Whether it’s about your visit, the care you received, or our customer service.
The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is an initiative of Fenway Health to empower emerging LGBTQ+ leaders and allies to shape their community’s future. YLC donors are individuals in their 20s and 30s who are dedicated to advancing Fenway’s mission through special events, programming, and philanthropy. Our unique and diverse voices support Fenway Health in providing the highest quality healthcare, education, research, and advocacy for members of the LGBTQ+ community and all individuals in our neighborhoods and beyond.
Your pledge to Fenway Health though the Young Leaders Council provides crucial funds that allow Fenway to continue providing affirming, world class care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Together, we can do more.
For more information on becoming a donor, getting involved, or attending any of the YLC events, please contact us at YLC@fenwayhealth.org.
Steering Committee members attend monthly meetings, recruit new members, plan events, and serve as representatives of the YLC to the greater community.
Ali describes herself as an enthusiasm enthusiast with a responsibility to leave the world a happier, healthier, and more inclusive place than she found it. A graduate of Wellesley College, she currently serves as Assistant Director of Intercultural Engagement for Multicultural Programs at MIT and is a member of Fenway Health’s Young Leaders Council Steering Committee. She was also a co-chair for the 2020 Dinner Party.
Her hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is reflected in her excellent manners, occasional accent, and life-long dedication to dismantling the structures that made it, at times, quite difficult to be a queer, woman of color growing up in the Midwest. She believes that every day and every relationship is a gift that comes with the responsibility to act with care, empathy, and a lot of laughter. Ali currently lives in Allston, MA and fills her days with dogs, hot sauce, sunshine, and doing her best to live her own values.
Gillian first discovered Fenway Health in 2013 after moving to Boston and was immediately impressed by the care she received. Fenway soon became Gillian’s home for her healthcare and a large part of her community in Boston. She joined the Young Leader’s Council in 2014 and, a year later, the YLC Steering Committee. Gillian also supports Fenway as a table captain for the dinner party for multiple years and as a member of the Board of Visitors.
Professionally, Gillian leads the inside sales practice for IBM’s Salesforce consulting division, Bluewolf, where she has worked for the past 5 years. Her interest in the intersection between technology and innovation in the face of constant change across different industries, including Healthcare, is a driver for her ongoing relationship with Fenway as well.
Gillian is a graduate of Smith College with a BA in American Studies with a focus in Mass Media and a minor in Sociology.
This past year, YLC members contributed over $100,000 to Fenway Health.