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Meet the Team

We are run by a group of dedicated and highly skilled members of our community. Come and meet them.

The Board

Scott Brunelle (He/Him)
Scott Brunelle (He/Him)
Board CoChair. Scott first started supporting our community in 2011 as the Gay Dads NSW coordinator and then as the founding CoChair of Rainbow Families. Scott is focused on the strategic development and long-term sustainability of the organisation. Scott, along with his spouse, are proud parents to one son who was born with the help of a surrogate, and two daughters which they co-parent.
Kylie Gwyne (She/Her)
Kylie Gwyne (She/Her)
Board CoChair. Kylie has about thirty years of experience in health and human services programs, policy and research and is a proud Lesbian mum. Kylie has participated in Rainbow Families community events for a number of years and brings her extensive experience of governance in Not For Profits to the Rainbow Families Board.
Lisa Story (She/Her)
Lisa Story (She/Her)
Board Member: Treasurer. Lisa has more than 20 years of 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.
Charlie Willbridge (They/Them)
Charlie Willbridge (They/Them)
Board Member: Secretary. Charlie has spent over 13 years supporting and advocating for LGBTQ communities in roles such as counselling, capacity building, developing education and resources. Charlie lives and works on Gadigal Land and is a proud co-parent of a gorgeous seven year old. Charlie’s been involved with Rainbow Families for the past seven years and is looking forward to adding to the suite of resources Rainbow Families has available for the community.
Vanessa Gonzalez (She/Her)
Vanessa Gonzalez (She/Her)
Board Member: Community, Welfare and Education. Vanessa is a founding member of Rainbow Families and now leads our Community Welfare and Education Committee. Vanessa is a Social Worker with over 20 years’ experience in the field of child protection and is a sessional Social Work Lecturer and proud mum of two boys. Vanessa is interested in nurturing a community where children and families in the Rainbow Families community are connected, resilient and proud.
Dror Hazy (He/Him)
Dror Hazy (He/Him)
Board Member: Governance. Dror is one of the coordinators Gay Dads NSW. Dror is a single dad living with his 6 year old son in Sydney’s Inner West. Dror has been coordinating the Gay Dads NSW social catch-ups since 2015. In 2018, he became a Rainbow Family Board member. Dror has more than 16 years of banking and financial services experience, predominantly in risk and compliance management, and looks after governance and compliance for Rainbow Families.
Ashley Scott (He/Him)
Ashley Scott (He/Him)
Executive Officer. Ashley and his husband have two daughters who were born through surrogacy, and Ashley is also a known donor for a Lesbian family. Ashley is one of the founders of Rainbow Families and has been active within the Gay Dads group since his eldest daughter was born in 2012. Ashley enjoys bringing the Rainbow Families community together - seeing families build connections with their community and supporting families to be their most authentic selves.
Bern Foley (She/Her)
Bern Foley (She/Her)
Board Member: Events. Bern’s background ranges from event and hospitality management to customer experience and dispute resolution across the banking and finance, insurance and telecommunications industries. A proud, passionate mother and step mum, Bern has a vested interest in ensuring her children grow up in an accepting and loving community. Bern has been a Board member since 2015 and organises our fabulous Mardi Gras float each year.
Robbie Robertson (He/Him)
Robbie Robertson (He/Him)
Board Member: Marketing. Robbie is passionate about diversity and inclusion, leading the Deloitte LGBT+ community - Globe, sitting on the Australia D&I council as well as sitting on the AWEI and ACON advisory board. Robbie has 23 year’s experience across the globe in creating exceptional customer experiences. As a proud father to Sophie, he is keen to ensure that we create a safe and happy future for all families.
Amy McGowan (She/Her)
Amy McGowan (She/Her)
Board Member: Equality. Amy and her partner are parents to three spectacular children and live in Sydney’s Inner West. Professionally, Amy is an accredited specialist in Family Law and a partner at Kyle & McGowan Family Law, a law practice specialising in family law for the LGBTIQA+ communities. Amy has extensive advocacy experience and is looking forward to fighting for the rights of diverse families.