Nick 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.
Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS
Immediate Past President
Scott Nass is a board-certified family physician in California where he serves as Regional Medical Director for Aledade, a national value-based care organization supporting independent primary care. He has previously served extensively as residency program faculty and recently as program director, where he enjoyed teaching medical residents to apply a humanistic, patient-centered approach to healthcare. Since 2019, he has been honored to serve as Chief Medical Officer for the transgender community-founded and -led Transgender Health and Wellness Center, with four locations in Southern California. Additionally, he is a Global Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity and is committed to ensuring health equity for all LGBTQ+ people. He holds joint medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, as well as an MPA from Indiana University-Bloomington. His areas of expertise and practice focus include primary care, HIV, LGBTQ+ health, and telehealth/healthcare technology.
Jesse Joad, MD, MS
Dr. Joad is Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development
Emeritus, University of California Davis, School of Medicine. She has 62 peer-
reviewed publications, was Vice Chair for Research for Pediatrics and was on the
FDA Pulmonary and Allergy Drug Advisory Committee. She served on various
committees in the Association of American Medical Colleges on LGBT issues and as a
faculty advisor and career consultant for the ELAM, a one-year leadership program
for women in academic medicine. In her board work at GLMA: Health Professionals
Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality, she represented GLMA before the FDA, White House,
and NIH. She served as the GLMA board Vice President of Education, President, and
Chair of the Policy and Governmental Affairs Committee. She was awarded the
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Distinguished
Alumnus Award for Achievement in 2015.
Anthony Pho, PhD, MPH, ANP-PC
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.
Tracy Flynn, PhD, APRN, FNP
Tracy Flynn, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CNEcl is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and the Campus Associate Dean of Oregon Health & Science University's nursing program in Ashland, Oregon. Her clinical background is in public health and health equity, with a passion for public policy and social justice. She has been a nursing educator for over 25 years and has served as a street nurse and volunteered at free clinics for 20 years. Her ideal is that every nursing student will gain the cultural competence to treat every patient with the grace and dignity they deserve, making LGBTQ+ people feel welcome and ultimately leading to decreased disparities. Prior to becoming a nurse, Tracy was a Certified Public Accountant--which comes in surprisingly handy for someone who hated working as a CPA. She serves as Treasurer of GLMA and Chair of the Finance Committee, and welcomes all interested GLMA members to join the committee.
Kodiak Soled, PhD, MPhil, MSN, RN
Vice President for the Lesbian Health Fund
Kodiak Soled, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in LGBTQ+ Reproductive and Perinatal Health Disparities at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She is also the Vice President of the Lesbian Health Fund at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in LGBTQ+ Health from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Critical Global Studies from Pitzer College. Kodiak uses qualitative and quantitative research methods, community-engaged approaches, and a social and structural determinants of health lens to identify and address perinatal and reproductive health disparities and promote resilience among LGBTQ+ individuals. Her most recent NIH-funded study, Queer & Trans PREG, was a prospective, community-placed, mixed-methods study that examined social and structural support across the perinatal period. Kodiak lives with her spouse in the Pacific Northwest, where they can be found cooking, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, and creating their queer chosen family.
Jona Tanguay, MMSc, PA-C, AAHIVS
Vice President for Education
Jona Tanguay, MMSc, PA-C, AAHIVS [pronunciation yo - NAH TANG - ghee] practices in primary care at Whitman-Walker Health with a focus on providing holistic care to underserved populations, especially sexual and gender diverse people, people who use drugs, and people living with HIV. Jona is currently a Clinical Instructor at the Yale School of Nursing and 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 shared their expertise with AIDS Project and the LBGT PA Caucus, and sat on the executive board of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital LGBT+ Employee Resource Group.
Jorge A. Ramallo, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, AAHIVS
Vice President for Development
Dr. Jorge Ramallo is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. He obtained his MD and MPH degrees from Yale University. He completed his med-peds residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Ramallo joined the Inova health System in 2021 and helped establish the Inova Pride Clinic - the first LGBTQ+ primary care clinic in Northern Virginia - and now serves as its medical director. Prior to joining Inova, Dr. Ramallo worked as an internal medicine and pediatrics physician and the HIV Medical Director at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, WI where he focused on high quality HIV primary care for marginalized populations. Dr. Ramallo was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia and grew up in Springfield, VA. His clinical interests include: LGBTQ+ healthcare, gender affirming care, obesity management, adolescent medicine, HIV primary care, and preventative health.
Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD
Vice President for Membership
Phoenix, AZ and Cleveland, OH
Ricardo Correa, is the Program Director for Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism fellowship and the health equity director at the cleveland clinic in Ohio and health equity fellowship director for Creighton School of Medicine Phoenix. He is an editor and peer reviewer of multiple journals in endocrine, research and medical education. He completed his Medical School and master’s in education at The University of Panama. He completed a research fellowship in Epidemiology and Tropical disease at I.C.G.E.S. in Panama City and his internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial hospital-University of Miami (U.M.) program. In 2012, he was honored with the A.O.A. and GoldDOC Award from the U.M. Then, he pursued his clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology with a particular focus on neuroendocrinology and adrenals at the National Institute of Health. He is board-certified in Medical Quality. He is the author of the book title Case report: basics and publication. and senior Co-Editor of the book Endocrinology of Aging. His research focuses on neuroendocrinology, mainly on pituitary and adrenal tumor and health care disparities in diabetes in Latinx populations. In addition, he is very involved in research and clinical work on transgender population. He serves as medical director volunteer for an underserved clinic in Phoenix and is very involved in promoting URM in medicine. He is the founder of the health equity fellowship for Creighton School of Medicine.
