Scott Brunelle was a founding member and the first CoChair or Rainbow Families. Scott had been an active volunteer and organiser of Gay Dads NSW for many years prior, and saw an opportunity to establish a much needed peak organisation for LGBTQI parents and their children in NSW. His enthusiasm, vision and hard work ensured that many others joined the committee in it's infancy.  

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Whilst traditionally many groups were run and attended by lesbians, he sought to actively encourage inclusion. And today the committee is truly representative of our diverse community having gay, lesbian and trans parent representation, and also members from both city, metropolitan and regional NSW. 

Scott brought with him valuable experience in the private sector and skills in strategic planning, marketing and brand development. He was significant in leading the mission and vision for the organisation, developing web content,  and establishing a strong brand. Scott also forged strong relationships with other LGBTQI organisation and the corporate sector. It was Scott that secured first donations from corporate sector. The resulting goodwill has become a huge asset to us, and the relationships he fostered with our supporters and partners will ensure Rainbow Families will prosper and continue to offer opportunities to our community.

Scott has championed the development of parenting resources and programs. He is credited as establishing the very popular " Making Rainbow Families" Seminars. Although he is stepping down from the committee, he will continue to be available as a consult as required, and likely be seen lending a hand at an upcoming fundraiser. From a personal point of view, the committee thank you for your leadership, warm friendship and support. This has been very important to us throughout the last two years.