Quinn Gormley, Executive Director
Quinn facilitates the Waterville Support Group, the Portland Non-Binary/Genderqueer Support group, and the Portland Drop-In
Quinn first went to a MaineTransNet meeting in 2012 having never met another trans person in her life. She immediately fell in love with the MTN community and raised her hand to volunteer. Quinn has served every role for MTN since that day, including group participant and facilitator, Outreach Volunteer, Board Member, President, and now Executive Director. Quinn lives in Damariscotta with her husband Ezra, dog, cats, rabbits, and chickens. She is a graduate of the Carpenters boat shop in Pemaquid Maine and an alumna of the Emerge Maine Democratic Women's Candidate training program.
When not at MTN, Quinn can be found in the halls of the SMCC nursing program, or spending copious amounts of time outside doing nothing at all.
Oliver Jones, Program Coordinator
Oliver facilitates the Sanford Youth & Parents Support Group and the Portland Trans and Youth Drop-Ins
Oliver has been involved in MTN programming for the last several years and joined our staff in in fall of 2017 as our first ever youth program coordinator. Oliver quickly became a vital member of our team and grew into the role of program coordinator shortly after getting started. Oliver’s work is largely focused on building our organizational capacity and planning new programs such as our Transgender Wellness Summit and Trans Tallent Take Over.
Alex Roan (LCPC, PhD), Founder, Adviser
Alex facilitates the Brunswick Trans Support Group
Alex is the founder of MaineTransNet and currently leads one of the peer support groups in Brunswick. He lives in Westbrook with his partner, Lindsay, three guinea pigs, Wolfgang, Mo, and Snufflepuff, and his step-dog, Moses. Alex works as a mental health counselor in private practice in Portland providing individual and family therapy, and he teaches in the psychology department at SMCC.
Board of Directors
Charlie Johnson, Co-Chair
Charlie facilitates the Portland Non-Binary/Genderqueer, Trans only, and Trans Parents & Allies Support Groups, and the Portland Trans Drop-In
Charlie is from Southern Maine and serves as the President of our board. He's an extraordinary ferret dad and has a stellar donut tattoo (quite literally, it's a sweet illustration of a donut in space).
Ambureen Rana, Co-Chair
Ambureen facilitates the Bangor Trans and Waterville Trans Support Groups
Ambureen graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Biology. She is the Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Health Equity Alliance. Ambureen runs multiple drop-in centers across the state of Maine for queer and trans youth, where she earned the nickname "Mumbureen". She visits high schools to help them become safer for the LGBTQ+ community and to teach an inclusive and comprehensive sexual health curriculum.
Jason Richardson, Treasurer
Jason facilitates the Bangor Trans Support Group and the Dover-Foxcroft Support Groups
Jason is from Northern Maine and still resides there. He has three cats that are his kids and watches his niece and nephew everyday. He has been facilitating the Bangor Support Group for 3 years now.
Tobey Tozier, Communications Director
Tobey has served as the Communications Director for MaineTransNet since early 2017. He’s a graphic designer and founder of the Pronounced Human Project, and spends his spare time drawing tiny houses. Tobey lives in South Portland with his partner, Mal, and their cat, Simon.
Benn Marine, Co-Secretary
Benn Marine is an organizer and political consultant that has worked on political campaigns advancing rights of the LGBTQ community on the ground in Maine, Rhode Island, Oregon, New Jersey, Indiana, Utah, and Idaho. He has also worked on other progressive reforms in Maine and Minnesota and has a passion for sharing his organizing skills with others working to empower and support their communities. At the ripe age of 32 he's working to finish his undergrad degree in Political Science and hopes to also complete a masters in Leadership and Organizational Studies. For fun, he loves adventuring with his high energy dog Remy, surfing, indoor rock climbing, and gathering with friends and family around a home cooked meal. He spends waay too much time looking for his keys and glasses and chasing down his dog (that shockingly has more energy then he does).
Danielle Ravyn VanHelsing, At Large (Northern Maine)
Ravyn facilitates the Bangor Trans Support Group and the Dover-Foxcroft Support Groups
Danielle is from Northern Maine, born and raised, and a true goth to the core. She is a single mother, political activist, and community organizer/event planner. She loves her family, many pets included. Her hobbies during her very limited free time are getting tattoos, playing video games, going to the gym, and studying (yes, studying as a hobby #nerd). She facilitates/co-facilitates several support groups in the Northern Maine region.
Rickey Thorn, At Large (Southern Maine)
Rickey facilitates the Portland Non-Binary Support Group and the Portland Drop-In
Rickey was born and raised in the plains of Ohio. They received their B.A. in psychology from Kenyon College in 2014. After graduation, they moved to Portland, Maine with their fiancée, Jack, and are currently pursuing a masters in social work from Smith College. Rickey facilitates support groups and runs the weekly Portland drop in for MaineTransNet – so stop by on Wednesdays and say hi! When they're not slaying grad school homework or facilitating MTN groups, you can find them soaking up their spare time peacefully drawing intricate mandalas.
Tyler Duval, Co-Secretary
Tyler Duval is an FTM trans human. He goes by Ty, or Tyler and uses masculine pronouns. Ty began attending support groups in Portland in 2012 and has been co-facilitating a monthly Trans and Significant Allies peer-to-peer support group for about two years with the intention of giving back the love, safety, and community he received through peer support when he needed it the most. Tyler now proudly serves as Co-secretary on the Board of Directors for MTN. Ty now lives in a small town in Western Maine with his rockstar wife and Significant Ally, April. Together they co-raise a dog, a tiny cat, and 8 chickens.
Cindy Leiffer RN, MSN ANP-BC, Den Mother & At Large (Northern Maine)
Cindy is a prematurely retired nurse practitioner who devoted a portion of her 20 year clinical practice
to LGBTQ health issues. She continues to write and lecture about health disparities and about creating
affirming practice environments for LGBTQ patients. She is an outspoken advocate for improving access
to comprehensive primary care, including hormone treatment, for transgender patients. She lives in Orrington with Edie, her spouse of more than 20 years; their two amazing golden doodles; and two supervising cats.
Vanessa Macoy, At Large (Central Maine)
Vanessa (she/her) is ecstatic to bring more than 12 years' experience organizing in LGBTQ+ communities to MaineTransNet and Outright Lewiston-Auburn. Her roles have included non-discrimination and marriage campaigns, public policy with the National LGBTQ Task Force and case management for people living with HIV. Vanessa is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a certificate in Trauma-Informed Practice. Vanessa grew up in Cornish and currently shares a home in Auburn with her terrier Radar.
Bri Lippitt, At Large
Bri is an intern at MTN working on the group facilitation aspects of the organization. Bri uses they/them/theirs pronouns. They are a senior psychology major at the University of New England. They are originally from New Hampshire, but currently lives in Biddeford Pool with their girlfriend, 3 guinea pigs, and 2 colorful crayfish.