Our Board of Directors

Stephanie Brill
Founder & Chair, Board of Directors

Stephanie Brill is the founder of Gender Spectrum. She is considered a thought leader in the field of gender diversity in children. She is the author of the landmark books The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens with Lisa Kenney, Executive Director of Gender Spectrum); The Transgender Child (with Rachel Pepper); The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth; and The Queer Parent’s Primer and. Her work has been featured on 20/20, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, All Things Considered, and The New York Times.

 

 

GBGM photographDiane Ehrensaft
Member, Board of Directors

Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and a developmental and clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a private practice in Oakland, California, where she specializes in work with gender creative children and their families. She is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and chief psychologist at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She specializes in research, clinical work, and consultation related to gender-nonconforming children and assisted reproductive technology families, lecturing, publishing, doing media appearances, and serving as an expert witness on both topics nationally and internationally.

She is author of The Gender Creative Child; Gender Born, Gender Made; Mommies Daddies Donors, Surrogates; Building a Home Within (co-edited with Toni Heineman); Spoiling Childhood, and Parenting Together; The Gender Affirmative Model: A New Approach to Supporting Gender Non-Conforming and Transgender Children, co-edited with Dr. Colt Keo-Meier, to be released in Summer 2017. She is also presently co-investigator in a four-site National Institute of Health longitudinal study investigating the effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones in a population of youth seeking services at the four university-based gender clinics. She is a member of WPATH and USPATH, as well as a member of the working committee revising the WPATH standards of care.

Enrique Perez Grovas
Member, Board of Directors

Enrique Perez Grovas has facilitated seminars in Lima, Peru and San Jose, Costa Rica specifically directed to Latin/Hispanic families facing gender issues. Enrique has facilitated the Dad’s group for Gender Spectrum’s Family Conference for several years, as well as for Gender Conference East in the past. He is a member of Gender Spectrum’s Board, as well as of the Advisory Council of the Gender and Family Project for the Ackerman Institute in NYC. He is also member of EY’s National Tax Inclusiveness and Diversity Steering Committee.

 

 

Lisa KenneyLisa Kenney
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Director

Lisa Kenney: As the Executive Director of Gender Spectrum, Lisa is a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations and corporations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, social institutions and corporations. She provides workshops and other events for parents and caregivers on gender and co-authored, with Stephanie Brill, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens

 

 

 

Shannon Minter

 

Shannon Price Minter
Member, Board of Directors

Shannon Price Minter, a transgender man, is the Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Minter has litigated impact cases across the country on behalf of transgender students, parents, employees, elders, and asylum seekers. He is recognized as a national expert on transgender legal and policy issues and has written many articles and books on LGBT law. Minter is a member of the ABA Commission on Sexual orientation and Gender identity and was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. He has taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Santa Clara, Golden Gate, and the University of San Francisco law schools. Minter received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. He currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Robin.