Jared Boot-Haury, MA, MBA, CST
HPiT Co-Chair and Student Board Member
West Bloomfield, MI
Jared Boot-Haury is a fourth-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Michigan School of Psychology and a psychology intern at Bowling Green State University’s Counseling Center. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor in 2013, his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2016, and his graduate certificate in LGBT Health Policy and Practice from George Washington University in 2022. During Jared's doctoral and certificate studies, he attained certified membership within the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). He is also the former WPATH student board representative and former chair of the WPATH Student Initiative. Jared seeks to bring a humanistic focus to the healthcare and treatment of LGBTQIA+ patients; he was awarded the Jill Benton Scholarship for Humanistic Psychology in 2018 and was formerly the Senior Student Representative for APA Division 32, the Society for Humanistic Psychology. Jared's research interests focus on intersectional identities within the LGBTQIA+ community and cultural safety training for clinicians. He recently completed a project in collaboration with the NASW-MI, and the Michigan Psychological Association focused on improving mental healthcare competency for individuals who are both transgender and live in rural areas in the state of Michigan, funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Michigan.
Carey Candrian, PhD
Board Member at Large
Dr. Carey Candrian is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Candrian’s research examines how communication affects outcomes in healthcare -- and specifically how it impacts older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) 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 settings and interactions for LGBTQ+ older adults. 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 on an interaction and policy level so that older LGBTQ+ adults receive the support they and their loved ones want, when they need it most. Dr. Candrian’s 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 the American Medical Association (AMA) Moving Medicine Series for her work advancing health equity for LGBTQ+ older adults.
Cat Dymond, MSN, RN
Board Member at Large
Cat Dymond is a nurse-midwife and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, proudly practicing in the Deep South, serving their community in Atlanta, GA. They are passionate about inclusive sexual and reproductive health as it relates to patient education, health equity, and reproductive justice. They believe midwifery is so much more than birth; it is a framework for innovation and emancipatory nursing praxis. Midwifery is their second career. Before this, they worked for over two decades in government social services, from Housing & Homeless Services to Public Health to Community Education & Outreach. They have also been a pro bono doula for almost 30 years, serving immigrant communities and low income birthing people.
Frances Grimstad, MD, MS
Board Member at Large
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.
HPiT Co-Chair and Student Board Member
Salk Lake City, UT
Laurel Hiatt is an M.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Utah working toward a Ph.D. in Human Genetics. As a University of Georgia undergrad, Laurel designed and taught LGBT-inclusive health through the Augusta/UGA Medical Partnership and lectured in the Health Promotion and Behavior department. Laurel was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship in 2018 in recognition of their efforts in organizing gender-inclusive campus housing and equitable bathroom access. In addition to education and advocacy, Laurel conducts trans-centered research; they have presented their research on trans student health outcomes in university settings at the local, state, and national levels. They have published best practices in transgender health data collection following their work at Vanderbilt Health's Program for LGBTQ Health and continue to investigate research best practices for gender-diverse cohorts. Additionally, Laurel is leading the first state-level analysis of health disparities in transgender patients using EHR data, which they hope will inform specialized training across healthcare professions. Laurel has been involved in GLMA since 2021, serving and later chairing the GLMA Health Professionals in Training Curricular Reform Committee. As a GLMA Board Member and Health Professionals in Training (HPiT) Committee Co-Chair, Laurel supervises the GLMA Fellows and hopes to empower trainees to educate and advocate on behalf of the queer community throughout their training and career.
Noelle Marie Javier, MD
Board Member at Large
New York, NY
Noelle Marie Javier, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine Class of 2002. She finished her residency in Internal Medicine at both Long Island College Hospital New York and Jersey City Medical Center. She completed her two-year post-graduate fellowship training in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2009. She then joined the faculty at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Rhode Island. In her current capacity as a clinician, educator, and scholar, much of her time is spent conducting inpatient consultative service for both subspecialties in addition to hospital medicine responsibilities. She has had opportunities to conduct research, publish, and present at local, regional, national, and international conferences such as the GLMA Annual Conference, American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), and the International Congress in Palliative Care (ICPC). Her areas of scholarly interest include wound care, pain management, medical education, palliative care in the nursing home, rehabilitation in palliative care, pediatric palliative care, and inclusive and affirming geriatric and palliative care for the LGBTQ+ population.
Alex Karydi, Ph.D., LMFT, CAC, CASAC II
Board Member at Large
Alex Karydi currently serves 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. They have a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. They have 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, they were appointed the Program Director for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health – Office of Suicide Prevention. They were responsible for establishing the first state office for suicide prevention and developing the state school suicide prevention program. They have also worked as a Program Director for Project 2025 at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a nationwide initiative to reduce the U.S.'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; HIV care, addiction treatment, and suicide prevention. In addition, they are a proud parent with their wife of their Queer Deaf child and their four fur babies.
HPiT Co-Chair and Student Board Member
Jessica Yue is a PA-S2 at Rosalind Franklin University. Jess completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, concentrating in Behavioral Neuroscience. While at UIUC, worked as a CPR/EMT-B Instructor, EMT-B, and ER Tech at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Now in PA school, she volunteers at a student run free clinic advocating for expanding LGBTQ+ healthcare through promoting trans health and mental health initiatives. Jess also serves as the Student Board Director of Diversity and Outreach and House of Delegate Student Delegate for American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA). She believes that diversity in medicine truly leads to better patient outcomes and hopes that she can continue to uplift and empower those around her. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, climbing, and enjoying the great outdoors through camping and hiking.