Lisa Raman: President

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Lisa Raman is the mother of a transgender man, an advanced practice nurse, and co-founder of THEA. She is the organizer of the family program. Prior to THEA, Lisa developed and chaired the first family conference at Southern Comfort Conference. She is co-founder of another non-profit health care organization and works/volunteers at two other non-profit health care organizations. Working with vulnerable people and rare conditions is Lisa’s main interest in her personal and professional life-she lives by her values and sees no separation between the two.


Dallas Denny: Board Member

Dallas Denny is renowned for her work on advocacy, policy issues, and health practices involving transsexual and transgendered people. She has served as an advisor to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, The University of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control, the city of Atlanta, journalists, and filmmakers. For more than twenty years she taught a class on transgender issues at Emory University. She has made hundreds of presentations at universities, businesses, professional organizations, and conferences.


Dr. Keren Landman: Board Member

Dr. Keren Landman is a practicing physician and writer. She is trained in internal medicine and pediatrics with specialties in infectious diseases and public health, and served as a disease detective at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a researcher, she has focused on the prevention and treatment of HIV and malaria in resource-poor countries, and she has worked as a medical epidemiologist at the New York City health department. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cindy Bowden: Board Member

Cindy has worked in the non-profit field for over 30 years.  She provides guidance on governance issues for the Board and participates in outreach and communication efforts.