Rebecca Allison MD
10636 N. Eleventh Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I practice cardiology, but have a continuing interest in the healthcare needs of transsexual persons, having completed my own transition in 1994. I presented at the 1997 HBIGDA conference and at the 2009 APA Annual Conference (regarding GID and the DSM-5). I have served as chair of the AMA Advisory Committee on LGBT Issues, and have been active in GLMA for many years, serving as chair of the Education and Board Development committees, and as President from 2009-2011. My website, drbecky.com, has been a source of information and support for the transgender community since 1996, including information on finding a therapist where many WPATH members are listed.
P.O. Box 267
Quilcene, WA 98376
Marsha Botzer currently serves as co-chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - she previously served as co-chair of the Task Force during 2005-6. She has served on the board of Seattle’s Pride Foundation, and as a co-chair of the Safe Schools Coalition. Marsha is a founding member of Equal Rights Washington, and she founded Seattle's internationally known Ingersoll Gender Center. In 2004 Marsha received the Horace Mann "Victories for Humanity" Award from Antioch University, and in 2004 she received the Virginia Prince Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Federation for Gender Education. In 2007 Marsha received the Task Force Leadership Award, and in 2008 she served as a national co-chair of the Obama Pride Campaign. Currently Marsha is also involved in creating a Leadership Training Program for the LGBTIQ Community.
East Tennessee State University
549 Miller Hollow Rd
Bluff City, TN 37618
Dr. Brown is Chief of Psychiatry at the James H. Quillen VAMC in Johnson City, TN and Professor of Psychiatry at the adjacent East Tennessee State University Department of Psychiatry. He has been an active member of HBIGDA consistently since 1987 and has presented his work at all but two biennial symposia since that time. Dr. Brown has 118 scientific papers and abstracts to his credit, many having to do with transgender issues and original research into transgender phenomenon. He lectures on GID issues at medical schools, residency programs, schools, and courtrooms. He has been very active in legal issues centering on access to appropriate transgender health care for properly diagnosed persons with GID and has provided depositions and/or in-person testimony regarding access to health care in federal courts (US and Canada) and in several US states.
Dr. Brown has served three terms on the Board of Directors (total of 14 years) and was on the Standards of Care revision committee that authored Version 5, a contributor to version 6, and currently serves on the committe to revise version 6.
Dr. Brown has considerable experience evaluating and treating persons with GID from military settings, having served 12 years in the US Air Force and 13 years in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
|Griet De Cuypere
University Hospital Gent
De Pintelaan 185
Phone: 32 9 332 4397
Griet De Cuypere is a medical doctor, a psychiatrist, as well as a systemic and family therapist. She had worked at the Psychiatric Department of the University Hospital in Gent (Belgium) for more than twenty years. She has set up the University Hospital’s ”Department of Sexology and Gender Problems” dealing with issues she has been professionally interested in for many years. Her PhD thesis was on “Psychiatric aspects of applicants for sex reassignment therapy” (1995, in Dutch) . Since 1985 she has done extensive diagnostic and therapeutical work with transgender people. In her clinical work she strongly involves the clients’ families, as she is convinced that acceptance by significant others is indispensable to transgender people. She is now the coordinator of the multidisciplinary Genderteam of Ghent. She was member of the Organizing Committee and of the Scientific Committee of the XVIIIth Biennial Symposium of HBIGDA (WPATH now), held in Gent Belgium in 2003.
She has published on transgender issues in Dutch and English, and is now one of the leading members of the research group ENIGI ( European Network for the Investigation of Gender Incongruence) together with Peggy Cohen-Kettenis, Hertha Richter-Appelt and Ira Haraldsen.
From 2005-2007 she was secretary-treasurer of WPATH, from 2007-2011 she is a currently a board-member.
New Health Foundation Worldwide
1214 Lake Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Randi Ettner is a clinical and forensic psychologist. She attended Northwestern, Indiana, Harvard, and Roosevelt Universities, and Moray College in Scotland. She is the author of two books on transgenderism, and an editor of the medical text “Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery”. She has been an internationally syndicated columnist on women’s health issues. She holds Diplomate and Fellow status in Clinical Evaluation and Trauma. Dr. Ettner is the founder and Executive Director of New Health Foundation Worldwide, a non-profit organization that does outreach and advocacy on transgender issues. She is presently the Chair of the WPATH Committee for Incarcerated Persons and provides testimony in criminal and civil cases on behalf of transgendered individuals. She is a frequent television and radio guest and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television show as an advocate for the community. She is the Chief Psychologist of the Chicago Gender Center, teaches at Prescott College in Arizona, publishes numerous professional articles, and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Transgenderism.
|Beatrice "Bean" E. Robinson
Ph.D., LP, LMFT
Program in Human Sexuality, U of MN Med School
1300 2nd St. South, Suite 180
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Beatrice “Bean” E. Robinson, PhD, has served as the Executive Director of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) since 1996 and has seen the Association more than triple in membership from less than 200 to over 600 members. Dr. Robinson is also Associate Director and Associate Professor at the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Mnnesota Medical School. She is licensed as a Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist by the state of Minnesota. The focus of her professional activities has been in the psychology of human sexuality and sexual health. Her current area of emphasis within human sexuality is exploring and developing sexual health via HIV prevention in minority communities, most notably the African American, African-born, Hmong, men who have sex with men, bisexual, and transgender communities.
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, HONG KONG S.A.R., CHINA
SJ WINTER, 418 RUN ME SHAW BLDG, , HK UNIVERSITY, POKFULAM RD, HK
Phone: +852 9681 6310
I am a psychologist, living and working in Hong Kong for 28 years. I am currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. For 14 years I have worked on transgender issues via research, education and community work. Research work includes around 30 chapters and journal articles, presentations at international conferences, and founder-directorship of the TransgenderAsia Centre (whose goal is to encourage research on Asian transgender issues). Educational work includes annually teaching transgender issues to up to 500 undergraduate students on a sexual and gender diversity course, as well as supervision of research students. Community work includes co-founding two Hong Kong support/advocacy groups, forging with similar groups across Asia, helping in the of the Asia-Pacific Transgender Network (APTN)and counselling individuals with gender identity issues. I am a member of the WHO Working Group on Sexual disorders and Sexual Health, which has made a number of recommendations for revisions to be included in !CD-11.
MB MD FRCP FRCPsych FRCOG
Sexual Medicine, 75 Osborne Road, Nether Edge
Sheffield, S11 9BF
Phone: 44 114 271 8674
Kevan Wylie is Consultant in Sexual Medicine & Clinical Lead, Porterbrook clinic, Sheffield; Consultant Lead for andrology (urology) at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital & Adjunct Associate Professor (University of Sydney). Kevan has worked full time in sexual medicine since 1999 and awarded the EFS Gold Medal in 2008 for his work into sexual medicine, sexology and sex education across Europe. Kevan qualified in medicine MB (1985) and with postgraduate training achieved the Diploma in Therapy with Couples (1993) and Diploma in Sexual Medicine (1994). He obtained his doctorate MD in couple’s sex therapy in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists & immediate past Chairman of the British Society for Sexual Medicine