SPECIAL CHAPTER EVENT: 2016: Electoral Considerations and Implications for Federal, State, and Local Policies Effecting Trans and LGBQ Individuals


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Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue, 10/04/1616
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location
Fahs House (Behind the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis)


SPECIAL CHAPTER EVENT:  2016:  Electoral Considerations and Implications for Federal, State, and Local Policies Effecting Trans and LGBQ Individuals

Stacey Jackson-Roberts, LCSW-C, is the Lead Therapist for LGBT Behavioral Health at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Baltimore. In this role, she leads a team of mental health providers with expertise in working with transgender, LGBQ, and HIV positive individuals. In August of 2013, she graduated from the Smith College School for Social Work with a Master in Clinical Social Work, specializing in Psychodynamic Therapy, Gender and Sexuality, and Trauma Informed Care. In addition to her MSW, she completed a graduate program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from American University and a BS in Law and Constitutional Studies, Political Economy, and Sociology, cum laude, from Utah State University.

Prior to attending Smith, she spent over a decade, working in politics, law, and public policy in Washington, DC, including working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy on his Judiciary Committee and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee staff. After departing the Hill, she oversaw the growth and development of the Access to Medicines Project at American University Washington College of Law, which works to advance public policy to increasing access to critical medicines for public health epidemics (e.g. HIV and HepC). She also has several years of experience in field operations strategy and coordination through her work on legislative, House, Senate, and Presidential electoral campaigns and ballot initiatives in the mid-Atlantic, Mountain West, and New England.

During the late 2000s, she successfully petitioned and negotiated for trans-inclusive health benefits for faculty and staff at American University, making it the first private institution of high education in the US to extend such benefits. She has used this personal experience professionally to help expand trans-inclusive coverage as a consultant and through her former role as the Health Care Policy Fellow at the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco. In this role, she helped successfully petition for new California state insurance regulations barring trans discrimination in health insurance and requiring parity of coverage for transition related health care. The model has been used by over 12 states–including Maryland–and the Department of Health and Human Services to issues similar regulator bulletins expanding access to transgender healthcare through parity and nondiscrimination provisions of state and federal law. Clinical Social Work, specializing in Psychodynamic Therapy, Gender and Sexuality, and Trauma Informed Care. In addition to her MSW, she completed a graduate program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from American University and a BS in Law and Constitutional Studies, Political Economy, and Sociology, cum laude, from Utah State University.

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