Dr. Richard L. Agag

Dr. Richard L. Agag is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the Chief of the Division Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Agag completed his general surgery and plastic surgery training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He then continued his training at the University of Pennsylvania where he did a fellowship in microsurgical reconstruction. In 2010 Dr. Agag was named the Jerome P. Webster Fellow by the non-profit organization ReSurge International (formerly Interplast). The fellowship, granted to just one newly trained plastic surgeon annually, gave him the opportunity to spend a year providing reconstructive surgeries including cleft lip and palate, hand surgery, and burn reconstruction to children in developing countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. During this time he not only had the privilege to care for a myriad of children, he also had the opportunity to spend time working, sharing, and learning from plastic surgeons in these countries. Dr. Agag has extensive experience in gender affirmation surgery. Together with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, he has worked to develop a gender affirmation surgery program providing care to patients in NJ and surrounding areas. Dr. Richard L. Agag is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gloria Bachmann

Gloria Bachmann is a national and internationally recognized physician who has moved health care to the next level in many areas that include women’s advocacy, menopause, perinatal issues and obstetrical safety, sexual health, LGBTQ+ wellness, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, One Health and gynecologic pain syndromes. She is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean for Women’s Health and the Director of the Women’s Health Institute at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition, Dr. Bachmann is the Medical Director of the PROUD Gender Center of NJ and in this role has a focus in promoting sports activity for LGBTQ+ individuals. She is also an appointed committee member on the NJ Women’s Commission on Reentry Services for those who have been imprisoned. She is a respected clinician, a valued mentor, a prolific researcher, and a sought after educator. She has a long history of being the principal and co-principal investigator on several clinical trials, including being principal investigator on federally funded NIH protocols. Currently she is SPOKE PI on the NIH multicenter trial EPPIC-Net (developing meaningful endpoints for pain clinical trials). Data derived from her participation in multiple research trials has added extensively to the literature and to many advances in medical care. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jackie Baras

Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN is the Director of Perioperative Quality & Clinical Anesthesia, LGBT Health Navigator and Director of LGBT Programs for RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is well respected as Nurse Leader and TransRights advocate in the RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) and among various professional organizations locally and nationally. Jackie established the PROUD Family Health at the RWJ Somerset, the first LGBT hospital based primary care clinic in the State of NJ and Proud Transitions, the transgender family support group. In New Brunswick, she launched the PROUD Gender Center of NJ that offers a comprehensive range of services and experts specializing in LGBTQ care in one central location and the PROUDLY ME “Eduport” program. Jackie is a major contributor in making RWJUH as the LGBT Healthcare Leaders by the Health Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign for 5 consecutive years. Her personal story has inspired many trans individuals and their family members. Jackie is the lead facilitator of the PROUD Community Advisory Panel, and serves as Chair of the Business Resource Group called BRG-PROUD. She had made an impact in changing policies at the hospital including Patient Bills of Rights, visitation guidelines, equal employment opportunity, patient registration, ID band, and inclusion of gender affirming related health care benefits and coverage among transgender employees. In 2017, PROUD BRG received the Above and Beyond Award from the Diversity Best Practices’ Network & Affinity Leadership Congress. Jackie is a recipient of many awards including the 2018 Nursing Diva Award by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, and Mentoring Award by the Association of Women in Science New Jersey Chapter. She is one of the 2020 NJBIZ Health Care Power 50 and 2020 NJBIZ Nurse of the Year. She is the recipient of this year NYC’s Red Bulls Homegrown Hero and 2020 Wells Fargo Community MVP Award. She served on the Board of the Garden State Equality, is the current president of the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey, and teaches in the Master of Public Health Program in Rutgers – School of Public Health.

Francesca Barjon

Francesca R. Barjon (she/her) is a community organizer with the Queer Liberation March and a writer based in NY. Francesca’s writing and perspective is informed by her experience as a Black bisexual woman organizing in NYC. She focuses on bridging cultural gaps and facilitating difficult conversations while empowering Black people, LGBTQIATS+ people, and disabled people among other marginalized groups. She lives by the tenet “none are free, until all are free” and strives to practice radical empathy in building relationships and community. Francesca is a mental health advocate who uses her writing and platform to advocate for marginalized people to seek help. Because she is aware that many people cannot begin to address their mental health without shelter, food, and clothing, Francesca strongly believes that by fixing the unjust economic exploitation of workers in this country and providing housing and healthcare to all, we could drastically improve people’s mental health. Francesca has analyzed the ways in which the media has impacted the mental health of the LGBTQIATS+ community and advocates for positive representations of queer life especially for Black people. Lastly, as a healthcare consultant, Francesca has considered how social determinants of health impact the LGBTQIATS+ community and make members vulnerable to mental health issues. Francesca can be found on instagram and twitter @frbwrites and her work with the Queer Liberation March can be found @queermarch on instagram and twitter.

