Biographies of Presenters (Listed Alphabetically)

Kate B.
Kate is a transitioning trans woman, and she and her spouse of 25 years have two amazing grown children. This is Kate’s fifth fair – with 2020 being hilariously remote – and she is proud to serve as registrar and technical advisor on the Fantasia Fair Committee. In the off season, Kate is a cyber security specialist, project manager, and avid drone flyer. She hopes everyone has a wonderful time at Fantasia Fair 2021.

Kate is a member of the Fantasia Fair 2021 Planning Committee and a member of the ITEO Board of Directors.

 

 

Dana Bevan Ph.D.
Bevan is an independent research psychologist that specializes in transgender science. She received her BA at Dartmouth College and her PhD at Princeton University, both in psychology. Dana has published four books on transgender science, most recently Transgender Health and Medicine (Praeger, 2019). Prior to this book she published The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism (Praeger, 2013), Being Transgender: What You Should Know (Praeger, 2017) and The Transsexual Scientist (Amazon, 2013). Dana was on the Board of Directors of USPATH, the United States affiliate of WPATH, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. She has presented papers at a variety of conferences including WPATH, USPATH, First Event, Gender Odyssey, Southern Comfort, Keystone, Dragon Con and IFGE. She has a podcast, The Transgender Scientist and blogs monthly at TGForum, Dana Brings You the Science. She lives in Atlanta, where she is a facilitator for Trans Decatur support group.

 

 

 

Jan Brown
Jan is a proud transgender member of her local community and co-founder of her local transgender support group, Mid-Hudson Transgender Association in the Hudson River Valley of New York. She’s happily married. She has participated in and presented at many transgender events including IFGE, SCC, Be-All, First Event, Liberty, Empire, and (her favorite) Fantasia Fair. She was a part of the Fantasia Fair planning committee for several years. She treasures her participation in the community.

 

 

 

Carrie Chandler, MD
Dr. Carrie Chandler serves as medical director of a Midwestern community-based, addiction agency covering six counties. Providing both behavioral health and medical services, the agency is also an Opioid Treatment Program and offers buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone®), methadone and naltrexone (Vivitrol®) medications to appropriate clients in conjunction with counseling. Dr. Chandler has been approved as a certified addiction specialist by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

 

 

 

Dallas Denny
Dallas Denny is renowned for her work on advocacy, policy issues, and health practices involving transsexual and transgender people.

Dallas was Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit American Educational Gender Information Service from 1990-1999 and in 1990 founded the still-active Atlanta Gender Explorations support group. She was one of many founders of the Southern Comfort and Peachtree transgender conferences and since 1991 has been a principal of the long-running Fantasia Fair Transgender Week Conference.

Dallas is a prolific author. She has written more than 20 book chapters and hundreds of articles for newsletters, magazines, and journals. Her books Gender Dysphoria: A Guide to Research and Current Concepts in Transgender Identity, were published in 1994 and 1998, respectively, by Garland Publishers, and Identity Management in Transsexualism in 1994 by Creative Design Services. She edited the groundbreaking journals Chrysalis from 1990-1998 and Transgender Tapestry from 2000-2008. Her historical novels Chance Down the Mountain and Second Chance are published by Foundation Books

Dallas is a member of the Fantasia Fair 2021 Planning Committee and Chair of the ITEO Board of Directors

Jenna and Erin Daily
Jenna & Erin Daily have been coming to Provincetown for numerous years and consider it their second home. They married in town seven years ago. Jenna and Erin have a daughter and reside in Ohio. They have been practicing the Law of Attraction for many years and have benefited tremendously from it. They believe in the power of one’s influence on positive thinking to manifest one’s intentions. Their intent is to aid others to tap into their own power to manifest their desires.

 

 

Temperance DuWitt
As the 2015 Fantasia Fair Miss Congeniality and 2017’s Co-Miss Fantasia Fair, 2021 will be Temperance’s eighth Fantasia Fair. A native Washingtonian, Temperance studied music at the University of Maryland, College Park, Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied Computer Science from the ITT Technical Institute. She resides in Milton, DE, but frequently travels to and from the Washington, D.C. area. Temperance’s taste in attire could be classified at best to be eclectic, as, on more than one occasion, she has been observed dashing around Provincetown in some type of remarkable regalia. Her favorite type of dress is Victorian Gothic, particularly the magnificent and opulent ball gowns of the era; she is also partial to the Civil War-era dresses.

 

Nick Greiner
This will be Nick’s fourth Fantasia Fair; he attended his first Fair with his trans parent, Sibil. Nick was inspired by the organizers and fellow attendees and extremely honored to receive the Mr. Congeniality Award. He lives in Philadelphia where he is an out transman involved in his local LGBT community including co-facilitating an open trans* group. He and his mom, Sibil, share their story in workshops and talks to promote visibility. He served proudly in the U.S. Coast Guard under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and vowed to never hide again after he was honorably discharged.

