Alex S. Keuroghlian is the Director of Education and Training Programs at The Fenway Institute 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 Innovative Intervention Strategies Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, also funded by HRSA, to implement emerging 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 Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinator Center for Technical Assistance, which implemented effective 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.
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.
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.
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.
Milo Dorfman, MS, is the 2iS 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.
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.
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.
Nikk Cochran Selik is the Rural TransECHO Project Coordinator at The Fenway Institute. Nikk is a consultant and speaker who has worked with numerous organizations, businesses, universities, schools, and families across the country to promote awareness around transgender identity. Hailing from the Midwest, Nikk has been an active leader in the Chicago trans community. In 2016, he founded the organization, T-MAC: Transmasculine Alliance Chicago, which is now one of the largest trans-led organizations in the Midwest. He also partnered with other local leaders in the trans community to establish T-FEM, the transfeminine counterpart of T-MAC. Nikk has also been working closely with Northwestern Medicine to develop their Gender Pathways Program, as well as advance the overall quality of trans-affirming health care through internal competency trainings. Additionally, Nikk has worked with Lurie Children’s Hospital as a volunteer in their TransMentor Program, in which he served as a mentor for trans and gender diverse teens. He has also independently developed and facilitated seminars designed especially for parents and family members of trans youth and adults. In 2018, Nikk received the Windy City Times “30 Under 30” award for outstanding contributions to the Chicago LGBTQ community. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Film/Video from Columbia College Chicago.
Taking a semester off from pursuing a degree in Sociology, Spencer joined Fenway Health in 2018 as a Field Interviewer/HIV Tester for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) project, returning in 2020 to act as Field Supervisor. In his new role, Spencer serves as Project Manager for the Getting to Zero study, which aims to reduce HIV stigma, and increase HIV health resources for Black men living in the U.S. South. Spencer thoroughly believes in the importance of HIV research and is passionate about public health. In his spare time, Spencer can be found working out, experimenting with new recipes, or working on his cars.
Virginia Vedilago is the Program Manager for the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. In her current role, she is responsible for the Education Center programming including the management of learning initiatives such as distance learning and webinars, as well as the coordination of publications, and training materials for development and dissemination. Virginia holds a Master’s in International Development from the University Carlos III in Madrid and has worked in Public Health over much of the last 10 years, managing grant funded community-based projects related to access and equity in health care. Virginia worked previously as the Project Manager for PATH (Plan and Act for Transgender Health), a regional assessment of the health care and social service needs of transgender and gender diverse people in Western New England, and Pioneer Valley TransECHO, a regional online training program for health care organizations to improve health outcomes and best meet the needs of their transgender and gender-diverse patients.