Meet the Planning Committee
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Janis Stacy (Dakota/Cherokee) is a Co-Chair of the 2017 Philadelphia Trans-Health conference. Janis has been a Co-Chair since 2014 and has worked with the planning committee since 2007. She has led the Indigenous / First Nations and Spirituality working groups. Janis is on the board of TransFaith, Co-founded a Two-Spirit Society, Co-founded NCTE and is an Electronic Engineer with extensive project management experience. She has also spent significant time on workplace issues, transgender insurance coverage, workplace inclusion, local legislation, federal legislation, racial equality, gender equality and housing for low income and homeless Trans people.
Jaymie Campbell has been involved with planning both the General Conference and Professional Track of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference for five years. He initiated the Sexuality Working Group in 2016 and is very excited to continue as its Lead. To join the Sexuality Working Group and volunteer with developing programming related to sexuality, email Jaymie at [email protected].
Peggy Cadet is a woman with an intersex condition, partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS), who transitioned to living as a woman in early adulthood after growing up as a boy. She began her activist career in the 1980s by writing letters, has been involved in support and advocacy since 1996, and has been a founding member and officer of a leading intersex support organization. Self-educated on intersex issues, she has published papers in the International Journal of Sexual Health and Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Rebecca Hamell is a disability activist and community organizer focusing on accessible transportation, health care, and the unique issues facing disabled trans and gender-non conforming people. By day, they work at Liberty Resources, Inc., Philadelphia's center for independent living. Most recently, they served on the steering committee for the Fair Ride Philly Coalition, winning legislation mandating that companies like Uber and Lyft provide 70 wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Rebecca lives in West Philadelphia with their partner and a constantly increasing assortment of plants and animals. When not working or organizing, Rebecca is passionate about nail art, science fiction, and naps.