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GLMA Committees

GLMA members can use their professional expertise to advance LGBTQ health equality by participating in the significant and impactful work accomplished by GLMA’s committees. GLMA’s committees work closely and in consultation with GLMA staff to achieve its objectives. A description of each committee’s role in GLMA’s work for equality can be found below.

We hope you will consider supporting GLMA with your skills, expertise and energy. GLMA Committee members should be GLMA members in good standing. For more information about joining a committee, please contact us at the appropriate email address below.


Education Committee

The Education Committee is charged with ensuring the highest quality of educational content offered through GLMA’s educational programming. Specifically, this committee works on GLMA’s Annual Conference, GLMA's Webinar Series, national guidelines for LGBTQ cultural competence curriculum in health profession’s education and patient education materials. The committee identifies content that supports GLMA’s mission to improve LGBTQ health and well-being, and strategizes ways to disseminate our educational offerings to a broad audience. The committee works with GLMA staff and vendors to ensure GLMA maintains accreditation for continuing education for health professions (including CME and Nursing CE). Additionally, the committee works to improve curriculum, climate, community engagement and research for faculty at health professional schools.

GLMA Vice President for Education Jona Tanguay chairs this committee.

For more information about the Education Committee, email educationcommittee@glma.org.

External Affairs Committee

The External Affairs Committee develops relationships and alliances with other health organizations, strengthens GLMA’s connections to existing and new LGBTQ health organizations with similar missions and goals, and serves as GLMA’s “home” for outreach and interactions with outside organizations. This committee is responsible for supporting and working with GLMA staff, consultants and vendors to ensure GLMA maintains the relationships necessary for achieving LGBTQ healthcare equality.

GLMA Vice President for External Affairs Andy Hamp chairs this committee.

For more information about the External Affairs Committee, email externalaffairscommittee@glma.org.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring GLMA’s current financial picture and for making recommendations to ensure the organization’s financial stability and growth. Working with staff, the Finance Committee plays a significant role in developing the organization’s annual budget and ensuring the financial policies are developed and followed.

GLMA Treasurer Tracy Flynn chairs this committee.

For more information about the Finance Committee, email financecommittee@glma.org.

Membership & Development Committee

The Membership & Development Committee develops GLMA’s overall fundraising and membership recruitment strategy, which includes seeking membership from healthcare professionals in all fields and through contacts with other professional associations. The work of the Membership & Development Committee is especially important, as the resources developed by the Committee enable GLMA to implement its work for LGBTQ healthcare equality.

For more information about the Membership & Development Committee, email membershipcommittee@glma.org.

LHF Advisory Committee

The LHF Advisory Committee consists of lesbian health researchers, advocates and supporters, and raises funds for and makes grants for critically needed research of the health of lesbians and sexual minority women. LHF has provided over $940,000 to fund more than 118 research grants to study the health of lesbians and sexual minority women.

GLMA Vice President for the Lesbian Health Fund Kodiak Soled chairs this committee.

For more information about the LHF Advisory Board, email lesbianhealthfund@glma.org.

Policy & Government Affairs Committee

The purpose of this committee is to:

• Develop GLMA’s LGBTQ health policy priorities;
• Maximize the strength of GLMA’s professional members in achieving GLMA’s LGBTQ health policy objectives;
• Identify and implement actions that will achieve equitable, comprehensive, patient-centered LGBTQ healthcare access and delivery;
• Ensure the US healthcare delivery system, including health insurance reforms, are fully LGBTQ-inclusive;
• Empower GLMA’s professional membership, allied colleagues and professional associations to take advocacy actions in support of GLMA’s LGBTQ health policy objectives.

Committee members will work with staff and the board to develop policy and advocacy programs for federal administrative, regulatory and legislative initiatives, participate in the planning and implementation of legislative, regulatory and/or administrative advocacy visits and lead advocacy teams as appropriate.

GLMA Past President Jesse Joad chairs this committee.

For more information about the Policy & Government Affairs Committee, email policycommittee@glma.org.

Health Professionals in Training Committee

This committee is dedicated to addressing the needs of those in health professional training programs at all levels and across all disciplines, including students, trainees, and residents. The committee leads volunteer efforts to create an inclusive environment for students and trainees through organizational activities, advocacy, curricular reform, and programming at national conferences and symposia, including the GLMA Annual Conference.

GLMA Board Members Jared Boot, and Allison Rhodes co-chair this committee.

For more information about the Student/Trainee Committee, please email hpitcommittee@glma.org.


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