BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AMELIA MARIE NEWBERT
Amelia is a passionate transgender and LGBTQ2+ advocate. She has served as the co-president of the Trans Equality Society of Alberta, Director of Community Development with Calgary Pride and chairperson of Fierte Canada Pride's national Stand4Trans initiative among others. She was also awarded the inaugural Grand Heart Award for outstanding and distinguished contribution to advancing LGBTQ2+ rights in Calgary.
Lindsay, above all, is the proud mother of three boys, one of whom is transgender. She is a fierce advocate for trans youth and her actions in the field have attracted national and international attention. She’s been actively involved in changing the dialogue, practices and policies within a wide scope of organizations from Alberta Health Services to the Calgary Board to Education among many others.
Joy is a youth advocate who has spent 22 years working in not-for-profit social service agencies with some of Calgary's most vulnerable youth. She was elected and served as a Trustee with the Calgary Board of Education in 2010 and served as the Board Chair from 2014 through 2017. She is a strong ally of the LGBTQ2+ community and believes in inclusivity and community collaboration in order for youth to thrive.
Carolyn is passionate about social justice and am a year-round cyclist, a snorkelling enthusiast, an avid reader, and an animal lover. she is a registered member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, a member of Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH), and World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (C-SAT).
Kiersten is a professional Geologist with extensive experience in the Oil and Gas industry. She also serves as a board member with Airdrie Pride. As a transgender women, she hopes that her visibility and voice can help promote positive public awareness, understanding and inclusion of trans and gender diverse individuals. She shares her life with her loving partner and two beautiful children who have been with her every step of the way.