As a policy counsel, Ma’ayan works on defending against anti-transgender state bills, pushing for meaningful health care access for transgender people, and strengthening state and federal nondiscrimination protections.
As Digital Media Manager, Jason is responsible for NCTE's website, social media, design and campaign creation to support NCTE’s legislative, policy, public education, and fundraising goals.
As State Policy Counsel Arli works with state advocates to modernize name change laws, state ID regulations, and birth certificate policies, and is dedicated to improving and expanding access to legal services for trans communities through NCTE’s Trans Legal Services Network.
As Administrative and Development Associate, Lauren coordinates the activities of our busy Executive Director, organizes external events and speaking engagements, and serves as initial point of contact for the organization.
Eric leads the organizational communications team, and is responsible for strategic planning, direction, development and implementation of communications and public relations strategies which promote NCTE’s mission and goals.
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the Director of External Relations at the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), where she oversees public education and field organizing operations.
Debi Jackson lives with her husband and two children in Kansas City, Missouri. She has become an advocate for transgender rights and acceptance because of her daughter.
As Research Director, Sandy James works with a research team to lead the development, fielding, analysis, and presentation of the U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS), the second iteration of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS).
Mara Keisling is the Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
As the Community Storytelling Advocate, Rebecca elevates the stories of transgender people and their allies. By working with a diverse range of spokespeople, she brings the wide range of transgender people’s lives and experiences into the policy advocacy and public education work of the transgender movement.
As Deputy Executive Director, Lisa is responsible for stewarding the organizations advocacy, fundraising, and communications work and directs our local and state advocacy work. Lisa was the first attorney working full-time on transgender rights at the national level in 2001.
DeShanna Neal, from Wilmington, Delaware is a mother of four, trans rights advocate, author, and homeschooler. Her oldest child, Trinity is a transgender teen who transitioned a decade ago.
As Director of Policy, Harper Jean coordinates all aspects of advocacy on federal administrative policies and regulations for NCTE and works to provide information for the public about laws and policies that affect transgender people.
As the Director of Development, Jami coordinates all aspects of fundraising, donor relations, and sponsorship development at NCTE. She focuses on building relationships and engaging NCTE’s supporters while working with corporate sponsors to develop partnerships.
As Communications Manager, Jay is responsible for spreading the word about NCTE's work and issues important to the transgender community, including by running NCTE's Medium page.