Board of Directors & National Team

Peter Seay, Executive Director

Kim Hutton, Founder and Board President

Kim Hutton is a business professional, Mom of two boys and founder of TransParent. Her mission is to make the experience of raising a gender independent child of any age easier through connection, support and resources. Happily married to Brian for over fifteen years, together they are raising a bright, confident and funny transgender son who transitioned at the age of seven.

Sonja Goen, Vice President & Chapter Director

Sonja Goen is a business professional by day and trans* advocate by night. She currently serves as Vice President and Chapter Director where she brings a unique combination of logistical understanding and project management skills in order to launch TransParent Chapters across the United States. She has spoken on the need for establishing parent support mechanisms at the Philly Trans-Health Conference, the Transgender Spectrum Conference and the National GLMA Conference. She has served as a member of the Board since 2015.

Molly Shuman, Chapter Coordinator

Molly is from just outside Boston, MA and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, MO where she studied Psychology and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is passionate about helping to educate the public about the naturally-occurring, human experience of gender independence and joined TransParent in 2016 as a summer intern. Molly’s strong contributions led to a quick appointment as board secretary from 2016 to 2018 and in 2019 she  accepted the chapter coordinator role helping chapter leaders develop new parent support systems across the country.

Taylor McKittrick, Treasurer

Taylor McKittrick is a tax accountant and recently graduated with their Masters in Accountancy from Truman State University. As a non-binary individual, they are passionate about giving parents tools to support their children. Growing up in a military family, they have lived in several different areas of the United States and recently settled in St. Louis with their wife, Loring, and their two cats.

Gwen Clark, Secretary

Gwen is from just outside Denver, CO and is currently attending Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where, after studying Psychology and Children’s Studies, she grew her passion in becoming a pediatrician. She is committed to giving parents resources and connections to support their children and is excited to help educate the public about gender independence.

Sharon Vermont

Sharon Vermont, Medical Advisor

Sharon Dunski Vermont is pediatrician, writer, mother of a transgender son, and transgender ally/advocate. She joined the Transparent Board in 2015 and is also a member of The World Professional Association for Transgender Heath. Sharon is actively trying to make changes in the way hospitals and physicians treat transgender patients. She has written several articles about supporting transgender children and is excited to bring her knowledge and enthusiasm to the Transparent organization.

Allegra Clement-Bayard, Ambassador

Allegra Clement-Bayard is a long-time middle and high school educator with over twenty years experience teaching, advising and overseeing a team of teachers in her current role as Department Chair.  She has also been a member of three ISACS accreditation teams for independent schools in the central states corridor.  A mother of two, she joined the Board in 2017 as Communications Director and moved into the Ambassador role in 2019.  Dedicated to supporting LGBTQ issues, she has attended numerous conferences and workshops, including the Human Rights Campaign “Time to Thrive” Teacher and Youth conference.

Dawn Buckley, Communications Director

Dawn’s early career began as an elementary school teacher in both Missouri and Texas. Her passion for social justice and adventurous spirit then led her to Thailand, where she served in the U.S. Peace Corps. Having been a member of our TransParent community for a number of years, Dawn is thrilled to join the leadership team, contribute to this meaningful work, and use the role of Communications Director as a powerful vehicle to spread support, love, education, and advocacy for our beautiful community. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, lively golden-doodle, and four (more-than-lively) kiddos, while working with a forward-thinking meeting facilitation group as their Director of Client Experience.

Beth Richardson, Creative Writer

Beth is a writer of creative nonfiction, who blogs about being the mom of a transgender son. She writes as a means to process the world around her, in the hopes that sharing her stories can help others further behind her in the journey. Beth is passionate about supporting parents of transgender children (of any age), as they process their emotions and adjust to a new family dynamic. A mother of two young adult sons, she joined the TransParent team in 2019 as a Creative Writer.