President – Kylie Aquino

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Kylie Aquino ,LSMW  has served on the Board of Directors since June 2014. She currently works as a psychotherapist at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City. At Callen-Lorde, she engages a diverse array of clients in individual and group psychotherapy. Outside the office, Kylie volunteers with New York+Acumen, and brainstorms ways in which private sector interventions can be used to remedy systemic economic disenfranchisement. She … [Read more...]

Vice President – lore m. dickey


lore m. dickey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology & Behavioral Sciences at Louisiana Tech University. He transitioned in 1999. Several years later he returned to graduate school at the University of North Dakota where he was trained as a Counseling Psychologist. lore has been involved with activism for many years. He serves on professional boards and committees within the American Psychological Association. One such … [Read more...]

Treasurer – Dr. John C. Capozuca


Dr. John C. Capozuca is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New York City with many years of experience serving transgender individuals and their families, facilitating the medical, legal and social transitions of numerous Trans people since opening his practice in 1991. In addition, he has been the supervising psychologist for the Gender Identity Project, the community-based peer-facilitated support program at the Lesbian, Gay, … [Read more...]

Secretary – Julie Thibodaux


Julie Thibodaux is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana and has lived in New Orleans for about ten years. Currently,Thibodaux serves as the Interim Director of the Women's Resource Center (WRC) for Loyola University New Orleans.  At the WRC, she provides The Women's Resource Center aims to provide Loyola women and men with a positive college experience by responding to their needs as gendered human beings and by fostering an environment that is free … [Read more...]

Tony Ferraiolo

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Tony Ferraiolo is the Co-Founder 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 gender … [Read more...]

Anne L. Koch, D.M.D.


Dr. Anne L. Koch received both her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is also the founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Endodontics Program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following her clinical and academic career, Annie has dedicated her energies to two critical issues, “Aging in the Transgender Population” and “The Lack of Continuity of Care in Transgender Medicine.”  Accordingly, … [Read more...]

M. Dru Levasseur

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M. Dru Levasseur is Co-Founder 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, advocacy and … [Read more...]

Ryan Sallans

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Ryan Sallans, author of Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life, is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher and author specializing in health care, campus inclusion and workplace issues surrounding LGBTQ community. After his appearance in the documentary Gender Rebel featured on the LOGO channel, Ryan began traveling to Universities where he shares the story of his transition from female to male and his … [Read more...]