You’re invited to join The Fenway Institute on Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 PM as we mark International Transgender Day of Visibility with the launch of Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide. As the first case-based textbook to address the comprehensive health care needs of transgender and gender diverse adults, this groundbreaking resource offers a roadmap for clinicians who seek to provide culturally responsive care that meets the primary, preventive, and specialty health care needs of transgender and gender diverse adult patients. During the book launch, we’ll hear from the editors, contributors, and thought leaders in the trans community who will uplift the stories that inspire and inform their work. This hybrid program will take place both over Zoom webinar and in-person at the Boston Public Library Central Branch in Copley Square. Register here for the in-person event and here for the webinar.
Read on to learn more about our esteemed panelists:
Alex S. Keuroghlian is a co-editor of the textbook, Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide, published by McGraw Hill. They are the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Keuroghlian is principal investigator of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers. Dr. Keuroghlian is concurrently principal investigator of the Innovative Intervention Strategies Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, also funded by HRSA, to implement emerging strategies nationally for people with HIV in four priority areas: substance use disorders, LGBTQIA+ youth, incarceration and telehealth. At Fenway, Dr. Keuroghlian works as a clinical psychiatrist within the Behavioral Health Department and undertakes research at The Fenway Institute.
Jennifer Potter, MD is a co-editor of Transgender and Gender Diverse Care: The Fenway Guide and an author and editor of The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health. Jennifer has been a physician at Fenway Health since 2009. In 2017, she became Director, LGBT Population Health Program and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute. Jennifer was formerly the Director of Women’s Health at Fenway and specializes in Internal Medicine, Women’s Health and LGBT Health. She is also a Professor of Medicine and Advisory Dean & Director of the William B. Castle Society at Harvard Medical School and serves as Director of the Women’s Health Center and an Attending Physician at Beth Israel Lahey Health. Jennifer is consistently ranked as one of Boston’s top doctors by Boston Magazine.
Casey Pons is a 24 year Boston resident, originally from the foothills of North Carolina and uses they/them pronouns. Casey has 20 years of human services and social work experience with a variety of populations and spanning generations from birth to 107 so far. Over the past decade Casey’s work has been community focused, initially doing in home family therapy and more recently mental health crisis counseling in the community and in an emergency room setting as a social worker. Casey believes that leadership and social justice involves challenging and changing narratives based on and centered from community needs and requests. Casey has been a Steering Committee member for the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition for 3 years.
Mason J. Dunn, JD, is the Deputy Director of Education and Training Programs and the Fenway Institute. Mason is an lawyer, and brings their legal and advocacy experience to the Institute. They have worked in the LGBTQ+ equality movement for over 15 years across the country. Prior to joining Fenway, Mason was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition where they successfully advocated for the advancement of non-binary gender markers on Massachusetts state ID’s, participated in coalition to address restrictions in healthcare and gender marker changes on Massachusetts birth certificates, and worked to build the coalition which passed state-wide nondiscrimination protections in public accommodations for transgender and non-binary people. In 2018, Mason co-chaired the historic Yes on 3 campaign, which successfully defended the Massachusetts’ trans-inclusive public accommodation nondiscrimination law, in the nation’s first ever state-wide vote on transgender rights.
Steph deNormand, MA is the Manager of the Trans Health Program at Fenway Health, and a chapter author for Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care: The Fenway Guide. Steph’s focus throughout their education and academic work has been on queer and trans theory, and its intersections with feminist pedagogy and medical ethics. They have been working with trans and gender diverse communities their entire professional career, and continue to mix community work and academia through writing, conferences, and community driven events. In their position at Fenway Health, Steph has had the privilege of working directly with hundreds of trans and gender diverse community members in navigating healthcare systems, while simultaneously continuously engaging across the country in the creation and management of educational and support structures for care teams working in the field; all with the overarching goal of improving the health and wellbeing of trans and gender diverse people nationally.