The staff at OutReach work tirelessly everyday to improve the lives of the LGBT Community in Southern Wisconsin. OutReach operates with two full-time staff, four part-time staff, and volunteers.
Executive Director - Steve Starkey
Program Director - Mark Hargrove, MSW
Steve is OutReach's longest serving Executive Director in the center's history. For 11 years, Steve has served as the ED and has a rich history in fighting for equality and human rights going back to the 1970s, as a volunteer, donor, board or committee member, or staff member with various organizations.
He has served two terms on of the board of New Harvest Foundation from 1996-2002, was the Founding Vice President of the Social Justice Center from 2001-2003, the Treasurer of the Board of Citizen Action of WI Education Fund from 2003-2007, and served on the board of Community Shares of Wisconsin.
ark holds a BSW degree from UW Whitewater and a MSW degree from Loyola University in Chicago. Mark previously was the Assistant Director at the LGBT Center of SE WI in Racine. He has also worked as a therapist, family case worker, and residence hall director in Milwaukee and Kenosha.
Mark also created an initiative entitled Colorful and Connected which is a network to bring support professionals together for LGBTQ+ POC in the SE WI area.
Media & IT Manager - Brian Maulana-Poncé
Brian is a graduate of Madison College and University of Phoenix.
Brian has been involved with OutReach since 1994 and has over 20+ years experience in graphic & web design, event planning, and tech work.
Brian is also the co-founder of Ravyn Entertainment and can be found djing at various events as DVJ Ravyn.
LGBT Senior Advocate - Ticia Kelsey
Ticia holds an Associate in Gender and Women’s Studies degree from Madison College (MATC) and a Certificate in Gender and Women from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
In the role as LGBT Senior Advocate Patricia will connect with LGBT seniors and assist them in finding services, and work with senior serving agencies in Dane County to ensure that they are welcoming and culturally competent to provide services to LGBT seniors.
Transgender Health Advocate - Ginger Baier
Prior to becoming staff at OutReach, Ginger served on the OutReach Board as well as a Facilitator role in the Madison Area Transgender Association.
LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate - Linda Lenzke
Linda studied Communication Arts and was in the School of Business at UW Madison. She also studied Journalism a UW Parkside. Linda has an extensive background in business and LGBTQ+ activism as a longtime resident of Madison.
Linda's decades of experience in recovery work make her an ideal candidate for this position.
Bookkeeper - Barb Kneer
Barb has been a longtime employee of OutReach as well as the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, She has been working in a financial capacity with nonprofits since 1998. Prior to that, Barb was
Section Chief in the Financial and Grant Bureaus of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and a Federal Bank Examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She loves accounting. Really.
IT Consultant - Wayne Gathright
Wayne has been a longtime volunteer at OutReach, working in various leadership capacities for over a decade.
Wayne facilitates a Crossdressers Support Group, as well as the Friday MATA Transgender Support Group. Wayne is employed as a Library Services Assistant Advanced in the UW-Madison Preservation Department.