Welcome Jean-Denis and Mike!
We're so excited to introduce the newest members of the RU12? team! Jean-Denis Coulliard and Mike Bensel are the new HIV Prevention Program/GLAM Coordinators at RU12? and we couldn't be more excited to welcome them to the Center!
Learn more about them here in their own words...
Jean-Denis has long been an active member of Vermont's queer community and is very excited to be working with the fabulous men in GLAM and team at RU12?! Jean was born and raised in Vermont, got a taste of big-city life in Oregon and is back for the local action. He enjoys shaking it on the dance floor, getting up in drag (he's Miss Tula Jiddymit!), reading non-fiction in parks, and generally celebrating life with loved ones.
I am unbelievably excited to be working with RU12? and more specifically with GLAM. I have a strong queer programming background working with Outright Vermont, SafeSpace and serving on the founding board of RU12?. Having a rich history with the RU12? Community Center allows me to have a strong connection to the mission and values of the organization. As a queer man committed to social change, I am closely connected to the importance of HIV prevention within our community. Because of the RU12? Community Center’s collaborative culture and commitment to social justice, it has been a longtime personal objective to work toward shared success with such a dedicated team.