Board of Directors & Committee Members

Board of Directors

Susan Halla – she, her, hers

Susan is an architect, designer and small business owner who is passionate about all things mid-century. She’s also passionate about supporting her trans son and furthering trans-inclusivity in the world. She lives in St. Louis with her amazing husband, two incredible sons and three ungrateful cats.

Jordan Braxton – she, her, hers
Vice President/Development & Fundraising Chair

Jordan has been an activist in the St. Louis LGBTQIA community for over 35-years, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and Intersex and Trans Rights. Jordan is on the Board of Pride St. Louis, Inc. as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach and the Vice President of St. Louis Black Pride. Jordan currently works at Vivent Health as a Prevention Specialist doing education and outreach for the prevention of HIV/STI. Jordan is also known in entertainment and fundraising circles for her illusion of the incomparable Dieta Pepsi. As Dieta, Jordan has used her talents to raise money for several of our LGBTQIA organizations including Doorways, Food Outreach, St. Louis Efforts for AIDS, Metro Trans Umbrella Group, and the Transgender Memorial Garden.

Rebecca Zingarelli – she, her, hers


Chris Hyman – she, her, hers
At-Large Chapter Chair

Christine owns a consulting firm specializing in electing women and lgbtq+ candidates to state and federal office. She is the mother of two daughters and a transgender son, all are staunch advocates in the Missouri State Legislature for gender equality. Christine sits on the legislative affairs committee for the State Democratic Party LGBTQ+ Caucus. She is proud to pay forward the support she receives from TransParent, by joining the leadership team to bring new chapters to parents and caregivers across the US. Christine lives in St. Charles with her kids and many rescue animal babies.

Committee Members

Grey Nebel – he, him, his
Marketing & Communications: Creative Writer

Grey is a student at the University of North Georgia studying English and French. He began his writing career in 2015, when he was 15, with a publication in a youth-focused anthology. Since then, he has transformed his writing to match his activism: centered on the self and on progressive change. Grey is eager to bring his experiences as a transgender writer to TransParent, and he is looking forward to continue to advocate for the transgender community through providing education, resources, and a safe space to explore identity. He lives in Gainesville, Georgia.


Kim Hutton – she, her, hers
Founder and Emeritus Board Member

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 expansive child of any age easier through support, resources, and visibility. 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. Kim is currently enjoying retirement with her family.

Sonja Goen – she, her, hers
Emeritus Board Member

Sonja Goen is a business professional by day and trans advocate by night. Sonja brings a unique combination of logistical understanding and project management skills to her position as Board President. 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.

Sharon Vermont – she, her, hers
Medical Advisor

Sharon Dunski Vermont is a 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 Health. 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.

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