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Health Professional in Training Representative
Jared Boot
He/Him/His
West Bloomfield, MI

Jared Boot is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Michigan School of Psychology and a second-year student in the LGBT Health Policy and Practice graduate certificate program at George Washington University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2013 and his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2016. During Jared's doctoral and certificate studies, he has attained certified membership within the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). He is also the outgoing WPATH student board representative and outgoing chair of the WPATH Student Initiative. Jared seeks to bring a humanistic element to the healthcare and treatment of LGBTQIA+ patients; he was awarded the Jill Benton Scholarship for Humanistic Psychology in 2018 and is currently the Senior Student Representative for the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Jared's research interests focus on intersectional identities within the LGBTQIA+ community and cultural safety training for clinicians. He was recently awarded funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan to focus on a study aimed at developing cultural safety training for rural mental health professionals in Michigan who treat transgender and gender diverse patients.

   
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Member at Large
Carey Candrian, PhD
She/Her/Hers
Denver, CO

Carey Candrian is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar. She received her MA in Organizational Communication and PhD in Health Communication from
the University of Colorado. She completed  post-doctoral training in Health Literacy from the Institute of Communication and Health at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Carey’s research examines how communication affects outcomes in healthcare—and specifically how it impacts older LGBT adults, and those who care for them. She has spent much of her career investigating how healthcare suffers when patients aren’t able to be open with medical professionals about who and what matters most to them. 
 
She is a community-based researcher working to create more inclusive assisted living communities. She has been an advocate for the routine collection of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data in hospice. Ultimately her goal is to effect change in communication systems and at the policy level so that older LGBT adults receive the support they and their loved ones want, when they need it most. Her work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Cambia Health Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, The Next50 Initiative and The Lesbian Health Fund. She has appeared on Colorado Public Radio, NPR’s Here and Now, PBS NewHour’s Brief But Spectacular and SXSW for her work advancing health equity for LGBT older adults. Her book, Communicating Care at the End of Life, was published by Peter Lang in 2015. Originally from Tucson, Carey now resides in Denver.

   

Member at Large
Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD
He/Him/His
Phoenix, AZ

Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, is the director for diversity on GME and Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship director at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Staff Clinician and Researcher at Phoenix VAMC.

He completed his Medical School and Education Master at University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at ICGES in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at the University of Miami program. In 2012, he was honored with the AOA and GoldDOC Award. Then he pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with special focus in translational research at NIH. Dr. Correa has been involved in multiple academic, scientific and educational activities. Dr. Correa has published more than 50 papers in peer review journal, has NIH Grants and is part of multiple scientific journal editorial committees, etc. Also, he is consultant for some countries in Latin-American science centers. He is board certified in Medical Quality and the author of the book title “Case report: basics and publication”. His research is focus on the study of long-term consequences of hormonal replacement therapy on transgender population and using peer support/telemedicine to decrease the burden of diabetes complications in underserved Hispanic population.

   

Member at Large
Kaiyti Duffy, MD, MPH
She/Her/Hers
Los Angeles, CA

Kaiyti Duffy, MD, MPH is a family medicine physician currently serving as the Medical Director of the Audre Lorde Program for Women’s Health at the LA LGBT Center. Kaiyti completed her masters in public health at Tulane University and worked in the fields of sexual reproductive health advocacy for many years before eventually pursuing a career in medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed family medicine residency Erie Medical Center/Northwestern University. Kaiyti’s clinical interests include lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health; transgender medicine; HIV and reproductive technologies. She is passionate about challenging the traditional medical model in pursuit of an anti-oppressive approach to care and broadening the role of health care providers to include activism both inside and outside the clinic walls. In addition to her life as a physician advocate, Kaiyti is the proud mother to two young sons.

   

Member at Large
Frances Grimstad, MD, M
She/Her/Hers
Boston, MA

Frances Grimstad is a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist at Boston Children's Hospital. She currently serves as fellowship co-director for the Boston Children’s pediatric and adolescent gynecology fellowship and has an instructor appointment at Harvard Medical School. She is active on the board of Women in Medicine, and is active on numerous committees within the National Association for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She engages in clinical and research work surrounding transgender and intersex reproductive health. She has been involved in trans health advocacy since her own adolescence, when she decided to pursue medicine to address disparities in care faced by these communities. Her interests center around optimizing reproductive health outcomes for both populations including hormonal and menstrual management, surgical care and family planning.

