LGBT and Allies

LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group

The Brigham Health LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group was formed in 2008 in support of the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve. All Brigham Health employees (those in the Lesbian Gay Bisxual or Transgender community, as well as friends and allies) are welcome to join us and participate in our activities and events.

Brigham Health's LGBT Employee Resources Group flag raising

BWFH President Dr. Michael Gustafson with board members of the Brigham Health LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group at the 2016 National Coming Out Day flag-raising ceremony.
Brigham Health's LGBT Employee Resources Group flag raising

BWFH President Dr. Michael Gustafson (left) participated in Brigham Health’s 2016 National Coming Out Day ceremony. The flag-raising was performed by winners of the inaugural Brigham Health LGBT Leadership Awards.

Meet the LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group Leadership Team

Pothik Chatterjee, Brigham Health LGBT & Allies ERG Chair

Image of Pothik ChatterjeePothik Chatterjee is Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization. He joined the LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group when he joined BWH as a Manager of Innovation Strategy at Brigham Innovation Hub. He looks forward to promoting a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBT employees, patients, families and friends and providing advocacy and support around LGBT healthcare-related issues. Outside of BWH, Pothik organized the first LGBT-focused panel as part of the Harvard India Conference in 2014. Pothik has volunteered with Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention with a focus on the immigrant South Asian LGBT community in Toronto. Pothik received his MBA from Harvard Business School, MA from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and has a BS in International Economics from Georgetown University.

Meredith Solomon, Communications & Public Affairs Chair

Image of Meredith Solomon Meredith is the Associate Librarian at BWH. She received her B.S. at Portland State University (2003) and her MLS from Emporia State University (2006). She was a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow from 2006-2007. She serves on the LGBT Employee Resource Group Board as the Publicity & Communications Chair. Meredith recently moved to Boston after living and working in Worcester at UMass Med for the past 3 years. She is looking forward to getting to know Boston, her new home.

Tom Anderson, Member-at-Large

Image of Tom AndersonTom is physician liaison at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he has worked for just over four years and has been active with the LGBT ERG for the past two years. Prior to joining Brigham and Women’s, Tom spent five years as a liaison at a community hospital in metro Boston. His career in healthcare began at Tufts Health Plan, a managed care company based in Massachusetts. Before entering the healthcare arena, Tom served for four years in the United States Coast Guard. He is currently completing his MBA at Salem State University.

Meghan Doherty, Education & Advocacy Chair

Image of Meghan DohertyMeghan Doherty is a social worker at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital where she provides clinical services to adults and families on the inpatient psychiatric unit. Prior to graduating with her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work in 2014, she provided counseling services to transgender and gender-expansive teens in San Francisco. She is excited to join the LGBT Employee Resource Group as the Education and Advocacy Chair and contribute to addressing systemic inequalities in healthcare for LGBTQ patients. Meghan Doherty is a social worker at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital where she provides clinical services to adults and families on the inpatient psychiatric unit. Prior to graduating with her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work in 2014, she provided counseling services to transgender and gender-expansive teens in San Francisco. She is excited to join the LGBT Employee Resource Group as the Education and Advocacy Chair and contribute to addressing systemic inequalities in healthcare for LGBTQ patients.

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