Enobong (Anna) Branch

Enobong (Anna) Branch is the senior vice president for equity and provides strategic leadership to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of the university. She coordinates university-wide efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion involving faculty, staff, and students, and ensures that the institutional commitment to equity is reflected in the research, educational, and public engagement efforts that occur throughout the university. Branch oversees the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement on the New Brunswick campus, championing the role of diversity and inclusion in achieving excellence and strengthening the institutional commitment to its diverse community on and off campus. Prior to joining Rutgers University, Branch served as associate chancellor for equity and inclusion, chief diversity officer, and a professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Her significant accomplishments in that role included leading the integration of diversity throughout the campus strategic plan, executing the university’s campus climate survey, and creating diversity infrastructure through climate advisors in executive areas and diversity officers in schools and colleges. A professor of sociology, Branch conducts research on labor and work that explores the historical roots and contemporary underpinnings of racial and gender inequality. Branch received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY and her B.S. in biology from Howard University.

Keywuan Caulk

Keywuan is an administrator at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Currently, he serves as an Assistant Director of Education for the Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities with previous roles in New Student Orientation & Family Programs and the Office of Residence Life — Busch Campus. In the Division of Student Affairs, he is a past chair of the Diversity Council as well as the Regional Excellence in Student Affairs Conference. In collaboration with the university’s Douglass Residential College and the Women and Gender Studies program, Keywuan is an adjunct instructor. He teaches a course titled Understanding Gender Inequalities and Social Changes, also known as Knowledge and Power, which is a foundational course that examines intersectional feminism, diversity, gender and social justice. He takes great Knight-pride in Fairleigh Dickinson University (Metropolitan Campus), where he obtained his Bachelors of Psychology in 2008. In 2012, he became a Husky-alum of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, receiving his Masters of Education in Counseling with a dual focus in Student Affairs and Elementary Education. To advance his mission, Keywuan furthers his knowledge to combat systematic oppression and eliminate discrimination. He strives to establish inclusive communities that contribute to the betterment of society at large, especially among colleges and universities.

Cheryl Clarke

Black lesbian feminist writer, Cheryl Clarke, is the author of Narratives: Poems in the Tradition of Black Women (1982), Living as a Lesbian (1986, reprinted in 2015), Humid Pitch (1989), Experimental Love (1993), and By My Precise Haircut (2016). Since 1979, she has written for and edited numerous publications, including the iconic feminist anthologies, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color (1980), and Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1982). Since 2013, she has been a co-organizer of the annual Hobart N. Y. Festival of Women Writers. She received her Ph.D. in English from Rutgers in 2000. After 41 years of service at Rutgers-New Brunswick, she retired from the division of Student Affairs in 2013.

James Credle

James Credle is a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, having received the Bronze Star with “V” for Valor, a Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Credle has founded and/or played leadership roles in many organizations, including being a founding member of National Association for Black Veterans, and founding member of several Veterans Program Administrations including The National Association and the New Jersey Association. Credle was Vice Chair of the Agent Orange Commission of New Jersey under Governor Jim Florio. He is also a founding member of several LGBTQIA Associations including the National Association of Black and White Men Together, and Men of All Colors Together New York.
Credle was the Director of the Office of Veterans Affairs; Assistant Dean of Students at Rutgers Newark from 1973-2005.
He cofounded the Newark Pride Alliance following the Murder of Sakia Gunn in 2003, is an original Member of LGBTIQ Concerns Commission of Newark, New Jersey under Mayor Cory Booker, cofounder of Project Fire, an outreach effort around safer sex messaging to the communities of Greater Newark, and cofounder of FIREBALLs, an outreach effort targeting the House Communities of Greater Newark.