 

Member at Large, Past President 
Jesse Joad, MD, MS
She/Her/Hers
Washington, DC

Jesse Joad, MD MS, is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Diversity and Faculty Life Emerita at University of California, Davis School of Medicine. As a former member of FDA Advisory committee, she consults with industry working on achieving FDA approval. While at UC Davis, she founded the Office of Diversity where she lead the California Postbaccalaureate Consortium, revised the search process for faculty recruitments, and sponsored events with students, residents, faculty and local physician groups of women, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and the LGBTQ community. She has served on various committees in the Association of American Medical Colleges on LGBTQ issues in medical education and as a faculty advisor and career consultant for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.
   
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Member at Large
Alex Karydi, PhD
She/Her/They/Them
New York, NY

Alex Karydi is currently serving as the Director of State and Community Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. She has a PhD in Clinical Sexology and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked in various systems, including school systems, the justice system, social services, and behavioral health, providing care as a therapist, grant writer, and program manager. In 2015, she was appointed as the Program Director for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health – Office of Suicide Prevention, where she was responsible for establishing the first state office for suicide prevention and developing the state school suicide prevention program. She is a consultant for Project 2025 at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a nationwide initiative to reduce the US's annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025 and at Callen-Lorde Community Center, a global leader in LGBTQ healthcare in New York. Alex's clinical interests include lesbian, bisexual, and queer women’s health; transgender youth; and suicide prevention. In addition, they are a proud parent with the wife of their Queer Deaf child and a bunch of fur babies.

   

Vice President for Education
Jun Koike, MPH
They/Them/Their
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Jun is a public health professional in Ottawa (Algonquin territory), Ontario, Canada. Their family is from Japan, Sweden, and England and they were born and raised in Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish territory). Jun has been involved in infectious diseases research and LGBTQIA2S+ health since 2003. Jun’s past professional roles include International Project Coordinator at the CIHR’s Canadian HIV Trials Network, Operations Manager for the Canadian hub of the Canada-Africa Prevention Trials (CAPT) Network, and Clinical Research Associate in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI). In 2009, Jun was an HIV Fellow with Universities Without Walls (UWW). With this award, Jun traveled to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, for mentorship in bioethics and research from the HIV/AIDS Vaccine Ethics Group (HAVEG) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. Jun has served on the Research Ethics Board of Providence Health Care in Vancouver, BC, and completed the Georgetown University Bioethics Intensive in 2011. In 2015, Jun co-founded a grassroots health advocacy project called THIO (Trans Health Information Ottawa) and co-created a peer support and health system navigation project by and for transgender and gender diverse people in the Champlain Region of Ontario. Jun has completed foundation and advanced courses with WPATH. They also have training and practice experience in suicide intervention, post-suicide intervention, and intentional peer support. Jun serves on the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s reference group for Mental Health First Aid and on the Board of Directors for the Venus Envy Reproductive and Sexual Health Access Fund. Jun is currently pursuing a MHSc in Bioethics at the University of Toronto and has published and presented on HIV vaccine research ethics, social epidemiology in HIV/AIDS, and fertility care for transgender and gender diverse people in Ontario.

   

Member at Large
Shail Maingi, MD
She/Her/Hers
Schenectady, NY

Dr. Maingi is a board certified hematologist, medical oncologist and palliative care physician who is involved in medical education  and health disparities research. She has over a dozen accepted abstracts and publications on the experiences of LGBTQ+ patients facing cancer and terminal illnesses. She was the founding chair of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s LGBT Special-Interest -Group.  She serves on Board of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality and heads GLMA's racial justice task force. She currently serves on ASCO’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Practice Health Task Force and as the co-chair of the Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Task Force for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). She also served as Track Leader for Survivorship and Symptom Management scientific program for ASCO’s 2021 conference.  She recently relocated to the Boston suburbs where she will see patients and is also the newly appointed Dana Farber Cancer Institute Network Inclusion & Health Equity Liaison.   
   

Member at Large, Past President 
Gal Mayer, MD, MS
He/Him/His
New York, NY

Gal is an internist and HIV specialist. His currently works as a Senior Director in HIV Prevention Gilead Sciences. Earlier in his career Gal served as the Medical Director of New York's Callen-Lorde Community Health Center - a health center focused on the health needs of LGBTQ communities. He received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was trained at the Bellevue Hospital-based Primary Care/Internal Medicine Residency Program at New York University, where he served as chief resident. Gal has been working in the fields of LGBTQ health and HIV medicine for 20 years. He was also a co-author on the World Professional Association of Transgender Health’s Standards of Care, 7th Edition (WPATH; SOC7), was part of a committee advising the CDC and Institute of Medicine on LGBT health issues, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute.
   
