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.
Thom Fitzgerald, Co-Chair
Thom currently serves as Co-Chair for the MGH LGBT Recourse Group and began as Secretary back in 2009. Thom joined the MGH Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care in 2008, and is accountable for all Professional Billing and billing compliance within the Division.
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.
David Bryant, Special Projects Coordinator
David is the Special Projects Coordinator for the MGH LGBT Resource Group.
At MGH, David is a Project Manager for the Department of Neurology and a HazMat Response Team member & instructor for the Division of Emergency Preparedness. Prior to joining MGH, David was a Federal Air Marshal with the Department of Homeland Security. He holds a BA in Political Science from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont.
Outside MGH, David is an active volunteer with the United Service Organizations (USO) & the Gay Officer’s Action League of New England (GOAL/NE).