Meet Our Staff

Brian Langevin Executive Director

Brian grew up in a small-town on the West coast of Canada, where the adversity they faced fostered a deep passion for social service and advocacy. Recognizing the need for a more collaborative and sustainable movement, Brian brought together a team to found Asexual Outreach in 2014. Since then, Brian's passion for the nonprofit sector led them to a Nonprofit Management program at Ryerson University, while Brian's drive for equality has them happily spending their days building a better society for aces and aros across the country.

Meet Our Board

Hannah Hussey Board Chair

Hannah has participated in ace community groups in Boston and Washington, D.C. and became a co-organizer of New England Aces in 2014. She regularly conducts asexuality workshops with college students, community members, and service providers in New England and is eager to bring that experience to Asexual Outreach. Hannah graduated from Tufts University in 2012, where her capstone project examined the contributions of feminist and queer theory to asexuality studies, and has been working in LGBTQ youth policy ever since. Through her work with Asexual Outreach, she looks forward to improving the collective understanding of risks and resiliency for asexual-spectrum individuals and supporting communities in addressing them.

Justine Munich Board Vice-Chair

Coming from a background in disability therapy and justice, Justine's passion for education and advocacy has led to their extensive work around sexuality and gender. As an active member of local ace community groups on the Canadian West Coast and in Switzerland, and as a moderator on the Asexual Visibility and Education Network's "Gender Discussion" forum, Justine remains deeply involved in ace community organizing. Their role as Vice-Chair on Asexual Outreach's board is an extension of that involvement, where their experience helps them guide Asexual Outreach toward working more equitably and effectively across Canada and the United States.

Joe Atria Board Treasurer

Joe brings his passion of helping others and love for numbers to Asexual Outreach. He discovered he was asexual in 2015 and realized the community support was lacking. Wanting to help be a part of the change, he joined Asexual Outreach. He believes in education to help people understand and discover who they are.

Jess Ahearn Board Secretary

Jess is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As the organizer of New England Aces, she is passionate about building local communities for asexual spectrum people. An experienced educator and public speaker, she has planned NEA’s Asexual Awareness Week for the past three years and regularly gives talks to high school and college students about the asexual spectrum. She is excited to bring her experience in outreach event planning and community building to Asexual Outreach’s work with asexual spectrum communities.

Bauer McClave Board Member

Isabelle Stephen Board Member

Tom Schrantz Board Member

Tom discovered that he was asexual when he was 31. Since then, he has dedicated his time to help others learn about asexuality by creating several asexuality related websites, by getting involved in the monthly Seattle Ace Meetup group, and by joining Asexual Outreach's board at the start of 2016. He believes that education and outreach are the key to helping other people discover who they are.

Shari Ellis Board Member

Shari brings to Asexual Outreach 30 years of experience as an activist around issues such as reproductive rights and racial justice. In 2013, she co-founded Ace Los Angeles, a social meetup and outreach group for asexuals and aromantics in southern California, and steered the group as it broadened its mission to include education and advocacy. Among her interests are increasing visibility of aces of color, media representation and asexuality education in schools. Originally from Chicago, Shari now lives in Los Angeles.