Meet the Board

 

Harry Mahony

CHAIR

 

Harry Mahony has been a member of AGA for five years. He has worked in the community sector and the public sector in the learning and development space. He actively encourages workplaces to be safe spaces, where people can bring their whole selves to work. Harry is writing his memoir on transitioning. In 2020, Harry gave a TEDxCanberra talk on ‘How we can create Gender Diverse Societies’.

Romulus Carfi

DEPUTY CHAIR

Anne-Marie Conde

SECRETARY

 

Anne-Marie is a Canberra public servant and mother of two sons, one of whom is trans. She has been involved with AGA since 2017, and is keenly interested in advocating for the parents of trans children.

Scott Malcolm

TREASURER

 

Scott joined the Board of AGA in November of 2018. As a financial planner, educator and small business owner Scott enjoys strategic thinking and helping to empower people and organisations around the money stuff. Scott is passionate about capacity building and advocacy in the LQBTIQ communities in Canberra and has served on the boards of the AIDS Action Council of the ACT and Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT as well as being a past member of the ACT Government LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council.

Sara Quinn

BOARD MEMBER

 

Sara is a Clinical Psychologist, lecturer, small business owner, and AGA ally. She is passionate about educating early career psychologists to be informed advocates and professional allies of the intersex, trans, and gender diverse people in our community. Sara joined the AGA board in November 2020 and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and Board Director of the Australian Psychological Society.

Juliette Bover

BOARD MEMBER

 

Julie (she/her) is an early childhood and primary school teacher, a reconciliation in education specialist and an advocate for LGBTIQA+ support in education institutions and systems.

She holds a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching and a Master of Education from the University of Canberra. Julie has over a decade of teaching experience in early childhood and primary classrooms, as well as time as an approved provider of her own family daycare service.

Julie facilitates learning for adults and support learning throughout the learning cycle. She supports and leads others from a values based perspective to support a more just society through education.

Catherine Thomas

BOARD MEMBER

 

Catherine is a long term Canberra public servant and the mother of a now adult trans son. She and her son have been members of AGA since 2017. Catherine has personal experience assisting her son to navigate the health care system and access the services and care he requires. She has a special interest in seeing the development and implementation of improved pathways in Canberra for trans health care services.

 

Corey Trembath

BOARD MEMBER

Kavitha Sivasamy

BOARD MEMBER

 

Kavitha Sivasamy is a proud transgender woman of colour from Ngunnawal country (Canberra) who has been working as a lawyer for over four years and in the legal sector for over eight years. She currently works at Legal Aid ACT as an outreach lawyer, which involves connecting with and providing legal advice and assistance to various marginalised communities in Canberra including other LGBTIQA+ people. She previously worked at Canberra Community Law, Slater and Gordon, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, and Playfair Visa and Migration Services, and volunteered at numerous community legal centres while completing her studies at the University of Sydney.

Outside work, Kavitha is well connected to members of the trans, gender diverse and intersex community in Canberra. She regularly attends local meetups and often supports other trans people in a personal capacity as someone who has benefited from this kind of support herself.