Faculty

Course Directors
Alexis E. Drutchas, MD*
Family Medicine Physician | Fenway Health Instructor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School | Boston, MA
Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH*
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinical)
Associate Residency Director, Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School | Providence, RI
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island | Pawtucket, RI
Andriana M. Foiles Sifuentes, PhD, MA*
Faculty, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Dartmouth, MA
Daniel A. Harvey, MSW, LICSW*
Assistant Professor
Rhode Island College School of Social Work | Providence, RI 
Faculty
Timothy P. Cavanaugh, MD
Medical Director, Transgender Health Program
Fenway Health | Boston, MA
Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinical)
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Providence, RI
Janelle Heideman
Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD
Psychology Fellow
The Danielson Institute at Brown University | Providence, RI
Coordinator, Transgender Health Program Fenway Health | Boston, MA
Gwendolyn Howard
TGI Network of RI | Providence, RI
Ethan R. Huckel, MA
Board Chair, TGI Network of Rhode Island | Providence, RI
Agnieszka (Aga) Janicka, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Providence, RI
Ethan Kennedy, MA
Direct Services Coordinator | Youth Pride, Inc. | Providence, RI
Brian W. Kovacs, ThD, PhD
Board Member and Treasurer | TGI Network of Rhode Island
Retired Independent Consultant | Providence, RI
Kira Manser, MEd, LCSW
Interim Executive Director
The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health | Providence, RI
Lindsey McCarron
AJ Metthe , MSWc
Smith College School for Social Work | Northampton, MA
Caryl Nuñez, PhDc
Department of Political Science
University of Connecticut | Storrs, CT
Don Operario, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University School of Public Health | Providence, RI
Scout, MA, PhD
Director, LGBT HealthLink at CenterLink
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health | Boston, MA
Jayeson Watts, LCSW
Trans* Health Program Manager
Thundermist Health Center
Adjunct Professor, School of Social Work
Rhode Island College | Providence, RI
Joseph R. Winn, MSW, LICSW , CST-S
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor of Sex Therapy
Private Practice | Arlington, MA

Planning Committee

Alexis E. Drutchas, MD*
Fadya El Rayess, MD, MPH*
Marcy Feibelman, ND
Anna B. Filip, MD
Andriana M. Foiles Sifuentes, PhD, MA*
Daniel A. Harvey, MSW, LICSW*
Julia Harvey, BA
Ethan R. Huckel, MA*
Stephanie V. Huckel, MS
Kira Manser, MSW*
Michele D. Paliotta, LICSW
Aaron M. Shapiro, BS, MD’18
Maria Sullivan, BA
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School | Providence, RI
Jayeson Watts, LCSW*
Siana Wood, RN, BSN, CDOE