Our team

TPATH’s leadership is based on the twin pillars of diversity and creativity. We strive for both by actively seeking to reflect the global trans community at all levels, especially with regards to geography, race, and ethnicity, as well as by non-hierarchically delegating tasks based on interest and individual strengths. If you’re interested in lending a hand drop us a line.
Noah Adams

Noah Adams

Toronto, Ontario

Noah is a social worker, researcher, and activist based in Toronto, Ontario.

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He currently works for the City of Toronto’s shelter system and volunteers his time with Rainbow Railroad, the Gay/Bi/Queer Trans Mens Working Group, on various projects with WPATH, among other things. He received a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology), from the University of British Columbia in 2004, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria in 2009, and a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University in 2015.
Lukas Berredo

Lukas Berredo

Berlin, Germany

Born and raised in Brazil, Lukas has lived seven years in Chile, two years in China, and is now based in Berlin, Germany.

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He has been a sexual and gender diversity advocate and educator since 2007. He has been a sexual and gender diversity advocate and educator since 2007. In Chile, he founded the Support Group for Transmen, and soon became a board member of Movement for Sexual Diversity. In China, he started the student organization Diversity and co-founded TRANScending Borders. Lukas has a BA in “Social Communication”, a diploma in “World Politics”, a Master’s Degree in “International Relations and World History” from The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and a Graduate Certificate in “LGBT Health Policy & Practice” from the George Washington University. He currently works with Trangender Europe as their Transrespect Officer, where he supports the implementation of their work on a global level, in particular in the framework of the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) research project.
Shane Camastro

Shane Camastro

Toronto, Ontario

Shane is the Website Designer and Administrator for the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.

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He is currently studying Aboriginal Studies, Celtic Studies and English at the University of Toronto. As an active member of the queer and trans* community in Toronto, Shane spends his time supporting LGBTTI2SQ* youth through his work facilitating dialogues around community building and anti-oppression, as a volunteer coordinator and supervisor, graphic designer/web administrator for non-profits, peer support worker, and arts mentor. The work he is involved with primarily focuses on inclusive sexual health education, mental health stigma and self-care, queer and trans* families, queering curriculum and anti-oppression education – with an emphasis on Trans* justice.
Dani Castro

Dani Castro

Oakland, California

Ms. Castro is a heartfelt and passionate transgender community advocate who seeks to create positive change through her work.

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She’s co-founded multiple trans serving organizations and coalitions including Trans Advocates for Justice and Accountability (TAJAs) Coalition and inspires other to promote a society devoid of transphobia. She is currently Project Director of Community Based Research for the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (COE) at the University of California, San Francisco, and an international capacity building assistance provider for various organizations delivering HIV prevention and care, as well as behavioral health services. Her academic writing is published in the Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health Practice, and most recently, Danielle was awarded the USCF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies International Women’s Day Award for all for her work to advance health care for trans people throughout the country and abroad.Danielle began her public work to stop transphobia and AIDS when she was 14 years old. Her efforts were voluntary and provided important resources for many SF Bay Area trans and AIDS services organizations. She co-founded the first trans women of color serving organization in Santa Clara Country in 2002 while attending college and later was Co-Vice Chair of the founding community advisory board of the COE.

In 2013 Danielle became one of a handful of trans women of color psychotherapy interns in the country. She practiced at Dimensions Clinic at Castro Mission Health Center where she provided counseling for trans and queer youth and their families while simultaneously working at the COE, as Clinical Supervisor for El/La Para TransLatinas, a part-time graduate student and an integral part of organizing trans community events, including the SF Trans March, the SF Transgender Day of Remembrance, and a member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission LGBT Action Committee.

To learn more about Danielle you can see a short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkcxIRffMMw

Caitlyn Drinkwater

Caitlyn Drinkwater

Auckland, New Zealand

I am training as a clinical psychologist at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

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I am currently working on a doctorate of clinical psychology and working on two research projects, one of which is exploring the lived experience of non-binary gender identity using photography and the other project is looking at the history of LGBTQIA activism in New Zealand. Outside of my professional work I am also involved in doing advocacy for the rights of transgender people in the New Zealand healthcare system
Laura Jacobs

Laura Jacobs

New York, New York

I am a psychotherapist, activist, public speaker, and author devoted to the exploration of identity and the relationship between individual and society, the diversity of gender identity and sexual expression, and the search for meaning.

