Meet OUTniagara’s Board of Directors:



  • Brian Scriver, Chair
  • Celeste Turner, Vice-Chair
  • Marissa Daniels, Treasurer
  • Kate Alexander, Secretary


  • Kim Ansell
  • Sarah Burtch-Walsh
  • Lorenzo Cromwell
  • Melissa Gray
  • Michael Sherman
  • Joan Wiley


OUTniagara has an 11-member Board of Directors made up of four elected Officers and seven elected Directors. The Board is made up of a diverse group of community members and their allies.



Kate Alexander, Secretary

As a member of the interim Board of Directors, Kate played an integral part in reviving OUTniagara, including its governance structure, website, social media presence and the establishment of the Community Fund. She brings 12 years’ experience working with Boards of Directors in the not-for-profit sector through both her work in the HIV sector and serving on the Positive Living Niagara Board since 2016. Kate is an openly gay woman and a single mom of two children.


Kim Ansell, Director

As an active member of the Niagara running and triathlon communities, a volunteer opportunity at a local running event introduced Kim to a group of volunteers from OUTniagara.  A shared desire to support and advocate for the 2SLGBTQI+ community brought her to the board of directors where she hopes to share her experience, energy, and enthusiasm to contribute to the efforts of OUTniagara and our community partners.


Michael Sherman, Director

Michael Sherman is known for his public speaking, activism work and being a peer mentor surrounding the transgender community.