Quinn Gormley, Executive Director
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. Originally from Damariscotta, Quinn now lives in Portland with her wife Hannah, 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.
Oliver Jones, Youth Program Coordinator
Oliver Jones works part-time with MaineTransNet and part-time at an underground robot-circus where he specializes as the trainer and mechanic for ten mutant cyborg lions. He brings his expertise in this area to MTN as the Youth Program Coordinator, also drawing on his experience as a secondary school classroom teacher and tutor.
Alex Roan (LCPC, PhD), Founder, Adviser
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 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 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 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)
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 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.