Charmaine is married to Anna and mum to three year old Annabelle, who takes after her in only ever wearing pink and having a secret sporty streak. The family has been a part of the Rainbow Families playgroup for over a year and Charmaine is now the volunteer coordinator. Each Thursday she puts out paints, toys and offers a warm welcome to regular and new parents and children.
Lisa has more than 20 years experience in finance. She works for Investa Property Group, where she heads up the Treasury and Corporate Planning teams. Living in Sydney’s Inner West, Lisa and her partner Hayley have three beautiful boys; Patrick, Jonathan and Sebastian. Lisa became active with Rainbow Families after her eldest son was born, in fact you may even recognise Lisa’s face from the famous marriage equality video, in which she phoned her grandmother which racked up over one million views.
Matt lives in Marrickville with his husband and two kids. His family was formed through adoption and has recently moved home to Australia from Canada. Mat works in NSW politics and is also a writer. He is looking forward to getting to know other rainbow families and connecting with our wonderful community.
Prior to moving to the inner west, Vanessa was an active organiser of Blue Mountains Rainbow Parents coordinating weekend gatherings, playgroups and cooking circles. Professionally, she is a social worker with over twenty years experience in the field of child protection. She has two delightful sons, loves making craft, cooking and running the Bay run.