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Chrysalis' new management board, from left to right Lennie, Steph, Deanna, Anne, Cassie, Andi, Sammy, Grecia, Jon, Mary

Chrysalis Management Team

It’s all about people!

Meet our growing team of people that make Chrysalis such a great organisation to be involved with.

If you would like to get involved please head over to out Vacancies section.


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Stephanie Boyd (she/her)

Chair of Trustees
    Stephanie is the Chair of Trustees at Chrysalis, and also a Facilitator at the Portsmouth and Fareham Trans and Questioning Support Group.

    Stephanie has previously been a recipient of the services offered by Chrysalis and felt that it was important to support Chrysalis going forward so others can also benefit from the life saving services that Chrysalis provides. Stephanie joined the board in April 2018. Stephanie has worked within a number of roles within the aviation industry and brings a range of business skills and capabilities to support Chrysalis in delivering on its goals and future vision. Stephanie brings support, enthusiasm and a commitment to continue to deliver and develop Chrysalis for the future

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    Jon Wallace, IPFA (he/him)

      Jon has been a trustee since February 2015 and has undertaken the role of Secretary since April 2018.
      He has been involved with Chrysalis since 2013 when he with his family received support and advice as the parent of a transitioning child; he is keen to ensure that this valuable support is available to others.

      Jon is a qualified accountant and general manager with over 40 years’ practical experience of business management and administration. As Secretary, he has led on work with the Charity Commission for Chrysalis seeking to become a CIO [Charitable Incorporated Organisation] as well as finance and personnel matters and the programme to improve and modernise office based administrative systems.

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      Samantha Whitehorn (she/her)

        Samantha is a trans female who joined the Chrysalis board as a trustee in April 2018. Samantha used to be a group member and received fantastic support when she needed it most. Samantha wanted to give back to the charity that helped her and help deliver that support to others sharing her journey. Samantha brings her experience with Microsoft Office & Sharepoint, GDPR information and 1st line technical support, as well as experience in IT and Communication Sales/Support/Policies to the governance of Chrysalis as well as actively promoting the charity at networking and community events.

        Board Members

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        Deanna Earley (she/her)

        Board Member
          Deanna has been a volunteer and trustee of Chrysalis since April 2018, and formerly received support as a group member. Professionally Deanna is a software developer and with Chrysalis helps manage the IT systems as well as the website and social media presence. Deanna’s volunteer role involves facilitating the Portsmouth Wellbeing Group and helping with the Portsmouth & Fareham and Basingstoke Trans and Questioning Groups, where she has the privilege of passing on her knowledge and experience to others.
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          Scott Johnson (he/him)

          Board Member
            Scott has been a police officer with Hampshire Constabulary for 22 years. In addition to his core role Scott co-chairs the Hampshire Constabulary LGBT+ Resource Group, leading around 100 Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLOs) to provide support and advice to colleagues and victims on domestic abuse and hate crimes affecting LGBT+ communities. Scott sits on the Hate Crime group for Hampshire Constabulary, working to equip colleagues to provide an excellent response to hate crime. Scott has recently joined the board and brings his knowledge of policing and the criminal justice system to the group. He is looking forward to developing the excellent relationship between the force and Chrysalis
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            Paul Draycott (he/him)

            Board Member
              Paul is a Director of Workforce, Organisational Development and Communications at Southern Health NHS FT, a partner organisation of Chrysalis. He has worked in and around the NHS for all his working life and one area he is both passionate about and responsible for in the Trust is inclusion and social justice. Paul abhors intolerance and believes in the values and value of the services that Chrysalis provides. Paul has joined the Chrysalis board to give his skills and time to complement the rest of the board members and to help move Chrysalis forward.
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