 

 

 

Sibil Greiner
Sibil Mae attended her first FF in 2016. Like a phoenix, she has risen from the ashes of alcoholism and personal tragedy to transition and live authentically. Sibil, along with her son Nick, have done parent/child transition workshops and more recently college talks before a class of future Occupational Therapists. You will find her to be an outgoing social butterfly who will welcome you with open arms and an open heart. As a recovering alcoholic, she is in service to help people with their addictions and to help others recognize their own potential in living an authentic life.
director for musicals at local community theaters, active in professional organizations and soloist and chorus member for decades. Recently retired.

Sibil is a member of the ITEO Board of Directors.

 

 

 

Michael S. Irwig, MD, F.A.C.E.
Michael S. Irwig, MD, F.A.C.E., is a board-certified endocrinologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he serves as Director of Transgender Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Irwig is a general endocrinologist with a particular interest and expertise in transgender care and androgens. His research has focused on transgender health, men with persistent sexual and non-sexual side effects of finasteride (Propecia) and men with borderline testosterone levels. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications and his research findings have been featured in many national and international mainstream publications and broadcast outlets.

Dr. Irwig is an avid teacher and has presented over 100 invited lectures at hospitals, medical schools and conferences across the world on transgender health and male hypogonadism. He serves as a speaker and moderator for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Dr. Irwig received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude, and his M.D. from Cornell University. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Virginia and his endocrinology training at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Irwig does not accept any funding from pharmaceutical companies.

 

Dee LaValle
Dee LaValle grew up in Massachusetts and has been a Fair attendee since she began her transition almost seven years ago. Dee works for an international multimedia corporation as a manufacturing engineer/operations scheduler for the Northeast region. In her career she has held senior leadership positions in management, operations, procurement, distribution/logistics, sales, and marketing. Her skills include team building, project management, statistical analysis, Six Sigma, and Lean man-ufacturing. She and her spouse Jolie are proud parents to a 20-year old daughter, a 16- year old son, a Lhasa Apso and a black cat who is always plotting Dee’s demise.

Dee is the Fantasia Fair Director.

 

 

Jolie LaValle
I have missed you all in room 201 of the Crown. If you’re new, that’s where the SOs meet Tuesday through Saturday at 9 a.m. My spouse Dee and I have been married for 28 years. (Where did the time go?) She came out to me in 2015. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and work in the financial services industry. You can ask me for directions in Mass, but don’t ask me for financial advice. I don’t do math after 5, on the weekends or on vacation. On second thought, I don’t really have a good sense of direction either. Dee and I have a daughter who is a junior in college. Her sights are set on law school. Her goal is to become a human rights attorney. Our son is 16, ready to get his driver’s license. Look out world! His passions: football and weightlifting. We have a black cat who runs laps around the house and tries to suffocate Dee in her sleep. Our dog thinks he’s my bodyguard and work from home intern.

Jolie is a member of the Fantasia Fair 2021 Planning Committee

 

Diana Lombardi
Diana is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Trans-Advocacy Coalition (CTAC). She graduated in 2011 from the University of Connecticut School Of Social Work with her Master’s Degree in social work; her concentration was in Community Organizing. In 2011 Diana worked with ctEQUALITY to pass the gender inclusive Anti-Discrimination law in Connecticut and in 2017 Diana again worked with other non-profits to pass a law banning Conversion therapy for minors and in 2019 An Act Concerning Gay/Transgender Panic Defense. Diana has given numerous presentations; including workshops on cultural competency for homeless shelters with co-presenters from the CT Coalition to End Homelessness, CT Fair Housing Center, AIDS CT, and HUD.

Diana is a member of the LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network legislative committee that was created to advise the Connecticut legislature on LGBTQ+ issues and needs and she was appointed to the governor’s council on hate crimes. Diana is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

 

Sgt. Carrie Lopes (Retired)
Carrie Lopes retired in May 2018 after 34 years of service with the Provincetown Police Department. She served as a patrol sergeant for 16 years and was the Civil Rights Officer and LGBT Liaison Officer with FanFair for 21 years. She also handled Domestic Violence, Elder Affairs, and Sex Offender Management for the department and served as a training officer for both full-time and seasonal personnel. Carrie is enjoying retirement with her family, getting projects completed (finally), traveling, and looking forward to continuing her relationship with the Fair.

Carrie is a member of the ITEO Board of Directors.

