Tony Ferraiolo – Co-Founder/ President

Tony Ferraiolo is the Co-Founder/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 gender non-conforming children under the age of twelve. He also assisted in forming TransPACT, a support group for parents of transgender and gender non-conforming children. Tony is a certified life coach who specializes in transgender youth and families. Tony is the subject of the award winning documentary “A Self Made Man” and the Author of the book “Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth”. Beyond this list of inspiring accomplishments, Tony is known for infusing his stories of the struggles of transition with insight, humor, and compassion.