Workplace Survey on Bisexuality: Bios

Heidi GreenHeidi Bruins Green

Heidi is a learning and development professional who has enjoyed “data-mining” throughout her career, with 20-plus years in accounting and the past eight years studying, conducting focus groups, and performing surveys and needs assessments to design workshops, training materials, and a variety of learning events. She has delivered workshops on bisexuality in the workplace at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit for 10 years, and is a driving force behind the newly formed Bisexual Advisory Committee (BiAC) for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. A finance and human resources person by education (MBA) and experience, Heidi now designs e-learning courses using brain science technology to promote engagement and knowledge retention.  Heidi is ecstatically happy living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Jamison Green, whom she met at the 2001 Out & Equal Workplace Summit in Cincinnati.

Nick PayneDr. Nicholas Payne

Dr. Payne is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches quantitative analysis. He started teaching upon retiring from Procter & Gamble after a 40-year career, the last 20 as a statistician analyzing employee satisfaction surveys.  He was the first straight ally on the Leadership Team of GABLE/P&G, Procter & Gamble’s employee resource group. He was instrumental in helping the team work with company leadership to add questions relevant to LGBT employees to the Employee Survey.  He says that in his 40 years at P&G, it was working with GABLE/P&G that helped him feel fuller. He is a trained opera singer and a volunteer with several organizations addressing poverty as well as one working with delinquent children. Nick has a wonderful family with a wife, two children, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a great mother-in-law.


The Bisexual Resource Center

The Bisexual Resource Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. First established as the East Coast Bisexual Network in 1985, the organization soon realized it was creating resources for individuals and groups beyond the region and was renamed the Bisexual Resource Center. Through its publications, support network, and website, the BRC provides resources and support to bisexuals, the greater LGBT community, and others who seek to learn more about bisexuality.

The BRC envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people. The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). The BRC celebrates and affirms the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.

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