As a policy counsel, Ma’ayan works with the rest of the NCTE team on federal policy advocacy, with a focus on improving meaningful health care access for trans people.
As the Racial & Economic Justice Policy Analyst, Joanna serves as policy expert on issues related to communities of color, immigrants and lower income transgender people.
As Managing Director, K’ai coordinates the organization’s operations, administrative, finance, special projects and programs, and communications work.
As State Policy Counsel Arli is dedicated to improving and expanding access to legal services for trans communities through NCTE’s Trans Legal Services Network, and works with state advocates to modernize name change laws, state ID regulations, and birth certificate policies.
As the Online Communications Manager, Theo is responsible for maintaining NCTE’s digital properties and growing the organization’s online audience. Theo came to NCTE from Pittsburgh, PA where he worked as a community-based activist, arts manager and musician.
As Survey Project Manager, 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 founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. As one of the nation’s leading voices for transgender equality, Mara has appeared on news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.
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.
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.