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As Lawrence Jacobs, I worked in the arts as a musician performing independently and with bands, a composer of solo works and for independent theater, and a photographer exhibiting in galleries, as well as in less glamorous positions such as corporate middle management.
Cianán B. Russell

Cianán B. Russell

Bangkok, Thailand

As Asia-Pacific Transgender Network’s Human Rights & Advocacy Officer Cianán oversees the advocacy framework for APTN, organizes regional consultations and capacity building workshops, and collects and disseminates regional information about the state of trans rights in the region.

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Cianán received a Bachelor’s degree in 2004 from the University of Iowa and a Doctorate in 2008 from Purdue University. Before moving to Asia, they also worked on the teaching faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology. Cianán has worked in trans activism since 2001 and moved to Thailand in 2013 with their partner.
Amrita Sarkar

Amrita Sarkar

Delhi, India

Amrita Sarkar is associated with trans activism since 2000.

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Amrita Sarkar is associated with trans activism since 2000. She has been involved in various capacity building initiatives for a long time mainly for transgender and marginalised communities. And is now doing consultancy on Trans related issues with SAATHII (Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India) Delhi Office. She is the Co-chair of IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women and HIV, who organised first ever Trans Pre-conference before AIDS 2016. From 2014 to May 2016, she has been a part of the CRG (Community, Rights and Gender Advisory Group), Global Fund. She made two films on trans issues which were appreciated at many seminars and conferences nationally and globally. She is also a trained counselor and took part on in developing various important global guidelines on trans issues (for example TRANSIT). Talking about her hobby, she is a trained singer and was part of the India’s first transgender music album, which is also listed in Limca Books of Records (2016).
Joshua Sehoole

Joshua Sehoole

Johannesburg, South Africa

Joshua Sehoole is a human rights activist focusing on gender and bodily diversity on regional and global platforms.

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He has volunteered at Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA), as well as on the board of Gender DynamiX. He holds an Honours degree in International Politics from the University of South Africa and currently serves as the Regional Manager at Iranti. Joshua is a Pan-African transfeminist who is passionate about decolonisation and depathologisation.
Nala Toussaint

Nala Toussaint

New York, New York

Nala Toussaint works with women of all identity spectrum and social and economical experience to support their health goals and well-being.

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She earned her B. F. A. in Fashion Design with cum-laude honors at Fashion Institute of Technology in 2012 where she functioned as a Student Ambassador and tutor.

Although Nala’s concentration and degree were centered around fashion design, she has experience working with those in the LGBT community who are facing diverse social issues. She also has experience working with at-risk youth as a youth mentor. Her passion to create social changes lead her to be a former founder of TWOCC (Transgender Women of Color Collective) where she sat as a Co-Coordinator for Youth Empowerment. Nala has done extensive work as an outreach liaison in terms of conducting safe sex intervention activities for youths and assisted in coordination of educational and job development services at renowned public service organizations to the LGBT.

In May 2013 she received her cosmetology license. She plans on owning her own “Visionary Boutique” and opening an organization that funds and help women and youth of all experience to receive head to toe make-overs, educational workshops, and tips that will guide them to have the knowledge and appearance for their chosen career path.

She is currently serving on the NYC Young Women’s initiative Council, Board of Directors of LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent and is the Co-Director of the Healing & Restoration Ministry of Rivers of Living Water NY.

Nala Toussaint plans to continue her education to receive a Master in social work and business.

One word to describe her is ambitious.

Jaimie Veale

Jaimie Veale

Hamilton, New Zealand

I am Lecturer in psychology at the University of Waikato.

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My research is has examined the prevalence, identity development, sexuality, and health of transgender people. My main current area of research interest is social determinants of health for transgender people. I completed my PhD in psychology at Massey University in 2012. I spent almost three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, researching the health of transgender youth. I returned to Aotearoa in 2015 to continue my program of research and teach Research Methods and Psychology of Gender. I am an Associate Editor of International Journal of Transgenderism. I’m passionate about promoting transgender people’s human rights, health, and community.
Reubs J. Walsh

Reubs J. Walsh

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Reubs is a PhD Candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam department of Clinical, Neuro- and Developmental Psychology, where she studies social cognition in adolescents, and the biological correlates of this developmental process.

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As well as research on the intersection between transgender identities and social development, in typical and atypical populations, Reubs has been heavily involved in a range of trans* and LGBT+ advocacy projects in the UK and internationally, working with the NUS, GIRES, UNAIDS, and UK government organisations like the NHS and the Civil Service. Reubs is also increasingly visible as a populariser of science, particularly in a feminist context.

* Please note that not all Core Organizational Team members are represented on this page due to personal preference and/or safety considerations.