Meet the Board
Isabel has been involved with a AGA for 7 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.
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.
Rachel is a transfeminine public servant, working for an Australian Government agency. Her pronouns are She/Her and They/Them. She is openly transgender, and actively working to enact positive change for LGBTIQA+ people. Rachel is a member of her department’s Pride Network Committee, working to promote a safe and inclusive workplace through policy review, advocacy, community visibility, connection and networking, and support.
Emily is a lawyer currently working in the government sector, with a background working for Legal Aid ACT and in the ACT Supreme Court. She grew up in Canberra and is passionate about improving community access to appropriate services health and mental health services. Emily joined the Management Committee in 2014 and has been the Secretary and public officer since 2015.
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.
Simon has had a long career in the Canberra community sector, and worked on social policy at all levels of government, including sexual health, youth services, homelessness and mental health. He was CEO of Northside Community Service from 2011-16. Simon joined the AGA Board in 2019, and brings a passion for social justice and strong experience on governance. He has a trans daughter.