Brian J. Tessier
|Brian J Tessier|
Brian J Tessier pic from We Hear The Children's Official website
|Residence||Massachusetts & Maine|
|Alma mater||St. Michael’s College & Massachusetts School of Law|
|Occupation||Author & US (LGBT) activist]|
|Organization||We Hear The Children Inc|
|Known for||We Hear the Children, The Greatest Wish, The Intentional Father-Adventures in Adoptive Single Parenting, The Poet and the Painter-A Living Love Story, & The Wildest Dream|
|Children||Two adopted sons|
|Awards||Adoptive Parent of the Year, Commonwealth of Massachusetts|
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Brian J. Tessier Esq. is the President and CEO of We Hear The Children, a private foundation established to support the needs of children as identified by those who work with children, which is funded through the sale of his books. Brian, and his sons spend their time between Massachusetts and Maine.
 Advocacy Efforts
Brian founded We Hear The Children in 2010 after a long career in the private sector. Most recently Brian served as the Senior Contract Manager at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for multi-national negotiations and developing the contract architecture, compliance reporting and training across the enterprise. Brian’s experience also includes serving as the Expatriate Coordinator with Bank Boston where he managed worldwide immigration and international HR assignments as well as an attorney in private practice. As a litigator in private practice, Brian concentrated in domestic and family law and was active on behalf of victims of domestic violence and children.
Active in the community, Brian has served on the Board of Directors with the Women’s Crisis Center in Newburyport, Massachusetts and as Legal Advisor for the Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project and as a member of the Fidelity investments and BankBoston GLBT Advisory Panels. Brian now sits on the National Advisory Council for the Human Rights Campaign and the All Children-All Families Foundation.
 Adoptive Parent
A long time advocate of single parent and gay adoptions, Brian is a single adoptive parent of two boys. He actively works with pre-adoptive parents, schools, and foundations for the benefit of children. He twice opened court proceedings for National Adoption Day. In 2009, Brian was recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Adoptive Parent of the Year.
He continues to write about his experiences as a single adoptive father. Brian is the author The Greatest Wish, The Intentional Father-Adventures in Adoptive Single Parenting, The Poet and the Painter-A Living Love Story and The Wildest Dream.
Brian received his bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Michael’s College and his law degree from the Massachusetts School of Law.