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Alex Pugatschew

Chairperson of the Board

Alex (she/they) is a genderqueer individual with a background in cultural anthropology and early childhood education. They are a staunch advocate for intersectionality and inclusiveness in all parts of the queer community.


Since the beginning, Alex has worked hard to make RDQCA a safe place for the community which has so warmly welcomed them into the fold. 

A photograph of Alex Pugatschew, the Chairperson of the board, standing in front of a Canadian Flag in Pride colours
A photo of the Acting Vice-Chair, Nathan Price, posing in nature

Nathan Price

Acting Vice Chair

Nathan Price (he/him) is standing in as Acting Vice Chair until another candidate can be voted into the position.

Nathan is originally from Edmonton, AB and moved to Red Deer 2-ish years ago. He has a background in the trades and tech industries, and is always willing to lend help where needed. 

Nathan is a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community but he uses his passing privilege to advocate for those around him and is never one to back down from standing up for what's right.

Rebecca Bereziuk


Rebecca's Bio

A photo of the Board Secretary, Chris Vanson

Chris Vanson


Chris Vanson (They/Them/Theirs) is a trans individual who was born and raised in Central Alberta.

They wish to not only advocate for but to help create a more inclusive and friendly city for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

When they aren't helping out with the queer community, they're busting their butt over at Turning Point, putting their Diploma of Social Work to excellent use!

A photo of the Indigenous Liaison, Garret Ingram

Garret Ingram

Indigenous Liaison

Garrett (he/they) is a Metis, Two-Spirit person living here in Red Deer. He is currently getting his Sociology Degree in Sex and Gender Across Culture and worked as the Two-Spirit Coordinator and Youth Mentor with the Red Deer Native Friendship Society.

Trina Penner 

Youth Coordinator

(Adult Representative)

Trina (she/her) is a fierce ally and advocate for the LGBTQ2S community. She believes in using her status and voice as a cisgender straight person to amplify and support folx within the community.  Trina is a teacher in the RDPSD. Trina assists with her school-based QSA (Queer Straight Alliance) group as well as serving on the district SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) committee.


Trina attained her Masters' distinction in 2015 with a specialization in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Trina has years of Fine Arts experience. She has directed Musicals, coached provincial winning Improvisation teams, created and taught in her Dance program as well as produced dance shows, choreographed dance numbers within the community, and jumped back into acting as an adult within community-based shows.


Trina is passionate about learning and wishes to continue making this world a decent place for everyone along with her family. 

A photo of the Youth Coordinator Trina Penner

This page was last updated on August 12, 2023

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