MASS BEARS AND CUBS GOVERNING BOARD
Peter Kim, President
Peter has been an active member of the greater LGBTQ+ community for many years, starting in college. He has been involved with the Bear Community since the days of Mass Bearz and was previously a member of Entre Nous, a now inactive leather group. Peter’s past experience with non-profit organizations has been informative for the MBC Board, providing insights on membership, fund raising, and other administrative proposals.
Matthew Purington, Vice President
Jay Saulnier, Treasurer
Jay started serving on the Board of MBC in November, 2018, pre-incorporation, and joined the MBC Corporate Board at its inception in November, 2019.
Jay is a previous competition participant and served as Mr. Boston Cub 2019. As a result of being a contestant in the title competition, and then representing MBC while title holder, Jay has had extensive interactions with members of the Bear Community and brings that experience and community understanding to the Board.
Corey DePina, Clerk
Corey is an accomplished rapper, a skilled workshop and program facilitator. As a freelance facilitator for local and national nonprofits, schools and community centers. Corey has received recognition from several organizations for his work including the 2008 Good Neighbor Award from East Boston’s NOAH, 2008 Community Leadership Award from Jamaica Plains Hyde Square Task Force and the 2014 Best Initiative, Best Youth Worker of the Year. Corey was influential in helping ZUMIX develop its award winning curriculum that has been nationally recognized by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2011. In 2015 Corey completed The Institute for NonProfit Management certificate program at Boston University. In 2019 received the ChangeMaker award from the institute for nonprofit practice and In 2020 Corey received Corey won the Black Excellence on the Hill award from the from the Black and Latino Caucus at the Massachusetts State House.
Corey is honored to join the board and to add his experience with arts, education and culture to the the Board.