Our Leadership

Trish O'Hare, Executive Director of Gemma Open Door

Trish O’Hare

Trish O’Hare is Executive Director and Publisher of Gemma Open Door. She has held senior positions in the global content industry across professional, trade, and electronic publishing as well as on-line learning, and founded GemmaMedia in 2008. Trish has served as a volunteer teacher at Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston, and St. Mark’s. Her classroom experience with low-literacy and ESOL students informs and guides the program. 


Pam Boiros


Pam Boiros is CMO of meQuilibrium, a digital wellbeing solution which helps enterprises build workforce potential based on the science of resilience. Pam has had an extensive career in HR Tech working for solution providers for 20+ years to bring innovative products and services to market. She founded Bridge Marketing Advisors, a consulting firm founded to help start-up and early-stage growth companies in HR Tech and Learning Tech reach their buyers. A lifelong learner and literacy advocate, Pam holds a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University, and an MBA from Babson College.
Gemma Open Door for Literacy, Luz M. Diaz, Adult Literacy, Adult Basic Education

Luz M. Diaz

Luz M. Diaz is an Adult Basic Education professional who is passionate about adult literacy and improving access to ABE materials. With more than 10 years’ experience managing innovative educational programs for adult learners, she is dedicated to helping learners amplify their voices and share their stories. Her background in Professional Development makes her a fierce advocate for tutors and instructors.  Luz is keenly focused on finding new ways to reach students through technology, advising on the Digital Privacy Data Literacy Project in collaboration with the Open Technology Institute.

Paul Foster, Gemma Open Door, Adult Literacy

Paul Foster

A proven leader in content development and curation, Paul Foster has nearly 30 years of executive experience in strategic & financial planning, alliances & acquisitions, and new product & business development. He held executive positions at Jossey Bass Publishers and Wiley and started his publishing career with Houghton Mifflin. Paul’s philanthropic interests include literacy and education, animal welfare, and the environment. He volunteers for the Marine Mammal Center and is actively involved in marine mammal response and rescue on the Pacific coast. 

Mike Hamlin, Gemma Open Door for Literacy, Adult Literacy, Adult Basic Education

Mike Hamlin

Mike Hamlin is Shareholder at LCW CPAs, Inc., working with closely held businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations for over 20 years. His practice includes audits, reviews, compilations, tax preparation, compliance and related planning, as well as other value-added business advisory services. Mike serves on several nonprofit boards, from residential housing for folks with developmental challenges to local youth sports to adult and young adult literacy.