JoAnne Keatley received a Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley. At UCSF since 1999, she directed the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, a capacity building and technical assistance center until 2016. She is not the Director Emeritus of the Center.
JoAnne was the Co-Investigator on the new HRSA SPNS-Transgender Evaluation and Technical Assistance (TETAC) Project from 2012-2017. During the last decade she has directed multiple federally funded research and HIV prevention projects and has consulted on transgender health at the NIH, CDC, HRSA, SAMHSA and at the White House. JoAnne has received numerous awards and recognition including the first staff recipient of the UCSF Chancellor's Award for LGBT Leadership and in 2009 the UCSF Martin Luther King Jr. Staff Award for advancing cultural diversity and social justice on campus. In 2011, she was honored by Kaiser Permanente with the National HIV/AIDS Diversity Award.