Grace Nicoll van Leeuwen, Co-Chairperson (she/her, ia)

Grace Nicoll van Leeuwen – Co-Chairperson

She/Her, Ia

Grace (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa) hails from beautiful Waiariki, but was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau and currently lives in Ōtautahi. She studied law and then went on to work with rangatahi Māori, as well as tutoring and lecturing.

Grace is currently the Collective Development Coordinator at the Rainbow Support Collective, which connects peer-led LGBTQIA+ organisations that provide lifespan service delivery and peer-support services in Aotearoa.

She was formerly the Tāmaki Makaurau Schools’ Coordinator at InsideOUT Kōaro, an organisation that works to support schools with being rainbow inclusive.

Grace has been a Board Member since 2020 and Co-Chairperson since 2022. She is passionate about upholding mana motuhake and supporting rainbow communities.

Shane Kelly, Co-Chair, OutLine Governance Board

Shane Kelly – Co-Chairperson

He/Him

Shane (Ngāti Haupoto) has whakapapa connections to Taranaki, hails from Murihiku Southland and currently lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. A gay/queer man, he works for professional services firm Deloitte in the social impact, community engagement and sustainability space.

A considerable amount of his work is with underserved communities, and he is especially passionate about delivering outcomes for Māori and Pasifika communities. His work also explores creating ways to better rangatahi through skills development and education.

Shane has been a Board Member since 2022 and was elected as Co-Chairperson in 2023.

Treasurer Bradley Goodyear (he/him)

Bradley Goodyear – Treasurer

He/Him

Bradley is a cis gay Pākehā man who lives in Tāmaki Makaurau with his partner. A fully qualified Chartered Accountant, he works as a finance manager at a large privately owned property business, and previously worked as an auditor at professional services firm Deloitte.

Originally from Nelson, Bradley graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce. He recently moved to Tāmaki Makaurau after 10 years living in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Bradley is passionate about helping Aotearoa’s rainbow communities access mental health resources, and brings a strong set of professional and financial skills to the OutLine Board.

Luca Bree (he/him), Secretary, OutLine Governance Board

Luca Bree – Secretary

He/Him

Luca is 71-year-old gay transman. His whānau originally settled in Manawatū from Italy and the UK, and he has lived beside Grey Lynn Park in Tāmaki Makaurau for almost 40 years. He enjoys swimming, cycling, tramping and men’s yoga with rainbow groups.

Luca came out as queer in 1978 and has been active since then in the fight for equal rights, including the campaigns for Homosexual Law Reform and the Marriage Amendment Act. He became involved in HIV activism in 1988, chaired the Board of a support organisation, and remains a delegate on the National HIV Forum.

He worked as a midwife and educator, retiring in 2020. His Masters research looked at LGBTQI+ people’s experience of maternity care and was cited in legislative and policy changes.

Luca volunteers with Hato Hone and Mercy Hospice. His sheepdog Maggie is a Therapy Pet, supporting elders receiving palliative care and rangatahi with mental health concerns.

Jordan Walker (they/them), Board Member

Jordan Walker

They/Them
Jordan (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Porou, Ngaiterangi) grew up in, and currently resides in Te Tairāwhiti, Gisborne, with their partner and pēpē. Jordan identifies as takatāpui and tangata irawhiti. They work within the arts sector, and are a strong advocate for the arts, for gender diverse communities and for Māori communities living in areas of high deprivation.
A Massey University graduate, Jordan is also a social anthropologist with research focused on indigenizing value in the arts, and the work economy at large. This research ties into their advocacy for low income whānau and communities; championing the value of their time by pushing for pay equity and fair treatment, while also amplifying the value of the arts for the wellbeing of communities.
Louise Chan, Board Member (She/Her, Ia)

Louise Chan

She/Her, Ia

Louise (Ngāpuhi) strongly identifies as takatāpui and lives with her wife, dog, three chickens and ‘a couple of cats’ in Te Wharangi, Foxton Beach. Louise and her wife love ‘scooterin’ life’ – taking opportunities as they come and running with them!

Louise is a neurodiverse and eclectic character with many passions, but at the heart of them are just two things; our people and our communities. Never is she happier than when she sees people actualise their own potential.

Louise is a registered mental health nurse and has worked within mental health and wellbeing services since 2001, in Aotearoa and UK.

In 2003, Louise founded a charity, Students for Kids International Projects, which partners UK medical schools with communities in developing countries supporting the health, welfare and education to some of the words most impoverished children.

Louise completed a law degree in 2014 in order to better understand the drivers for change associated with making sustainable differences in our communities.

Louise currently represents Aotearoa on the International Council of Nurses Global Nursing Leadership Institute programme and sits alongside 29 Global Nursing Leaders from around the world focused on influencing health policy so that nurses and nursing are recognised, supported and receive ample investment in order to lead and deliver health for all.

In her spare time, Louise is completing her Master of Health Science (Nursing) looking into how mental health nurses recognise and respond to personal burnout.

Louise was appointed to the Board in 2022 and was later elected as a Board Member in 2023.

Ranmalie Jayasinha (they/them)

Ranmalie Jayasinha

They/Them

Ranmalie is a nonbinary, queer, second generation immigrant of Sinhalese background. They grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and completed their PhD in 2015.

Currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, they have worked as a public health practitioner and qualitative researcher in Aotearoa, Australia and Canada. Their projects have spanned mental health, substance-use harm reduction and social and environmental justice in academic, healthcare, educational and not-for-profit settings.

Ranmalie currently works at Greenpeace Aotearoa and has volunteered with a number of youth and community-based organisations, including in governance roles at five organisations. They are passionate about improving the wellbeing and advocating for the rights of youth, rainbow, indigenous and migrant communities.

Samuel Clack (he/him), Board Member

Dr Samuel Clack

He/Him

Dr Samuel Clack is a cis gay man of Zambian descent. Born and raised in England, he moved to Aotearoa 18 years ago and currently lives in Tāmaki Makaurau with his partner Eli and a lot of house plants.

Samuel is a registered clinical psychologist who has worked across the mental health and disability sectors, including roles in disability support services, after-school programmes, community mental health, and in private practice.

He completed his PhD in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in 2020, and currently works as a professional clinician for Massey University at their clinical psychology training clinic. This includes providing mental health support for people in the community and aiding clinical psychology students in their training.

Samuel also provides specialised assessments and therapy for rainbow people, with a particular focus on access to gender-affirming care. Through his university role, he has also presented lectures and workshops on rainbow mental health in Aotearoa.