison, Secretary
Suzanne is the Secretary for the MGH LGBT Resource Group. Suzanne joined the group so that she could appropriately refer the many LGBT friends, colleagues, and associates who contacted her for advice about LGBT-friendly medical providers and care.
At the MGH, Suzanne works as the Program Director of the Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Service. She earned her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, and her Masters of Public Health at Boston University.
Mario Rodas, Treasurer
Mario is an administrator for the MGH Physical and Occupational Therapy Services. His experience and professional background allow him to properly manage our ERG budget as treasurer. He enjoys playing an active role in promoting diversity and encouraging collaboration with Latino and immigrant communities.
Outside of MGH, Mario has served various roles on the Board of Directors at the Student Immigrant Movement of Massachusetts, a statewide organization that works on education access for undocumented students in Massachusetts. Mario also serves on the national Board of the Governors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the United States.
Tina Rosado, Events Coordinator
Tina is a senior Medical Assistant at MGH and serves as the Events coordinator for the MGH LGBT Resource Group.
In addition she has been an active volunteer and committee member for Boston Pride. Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity; we educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connection.
Tina also serves as a delegate for interpride.org. InterPride is the international organization that ties Pride together globally. Members of our organization are dedicated volunteers who organize and work to put on Pride events all over the world.
Alison Ayres, Public Relations Coordinator
Alison works as a Data Manager in the Stroke Research Center in the Neurology Department. She serves on the LGBT Employee Resource Group Board as the group's Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator.
Outside the hospital, she enjoys running, hiking, and reading. She lives in Boston with her fiancee and two cats.
Chad Gobert, Education Coordinator
Chad is the Training Development and Communications Specialist for Health Information Services at MGH. As an educator, Chad’s focus is to take various kinds of face-to-face and e-learning content and bring it to audiences in an accessible, interactive, and informative format. Chad also serves the ERG in a learning leadership capacity.
Additional volunteering efforts include advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in community life, HIV testing and outreach, and serving as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Outside of work, Chad enjoys singing and distance running.
Catie Havemann, Special Projects Coordinator
Catie is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Neurological Clinical Research Institute in the Department of Neurology at MGH. She works primarily with patients who have Parkinson's disease. In the MGH LGBT Employee Resource Group, she serves as the Special Projects Coordinator.
Catie has also worked with The Network for LGBT Health Equity, Fenway Health, and the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center. She is a recent alum of Mount Holyoke College in Western Mass, where she did sexual health education for a bustling LGBTQ+ population. She is in the process of applying to medical school, where she plans to continue her work in addressing health disparities and cultural competency in health care for LGBTQ+ people.
Outside of work, Catie enjoys rock-climbing, swimming, and exploring Massachusetts as a fairly recent transplant from the West Coast.