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Tanya Neslusan To Head MassEquality

By Charlotte Robinson, January 15, 2020
Tanya Neslusan has been named executive director of MassEquality, Massachusetts’ leading statewide grassroots LGBTQ advocacy organization. MassEquality is redirecting its geographic focus by organizing communities from Springfield to Pittsfield & Quincy to the Cape. Their goal is to make LGBTQ equality a reality throughout the Commonwealth. Tanya is an experienced political & social justice organizer & life-long resident of Central Massachusetts. Michael Pizziferri, MassEquality Board President stated, “Tanya has an impressive set of organizing skills that will bring the work of MassEquality alive in local communities. There is positive alignment between our strategic direction & Tanya’s desire to inspire social change through community organizing, developing accessible tools for people to put to work to bring change at the local level, where people meet regular resistance.” In 2018 Tanya attempted to unseat a seven-term & largely-uncontested State Representative. Tanya has served as Secretary of the Sturbridge Town Democratic Committee, Planning Committee Member of Showing up for Racial Justice Worcester & Board Member of the Bay State Stonewall Democrats. Tanya is a founding member of the leadership team of Grassroots Central Massachusetts & is a member of both the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition & Citizens for a Neslusan concluded, “Local organizing is critical to true social change & I am excited to be a part of MassEquality as we redirect our primary focus to diverse grassroots organizing in local communities.” Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts & has spent the majority of her career working in health insurance information technology. She lives in Sturbridge, MA with her wife Rebecca & her teenage son Nick.
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