Tony Ferraiolo

Tony Ferraiolo

Tony Ferraiolo is the Co-Founder and President of the Jim Collins Foundation, and serves as an active member of the Board. Tony has dedicated himself to promoting competent and respectful health care for the transgender community, educating providers and advocating on behalf of patients. Tony founded and facilitates two youth groups: Translation, a support group for transgender teenagers, and Create Yourself, an art group for transgender and … [Read more...]

M. Dru Levasseur

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M. Dru Levasseur is Co-Founder and Vice President of the Jim Collins Foundation, and serves as an active member of the Board. Dru is the Transgender Rights Project Director for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. He leads Lambda Legal’s transgender rights work through impact litigation, … [Read more...]

Stephanie Huckel, MS

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Stephanie serves as the treasurer of the Foundation's board of directors. She graduated from Bay Path College with her master's in nonprofit management and philanthropy, after receiving her BA in general psychology. Full-time, Stephanie is a Diversity & Inclusion professional working in Providence, Rhode Island. Beyond her full-time work, she uses her knowledge, experience, and passion to provide consulting services for organizations who also … [Read more...]

Julie Thibodaux


Julie Thibodaux is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana and has lived in New Orleans for about ten years. Since October 2008, Thibodaux serves as the Education and Outreach Director for the ACLU of Louisiana and is responsible for the general public education campaigns throughout the state of Louisiana. Her tasks include advancing LGBT equality and first amendment issues and fighting for reproductive justice and criminal justice reform. Her work with … [Read more...]