Our Team

Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH (any pronouns)

Alex S. Keuroghlian is Director of the Division of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute; Michele and Howard J Kessler Chair and Director, Division of Public and Community Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Associate Chief, Public and Community Psychiatry, MGH Department of Psychiatry; and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

They are principal investigator of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers. Dr. Keuroghlian is concurrently principal investigator of the 2iS Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, also funded by HRSA, to implement innovative intervention strategies nationally for people with HIV in four priority areas: substance use disorders, LGBTQIA+ youth, incarceration and telehealth. They were previously principal investigator of the HRSA-funded E2i Coordinator Center for Technical Assistance, which implemented evidence-informed and culturally tailored interventions nationally for people with HIV in four focus areas: transgender women, Black men who have sex with men, behavioral health integration into primary medical care, and identifying and addressing trauma.

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Kevin Ard, MD, MPH (he/him)

Dr. Kevin Ard is the Medical Director of the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute and the Director of the Sexual Health Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is a practicing clinician and faculty member in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ard’s interests include LGBTQIA+ health and the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

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Dennis Adey (he/him)

Dennis Adey (he/him/his) is a Project Manager for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 096 study which focuses on health equity for Black MSM in the South and Project Coordinator for the National LGBTQIA+ Health Care Center with a primary focus on HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Testing. With his roots in Buffalo, NY, Dennis has a background in non-profit healthcare management and sexual health advocacy. Prior to joining the Fenway team, Dennis managed a Sexual Health Clinic which worked closely with the New York State Department of Health and has experience with grant and project management, program implementation, and staff supervision. His passion for LGBTQIA+ health equity has been his driving force over the course of his career, and he joins the team with a BA in Spanish. 

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Jack Bruno (he/him)

Jack Bruno is the Operations Coordinator for the Division of Education and Training at the Fenway Institute. In this role, Jack coordinates travel, manages vendor payment and communication and supports the staff in scheduling. Prior to joining the Fenway Institute, Jack worked as a Special Programs Administrative Assistant in a small charter school in Cambridge. There they supported a team of educators in providing equitable access to educational progress for all students. They graduated from Tufts University with a degree in American Studies.

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Ayanna Besson, DrPH(c), MPH (she/her)

Born and raised in New York, Ayanna Besson, DrPH(c), MPH, has served as a public health professional for over 7 years. She is a doctoral candidate in epidemiology at SUNY Downstate's School of Public Health with expertise in plant-based nutrition, Type 2 diabetes prevention, community-based participatory research, and community health promotion. She has previously worked in program management to address the disparities in patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) through clinician training and has also worked to link underserved intellectually and developmentally disabled (ID/DD) children and adults to care.  

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Mason Dunn, JD (he/they)

Mason J. Dunn, JD, is the Deputy Director of Education and Training Programs and the Fenway Institute. Mason is an attorney, and brings their legal and advocacy experience to the Institute. They have worked in the LGBTQ+ equality movement for over 15 years across the country. Prior to joining Fenway, Mason was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition where they successfully advocated for the advancement of nonbinary gender markers on Massachusetts state ID's, participated in coalition to address restrictions in healthcare and gender marker changes on Massachusetts birth certificates, and worked to build the coalition which passed state-wide nondiscrimination protections in public accommodations for transgender and nonbinary people. In 2018, Mason co-chaired the historic 2018 Yes on 3 campaign, which successfully defended the Massachusetts' trans-inclusive public accommodation nondiscrimination law, in the nation's first ever state-wide vote on transgender rights. Mason has also worked in state and local advocacy with GLSEN, Keshet, and many state-based equality organizations across the country.  

Beyond their full time work, Mason teaches at UNH in Manchester in the Communication's Department, is a board member with The Equality Federation, and serves on the state Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Mason is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and a 2012 graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law with the Daniel Webster Honor's Scholar Program. Mason has received multiple awards and honors including: the Boston University School of Public Health Gail H. Douglass Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice, the University of New Hampshire Kidder Award for LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in Education, and JALSA's Advocate for Justice award.   

Milo Dorfman (he/him)

Milo Dorfman, MS, is the 2iS Senior Program Manager in the Division of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute. In his role, Milo manages the Innovative Intervention Strategies Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, including providing technical assistance to funded sites, building relationships, facilitating communications, and developing and implementing project plans. Milo earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University, and he has spent the last five years managing implementation and evaluation projects in non-profit healthcare settings.

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Michele Hatchell (she/her) 

Michele has worked for over 20 years as a social justice educator and professional artist in PK-12 schools and communities throughout the US. During the last 7 years, she authored curriculum and professional development trainings for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program. These trainings, lesson plans and resources have been delivered in 50 states to over 135,000 educators to increase their capacity to embrace family diversity, create LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and nonbinary students using an intersectional approach. In both her community art and social justice work, she enjoys being a co-collaborator who works with communities to help create intentional spaces that reflect our shared experiences and celebrate our differences. 

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Sarah Mitnick, MBA (she/her)

Sarah Mitnick is the Director of Program Operations for the Division of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute. In her role she runs the day-to-day operations of the division including staff supervision, project oversight, budget management and operational support. Prior to coming to Fenway, Sarah worked in non-profit advocacy. She has years of experience supervising staff, managing projects and budgets, fundraising, grant-seeking and providing administrative support. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Environmental Science from Colorado College and an MBA, with concentration in Leadership and Organizational Transformation, from Boston University.

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Elijah Oyenuga (he/him)

Elijah Oyenuga is the Program Coordinator for the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Elijah began his career working as a peer leader for Boston Gay Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS), where he learned to facilitate workshops focused on creating understanding, awareness, and respect to eliminate bullying and exclusion faced by LGBT youth. He has since worked for the Department of Education's Safe Schools program, guiding administrators on the path to offering LGBT students a secure and supportive environment. As the program coordinator for the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, he continues to advocate by coordinating online provider educational opportunities, ​developing and delivering training and technical assistance initiatives, and evaluating ongoing programming to help Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) across the nation improve health services for LGBTQIA+ people. 

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Liza Rice (she/her)

Liza Rice is the Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Education and Training at The Fenway Institute. Liza has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Connecticut. Liza has a background in case management and found a passion for working with LGBTQIA+ folks in healthcare settings. Having a background in non-profit healthcare work opened the path to the behind-the-scenes work that this administrative position offers. She found her way to Fenway Health after attending a training titled "How to Best Support Trans Clients"; the way that Fenway approaches healthcare, specifically for LGBTQIA+ folks, was inspiring. Liza joins this team with the intent of furthering the progress Fenway Health has made for marginalized communities while making healthcare a more inclusive, safe, and accessible space.

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