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We are a groundbreaking independent and comprehensive trans healthcare center built to empower trans and gender-diverse adults, children, and families.
Throughout our history as a community, trans and gender-diverse people have looked to each other for healing, support, and affirmation. Transhealth Northampton honors that by providing comprehensive and professional healthcare, as we open our doors to trans and gender-diverse individuals and their loved ones. As a trans-led organization, we are uniquely positioned to expand the healthcare possibilities for our community. Through research, expert care, and fierce advocacy we work to secure a healthy, affirming future for all of us.
We are transforming the world so that trans and gender diverse adults and kids are empowered and celebrated as they work with an affirming team to own their healthcare journey.
We are devoted to providing comprehensive gender-affirming care across the lifespan. We believe that healthcare is all about curiosity, empowerment, and co-creation. We provide pediatric primary care, adult primary care, mental health care, and more! Learn about our clinical offerings by contacting us today.
We are committed to community-based participatory action research. We believe in nothing about us without us. We will never research on; we will research with. We believe that research can empower, but only if we work together and ensure everyone is at the table.
Let’s face it; there are a lot of myths and rumors out there about gender-affirming care. We are here to provide comprehensive education for patients, clinicians, students, families, and more. If we want to change the healthcare landscape, it starts with changing how we educate.
While Transhealth may sound idyllic, we still exist in a dysfunctional system. We are here to change that. We will advocate to advance gender-affirming care and to create a more humanistic and holistic healthcare system. We will continually fight for a more just form of healthcare.
We believe everyone deserves joy in our work, bodies, and relationships as well as on our streets. We are prepared to fight for our patients' right to experience that joy.
We believe in understanding and empathizing with others and approaching with a beginner's mind.
We are lifelong learners and committed to continually being open to new perspectives and ideas.
We are devoted to being compassionate at work, for our colleagues and patients.
We are building a team that reflects the diversity of our patients and the world we envision.
We stand for new ways of delivering health care that empower staff and patients to reimagine true patient-centered care.
We believe real inclusion starts with honoring who we are and living the life we were meant to live.
We see you, honor your choices, and support you in achieving your goals.
We strive to create a space where all voices are heard and seen.
We are here to create a flexible and evolving work environment that strives for radical trust in each other.
What We Offer
We have a world-class team that provides adult primary care, pediatric primary care, gender-affirming hormonal care, and mental healthcare.
How We Started
Transhealth Northampton has its roots in the experience of founder Perry Cohen and his co-parent, Brooks Bull. Tired of driving two to three hours to a city for certain types of gender-affirming care for themselves and their family, Perry and Brooks dreamed of creating a comprehensive center for gender-affirming care in Western Massachusetts. With the generous support of his parents Jan and Rick Cohen, this dream became a reality.
The first step in founding the center was to build a team to conduct a study of local needs known as The PATH Project (Plan and Act for Transgender Health). This needs assessment was conducted as a partnership between local gender-diverse community members and staff from The Fenway Institute, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, and Harvard Medical School to ensure that as many voices as possible contributed to the foundation of the center. The goal of PATH was to reach as many people who typically don’t get their needs taken into consideration. Based on the needs assessment, the center could offer the services that people actually want and need with a commitment to always listen and respond to the community.
With the study complete, and the needs of the community clearly defined, Perry brought on the founding team of Dallas Ducar, CEO, Katie Wolf, COO, Brooke Stott, Program Manager, and Sophia Barrett, Intern, along with the Board Members Lauri Meade, MD, and Adrian Daul, MD. From there, the team has continued to grow and thrive.
“We are proud to put our family’s name on this project,” says Perry. “I think it’s important for folks to know that there are local community members who believe in this work, have a personal connection to it, and that as a family we are honored to support this work.”
Dallas Ducar, MSN, APRN, She/Her/Hers
Chief Executive Officer
Katie Wolf, MBA, She/Her/Hers
Chief Operating Officer
Brooke Stott, LCSW She/Her/Hers
Psychotherapist LCSW/Community Partnerships Coordinator
Andrew Cronyn, MD, FAAP, He/Him/His
Melissa K. Heckman, LICSW, MEd, They/Them/Theirs & She/Her/Hers
Psychotherapist/Supervisor LICSW/Mental Health Director
Eris Perez, They/Them/Theirs
Patient Services Coordinator
Celia Overby, She/Her/Hers
Kate Albright-Jenkins, She/Her/Hers
Andrew C. Sackett-Taylor, MSN, APRN, He/Him/His
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dana Delgardo, MSN, FNP, APNc, AAHIVs (He/Him/His)
Arin McKona, ASN, RN, He/Him/His
Ambulatory Nursing Lead
J. Aleah Nesteby, She/Her/Hers
Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Educator
Emma Ayres (They/Them/Theirs & She/Her/Hers)
Jennifer Lavallee, She/Her/Hers
Patient Access Coordinator
Mia Lauer, She/Her/Hers
Community Engagement Specialist
Jessica Plant, She/Her/Hers
Community Health Worker
Jane Schmidt, LICSW, She/Her/Hers
Adjunct Psychotherapist LICSW
Mahajoy Laufer, LICSW, She/Her/Ella
Adjunct Psychotherapist LICSW
Sebastian Barr PhD, He/Him/His
Chair, Research Advisory Board
Taylor Bell BSN, RN, He/They/She
Policy & Advocacy Specialist
Nat Jones-Sikes, He/Him/His
Chelsea Galicia, They/Them/Theirs & She/Her/Hers
Clinical Tech, Patient Service Coordinator
Alex Siegel, They/Them/Theirs
Patient Service Coordinator
Our Board of Directors
Adrian Daul, MD, He/Him/His
Lauri Meade, MD, She/They/ע
Perry Cohen, He/Him/His
Durane Walker, MD, He/Him/His