Jessie Miles
Group Facilitator

Jessie is a multi-talented educator who has taught subjects ranging from art to digital design to business since 2008. She earned her bachelor’s degree in art from Herron School of Art, teaching license from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a master’s degree in Secondary Education and Technology from IUPUI. She is the mother of a transgender daughter and step-mother to two sons, a daughter, and a non-binary child. She and her wife, Maddie (who also happens to be transgender), live in Indianapolis with their younger children, cats, chickens, and a dog.

Amy MacNeil, She/Her
Neil MacNeil, He/Him
Parent Group Facilitator

Amy and Neil are parents to a transgender daughter who is a student at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. Amy is originally from Indianapolis, but the MacNeils have spent most of the last 25+ years living around the world until Neil retired from his career as a Security Specialist with the State Department in 2012. Amy has had a varied career after earning a BA from DePauw and an MA from Johns Hopkins but is currently employed at the Glendale branch library.

Stephanie Porter
Group Facilitator

Steph is a transgender woman who began to affirm her gender later in life. She earned an MS degree in manufacturing engineering and is currently employed as a software engineer while also conducting research in software manufacturing. She is an independent thinker, yet loves to help and support others. Steph’s proudest moments are basking in the success of her three adult children. She has grown to believe that how one reacts to any situation – and not the situation itself – is what tells the world who one is as a person.

Levi Wagner

Levi has a passion for young people and has spent the last 18 years working to build up youth and young adults by meeting them where they are and helping them see their potential and promise. He has earned degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University and Ashford University in youth ministry and education, respectively. Levi currently works at YouthLink to help youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. As a trans man he understands the unique experiences of those who come through GenderNexus and wants to help everyone feel accepted and connected to community.

Julie Walsh, MSW, LSW
Founder, Executive Director Emeritus

Our Founder and ED Emeritus, Julie Walsh, has made it her lifetime commitment to advance social justice by creating opportunities for meaningful community connection and deepening the critical compassion needed to dismantle systems of oppression. It was out of this passion that she planted the roots for GenderNexus in 2014 to advance gender equity and gender justice in Indiana.