The Out Alliance Board of Directors serves a vital function in our work.

The Board helps to establish and sustain our long term mission and vision for LGBTQ+ equality and community enhancement.

The Board helps to oversee our financial, and human capacity—maximizing all of the resources for the benefit of the LGBTQ+ community — while helping to broaden our voice and sustain us as a responsible nonprofit organization.
 
We are grateful to our Board for the time and energy they devote to our agency and its mission and vision.
Colleen Raimond
President - Board of Directors

Colleen is the LGBTQ Coordinator at the University of Rochester. A former trademark attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP, Colleen is a Rochester native who attended Monroe Community College, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, The College at Brockport, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and SUNY Buffalo Law School, receiving her Juris Doctor. In her role as LGBTQ Coordinator, Colleen boasts “the best job in the world” where she gets to work every day with the future of our community and has an opportunity to focus her work on the many issues facing community members who are minoritized and at intersections within our community. A passionate activist, she is known for her crowd-energizing speeches at rallies. In her time at Nixon Peabody, Colleen co-chaired their national LGBT Affinity Group and focused her pro bono work on transgender name changes.

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Luis A. Rosario-McCabe
Vice President - Board of Directors

Luis A. Rosario-McCabe earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The University of Rochester School of Nursing in Rochester, NY. Dr. Rosario-McCabe’s doctoral project focus is designing, implementing, and evaluating a decentralized interprofessional team-based transgender cultural education program for licensed and non-licensed staff of a women’s health practice. He received his Master of Science Degree in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and a Post-master Clinical Nurse Leader Certificate from The University of Rochester School of Nursing. His certifications include: Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the National Certification Corporation and Clinical Nurse Leader from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. He is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International. In 2016 he was selected by the nursing students at The University of Rochester to receive the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has over 20 years of experience working as a women’s health nurse practitioner. He is an assistant professor at The University of Rochester School of Nursing where he is the master’s specialty director of the clinical nurse leader program and the women’s health nursing course coordinator in the accelerated programs for non-nurses.

Originally from southern California, he lives with his husband and son in Churchville, NY.

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Jason Barnecut-Kearns
Treasurer

Jason Barnecut-Kearns is the Chief Financial Officer at Trillium Health. Prior to joining Trillium, Jason worked at Xerox for 25 years where he held a variety of finance leadership roles. Jason rejoined the Out Alliance Board in 2014 and is currently the Treasurer and chairs the Finance & Audit Committee. Jason is a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and received his Bachelor Degree with Honors from Bournemouth University in England. During his time at Xerox, Jason was treasurer for Xerox’s LGBT caucus group GALAXe-Pride at Work.

Jason lives in Brighton, NY with his husband Bill.

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Sady Fischer
Board Member

Sady Fischer joined the Out Alliance Board in January 2017. She is a dynamic, highly sought after queer, feminist, Latinx speaker who is known for her energy and passion around social justice issues.

Sady is the Inclusion Programs & Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Inclusion at Excellus BCBS, where she updated the company’s Gender Transition Guidelines and led staff in its implementation; initiated and led the company’s first-time participation in the Puerto Rican Day Parade; and most recently accepted the role as Chair of Excellus’ LGBTQA Employee Resource Group.

Sady holds a Bachelor’s in Gender Studies from Empire State College and is a Certified Diversity Professional.

As a result of her own intersecting identities, she has a strong passion for women, Latinx and LGBTQ issues. Sady is involved with many community initiatives, which include serving as the Co-Chair of Latinas Unidas’ Soy Unica! Soy Latina! Rally and Co-Chair of FR=EE’s Summit on Race Education Committee. She is a Facilitator with the United Ways’ Pride in Leadership Development Program; a Trainer with the Out Alliance’s LGBTQ Academy and member of the Speakers Bureau; Senior Facilitator with the National Coalition Building Institute’s Rochester Chapter; and Facilitator with the YWCA’s Racial Equity Program. She is also the Co-Founder of Ambush Rochester.

In 2015, Sady graduated from the inaugural class of the Pride in Leadership Development Program (PLDP). She completed the United Way’s Latino Leadership Development Program in 2008. In 2016, she joined the core team of collaborators from Excellus, the United Way and the Out Alliance, in developing and implementing the 2016 PLDP program.

Sady was the 2015 Recipient of Latinas Unidas’ Reconocimiento Volunteer Service Award; a 2013 Democrat & Chronicle’s “Woman to Watch”; a 2009 “Latina to Watch” in La Voz; and the 2008 Recipient of the NYS Commissioner’s “Distinguished Service Award” for her work around HIV/AIDS.

When she’s not trying to shift perceptions and break through stereotypes, you will find her with her family: her partner, Leslie, and their 3 boys. “They’re my pride and joy, and motivate me to make a difference in the world!”

“This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.” (Gary Lew)

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Jeffrey Lambert
Secretary

As a Rochester, NY native, Jeffrey attended the Rochester Institute of Technology receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Network and Systems Administration. Fascinated with business, technology and the marriage of the two, Jeffrey began his career as a sophomore in high school, working with a local entrepreneur about his age to develop the world’s first online sales leads generation system. Shortly thereafter, and while attending college full-time, Jeffrey went on to serve as the Chief Technology Officer for BlueTie, Inc – where he was later appointed to the CEO role. He is currently serving as the CEO of Adventive, Inc – an advertising software firm located here in Rochester.

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Lisa Kribs-LaPierre
Board Member
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Martin Murphy
Board Member

Martin Murphy has over five years of professional experience in public accounting and financial accounting and reporting. Martin has previously worked with JC Jones, Interactive Brokers Group Inc. with the Public Reporting and Electronic Brokerage Accounting groups. Additional experience includes the public accounting firm O’Connor Davies. As a Senior Accountant, Martin led Financial Statement audits and tax services for a wide range of clients including Investment Management, Non-Profit, Real Estate Investment, Health Care, and Governmental Entities. Martin earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and is a New York State CPA. In addition, he has earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut with concentrations in Finance and International Business.

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