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President
Nicholas Grant, PhD
He/Him/His
San Diego, CA

Nicholas Grant, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, licensed in Washington, DC, with a clinical background in health psychology/behavioral medicine, and a research background in sexual and gender minority health. He currently serves in the US Navy and resides in San Diego, CA. He obtained his PhD in 2015 from the Palo Alto University, where he worked as a research assistant with the Center for LGBT Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). He is also an alumnus of the LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program at The George Washington University. Nick completed his pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Medicine at Tulane University’s School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship focused on LGBTQ Veterans Mental Health at the San Diego VA. Following his residency, Nick served as an American Psychological Association’s (APA) Congressional Fellow where was named an APA William A. Bailey Health and Behavior Fellow, a specialty designation awarded to him based on his extensive background in LGBTQ clinical practice, research and community engagement. He served in the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) where he worked on the Senator’s Military/Veterans, Healthcare and LGBTQ legislative portfolios. Additionally, Nick is actively involved with the APA Health Equity Ambassador Program and APA’s Division 44, the Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

   
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President-Elect
Estevan Garcia, MD, DrPH, MPA, FAAP, CPE, CPHRM, CPPS 
He/Him/His
Northampton, MA

Estevan is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. He is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Cooley Dickinson Health Care (CDHC), a Massachusetts General Brigham affiliate in Northampton, Massachusetts. CDHC has a mission to provide exceptional healthcare to rural LGBTQ communities. Previously he held multiple positions in in NYC including vice president and medical director for risk management at Hospital Insurance Company, CMO and Designated Institutional Official at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, and assistant CMO at Maimonides Medical Center among others. Estevan earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He also received a healthcare management focused Master in Public Administration from NYUWagner and a doctorate from CUNY School of Public Health. His research focused on understanding the impact on behavioral and physical health of living in an urban healthcare desert. He is certified in healthcare risk management and patient safety as well as a certified physician executive. Estevan is the president of the board of trustees at Treehouse Easthampton, a mutigenerational foster care community. He and his husband William are active supporters of Family Equality Council and have three children.

   

Immediate Past President
Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS
He/Him/His
Santa Rosa, CA

Scott is a board-certified Family Physician in Sebastopol, California, currently serving as a Complex Care Physician for MedZed. He holds joint medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is an inaugural Leaders in Health Equity Fellow at George Washington University. He is past co-convener for the GLBT Caucus of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and has served multiple years as GLBT delegate from California to the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders. He was lead reviewer for the AAFP curriculum guideline in LGBTQ health for Family Medicine residents and was principal investigator for community-based research addressing barriers to care for LGBTQ persons in Ventura County, California. Scott has a strong interest in healthcare policy and advocacy as well as medical education.

   
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Treasurer
Tracy Flynn, PhD, APRN, FNP 
She/Her/Hers
Lewiston, ID

Tracy is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Professor of Nursing living in Salem, OR and Lewiston, ID, where she has been on the faculty at Lewis-Clark State since 1999. She has developed and taught courses in healthcare policy and economics, population health, nursing leadership, and transcultural healthcare. She earned her Doctorate in Leadership and Social Justice from Gonzaga University in 2012, examining social justice beliefs and practices among nursing students. Prior to entering nursing Tracy was a Certified Public Accountant, earning her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from New York University in 1982. She enjoys challenging her students to balance cost-containment while achieving equity and inclusion as they assess their roles in the healthcare system. Tracy currently volunteers as an FNP with Alluvium Health in Salem, a mobile outreach team serving vulnerable individuals.

   

 

Secretary
Paula M. Neira, JD, MSN, RN, CEN
She/Her/Hers
Baltimore, MD

Paula graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1985. A Surface Warfare Officer, she served as a regular and reserve officer including serving in mine warfare combat during Operation Desert Storm. Her military decorations include three Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon as well as numerous unit, campaign and service awards. After leaving the Navy in 1991, she began her career as a registered nurse. She is certified in emergency nursing and focused her career on adult emergency care and trauma resuscitation. From 2008-2016, Paula served as the Nurse Educator in Emergency Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also served as the co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Transgender Medicine Executive Taskforce. In November 2016, she became the first Clinical Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health. An attorney and member of the Maryland bar since 2001, Paula was a leader in the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. For more than a decade, she has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on transgender military service. As part of her role at Hopkins, she lectures nationally on the need for improved transgender cultural competence in healthcare. In 2015, she made naval history by becoming the first transgender Navy veteran to have her discharge documentation updated to reflect her correct name by order of the Navy. In 2016, the Secretary of the Navy named her to be the co-sponsor of the USNS HARVEY MILK (T-AO-206). In 2018, she was awarded the GLMA Achievement Award recognizing her work as an LGBTQ advocate and in advancing transgender healthcare. Paula and her partner reside in Bowie, Maryland.
     

   

 

 

Vice President for External Affairs
Andy Hamp, MD
He/Him/His
Minneapolis, MN
 
Andy is a board certified internist and geriatrician in Minneapolis, MN. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, Medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and then internal medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center (now Hennepin Healthcare) in Minneapolis. He now works at Park Nicollet HealthPartners in primary care with a focus on LGBTQ health, HIV, gender affirming care and geriatrics/aging. He is passionate about LGBTQ healthcare.
   
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Jona Tanguay, MMSc, PA-C, AAHIVS 
They/Them/Theirs
Washington, DC

Jona Tanguay, MMSc, PA-C, AAHIVS is a PA practicing in primary care with a focus on providing comprehensive care to underserved populations, especially sexual and gender diverse people. Jona is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program. While at Yale they sat on the Dean’s Advisory Council for LGBTQI+ affairs where they worked on building and reforming LGBTQ+ Health curriculum. Jona has experience conducting qualitative HIV research, but their research and educational advocacy focus on safety optimization (harm reduction) in sexual and gender diverse people who participate in Chemsex. They are the founder of ChemsexHarmReduction.org, an educational resource for providers and people who participate in Chemsex. Prior to Yale, Jona worked at Brigham & Women’s Hospital where they were on the executive board of the Brigham’s LGBT+ Employee Resource Group. Jona has a passion for event planning as well as community advocacy and engagement.
 
 
Vice President for the Lesbian Health Fund
Kodiak Soled, MSN, RN
She/Her/Hers
New York, NY
 
Kodiak Soled is a PhD candidate at Columbia University School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in International and Intercultural Studies at Pitzer College and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. During this time, she served as on the executive boards of Hopkins’ community engagement and service-learning center, SOURCE, and LGBT student organization, Out for Business. This founding, student team received the 2018 Diversity Recognition Award for outstanding contributions and demonstrable efforts in advancing diversity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins University. Among other awards, she has been named a Jonas-Blaustein Scholar, a Columbia University School of Nursing Diversity Fellow, and a National Institutes of Health Ruth Kirschstein Predoctoral Research Fellow. Kodiak’s program of research, generously funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, explores multidimensional social support among LGBTQ childbearing parents across the perinatal period.

 

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