Our Team

Claire Black – General Manager

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Claire joined OutLine in late 2019 and continues to be excited to lead the organisation through new changes and challenges. Her passion for understanding other people’s experiences of the world led to her training in anthropology, and she has produced a Master’s thesis on how rainbow young people in New Zealand use digital technologies.

Claire has also worked on a number of other projects around youth and rainbow mental health, including coordinating RainbowYOUTH’s 30th Birthday Gala in 2019.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching quiz shows with flatmates, reading, and befriending neighbourhood cats

Leilani Thompson-Rikys – Peer Support Coordinator

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Leilani is the Peer Support Coordinator at OutLine, and in this role has  developed OutLine’s peer support services for Aotearoa’s rainbow communities, and for gender diverse whānau in particular.

Leilani is a Fijian/Tongan/ Pakeha queer and non-binary person with lived experience of disability and recovery with PTSD. They have been working as a Disability and Diversity Consultant and worked previously as Disability Rights Advisor at the Human Rights Commission.

They live in GI, in Auckland with their partner and two teenage sons. Leilani also enjoys writing, creating art and drinking coffee. 

James Malcolm – Communications Coordinator

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James Malcolm is passionate about using his communications skills to spread the word of OutLine and grow the organisation’s profile to reach more people. James has experience in promotions, event production and community engagement.

When he’s not working at OutLine, James is an award winning stand-up comedian and producer of local queer comedy shows.

Cam Yates – Funding & Finance Administrator

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Cam has held multiple roles at OutLine! Beginning as an Administrator, they took on a Projects Coordinator role to over-see the development and launch of the Chat Support Service. They have since expanded their initial role, to become the Fundraising and Finance Coordinator.

They are motivated and dedicated to contributing to the work of OutLine in whichever capacity they hold. Cam is passionate about the work that is being done throughout Aotearoa to improve outcomes for Rainbow people and ensure that our Rainbow communities have the resources and support they need to thrive.

Outside of work Cam is a candle-maker as Sybs, which they sell at markets throughout Tāmaki Makaurau and online. Cam’s favourite movie is Practical Magic, and their favourite food is hot dogs.

 

Jenn Tamati – Volunteer Coordinator

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He uri ahau nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu, me Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Mākino o Te Arawa hoki.

Jenn has a long history of volunteer work, completing and coordinating placements within Aotearoa and overseas leading her to live in Poland, Germany and Ireland. After an overdue return home Jenn’s strong interest in identities, relationships and cultural diversity lead her to pursue studies in Psychology and Politics. She is thrilled to join the OutLine team as the new full time volunteer coordinator and is committed to building a strong sense community for our unique and diverse rainbow voices to support one another.

When not in the OutLine offices, catch Jenn sipping coffees on Karangahape Road or selecting tunes on the airwaves of 95bFM.