Dorothy Crouch

Dorothy Crouch was a long time partner of transgender activist Babs Siperstein (1942-2019). She is president and publishing consultant of Crouch International where she handles domestic and international licensing, contract negotiations, permissions, and international scouting for video games, multimedia and web publishing, wireless, photography, print publishing in all formats (books, magazines, comic books, graphic novels, calendars, etc.), licensed merchandise distributions, and terms of permission. She is a consultant of EC Comics and works as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, Commercial Panel. From 1997 to 2002, Crouch was the vice-president of DC Comics and an associate publisher of MAD Magazine, both under the supervision of Warner Bros, Inc. She has also held other positions in the publishing industry, including Paperback Library and Prentice Hall. Crouch was active in the women’s movement during the 1970s and served as president of National Organization for Women, New York City Chapter in 1972.

Georgiann Davis

Georgiann Davis, PhD, is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research and teaching are at the intersection of sociology of diagnosis and feminist theories. Among other writings, she is the author of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis.

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld

Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also is the immediate past chair of the American Medical Association. Dr. Ehrenfeld divides his time among clinical practice and directing a $511-million statewide health philanthropy. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization and has served as special advisor to the 20th U.S. Surgeon General. A nationally recognized expert in LGBTQIA health, in 2018, he received the inaugural Sexual and Gender Minority Research Investigator Award from the director of the NIH. His research has been funded by the NIH, the Department of Defense, the RWJF, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. He has published more than 400 manuscripts and has co-authored 18 clinical textbooks. A combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan during both Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support Mission, Dr. Ehrenfeld, for his work in capturing and supporting the lives of LGBTQIA people, was recognized in 2015 with a White House News Photographers Association award and, in 2016, with an Emmy nomination. Dr. Ehrenfeld, his husband, and son live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Christian Fuscarino

Christian Fuscarino has deep roots in New Jersey, growing up in Belmar and spending much of his youth in and around Asbury Park. Fuscarino has been an activist and organizer in the LGBTQ community for over a decade. He credits his positive experiences in Asbury Park as helping influence him to become an activist. In 2016, PolitickerNJ named Christian the 2nd most influential advocate in New Jersey politics and later that year The Observer listed him on the Power List 100. At GLSEN, Christian worked with high school Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) for several years. In 2007, Christian joined the Pride Connections Center of New Jersey as a program developer serving gay inner-city youth. That same year, he won a student Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his End the Silence public service announcement. In 2008, Christian founded The Pride Network, a national leadership development non-profit.
In 2013, Christian joined Alan van Capelle, former Executive Director of Empire State Pride Agenda, by serving as his digital strategist at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. They focused on mobilizing Jews to advance social issues by speaking out against injustice and inequality. One of the organization’s greatest accomplishments was a campaign that resulted in California Governor Jerry Brown signing The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Christian served as the Communications Director for the Educational Alliance until 2016. The Alliance is a non-profit organization that aims to break the cycle of poverty for low-income children and families through preschool, after school and college prep programs.
Fuscarino’s volunteer work has received numerous accolades, including recognition from the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly, Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Donald Payne, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, and Governor Jon Corzine. Media outlets such as CBS News, Sirius XM and Genre Magazine have featured Christian in groundbreaking stories. Hofstra University honored Christian, an alum, as their 2012 Man of the Year for his work developing a safe-campus space for LGBTQ students while earning his BA in digital media and LGBTQ studies. Christian recently moved back to New Jersey from Brooklyn where he was living with his partner, Aaron Williams, a tennis instructor, now serving in the Marines.

Dr. Perry Halkitis

Perry N Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH is a public health psychologist and epidemiologist, researcher, educator, and advocate. For three decades, the focus of his research has been infectious diseases, specifically the interplay of the biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and structural factors that predispose infection with HIV, HPV, COVID-19 and other viral and bacterial pathogens. This work has sought to delineate the synergies of infectious disease with mental health burden, including drug abuse, in sexual, gender, and racial, and ethnic minority populations. Dr. Halkitis is currently Dean and Professor of Biostatistics and Urban-Global Public Health at the Rutgers School of Public Health. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS).

