Dr. Tom Bourdon, Ed.D. is an organizational leader and consultant who has worked at the helm of multiple Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), social justice, LGBTQ, and education-focused organizations.
Over the past two decades, Tom has served as Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Staples, Executive Director of Greater Boston PFLAG, and Director of LGBT Centers at UCLA, NYU and Tufts University (where he also led Tufts’ Social Justice Leadership Initiative). His specific areas of expertise include D&I assessment, strategic planning, bias and cultural competency education and awareness, and ERG/BRG development and support. Tom has coached, trained and consulted with thousands of individuals at countless organizations in the corporate, non-profit, education and government sectors. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College since 2013, where he teaches graduate-level courses on diversity, social justice and identity development.
Additionally, Tom proudly holds the title of “out and proud gay husband and father,” and outside of work he enjoys nothing more than spending time with his husband and their children, Lukas and Maya.
‘Creating inclusive environments of understanding’ are the words Tom uses to not only describe his career, but also his passion. He sees his purpose as helping organizations and individuals navigate through a diverse and constantly changing world, while simultaneously figuring out how they can play a role in helping change the world for the better.
Tom received his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, his Masters of Education from UCLA, and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College. He also holds a certification in Life Coaching from New York University.