Quinn Gormley, Executive Director
Quinn facilitates the Waterville Support Group, the Portland Non-Binary/Genderqueer Support group, and the Portland Drop-In
Quinn Gormley (she/they) currently serves as the Executive Director of the Maine Transgender Network (MTN). Her work with MTN ranges from community building initiatives, expanding health equity and access across the state, suicide prevention, policy advocacy, and violence prevention. Before MTN, Quinn worked in a variety of community organizing settings, including at the Health Equity Alliance managing a rural HIV testing program and building rural LGBTQ+ communities, and with the Maine People’s Alliance working on economic and health justice issues. Throughout her work, Quinn believes in centering the wellness of marginalized communities, and that the root of power and liberation can be found in communities that embrace their diversity and interdependence. She lives with her husband Ezra and a small menagerie of pets in Mid Coast Maine.
Oliver Jones, Associate Director
Oliver facilitates the Sanford Trans and Allies Support Group and the Biddeford Trans Only Support Group
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. Now, as Associate Director, Oliver’s work is largely focused on building our organizational capacity and planning new programs such as our Transgender Wellness Summit and Trans Talent Takeover.
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.
Vanessa Macoy, Intern (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.
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.
Danielle Ravyn VanHelsing, Co-Chair Elect
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.
Matteson Nadeau, Treasurer
Matteson is a cis ally. She grew up in Southern Maine and now lives in South Portland. She became involved with MaineTransNet when her best friend of 20 years came out and subsequently joined the MTN staff. In both her volunteerism and her career in the non-profit sector, she is passionate about creating a more just and loving world.
Tyler Duval, 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.
Tobey Tozier, Communications Director
Tobey has served as the Communications Director for MaineTransNet since early 2017. As a transgender social entrepreneur, Tobey is the founder of Transcapsule, and spends his spare time drawing tiny houses. Tobey lives with his partner, Mal, and their two cats, Simon and Oona.
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.
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.
Jason Richardson, At Large
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.
Isabella O'Hammon, At Large
Isabella is an out spoken advocate for many communities. She is a disabled transgender veteran with experience in online communications and networking, a passion for organizing, and a want to help any and every community be represented.
Johnnie Beane, At Large
Johnnie was born in Portland and grew up in the Greater Portland area. She has degrees in geology from USM and Washington State University. She was involved with Transsupport in the early and mid-1990s. She is retired after 28 years at the Maine DEP and lives in Gardiner with her older sister, her wife and her puppy.
Jack Arter, People of Color Caucus Chair
Jack is a young trans man of color who moved to Maine in 2014 and began attending MTN groups. He want to provide representation for other QTPOC. He describes himself as generally weird, a survivor of many hardships, punny, and good at dad jokes.
Winona Sioux Christnot-Peters, Rural Residents Caucus Chair
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Winona is an autistic genderqueer writer, artist, and aspiring librarian. They live in Presque Isle with their retired service dog, S'unka, and cat, Little Girl, where they enjoy hiding at home and playing video games. When they do venture away from home, they serve on the board of directors of their local animal shelter and volunteer their time to various other non-profits, in addition to attending Husson University.
Corinne Pleas, Disabled and Neurodivergent Caucus Co-Chair
Corinne describes herself as “Just your friendly neighborhood bipolar trans-femme.” She has been an active member of MTN for more than 3 years, and has a lifetime of experience with mental health and recovery. She explains her motivation for joining the MTN Steering Committee saying, “Neurodivergence is a major challenge alone, but having to navigate it while being trans compounds these issues. I’m here to use my experience in whatever way is most helpful.”
Kat A, Disabled and Neurodivergent Caucus Co-Chair
Kat is a neurodivergent and disabled non binary individual, who is passionate about self advocacy and community. She hopes that whatever we come up with will be a community effort, that leads to more of a sense of well being in the trans community. She is excited to be a part of the neurodivergent and disabled caucus.
Autumn Joy Jackson, Youth Caucus Chair
Autumn shares, “I've been snooping around MaineTransNet for 2 years but only really recently got involved through my need to feed people and hang out in offices that aren't mine.” They are passionate about sustainable/accessible housing, powerful youth involvement, and more queer potlucks!
Wilder Hart, Elders (Trans People of a Certain Age) Caucus Chair
Born in Seoul, S. Korea, Wilder was adopted as an only child into a US Air Force family at 9 months old. He naturalized at the age of 3, and traveled the country, attending twelve different schools prior to high school graduation. Before becoming a counselor in the field of addiction for the past 13 years, he held several management positions within the service industry. Home consists of his wife, Jodie, their jack russell/beagle, Aristotle Peabody, and their cat, Finn Sebastian. He enjoys working out daily to offset his love for food and for stress management.