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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Isolda Atayde
Member, Board of Directors

Born and raised in Mexico City, Isolda found her passion in advocating for LGBT rights in Mexico and Latin America, focusing on gender non-conforming children and Transgender youth. While living in Mexico, she founded along with her husband the first support group for parents and caregivers of gender non-conforming children and transgender youth. 

She was one of the 50 LGBT activists from around the world invited by OUTRight International (formerly IGLHRC) to advocate for transgender and gender non-conforming children and teenagers in meetings with different United Nations country missions. Isolda was also invited to be part of the 1st AMPLOS Annual Conference held at Lisbon, Portugal and has presented in various conferences in South and Central America.

Her advocacy in Latin America includes various activities such as being the part of the Steering Committee of the Asociación Internacional de Familias por la Diversidad Sexual (FDS) as well as organizing, along with COPRED (Mexico’s City Anti-Discrimination Agency), events in Mexico City aiming to provide information to Mexican government officials, educators and family members regarding the importance of supporting gender non-conforming children and transgender youth.

In September 2013, she was a key part for organizing the “Derechos de la Personas Transgénero desde la niñez” Forum in Mexico City, in order to simplify the legal procedure in Mexico for transgender people to be able to change their legal documents, as well as to raise awareness in society of the violence and harassment transgender and gender non-conforming children face in school.

In June of 2017, she co-organized with COPRED a two day forum for professionals and families regarding the importance of family support for Trans and LGBI children and youth being the first event of its kind to be held in Mexico. 

During 2016-2019 she was part of PFLAG’s National Board of Directors where she co-chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, advocating for the hispanic and latino community and their families. Isolda’s loyalty to gender expansive youth is unquestionable.