Name: Gricel M. Ocasio
Board Position: Member
Committee Membership on the Board: Co-Chair of IT/Media Committee, Member of Marketing Committee.
Town/City of Residence: Salem, Massachusetts
What do you do when you are not working on the Board of North Shore Pride?
Gricel is the Publisher and Co-Founder of The Rainbow Times. Gricel is also a member of the Salem No Place For Hate Committee and the Salem Latino Leadership Coalition. In her spare time Gricel gives speeches to LatinX Youth, at-risk LGBTQ youth, etc. She continues to write her book and spend time with her wife Nicole, and their furry kid Pebbles.
How long have you been on the Board of North Shore Pride? Since January 2017.
Why did you join the Board of North Shore Pride? Because I recognized and admired the work they were doing and the transparency with which every aspect of the organization is handled. Working with North Shore Pride prior to being a Board Member showed me that this is an organization that prides itself in its people and in serving others, seriously and professionally.
What impresses you the most about North Shore Pride? The ability to carry a mission that is inclusive to others and the welcoming nature of the Board, the transparency of its meetings and how that turns into success and inclusion of all LGBTQ people in the North Shore and beyond.