John Hayes

Lieutenant John Hayes is a 24 year veteran in law enforcement and in his 19th year with the New Jersey State Police. Lieutenant Hayes is the 1st openly gay male New Jersey State Trooper and also the LGBTQ+ Liaison with the State Police. As the LGBTQ+ Liaison, Lt. Hayes works closely with LGBTQ+ organizations and is the co-chair the LGBTQ+ Law Enforcement Liaison Program that seeks to bridge the gap between the LGBTQ+ community and law enforcement. As such, Lt. Hayes has been instrumental in creating training programs for law enforcement in New Jersey to include the first ever LGBTQ+ workshop for recruits, Transgender Awareness training for supervisors, Domestic Violence & the LGBTQ+ Community, and assisted with an LGBTQ+ training block that will go out to all 35,000 + law enforcement officers in New Jersey. Lt. Hayes has had the privilege to sit on numerous working groups with the Attorney General’s Office to include one in which the 1st statewide LGBTQ+ directive took effect June 1, 2020, titled “Law Enforcement Interactions with Transgender Individuals”. Lieutenant Hayes was also the first openly gay male instructor to be assigned to the New Jersey State Police Training Academy. Currently, Lt. Hayes is the Assistant Bureau Chief of the Employee Health & Wellness Bureau, overseeing the Diversity & Inclusion Unit, Peer Assistance Unit, Employee & Organization Development Unit, and the Medical Services Unit.

Dr. Juana Hutchinson-Colas

Dr. Juana Hutchinson-Colas, MD, MBA is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Downstate Medical College at the State University of New York, followed by a fellowship in urogynecology at Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She is a full-time faculty at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School since 2008. Dr. Hutchinson-Colas is a board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has subspecialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), as well. She is the chief of the division of FPMRS at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her practice focuses on patients with incontinence, bladder dysfunction and voiding issues, prolapse, other pelvic disorders and fistulas. She also provides consultation and pelvic surgery for transgender men who desire surgical removal of the uterus, adnexa, and vagina. Dr. Hutchinson-Colas is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her passion for a person’s health and wellness encompasses patient care, scholarship, and community involvement. Dr. Hutchinson serves on several committees, including the APGO Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee and the Self-Assessment Fellows Exam committee at AUGS. She is a member and House of Delegate representative at the National Medical Association. She also holds membership in the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), International Urogynecologic Association, Association of Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO, among others.
Dr. Hutchinson-Colas research interest includes the evaluation of pelvic floor structures regarding risk factors for pelvic organ prolapse.

Lindsay Jeffers

Lindsay Jeffers (she/her) is the Assistant Director of Programming at the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE). Lindsay attended Ohio State University in Columbus for a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Lindsay earned her Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. She began working full time for SJE beginning in 2018.

Evyatar Kanik

Evyatar Kanik is a rabbinical and undergraduate student at Rutgers University studying premedicine. Evyatar has been active fostering interfaith and cultural events on campus and has represented his community in various forums. Evyatar is a volunteer EMT for West Long Branch and Neptune EMS.

Segev Kanik

Segev Kanik is a Rutgers graduate and a current student at George Mason Law School. In undergrad, he learnt about the importance of allyship. Segev has been involved with numerous inter-sectional events and movements on campus.

Dr. Anne L. Koch

Dr. Anne L. Koch received both her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics and Microsurgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following her clinical and academic career, Annie formed her own successful technology and development company, Real World Endo, of which she was CEO and President.
Annie has endowed a five-year program on “Transgender Health Issues” at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as endowing the Diversity and Inclusion Program at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is also the author of “It Never Goes Away – Gender Transition at a Mature Age” (Rutgers Press).
Dr. Koch maintains a faculty position at PENN and is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, as well as serving on other boards. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Annie continues to lecture extensively on both endodontic technique and transgender health issues.

