Nicholas Grant, PhD, ABPP
Nicholas Grant, PhD, ABPP 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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Immediate Past President
Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS
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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Tracy Flynn, PhD, APRN, FNP
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.
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Vice President for Education
Jona Tanguay, MMSc, PA-C, AAHIVS
Jona Tanguay, MMSc, PA-C, AAHIVS is a PA practicing in primary care at Whitman-Walker Health with a focus on providing care to underserved populations, especially sexual and gender diverse people, people who use substances, and people living with HIV. Jona is a graduate of the Physician Associate Program at Yale School of Medicine, where they sat on the Dean’s Advisory Council for LGBTQI+ affairs. Their research and educational advocacy focus on safety optimization (harm reduction) for people who participate in Chemsex. They are the founder of ChemsexHarmReduction.org, an educational resource for providers and people who participate in Chemsex. Jona has a passion for event planning as well as community advocacy and engagement. Previously they have worked with AIDS Project and the LBGT PA Caucus. Prior to Yale, Jona sat on the executive board of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital LGBT+ Employee Resource Group.
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Kodiak Soled, PhD, MPhil, MSN, RN
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.