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Staff Bios

Hannah G.

Sexual Assault Counseling Staff

Hannah works at the YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center as a Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist, working directly with survivors and leading prevention education for youth.   Hannah is originally from Maine and graduated from Juniata College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).   Hannah enjoys reading, going on walks, and spending time with friends and family.

James Giessler

Executive Director

James Giessler has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than a quarter of a century. Trained by the fundraising professionals at The Fundraising School at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, James launched his nonprofit career in Indianapolis in 1993 before moving to the Greater Boston area in 2008.


Over the years, James has been an event planner and director of development for an HIV/AIDS organization, a development writer and director of corporate and foundation relations for a comprehensive university, executive director of a cancer support organization, president and chief development officer for an innovative start-up nonprofit working in the ALS sector, and most recently executive director of a private foundation supporting the performing arts.


An avid walker/hiker, James enjoys getting outside with his four-legged daughter, Tessa (who loves to keep him company in the office while he’s working). James also boasts a wonderful family including two daughters, a son and daughter-in-law, and twin grandsons (all of the two-legged variety). He is delighted, proud, and deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve NAGLY and advance its mission on behalf of GLBTQ+ youth.

Tony Leone

Program Director

Tony is the Program Director at NAGLY.  He currently resides in Salem, but he grew up in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School in 2011.  Tony  pursued an undergraduate degree at Salem State University, first in criminology and then in Juvenile Psychology.  He plans to receive a Master's Degree in Psychology within the next few years.  Along with being part of the management team at NAGLY, Tony is also a Therapeutic Support Specialist with Children Friend and Family Services, which is a partner of Justice Resource Institute (JRI).

Todd P.



Facebook Coordinator

Todd joined NAGLY in 2014 and currently serves as webmaster and Facebook Coordinator.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in History and a Master's Degree in Education.   Todd has over 20 years of experience teaching at the middle school level.   He currently resides in Peabody with his husband and their cat.


Case Management Manager


Reilly (They/Them) are the Case Manager for the Younity Access Center in Gloucester!. They've been working with and for youth and young adults since 2017 when they began volunteering for Campus Health Services at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. When they aren't working or studying for their Master's Degree, you're likely to find them reading (typically sci-fi, fantasy, or manga), crocheting, gaming on their PC/Switch, or watching anime on the couch with their cat, Derp.

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