Dane Ray, LGPC
Dane Ray is a resident of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia with the Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Dane is a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor serving the state of Maryland. Dane has over 20 years of experience as an educator and trainer within and on behalf of the LGBTQIA+ communities, with additional experience in prevention education and research through tenure at DC Health (DC Government). Dane believes that in order to achieve equity in care (healing/ growth), it is critical that both healthcare and community providers be informed of and prepared to meet the needs of transgender and gender expansive people. In working towards this goal, Dane’s current research interests center on public health communication in response to gaps in the healthcare system for self-identified trans and gender expansive people. As a result of ongoing discrepancies and disenfranchisement around access to: care, knowledge, and resources; Dane opened up the firm D & A Consulting Services to help more directly address these systemic issues by designing services that are curated for those most marginalized. Dane is considered a healer and music lover!