Meet the Board
JASON KINGSLEY (he/they)
Jason has been involved in supporting the gender and sexually diverse community locally, regionally, and nationally in Canada for over fifteen years. Jason is an engagement and learning professional currently researching intersections of discomfort, specifically within community and workplace contexts.
Jason is passionate about supporting the exploration of self and society and empowering diverse voices, identities, and experiences in the production and mobilization of knowledge.
BRENNA PLADSEN (they/them)
Brenna is a visual communicator with experience in museums and libraries.
Their art practice blends poetry, illustration, and philatelic.
JUAN ESTEVEZ (he/him)
Juan was born in Colombia and grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta. He completed his bachelor in finance and has spent the last 2 years living in Montreal before moving back to Alberta.
Juan is excited to be with the Outlink team and is committed to help the community in any way he can.
DAKSHIMA HAPUTHANTHRI (she/her)
Dakshima is originally from Sri Lanka and worked as an attorney. She immigrated to Canada five years ago and now is now a registered social worker.
She is also the founder of www.dilipani.com and provides guidance and support for individuals who are coming out and also to their families. As a South Asian queer woman, she has seen and gone through lot of trauma and hardships and wants to be there for those who need a safe space.
TEREASA MAILLIE (she/her)
Tereasa is a writer, historian and consultant based in Alberta. She has a very un-secret life as a poet, creative non-fiction writer, and playwright. Her upcoming book is on the history of the 2SLGTBQ+ community in Canada as a form of advocacy and social justice. Previously a member of Calgary's Queer History Project, the team received an honourable mention for the Governor General Award for History in 2016, and won the 2018 Lion Awards Winners Advocacy and Awareness – Group for the play "Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story."
Tereasa is so excited to be a part of the dynamic and passionate team at Outlink.
TAURICK HOVEN (he/him)
Taurick has been involved in the LGBTQ2S+ community volunteering with and being a member of various organizations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Australia. He is a professional engineer with a background in project management, design, and construction.
Taurick is passionate about volunteering, mentorship, helping others, and giving back to the community.
JESSICA REVINGTON (she/her)
NIK JARVIS (she/her)
Nik is a gender non-conforming lesbian who remembers what it was like to grow up terrified, isolated, and struggling to navigate a system that wouldn't support her. She’s proud to use her lived experience as a Mad person, longtime service user, and psychiatric inpatient survivor to help make Calgary a safer place for 2SLGBTQ+ people to be themselves.
DERRICK ANTSON (he/him)
Derrick has a Master of Advanced Studies in Peace & Conflict Transformation and a Bachelors in Philosophy. He believes that this background equips him to deconstruct the secrets of the universe, while his husband often jokes that it just equips him to win arguments.
Derrick is a proud dog-dad to two beagles, a believer in the power of volunteers, and a supporter of workers' right to unionize, Derrick lives his life out and proud, bringing a sense of humour and style to everything he does.