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TransNewYork’s mission is to bring awareness to the issues facing the transgender non-conforming (TGNC) community.
GENNIFER HERLEY PhD is the founder and Executive Director of TransNewYork. Gennifer is a proud transgender woman who recently transitioned and earned her doctorate degree in 2014. TransNewYork’s mission is to bring awareness to the issues facing the transgender non conforming (TGNC) community and give guidance and support to individuals and their loved ones within an open and safe environment. We provide individual and group counseling and monthly meetings, in which we address issues such as gender dysphoria and encourage transgender individuals to share their stories. We wish to be an informative source for transgender resources, activities, and events.
Dr Herley works with allies of the transgender community, additionally TransNewYork provides Transgender Non-Conforming educational training seminars for Organizations. We provide an array of services to help maintain and expand diversity and inclusion within organizations. Our presence has spread to local businesses and educational institutions, to whom we have provided guest speakers and other resource materials. We have helped raise public awareness on transgender issues through hosting and sponsoring speaking engagements, featuring prominent transgender leaders and organizations.
Her career has taken two paths, corporate management roles and business and personal coaching, and both have merged into nonprofit organizational leadership. Her leadership experience includes managing all operational activities, such as finances, business development, sales, marketing, and fundraising. Dr. Herley excels at developing and monitoring budgets and resources, planning and executing short- and long-range goals, and redesigning programs to respond to the changing needs of the LGBTQ Community with a focus on members of our community who are transgender.
In addition Dr. Herley is a Board member of I’m from Driftwood which aims to help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing. Dr. Herley is also an adjunct professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Herley is a tireless advocate of the transgender community and has spoken at many Transgender Conference focusing on group dynamics.
Dr Herley organized the first transgender Conference in New York City, New York Coming Out in 2019. This 3-day conference had over 350 attendees,100 workshops, a vendor room and hosted keynote speakers such as Sarah McBride from the Human Rights Campaign and Sam Britton from The Trevor Project, among others.
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