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). He directs the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center, a HRSA-funded cooperative agreement to improve health care for LGBTQIA+ people at health centers. Dr. Keuroghlian concurrently directs the Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance, also funded by HRSA, to implement 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 earned his MD from Washington University in Saint Louis and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed the Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the fellowship in infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.
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.
Richard Cancio began his career in international development and global health as a Peace Corp volunteer in Namibia. Following his Peace Corps service, Richard completed his Master’s in Public Health from Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. Richard then worked as the LGBT Health Services Program Manager for the Mount Sinai Health System – where he educated hospital staff and medical students on LGBT competent care. Since then he has developed a strong skill set for issues surrounding gender identity and healthcare including HIV/AIDS education, Sexual Risk Reduction, LGBT health program implementation, and mitigating Everyday Bias in Health. Currently, as the Curriculum Manager on the Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance team for the E2i project, Richard works to create culturally competent educational materials for a diverse patient population.
Mason J. Dunn, JD (he/they) 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.
Linda Marc is the National Implementation Director for the HRSA-funded Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance. In this role she is responsible for designing and delivering technical assistance to support the implementation of HIV-related behavioral interventions at 24 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Sites across the United States.
Massah Massaquoi, M.P.H., is the National Implementation Manager for the HRSA-funded Evidence-Informed Interventions Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance. In this role she is responsible for designing and managing communication strategies between collaborators, which includes national experts, community advisory board members, and internal and external partners. Massah is also the Technical Assistance Lead for 13 of the 26 funded sites, she helps support day-to-day concerns of the subawardees as well as monitor and assess implementation activities, implementation strategies, and the core elements of the site-selected interventions via monthly monitoring calls, cohort calls and narrative reports.
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 over 10 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.
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 distance learning and webinars, as well as the coordination of publication reports and training material 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.