Jaivon Lewis

Jaivon Lewis is the Program Manager for an LGBTQ Youth Drop in Center (Project WOW) at North Jersey Community Research Initiative in the city of Newark. Jaivon utilizes online outlets and social media to cultivate peer to peer relationships amongst LGBTQ youth ages 14-24. Jaivon creates a safe and affirming space where LGBTQ youth can socialize, build community, develop leadership skills and access relevant sexual health, mental health and substance abuse services and education.
In addition to working with reputable community-based organizations Jaivon serves as the Chair for the New Jersey HIV/AIDS Planning Group Issues Committee. In collaboration and formed by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Division of HIV, STD and TB Services (DHSTS), Jaivon works towards combining HIV Care and Treatment and HIV Prevention efforts in order to make the best use of resources, while improving efficiency and effectiveness in planning in the state of New Jersey.
Jaivon has spent a large part of his career in the field of healthcare and public health working exclusively with populations with special needs. He served as Mental Health Technician and Staffing Coordinator at a Mental Health Inpatient Facility for several years. He has also spent a significant time as a Client Services Manager at the largest and first established HIV/AIDS Non-Profit Organization in the state of New Jersey where he oversaw and supervised staff at two regional offices, working directly in and with the community. Jaivon holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management with a Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Health Care Administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Marie Long is currently the Director of Agency Services for NJ Motor Vehicle Commission. She is also a financial service professional with Integrated Financial Concepts. She holds the office of Post Commander for her local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 1302, and VFW District 3 Commander (Hudson County). She was selected, by Governor Murphy, as Co-Chair for the Veterans and Military Affairs Transition Team.
In 2009, after completing a military deployment in Iraq, she began her transition by starting hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In 2010, with another deployment, this time to Afghanistan, she delayed her legal portion of transition. Upon her return in July 2011, was presented with the Bronze Star Medal and French National Defense Medal for her actions in Afghanistan and retired after 30 years of military service at the rank of Sergeant Major (SGM). She returned to Fairleigh Dickinson University to complete her degree in finance and finalize the legal portion of her transition. During May 2012, she legally became Jennifer Marie Long. In 2015, she won a case against the Department of the Army, represented by the ACLU of NJ, allowing her to change the name on the DD214 record of military service. This National landmark decision has helped pave the way for other former transgender service members.

Dr. Francesca Maresca

Francesca M. Maresca, Ph.D., CHES®, is the Director of Health Outreach, Promotion and Education at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and is responsible for assessing the health and wellness of the Rutgers community, delivering effective interventions, and promoting the health and well-being of the community. Francesca coordinates the Sexual Health Advocacy peer education program and the Rapid Result HIV Testing on campus. She is the co-lead of the Rutgers JED Campus initiative and co-chairs the Rutgers Students Affairs Health & Wellness Committee. She is a member of the Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Committee, Diversity Council, Assessment Working Group and chairs the Student Health Quality & Assessment Committee. Francesca is an adjunct instructor for the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Education in both the traditional classroom and on-line environments. Her areas of expertise include sexual and reproductive health and justice, mental health/suicide prevention, LGBTQ+ health and wellness in higher education. She has a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University-Newark, an MA in Liberal Studies/Gender Studies from New York University and a PhD in Health, Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family Education from NYU. She is a proud single mom of an amazing 11-year old son.

Dr. Ian Marshall

Dr. Ian Marshall is the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. With Dr. Gloria Bachmann he co-leads the health and educational efforts of The Gender Center of New Jersey at RWJMS.
Collaboratively, they coordinate and provide care for transgender individuals at different stages of gender affirmation treatment, from adolescence through senior adulthood. They also assist in the education and training of medical students, residents, colleagues and other health professionals in the care of transgender and non-binary individuals.
Dr. Marshall is a graduate of University of Cape Town Medical School, Cape Town, South Africa and his clinical interests include all pediatric endocrine disorders including disorders of the adrenal and ovarian glands, growth, puberty, bone, calcium and vitamin D.

Dr. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel is the Marta S. Weeks Chair in Latin American Studies at the University of Miami. She specializes in colonial, postcolonial Latin American and Caribbean literatures. She has authored four books, and numerous articles in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx studies. She teaches courses on critical theory, comparative coloniality, gender and sexuality studies, and Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean studies. She has taught at Princeton University (1997-2000), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (2000-2003; 2008-2017) and the University of Pennsylvania (2003-2008). She co-edited with Sarah Tobias Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities (published by Rutgers University Press in 2016). She co-edits with Carter Mathes and Kathleen Lopez the book series on Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University Press.

Kimberly Mutcherson

Kimberly Mutcherson is Co-Dean and Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden. She is the first woman, the first Black person, and the first member of the LGBTQ community to have this role at Rutgers Law. Dean Mutcherson is a reproductive justice scholar whose work focuses on assisted reproduction and abortion. Cambridge University Press released her edited volume, FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE REWRITTEN in 2020.
In 2021, Dean Mutcherson received the Association of American Law Schools inaugural Impact Award as a co-founder of the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project. She received the Center for Reproductive Rights Innovation in Scholarship Award in 2013, a Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2011, and the Women’s Law Caucus Faculty Appreciation Award in 2011 & 2014.
Dean Mutcherson has been a Senior Fellow/Sabbatical Visitor at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She also received the Kirkland and Ellis Fellowship for post-graduate public interest work upon her graduation from Columbia. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Dean Mutcherson was a consulting attorney at the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (now the Center for Reproductive Rights) and a Staff Attorney at the HIV Law Project.

