Leadership Committee

Strides for Action is supported by a dedicated committee of corporate leaders who have pledged their personal and organizational support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Together, they are taking strides to support equitable access to invaluable health and wellness programs for all their employees and the communities they serve, both in the exam room and at work.

Linda Williams
Linda Williams | BCBSMA
Chief Risk & Audit Officer and Senior Vice President

“We believe everyone deserves access to high–quality, inclusive health care—regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. We’re committed to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community and providing the resources needed to help members get the right care that meets their needs. Fenway Health is a long–time partner of Blue Cross and we’re proud to be supporting Strides For Action to enhance LGBTQIA+ health and wellness throughout the community.”

Juan Fernando Lopera- I Stride for care for HIV/AIDS
Juan Fernando Lopera (he/him) | Beth Israel Lahey Health
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

“At BILH, health equity is woven into every aspect of what we do and how we deliver care—it’s in our DNA. We are taking concrete steps to address health justice for all and dismantle barriers to equitable health outcomes…”

Diane L. Gilworth
Diane L. Gilworth, APRN, MPH (she/her) | Point32Health
Senior Vice President of Health Care Services
Co-Executive Champion of LGBTQIA+ Colleague Resource Group, Pride Point

“Point32Health is dedicated to ensuring that all our LGBTQ+ members receive respectful care by building a network of culturally competent providers and establishing innovative solutions for members. We are proud to partner with Fenway Health to help achieve those goals.”

Andrew Dobos
Andrew Dobos (he/him) | Moderna
Head of HR, Moderna International
Global Head, Belonging, Inclusion & Diversity

Become a Sponsor and Join Our Committee

Strides for Action has one mission: to raise awareness and funds to support LGBTQIA+ health and wellness at a moment when parts of the LGBTQIA+ community are in crisis. Transgender and non-binary youth are being barred from accessing lifesaving, gender affirming care across the country; BIPOC communities continue to shoulder the disparate weight of the HIV/AIDS epidemic; LGBTQIA+ youth represent a disproportionate portion of young people struggling with housing security and access to mental health support. We will bring attention to these stories, challenges our communities face every day, and the resources available to anyone struggling to find the support and care they need.

By becoming a Strides for Action sponsor, you bring vital visibility to those struggling to have their voices heard and their identities affirmed. Together, we will take strides to ensure that healthcare is a right enjoyed by all, not a privilege reserved for some.