Member at Large
Jude Patton, LMFT, LMHC, PA
He/Him/His
Yuba City, CA

Jude is a Physician Assistant, in Sacramento, CA, currently serving part-time as a psychiatric provider for Hope Collective/TLCS, Inc., a Community Mental Health Clinic where he sees homeless, chronically mentally ill adults, many of whom also experience drug and alcohol addictions. He maintains a private practice as a counselor, gender consultant, sex educator and sex therapist. He is keenly involved in serving elder LGBTQI2S clients as a medical navigator/end of life care coach. Along with this specific clinical interest, he maintains a constantly growing private collection of transgender and LGBT history documents, books and movie/theater posters. Jude graduated from UC Irvine in Irvine, CA with a BA in Social Ecology in 1978 and went on to earn an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA in 1980. He graduated from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Training Program in 1982 as a Family Practice Physician Assistant. Jude has served on several transgender community organization boards in the past, and has served on the Board of Directors twice (1979-1985 and 1991-2001) for WPATH. He has received several awards from transgender community organizations for his nearly 50 years of work to serve transgender folks. His work experience as a PA in geropsych settings has been particularly rewarding. His other abiding professional interest is in the field of veterinary medicine. Prior to his careers as a PA and as a counselor, Jude was licensed as a veterinary medical assistant, working in this field for more than twenty years. He writes and lectures about the health benefits of companion animals and of interacting with natural environments.
   

Member at Large
Anthony Pho, PhD, MPH, ANP-PC
He/Him/His
Palo Alto, CA

Anthony Pho PhD, MPH, ANP-C is postdoctoral clinical scholar with The PRIDE Study/PRIDEnet at Stanford School of Medicine. He has over 12 years of clinical experience as an RN in emergency medicine and as an adult primary care NP. Most recently, he worked as a medical provider at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in NYC. Prior to this, he was a primary care provider at Weill Cornell Medicine, where he developed and taught an LGBTQ health curriculum for medicine residents and expanded it to medical/nursing students and RNs in practice. He has held an adjunct faculty appointment at NYU Meyers College of Nursing where he has taught adult primary care since 2013. His doctoral research explored online health information seeking, eHealth literacy, and human papillomavirus vaccination among transgender and gender expansive people. Prior to his career in nursing, he worked for 12 years in the software industry in a variety of product and engineering management positions. Anthony earned his BA from U.C. Berkeley and his BSN, MSN and MPH degrees from Johns Hopkins University and his PhD from Columbia University. In recognition of his clinical mentorship he was awarded FNP Preceptor of the Year in 2016 by NYU Meyers College of Nursing. He has also been recognized for his leadership as a Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar, Johns Hopkins Daniels Interprofessional Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Leadership Fellow, and Columbia University Diversity Fellow.
   
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Member at Large
Jorge Ramallo, MD
He/Him/His
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Jorge Ramallo is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics physician serving as a primary care provider and HIV medical director at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers serving economically disadvantaged populations in southern Milwaukee, WI. He attended medical school at the Yale School of Medicine and completed his graduate studies at the Yale School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy. His background garnered him the American College of Physicians (ACP) Health Policy Fellowship where he helped draft ACP’s first LGBTQ+ health disparities position paper for the organization. He completed his Medicine-Pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he also served as chief resident. He is the recipient of the HRSA’s primary care champions fellowship, where he actively developed a novel multidisciplinary obesity management program for his community health center. His professional interests include LGBTQ+ health, medical weight loss management, HIV medicine, innovative uses of technology and medicine, and optimization of the primary care system for underserved patients.

   
Health Professional in Training Representative
Allison Rhodes
She/Her/Hers
Somerville, MA

Allison Rhodes is an MD/MPH candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine, Class of 2022. At Tufts, Allison served as Co-President of the Biomedical Queer Alliance, Tufts’ LGBTQ student affinity group. During the summer of 2018 she was a Tisch Summer Fellow working at Fenway Health to develop a Behavioral Health patient satisfaction survey. In 2018-2019, she served on the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section Committee on LGBTQI+ Issues. Last year, Allison worked to further curricular health reform as Chair of the GLMA Health Professionals in Training’s Curricular Reform Committee. Allison currently serves as Medical Student Committee Chair of the AGLP: The Association of LGBT Psychiatrists. She is currently working on qualitative public health research to evaluate experiences with HPV vaccination among trans and gender-diverse individuals. Allison received a B.A. in Biology (Biochemistry track) and Anthropology (Global Health and Environment track) from Washington University in St. Louis.
   

GLMA Representatives to the American Medical Association

Jeremy Toler, MD (He/Him/His)

GLMA Delegate to the AMA House of Delegates

LeAnne Roberts, MD (She/Her/Hers)

GLMA Representative on the AMA Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Issues

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 



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