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Advisory Board Members Bio

Board Members

Dr. Kimahli Powell L.L.D (Hons)

Kimahli has a wide range of experience in the not-for-profit sector and has spent more than 20 years advocating for social justice, youth, and arts and culture. Since joining Rainbow Railroad as CEO, Kimahli has led the organization through transformational growth. Kimahli holds a Doctor of Laws from the University of Victoria and was listed in Out Magazine’s Out 100 profile of influential LGBT people in 2018. Kimahli is a regular contributor to international media with appearances on CNN, MSBC, CBC, BBC and a profile on 60 Minutes.

Reverend Jide Macaulay

is the visionary behind House Of Rainbow CIC, where he serves as Founder & CEO. He is a prominent figure, openly embracing his identity as a gay British-Nigerian, born in London. With a profound commitment to Christianity, a minister since 1998, serving as an Anglican Priest, pastor, and preacher. Beyond his spiritual pursuits, he is a multifaceted individual, showcasing his talents as an inspirational speaker, author, poet, and HIV Positive Activist.
Reverend Macaulay’s educational accomplishments are impressive, with a degree in Law, a master’s degree in Theology, and a post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology. His dedication to the cause extends to various organisations, where he actively contributes his expertise and leadership. Notably, he serves as Patron for ReportOUT, Patron for One Body One Faith, Chair for One Voice Network, and Chair for INERELA Europe, Volunteers Chaplain at Mildmay HIV Hospital.

Alexus D’Marco

is a social justice and human rights defender, currently serving as Executive Director of United Caribbean Trans network (UCTrans), which she helped build into a reference regional trans group. Alexus completed Gender Studies at the University of the West Indies and is an intersectional advocate, focused on the Caribbean region and the defense of human rights of marginalized groups, including trans and LGBI people, women, youth, and persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Alexus is founder and CEO of the D M A R C O Foundation (Dreams Manifested Around Restoration, Change and Opportunity) focused on the protection of LGBT youth in the Bahamas, where she lives, and is also the Executive Director of Pride Bahamas.

Cameron Kakande

is a Gay, Sex work and HIV activist. He is a sex educator, pyschosocial worker, and retired fashion designer. For the last three years, Cameron’s work has focused on the intersections between health, gender, sexuality, and  (forced) migration across Germany. He is a co founder and Executive Director of People Like Us (PLUS) a queer lead refugee and migrant organization based in munich Germany Reverend Macaulay’s educational accomplishments are impressive, with a degree in Law, a master’s degree in Theology, and a post-graduate certificate in Pastoral Theology. His dedication to the cause extends to various organisations, where he actively contributes his expertise and leadership. Notably, he serves as Patron for ReportOUT, Patron for One Body One Faith, Chair for One Voice Network, and Chair for INERELA Europe, Volunteers Chaplain at Mildmay HIV Hospital.

Monroe France

is the inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Inclusive Excellence at Tufts University and a professor of practice at the Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life. Previously, Monroe served as the Senior Associate Vice President for Global Engagement and Inclusive Leadership in the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation at New York University (NYU). Monroe’s career at NYU spanned nearly 20 years and he has 25 years of progressive experience in higher education, non-profits, corporate sectors, arts & creative industries, as well as social responsibility, humanitarian, & philanthropy initiatives as an educator, professor, professional trainer, consultant, strategist, and keynote presenter.

Monica Tabengwa

is a human rights lawyer from Botswana and is currently Policy Specialist for LGBTI Inclusion in Africa for the United National Development Programme (UNDP). She holds a masters (LLM) degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. An experienced human rights advocate, feminist with extensive experience in human rights and social justice advocacy, extending to regional and international human rights mechanisms. She has been a co-founder and supporter of all things LEGABIBO, an LGBTI organisation in Botswana which has been behind the campaign to decriminalize same-sex relations in Botswana.

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