Our Trainers

EliBSSMDr. Eli R. Green is the founder of the Transgender Training Institute, LLC.  He is a nationally recognized trainer who helps non-profits, direct service, medical providers, and educational professionals expand their LGBQ and transgender-related cultural competency.  Dr. Green’s book, co-authored with Luca Maurer, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit:  A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills is the first of its kind and offers best practices and lessons for teaching transgender content.  As a consultant, he has developed and leads LGBQ & transgender specific train-the-trainer courses, and provides ongoing technical assistance and coaching for current educators and trainers. His award winning research focuses largely on reducing prejudice toward transgender people and communities through education and training. He is an interdisciplinary sexualities scholar, and an Assistant Professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies graduate program at Widener University. Dr. Green holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, in addition to Masters Degrees in Human Sexuality Education (Widener University) and Applied Women’s Studies (Claremont Graduate University).  He is a Certified Sexuality Educator (CSE) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT), and is a professional member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).  More about Dr. Green and his work at www.elirgreenphd.com.

 

Since 2007, Jaymie Campbell, MA, MEd has been working in health promotion, social2015 HeadShot services, HIV research, and sexuality education. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Jaymie began his non-profit career working with marginalized populations in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, emphasis in Community Mental Health, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and focused his clinical internship on working with homeless queer and transgender youth of color.

 Jaymie is most passionate about the framework of racial microaggressions and its intersections with gender identity and sexual orientation. He specializes in trainings for medical providers, behavioral health providers, educators, and community based organizations on strategies for improving services for populations facing intersecting oppressions. He has obtained a Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies and is a 4th year doctoral candidate. His dissertation topic is focused on research into race and transgender microaggressions experienced by transgender people of color.  

Daniel A. Fernandez is a social justice Latinx activist and health educator from New Jersey. He has been involved in civic engagement and youth leadership development since 2012, working in the non-profit sector as a community organizer, youth leader and educator for underserved populations, especially LGBTQ+ youth.  These experiences inform Daniel’s approach to professional development trainings, particularly his trainings on best practices of working with transgender youth. 

Daniel has worked with an array of leading state and nationwide LGBTQ+ organizations including Campus Pride, GLSEN and PFLAG. He is currently the director of the LGBTQ+ Department for HiTOPS, a health education and advocacy organization serving adolescents based in Princeton, New Jersey. Daniel also serves as co-chair for the Gender-Sexuality Alliance Forum and Trans Youth Forum, two of New Jersey’s leading LGBTQ+ conferences.

Daniel received a Bachelor of Arts in Women & Gender Studies and Sociology from William Paterson University. As a first generation born American, he is particularly driven towards supporting and enhancing civic engagement amongst Queer Latinx and undocumented immigrant youth. Witness his work and happenings on Instagram and Twitter @vozdedani.