TransFolk of WA Board

The TransFolk of WA Board is elected at the AGM and is responsible for ongoing strategic direction and day to day management of TransFolk of WA. The board consists of volunteers dedicated to upholding the objectives and purpose of TransFolk of WA. For all enquiries please see our contact page.

For more info, please see the TransFolk of WA Board Terms of Reference 2020

To view TransFolk of WA’s constitution please click here

To view our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan click here

Board Members

Board Bios

Chair@transfolkofwa.org

Chairperson:

Hunter Gurevich (he/him)

Originally from Melbourne, Hunter has lived in London, Bangkok and Hobart before settling in Perth to study Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Cultural Theory, and a Masters of Communications. He has worked in communications in various capacities, including board member roles.

Hunter would like to help the organisation grow to offer more quality support services and facilitate more communication and community for trans and non-binary people. He is also passionate about ongoing education of clinicians and health professionals in LGBTQIA+ healthcare. He would like to work towards a world where any LGBTQIA+ person can see any health professional and receive the care they need without fear of judgment or bigotry.

Sam.G@transfolkofwa.org

Vice Chair-person:

Sam Gibbings (she/her)

Sam is currently working in the Communicable Disease Control Directorate at the WA Department of Health and possesses tertiary qualifications in Health Promotion, Asian Studies and Public Health. Sam has over a decade of experience working and volunteering in community based organisations such as the WA AIDS Council and Peer Based Harm Reduction WA.

Chair@transfolkofwa.org

Treasurer:

Brooke Bennet (she/her)

Brooke is an ally and parent of a transgender child.  She has been involved in a volunteer capacity as admin of TransFolk of WA’s parent Facebook group and has provided one on one peer support and education for families since 2017.  She also assists Parents of Gender Diverse Children on their national Facebook page as the WA contact for Western Australian families, and runs a couple of local support networks for both parents and the transgender/gender diverse community in Geraldton, where she lives with her family.

She brings to the table more than 25 years’ experience as a Certified Practising Accountant working in various roles from Senior Management at an ASX listed company through to roles with Industry, Not for Profits, and Public Practice.  She also has a wealth of experience with not for profits/charities, grant reporting, and auditing.  She’s passionate about supporting families as when families are supportive and educated, everyone benefits.

Secretary@transfolkofwa.org

Secretary:

Chloe Andrew (she/her)

Chloe is a local business owner who’s passionate about advocacy in action and creating safe spaces for the trans and gender diverse community. She also consults with businesses about optimising their processes and procedures, and is pleased to bring these skills to TransFolk of WA.

Teddy@transolkofwa.org

Ordinary Member:

Teddy Loveny (they/them)

Teddy is a performing arts educator with experience across the education and arts sectors. They have extensive project-based experience and are passionate about developing emotional literacy and confidence in young people. Teddy started questioning in their mid-twenties and is soon to start navigating medical transition. As such they are proud to role-model gender exploration as an adult and hope to be able to provide peer support to others in a similar position. As Secretary, Teddy brings strong administration and facilitation skills and they aim to expand and enhance peer-support projects for children and adults.

Bryden@transfolkofwa.org

Ordinary Member:

Bryden Beck (they/he)

Bryden has been involved with TransFolk of WA since 2015 and is currently a volunteer facilitator for the Junior groups and Social Space support groups. Bryden is interested to see TransFolk of WA increase engagement with young trans and gender diverse people, and expand peer support to include more social activities and events.