Sally Nadler

Sally J. Nadler, MA, SPHR (she, hers, her)
Sally is a well-respected gender equity, energy and workforce development professional with a broad range of both Corporate and Academic DEI and Workforce Development experience.
She is a former Assistant Dean and Director of the Douglass Project for Women in STEM at Rutgers University, and former Manager of Workforce Development for PSEG Services Corporation, Human Resources. From 2017-2019, Sally led the nationally recognized Douglass Project for Women in STEM at Rutgers University as they implemented multiple undergraduate gender equity initiatives in the areas of Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health, Pre-Med, and Scientific Research.
Prior to her retirement from PSEG in 2016, she had over 35 years’ experience in a diverse range of operational, technical, and managerial positions. As the Manager of Workforce Development, Sally was responsible for a cross section of talent acquisition pipeline initiatives for PSEG including the college relations and diversity outreach functions, which included the company’s recruitment initiatives for women, people of color, LGBTQA+, veterans and individuals with disabilities. During her tenure, Sally led the design and implementation of many award winning, best practice and industry recognized outreach and recruiting programs, as well as multiple internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion trainings and initiatives.
She also led the founding and operations of the Gay and Lesbian Alliances (GaLA) employee business resource group, leading them for their first 10 years in celebrating pride and inclusion in the workforce at PSEG. She holds an AAS degree in Business Management from Middlesex County College, a BS in Management from Rutgers Business School, and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Bellevue University.

Malcolm Neaum

Malcolm Neaum has created some of the largest and most high-profile documentary series on British and International Television. He specialises in sourcing the best stories, characters and turning them into successful series. Malcolm created series such ground-breaking series as ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’ (Discovery), ‘Savile Row’ (BBC) and ‘I Cloned My Pet’ (TLC).
Malcolm has been Head of Development (and Producer/Director) at blue-chip companies including Darlow Smithson, Blakeway and Cicada Films. During my year with Darlow, 70 hours of television were commissioned; Cicada had its best year. BBC trained, He worked on Horizon in the year it won the RTS award (and developed 5 of the award-wining films). Malcolm was also a reporter and producer for BBC Radio 4.
Malcolm brings his years of experience with him into his new role as head of development, working alongside Richard Hammond at his new production company, Chimp Television.
Here is his IMDb profile: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2577166/

Paul Nocera

Paul Nocera {he~him~his} has been active in LGBTQIATS+ community organizing and activism since the spectre of AIDS first appeared in New York City. During his first career in Student Housing Administration, Paul helped implement the first AIDS Awareness programming while a graduate student at the New School University in the mid-1980s. Continuing that work, he developed and supported queer student spaces & out-of-class education during stints at Pratt Institute & Manhattan College in the 1990s, Paul joined the newly formed Out@TimeInc in 1999, as he entered a second career in technology support. Paul played a pivotal role in stewardship of the NYC-based, peer support group, BiRequest from 2008 through 2019, growing it’s base and developing new leaders to better reflect the community it serves. He attended all three National Bisexual White House Summits hosted by the Obama administration. Most recently, Paul has been a core-volunteer of the Reclaim Pride Coalition (RPC), working to return Pride to its roots in the liberation struggle of the Stonewall Rebellion and the grassroots, community-led marches that followed. RPC’s resulting Queer Liberation March challenges the deeply problematic corporate, political and police entanglements in Pride celebrations that have taken hold worldwide.

