Dallas Ducar, MSN, APRN, She/Her/Hers
Chief Executive Officer
University of Virginia
Clinical Nurse Leader, AANC Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Additional Clinical Education
Western State Psychiatric Hospital, University of Virginia, Inpatient Psychiatry, the Institute for Dialogic Practice
Traveling, running, hiking, writing, politics, philosophy, playing mandolin
Apache, Luna, Baxter
Belle and Sebastian, Punch Brothers, Andrew Bird, Townes Van Zandt
Dallas identifies as trans. Clinically, Dallas is trained in Narrative Therapy, MBSR, informed consent, harm reduction, patient-centered care, and community-based participatory approaches.
Dallas Ducar, a visionary healthcare leader, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Transhealth, a pioneering organization committed to transforming healthcare. As a faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, Columbia University, and the MGH Institute for Health Professions, Dallas brings a wealth of expertise to her role in shaping the future of healthcare. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dallas actively shapes health policy related to equity, ethics, and affirming care. She demonstrates her unwavering commitment as the Co-Chair of the Primary Care Alliance, a member of the LGBTQI Federal Policy Roundtable, and a fervent advocate for affirming care across the nation.
Dallas extends her impact by serving on the Board of Directors for GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Healing Our Community Collaborative (HOCC), the University of Virginia Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Fund, and the Health Advisory Council for Western Governors University. Embracing her role as a public servant, Dallas is a vital member of the Northampton Board of Health and has proudly served on the Official Transition Team for Attorney General Andrea Campbell.
Dallas has helped advise local, regional, and national elected leaders in best practices and policies for gender-affirming health care, including advocating for protections for providers, and continues to push the needle of justice forward daily.
Dallas finds meaning and passion in her life by spending time hiking with her dogs, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her loving family and friends. She is actively working to create affirming healthcare by fostering freedom, empowering patients, creating more ethical systems, and restoring a community focus back to clinical care.