 

Jossy Lopez
A cis partner and second-year attendee who likes to do manicures in her spare time. She learned about it to help her partner at home.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer
Jennifer is attending her second Fair in 2021 (having been shut out in 2020!) and is a planning committee member for 2021. Not being an out or transitioning transwoman, Jennifer has made the most of, and enjoyed immensely, attending trans gatherings for the past decade and being herself. In addition to the Fair, she’s made many appearances at First Event and more recently Keystone. Jennifer is looking to contribute any way she can to make this year’s FanFair a rousing success.

Jennifer is a member of the Fantasia Fair 2021 Planning Committee

 

 

 

Carole MacKenzie, LCSW, AASECT
Carole MacKenzie is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Hartford, CT. She focuses on service to the LGBTQI community and has for many years, working with trans and queer clients, gender-creative children, their families and allies. She is an AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. Carole, together with her little dog Virginia Woof, teaches Human Sexual Behavior in the psychology department at the University of Hartford, CT and is a member of Hartford PFLAG, and WPATH.

 

 

 

 

Dan McKeon
Dan comes from upstate New York, where he shot his first photos with a black-and-white Polaroid Swinger camera back in 1967. Influenced by his Uncle Frank and his Aunt Mary, the family photographers, Dan spent much of his childhood making sure family events were memorialized on film. He moved to Provincetown in 2009, following retirement from his 35-year career with the New York State Office of Mental Health. In 2011 he became the Event Photographer for the Provincetown Business Guild and has worked with Provincetown Magazine since 2012. In 2011, he was Production Photographer for the independent film, Bear City 2, the majority of which was filmed in Provincetown. His work has appeared on MSNBC and on NBC’s Today Show, and he has been awarded first prizes in several local photography contests. Additionally, Dan started a wedding photography business in 2012 and has expanded into real estate photography as well. He donates his services to local charitable organizations, including the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and Helping Our Women. He also is the Event Photographer for the Pilgrim Monument, Crown & Anchor, and the Boatslip Resort plus he’s a featured photographer for Cape Air’s in-flight magazine, Bird’s Eye View.

 

Ivy Monroe
Ivy Monroe is a queer trans-femme (she/her) artist and scholar interested in the histories and geographies of trans identities and experiences. Her work spans scholarly writing, multimedia art, and archival practice. She is currently based out of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Geography where her research focuses on late 20th century trans organizations and publications. In her free time, she can be found befriending her neighborhoods’ stray cats and tending to her plants.

 

 

 

Maureen Osborne, Ph.D
Dr. Maureen Osborne is a licensed psychologist with over30 years of experience as a gender therapist in private practice working with transgender people and their families as they navigate the legal, emotional, and ethical challenges of gender dysphoria. Prior to retiring from her Pennsylvania practice and moving to Cape Cod, she also led a long-running therapy/ support group for transgender people called “Transquility,” and she has been leading an online support group for cisgender partners of transgender persons, “Cister Wives,” for almost a decade. Dr. Osborne was honored with Fellowship status in the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists for her work in community education about transgender issues, and received the “Friend of the Fair” award at Fantasia Fair 2015. She has given talks and workshops at many national and international gender conferences, and continues to educate her local community since retiring from full-time practice. She appeared in the award-winning film, “Trans”, as well as the documentary “Just Gender.”

 

The Reverend Moonhawk River Stone, M.S.
Moonhawk River Stone is a psychotherapist, consultant, educator, and author in private practice in the Albany, NY area. He is an out, open, and proud transsexual man.

Mr. Stone is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York, an Interfaith Minister, and a Hindi Sanyasi Monk.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Stone has specialized in his clinical practice in working with the LGBT community (especially with transgender people of all ages and their families), with survivors of childhood trauma, and with people with dissociative disorders.

Mr. Stone has served many roles as an activist and educator. He was board chair of the International Foundation for Gender Education, Co-Chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, and board member for Empire State Agenda as their first transgender member. He also served as co-chair of the Ending Disparities Committee at the National Coalition for LGBT Health and was a member of the Transgender Health Care Committee of GLMA (formerly Gay & Lesbian Medical Association). He was co-founder, in 1988, of the Fulton-Montgomery AIDS Talk Force and served as board co-chair. He has presented hundreds of workshops and talks and done training at dozens of professional and community conferences, and his writing has been widely published. He has served as a consultant for universities and IBM and other multinational corporations. He continues to work diligently for transgender civil rights. He is a leading voice for the removal of the diagnosis Gender Identity Disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.

Hawk is this year’s recipient of the Transgender Pioneer Award.

Abby Saypen
Abby Saypen is a transgender female, not quite comfortable on the binary. She writes poetry and fiction. Writing, more specifically, writing poetry has been her way out. She is out to break the stereotype.

