|President - Lin Fraser
Dr Lin Fraser
2538 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Dr. Lin Fraser is President of WPATH. Her goals during her Presidency center on training and education, becoming a more international organization, partnering with other organizations, and expanding the use of technology (TIPT).
Dr. Fraser saw her first transgender client in 1972 and has had a private psychotherapy practice with a gender subspecialty since 1976. She is a charter member of WPATH (then HBIGDA) and served as a consultant on the first Standards of Care. She presents regularly at symposia, serves on the IJT editorial board, and communicates regularly with the membership. She participates in education and advocacy through teaching, consulting, working with the judicial system, and appearing in the media to educate others about transgender health.
She served on the WPATH DSM V Consensus Process Committee, co-chairing the adult section with WAS President Kevan Wylie and team member and clinical professor Dan Karasic. She has chaired two Strategic Planning Meetings during her Presidency and hosted the WPATH Global ICD Consensus Process meeting in San Francisco. She has presented and/or published about the theory and practice of depth psychotherapy with transgender people, eTherapy and psychotherapy in the Standards of Care and more recently about diagnoses and classification of gender diagnoses in the DSMV and ICD-11.She is one of the main contributors and writers of the current WPATH Standards of Care (SOC7) and is co-founder/chair of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI) with Dr. Gail Knudson.
|President-Elect - Jamison Green
Jamison Green & Associates
2420 Clover St.
Union City, CA 94587
Jamison Green is President-Elect of WPATH. He is also the International Guidelines Manager at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF Medical School), a legal scholar, and owner of a small consulting firm specializing in transgender education and policy consulting. He has been active in educating about transgender and transsexual health, civil rights, and social safety for over 20 years. He is the author of the prize-winning book “Becoming a Visible Man” (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004), as well as numerous journal articles. Among his many awards are the Transgender Advocate Award from the National LGBT Bar Association for his law and policy work, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists for his contributions to LGBT mental health.
|Past-President - Walter O.Bockting
Columbia University Medical Center
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 15
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212 543 5992
Walter O. Bockting, Ph.D., is the 2009-2011 Past-President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. He is Professor and Coordinator of Transgender Health Services, Program in Human Sexuality, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School. He also is a founding member of the university’s Leo Fung Center for CAH and Disorders of Sex Development. Dr. Bockting has more than 20 years of direct clinical experience serving the transgender population. Currently, he leads a multidisciplinary team providing tailored health services to transgender children, adolescents, and adults and their families. Dr. Bockting teaches medical students, physicians, and psychologists to work competently with this population. His research has focused on the sexual health of various sexual- and ethnic-minority populations, and has been funded by the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He currently is conducting a randomized controlled trial to study the efficacy of an Internet-based, transgender-specific health promotion intervention. Dr. Bockting has edited five volumes, including Transgender Health and HIV Prevention (Haworth Press, 2005) and Guidelines for Transgender Care (Haworth Press, 2007), and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He is Editor of the International Journal of Transgenderism. A frequent consultant, Dr. Bockting has served on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Gender Identity, Gender Variance, and Intersex Issues and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps and Opportunities. He is a member of WPATH since 1989.
|Secretary-Treasurer - Gail Knudson
BC Center for Sexual Health
Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital
Victoria, BC V9A
Gail Knudson MD, MPE, FRCPC is Secretary-Treasurer of WPATH. She is the Medical Director of the Transgender Health Program at Vancouver Coastal Health, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Sexual Medicine, Consultant Psychiatrist at the British Columbia Centre for Sexual Medicine at Vancouver Hospital & Faculty Development Leader for the Island Medical Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Dr Knudson has been involved in developing and writing Canadian and international best practice guidelines for Transgender Health. She was the co-chair of the WPATH DSM V Consensus Committee and currently sits on committee drafting the WPATH Standards of Care (Version 7).
From 2009-2011, Dr Knudson is serving as the Secretary Treasurer of WPATH. She is the founder and former President of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) where she chairs two committees. She is an active member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) serving on the Nominating Committee and Education Committee and Chair-Elect of the Sexuality Special Interest Group for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
|Executive Director - 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.