Julie Stanley
President
She/Her

With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Julie leads J.D. Stanley & Associates where she collaborates and innovates with local and national nonprofits to extend their impact, create sustainability, empower their leaders, and build all-around stronger organizations. Fluent in Spanish, Julie helps organizations become more intentional in their efforts to create and uphold practices regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in their broader community efforts. A Certified Nonprofit Executive Director, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Affairs and her Master of Public Management from Indiana University as well as the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate and Certificate in Fund Raising Management. Julie is a baker, gardener, hiker, and avant-garde cook who especially enjoys her time with her husband and children.


Ann Chen, JD

Ann Chen, J.D.
Vice President
They/Them

Ann is an attorney at Eli Lilly and Company. Ann received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the California Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor Degree from Vanderbilt University. Ann’s legal career started in New York City but later moved to Asia and worked in Shanghai (China) and Kobe (Japan) for almost ten years before relocating to Indiana in 2017. Ann is involved in a number of diversity and inclusion efforts at Lilly and is the operations chair for the Lilly Pride Employee Resource Group. When not working, Ann enjoys spending time with family and travel. Ann is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community.


Lynsey David, J.D.
Secretary
She/Her

Lynsey is an attorney with the firm Lewis Wagner, LLP in Indianapolis. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Murray State University, and J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. After graduating law school, Lynsey moved to Indiana, and is a proud implant Hoosier.

She is involved with a variety of diversity initiatives in the legal community, including the Diversity Committee for the Indiana Bar Association where she serves as Secretary, and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Diversity Job Fair Committee, for which she plans the Fair’s Student Workshop. Lynsey is thrilled be a part of the GenderNexus Board, and to help serve the gender diverse community of Indiana.


Megan McNeal
Treasurer
She/Her

Megan is a quality and compliance director at a non-profit outpatient social and behavioral health facility with over 10 years’ experience in the helping professions. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Kokomo and her master’s degree in health administration from Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Megan has had a lifelong passion to serve others, specifically those struggling with mental health and addictions issues. She is passionate about destigmatizing mental health and addictions services while increasing access for minority groups through education, advocacy, and community outreach. Megan believes strongly that we, as a community, have an obligation to support those struggling individuals.

Megan is excited to join the GenderNexus Board to put her passion to good use in the Indianapolis community.


Genese Parker, MSW, LSW
She/Her

Genese Parker is a social justice advocate, community organizer, and diversity and racial reconciliation consultant. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master of Social Work Degree with a concentration in leadership from Indiana University.

Genese worked as a Campus Minister and the Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation Specialist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on the campus of Indiana University. She has also served children with special needs and mentored at-risk youth as they pursued college readiness. Genese is currently serving on the Board of Directors at LifeJourney Church in Indianapolis.

Genese believes that her life’s purpose is to pursue justice and to advocate for those whose voices are too often silenced in the world. She hopes to leave the world just a little bit better than it was when she found it.


Addison Smith
They/Them, She/Her

Addison Smith, or simply Addi, volunteers their time with several LGBTQ+-focused organizations and also provides businesses and organizations with awareness and sensitivity training, all of which is described on their website, Addison’s Agenda. In their spare time, Addi enjoys biking, reading, working in the yard, watching good TV and bad movies, and creating new art projects.


Kim Acoff
She/Her

Born in Selma, Alabama, Kim has been living in Indiana since she was eight years old. She grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and has been residing in the Indianapolis area for three years. Kim is the Director of Programming at Indiana Youth Group (IYG) where she assists some of the city’s most vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth.

Kim has had a lifelong passion to serve others, specifically LGBTQ+ youth and their families. As a trans woman of color, she is also passionate about shedding light on the deep structural and systemic discrimination as well as the inequality that is built into and exist in many of the systems that governs our everyday lives, including services offered by banks, hospitals, the legal system, and the education system. Kim enjoys journaling and long walks, and, as a cat lover, finds joy in spending time with her cat, BoBo.


Scott Hall
Pronouns: Any, with respect

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Scott is the Information Management Specialist at Families First and serves as a course instructor at Ivy Tech Community College in the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Scott received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Indiana University Purdue- University Indianapolis. Scott is involved in several diversity initiatives, including membership on a committee to improve diversity in higher education classrooms as well as serving as the chair of their organization’s DEI Committee. Scott has a passion for improving the physical and mental health outcomes of members of the LGBTQ+ community. In their free time, Scott enjoys learning the joy of making home improvements, watching bad horror movies, and spoiling his Corgi, Eris.


Caelan Lee
He/Him

A Hoosier born and raised, coming from Bloomington, Indiana, Caelan has called Indianapolis home for the past three years with his husband and two cats. Caelan is a queer, transgender man who loves rock climbing, hiking, and playing the banjo. He is currently a teacher at the International School of Indiana, teaching English as a Learned Language, English Literature, and Theory of Knowledge. He is also the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. Caelan’s passion lies in equity and inclusion work and restorative justice practices. Caelan is excited to serve the transgender community in Indy, to help ensure that services are available to all folks within the community, and to grow his skills on the GenderNexus Board of Directors.