 

 

 

Tina Simmons
Tina is first and foremost a parent, grandparent, and parent of her her beloved dog, Mr. T, and is totally in love with her spouse, Chris. She has taught undergraduate and graduate computer science courses in the past, but now works as a software engineer. She loves playing the guitar (badly), ukulele (not as badly), singing, walking, hiking, the beach, listening to music, and the Oxford comma. She is not an out or transitioning transwoman, but she is taking more steps every day to find her authentic self. “I’m looking forward to helping out at the Fair again this year, seeing old friends, and making new ones!”

Tina is a member of the ITEO Board of Directors.

 

Cody Suzuki
“Ask not what your Gender can do for you–Ask what you can do for your Gender.” Hailing from Massachusetts, Cody Suzuki is a local MA/RI trans queer non-conforming spoken word artist. With passions in poetry, play, lyric and story writing, his original works are educational, most in verse, and often humorous, delivering gender accepting messages to audiences of all ages. Supporting the trans* and non-conforming community everywhere, his wish is to educate, enlighten, and entertain with the same breath! A long time Fantasia Fair attendee and performer, Cody’s current projects include opening for the URI play Trans Views touring production, RI Pride Trans & Queer Slam, Southcoast Equality Pride, First Event, hosting workshops, spoken engagements, impromptu reads, or anywhere there’s an open mic! You are welcome to join Cody and Nick Greiner on the stage Wednesday night at the Common Threads Fashion Show, hear his words Thursday night at the Open Mic & Poetry Night, then see him perform Friday night at the Follies!

 

Austin Tyler
Austin Tyler is an eight year full-time resident of Provincetown who can often be found involved writing, producing and appearing in a variety of bingo, comedy and drag shows. Having worked with all types of Provincetown visitors & locals in both the hospitality and cannabis industries, he is all about a happy, healthy and memorable time for everyone he meets.

 

 

 

 

Dr. John L. Whitehead, DO
Dr. John L. Whitehead is a multi-board-certified general surgeon and specialist in gender reassignment surgery.

After completing medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine, Dr. Whitehead completed a five-year general surgery residency at the same institution. He trained as a trauma surgeon at Cook County Hospital. He completed a fellowship in critical care at Northwestern University. His is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Whitehead and his husband Dr. Ramirez found there was a great void in providers who would truly deliver non-judgmental care to patients who might have different ideals or values than themselves. Together they created Restore Medical to fundamentally change the way care is delivered to their transgender brothers and sisters – not from a technical aspect, but from a human aspect. Their practice is located in Miami and is dedicated solely to gender affirmation surgery.

 

 

Rhonda Williams
Rhonda was born a talker and has parlayed that talent into a large variety of talking gigs, culminating in being co-host and emcee of the Fabulous Fantasia Fair Follies! She is a proudly outspoken advocate for the trans community, and never turns down an opportunity to …er… educate her fellow humans on how to support society’s trans members. Rhonda is excited to be part of the Follies again this year and hopes she doesn’t fall down on stage or leave her skirt tucked into her pantyhose like that one other time.

Rhonda is a member of the Fantasia Fair 2021 Planning Committee.

 

 

Liz Winter
Liz Winter is a long time Fair attendee who has been happy to be able to facilitate the Pink Fog workshop for the last six years. Perhaps best known for sleeping in after late nights and her odd sense of humor, Liz holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and is an LICSW. She has done extensive work with child protective services, domestic violence and sexual abuse victims, and group work in her professional career.

 

 

 

Carolyn Wolf-Gould, MD
Carolyn Wolf-Gould attended Hamilton College and the Yale University School of Medicine. She has been a family physician in Oneonta, NY since 1994, practicing transgender medicine as part of general primary care since 2007. She is the founder of The Gender Wellness Center at Susquehanna Family Practice, a center that has been growing rapidly to meet the needs of patients in upstate, NY. She and her team of providers are the recipients of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Grant from 2016–2019 to create a rural based Center of Excellence in Transgender Health for upstate, NY.

 

 

Lindsey Young
Lindsey Young is the founder of Quiet Wealth LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland-based boutique wealth management, investment management and business advisory firm serving LGBTQ professionals and business owners.

Prior to founding Quiet Wealth, Lindsey spent over a decade in Silicon Valley finance. She served as director of operations for Sapphire Ventures, and she was previously a technology investment banker at Credit Suisse in San Francisco.

Lindsey is currently a board member of FreeState Justice, the leading LGBTQ legal advocacy group in Maryland.

Lindsey earned a B.A. in economics and psychology from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where she focused her studies on finance and entrepreneurial management.

She is a licensed Investment Adviser Representative and a licensed insurance adviser in the State of Maryland, and she holds the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation.