Program Personnel

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Billy Navarro, Jr., Office Assistant, Syringe Coordination, Youth Programs, PR& Media

Billy has been instrumental in the programming of MTHC. He has been the LLead Volunteer Coordinator and Media Marketer for many years. Billy was one of the original designers of the Shot Clinic. Billy has also helped created programming at MTHC including youth programming and many of the community engagement events and art programming. As of December 31st 2018 Billy will no longer be at MTHC as he moves on to build his own enterprises. Billy will be very missed at MTHC.

If you have any questions about our programs or about volunteer opportunities, please call our office at 612-823-1152 or email us at director@mntransgenderhealth.org

 
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Roxanne Anderson,

Interim Executive Director

Roxanne is a 2018 Bush Fellow, researching LGBTQ Community Centers to understand best practices for a center in the Twin Cities that centers Trans and GNC BIPOC folx. Roxanne's on going work addresses issues of marginalized people. Rox serves as Interim Executive Director for the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition. Rox has been part of many lgtbq organizations including the Hughes Foundation, RECLAIM for Youth, GLBT Host Home Program. Rox is Co-Founder/Co-Director of RARE Productions.

 
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Cole Nicholls, Syringe Exchange and Shot Caller

Cole can be found at The Shot Clinic , Thurs 3-5

 
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Jem, Syringe Exchange Shot Caller

Jem can be found in the shot clinic most Fridays

Chélese Ewart, Executive Assistant   Ché is a SouthSider and has volunteered for MTHC in the Exchange and with other community functions for a long while. Ché was lead assistant during Minnesota’s first QIPOC queer indigenous and people of color conference. Her skill and leadership during that event and all the other ways in which she does work makes her a great fit to help ensure the administrative side of MTHC runs well.

Chélese Ewart, Executive Assistant

Ché is a SouthSider and has volunteered for MTHC in the Exchange and with other community functions for a long while. Ché was lead assistant during Minnesota’s first QIPOC queer indigenous and people of color conference. Her skill and leadership during that event and all the other ways in which she does work makes her a great fit to help ensure the administrative side of MTHC runs well.

 
 
 

Board of Directors

Dave Edwards

Dave is a  Visiting Lecturer Educational Psychology at Hamline University. He is a dynamic educator who is passionate about engaging and instructing urban learners and youth with exceptionalities. Dave helps empower families and staff to create inclusive environments for all students.


Zealot Hamm, Board member

Zealot is a writer and performance artist. Her talents can be seen in many twin Cities productions. Zealot regularly performs with 20% Theater Company. She is a parent and spend much of her time with the PTA and school functions.

Sakura Sirisavath, Board Treasurer 

Sakura started with MTHC in the summer of 2016. Sakura is a business owner and works other jobs too. She is currently the board treasurer. Sakura is a talented artists and enjoys dancing with a traditional Thai dance group.
 


Ea Porter, Board member

Ea is the Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Recruiting
School of Education for St Thomas University. She has the pleasure of meeting prospective students and sharing the opportunities offered by St. Thomas including 28 Teacher Licensure programs, 15 Masters and 3 Doctoral programs.  With her background and training in Human Resources, Ea somewhat an anomaly as a recruiter: for her, it’s all about the fit.  her job to give prospective students all of the information they need to decide if the school is the right fit for their present needs and their future goals. Ea is the proud parent of an out trans young person.

“Shimmer” aka Quinn Villagomez,Board Secretary

Quinn Villagomez is an out and proud trans latinx Broadcast Journalist. Shimmer started with MTHC as a support group user and quickly got involved in the activities of MTHC including joining the board. Shimmer is the Board Secretary


Ran Chang, Board member

Ran is a youth worker, working to prevent youth homeless. In his day job Ran meet young people where they are and works with them to understand their needs and advocates for their best lives. Ran is also a artists and organizer.

Sagan Lara, Board Member

Sagan is a national leader in the intersex community. Sagan works to ensure intersex representation in the larger LGBT community and world at large. Sagan is on MTHC’s Youth Program Committee and a strong team member in our new youth program Of By For All program. A BIPOC youth engagement program.

 
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