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LGBTQ Alliance Task Force Subcommittees

Education and Mentoring Chair: Heather Clauss, MD

Charge: Educate Temple University Health System about LGBTQ issues and caring for LGBTQ patients, visitors, students and staff.

Temple LGBTQ Health Center Chair: Jennifer Aldrich, MD

Charge: Support the creation of a Comprehensive Transgender Care Center as well as a “Safe Provider” list of physician practices within the Temple University Health System that are willing to identify as LGBTQ /LGBTQ Allies and are equipped to care for LBGTQ patients, visitors, and staff.

Outreach Chair: Nicolle Strand, JD, MBE

Charge: Facilitate outreach to the schools at the Temple University Health Sciences Center campus, to Temple University’s Main Campus, to other academic medical centers in the Philadelphia area, and to other professional groups in the Philadelphia area. The goal is to network with other local institutions to identify best practices regarding LGBTQ issues and cultural sensitivities in healthcare.

Medical School Curriculum Chair: Nora Jones, PhD 

Charge: Review Lewis Katz School of Medicine curriculum for opportunities to include education of medical students on LGBTQ-centered issues regarding patients, visitors and staff.

Finance & Development Chair: Lindsay Farrington

Charge: Organize and obtain funding to support the mission of the Task Force. Identify and align the goals of the task force with the philanthropic vision of interested donors to ensure greatest impact of support.

Events Chair: Ben Moore

Charge: Organize Temple University Health System’s presence at Philadelphia-wide LGBTQ events; coordinate LGBTQ Alliance Task Force presence at Temple events by providing free cancer screenings, free HIV prevention education, free blood pressure checks, etc. 

Health System Policies Chair: Sherry Mazer

Charge: Annual review of existing Health System policies and development of new policies to ensure appropriate LGBTQ-inclusive and non-discriminatory language is included. 

Public Relations/Marketing Chair: Jose Mendoza

Charge: Create and maintain an LGBTQ Alliance Task Force presence within Temple Health to advertise task force activities and publicize information of interest.

Admissions Chair: Robert L. Bettiker, MD

Charge: Ensure that the admissions process to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine remains LGBTQ and Ally friendly.