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Meet the Board

Jake Blight

Jake has been involved with AGA on and off since its inception.  He has been chair of the AGA board since 2015.  In that time AGA has grown considerably, secured long-term funding, moved to new premises and expanded services to members.  Jake has also been involved in a number of other Canberra community organisations including the Meridian Club (way back in the 1990s) and the AIDS Action Council.  Jake is a lawyer and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Over 40 years of lived experience with gender identity confusion, and a member of AGA since 2010. This is Stuart’s 4th year on the board and 2nd year as Treasurer.

Isabel Mudford

Isabel has been involved with a AGA for over 5 years as a volunteer, member, and employee. She is a PhD candidate in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University and interested in the relationship between feminism and gender diversity. Isabel works part-time for the AIDS Action Council as a Community Engagement Officer and is a member of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council for LGBTIQ Affairs.

Tayla Avery

Tayla has been an enthusiastic and friendly member of AGA for over a year, and is excited to give back to the community as a new board member. She is interested in RPGs, op-shopping and boardgames.

Emily Kerr

Emily joined the Management Committee in February 2014 and has been the Secretary and Public Officer since 2015. She is also a lawyer currently working in the government sector, with a background working for Legal Aid ACT and in the ACT Supreme Court. Emily grew up in Canberra and is passionate about improving access to appropriate health and mental health services for the intersex, trans and gender diverse community. She is deeply committed to AGA’s policy of respect and inclusion and feels privileged to contribute to the organisation through the Committee.