Mark Schuster

Dean Mark S. Schuster worked at Rutgers – Newark in 1991 and has been at Rutgers – New Brunswick for 20 years and teaches in several departments. He lived in Manhattan for over 40 years, including during the Stonewall era and training NYCPD with GOAL (Gay Officers Action League), when one of his friends said “What do you know about teaching the police besides using handcuffs?” Dean Schuster received a Bachelor’s in English and communications from SUNY Plattsburgh and an MBA at the University of New Hampshire. He returned to graduate school when he was 40, after he became a Vice President of Operations for a software development company before the internet. Mark received a Master’s in Sport Psychology and Cultural Studies of Sport concurrently with his Ph.D. coursework in Higher Education, both from the University of Iowa prior to joining Rutgers New Brunswick. Originally, Mark was the Dean of Students for Rutgers – New Brunswick for many years. His current position as the Dean for Graduate Student Life was created five years ago. Dean Schuster is affiliate faculty in American Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Psychology and Educational Psychology of the Graduate School of Education. Mark teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on sport, gender and sexuality, transforming bodies and identities, and the HERstory of LGBTQAI+ through film. Dean Schuster was on the inaugural team that created the Standing Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) 40 years ago. He has presented at the NCAA National Conference on visibility and equity for LGBTQ athletes. At the same time, he created Project Civility at Rutgers with Dr. Kathleen Hull and the Sport and Sexuality Project two years before Tyler Clementi came to Rutgers. However, the two-year series was launched with PM Forni as the keynote and students protesting in front of the College Avenue Student Center in silent protest demanding gender-free housing. Dean Schuster has been on the steering board of the PROUD Gender Center of NJ and the Rutgers medical school for several years.
Dr. Gloria Bachmann and he are the Co-Chairs of the two-day Colloquium on February 25 and 26, 2021 on LGBTQAI+ medical and mental health. Dean Schuster has been a keynote in more than 20 countries internationally on civility and the intersection of sport, race, gender and sexuality.

Brian Sims

State Representative Brian Sims represents Center City Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ 182nd legislative district. Elected in 2012 after unseating a 28-year incumbent, Sims became the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Sims is a staunch advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights, has been credited with successfully lobbying U.S. Senators to publicly support marriage equality and the LGBT-inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), respectively, and is a leading advocate for LGBT and women’s rights in the General Assembly with a commitment to bipartisanship and collaboration between parties.
Prior to his election to public office, Sims was a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate who served as staff counsel for policy and planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association. He also served as both the president of the board of directors of Equality Pennsylvania and as chairman of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP). A member of the national campaign board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund until August 2011, Sims continues to lecture regularly about the policy and legal challenges facing the LGBT civil rights movement. Today, he continues to serve on the GLSEN Sports Advisory Council, the GO! Athletes Advisory Board, and the Campus Pride Board of Directors. In addition to various local and regional awards and honors, Sims is the recipient of the 2014 National Champion of Choice Award from NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’s national Stonewall Award.
He earned a bachelor of science degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a juris doctor degree in international and comparative law from the Michigan State University College of Law.

Dr. Jeremy Sinkin

Dr. Jeremy C. Sinkin joined the Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2017 with a special interest in complex reconstruction, and a devotion to providing quality and compassionate patient care. He completed a six-year residency training program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where his achievements included recognition by the faculty with a clinical performance award in his final year. Dr. Sinkin was then selected to complete an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training in breast reconstruction and complex microsurgery at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Jeremy C. Sinkin is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
He performs a wide variety of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, and offers his patients individualized, personal treatment. His areas of interest include cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, head and neck reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, body contouring, lower extremity reconstruction, as well as gender-affirmation surgery.

Ann Treadaway

Ann Treadaway is an Army Veteran and served two tours in Iraq. She is responsible for the development and coordination of a comprehensive program of support services for veteran students at all three campuses of the university. She also serves as the principal advocate for student veterans; ensures the quality of policies, programs, activities, and services designed to enhance their educational experiences; and also serves as the university’s liaison with outside agencies and offices whose work impacts the lives of veteran students. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the State University of New York, Purchase College, and a Master of Arts in American History from the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University examining the impact of Military Cultural Competency Education for faculty on military affiliated students experiences in higher education.

Wil Vargas

Wil Vargas is a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of the Rutgers School of Social Work. They are interested in working with students, staff, faculty, and administrators from all backgrounds. Their passion is in providing clinical services that are affirming and empowering to minorities such as first-generation immigrants, international, and especially individuals and groups along the LGBTQIA continuum. Wil is a charter member of RSH Excellence in Transcare Services that works to develop and provide best practice services for our gender-expansive students.
They believes in the idea of living well and the importance of holistically addressing the mind, body, and spirit to achieve a balanced, healthy, and happy life. Their practice philosophy is rooted in various traditional and evidence-based therapeutic modalities that are complementary to Integral Yoga, Reiki, Mindfulness practices, and meditation in movement through rock-climbing and other physical activities. They have received specialized sex therapy training approved by AASECT, is fluent in Norwegian, and enjoys conversing informally in Tagalog and Spanish.