Our Board

Alex Ash (They/Ille/ Iel)

President

Alex is a passionate believer in community, grassroots movements for change, building connections, and the power of learning. Originally from London, UK, they have called Saint John home for two and a half years. Alex is currently a coach at the Saint John Learning Exchange, a non-profit organization that strives to empower people to reach their education and employment goals. Alex strives to collaborate in all areas of their life and is driven by a desire to create safe space for all members of their community. 

Kieran Pridgeon(They/He/Iel/Il)

Secretary

Kieran Pridgeon, originally born in BC, is the founder and president of Chroma. After obtaining a Masters degree in English Literature in Scotland and publishing poetry in various zines and journals, they moved back to Saint John and into the non-profit sector. Discovering their passion and love for Saint John and their own identity as nonbinary, and seeing the lack of support and resources for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, they founded Chroma in hopes of filling those gaps.

Manjeet Toor (He/Him/Il)

Treasurer

Manjeet is a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and is passionate about advocating for minority communities. Manjeet’s experience includes working with organizations focused on social inclusion of marginalized groups through community development. He believes in the importance of economic inclusion as a pathway towards creating a more inclusive and resilient community. Manjeet is a founding board member of CHROMA: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. and is also active in volunteering with local community and charitable organizations.

Nada Ratmi (She/Her/Elle)

Marketing Director

Nada identifies as a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. She has a background in marketing, public policy, and communications and is passionate about delivering advocacy and representation to minority groups. She has worked and volunteered for a number of small businesses and non-profit organizations. Nada is a board member of CHROMA: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. and hopes that through advocacy, community, collaboration, and education we can build a more inclusive province.

Lex Stepheson (They/Them/Iel)

Member at Large

Lex was born and raised in Saint John. They attended the University of Waterloo where they obtained a Bachelor of Knowledge Integration. They moved back to Saint John in 2016 after completing a Master of Arts in Museum Studies at UCL. They currently work in the addiction recovery field and make installation art in their spare time. They have experience in queer organizing and are passionate about building 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Saint John.

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