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Cheryl Cush

Cheryl Cush is a Senior Director at NYC Health and Hospitals in the Enterprise Information Technology Services group. She has over 25 years of experience in technology systems architecture, design and engineering in Healthcare and Financial Services fields. Cheryl is a transgender woman who is working with her Executive Leadership to develop strategies to provide guidance for transgender individuals on
the best ways to transition in the workplace while maintaining professionalism and career growth. Cheryl is also working to start a program within HR departments to encourage recruitment and career development of pre-workforce transgender youth to aid in their full transition and realization of their talents and abilities.

Karen Cunningham

Karen Cunningham is the Vice President on the Board of Directors of TransNewYork. She is also the founder of Femme Fever and has a degree in social work and cosmetology. For over 25 years, Femme Fever has offered full transformation services to individuals within the gender expression and crossdressing aspect of the transgender community, which involve full makeovers, photoshoots, shopping, and much more. Additionally, Karen runs support groups every month that help those who are closeted in our community, as well as a monthly social events and the yearly Gala Ball.

Dr. Gennifer Herley

Dr. Gennifer (Genn) Herley, PhD is the founder and Executive Director of TransNewYork, a non-profit organization serving the transgender non-conforming (TGNC) community. TransNewYork’s mission is to bring awareness to the issues facing the community and give guidance and support to individuals and their loved ones within an open and safe environment. Gennifer is a proud transgender woman who recently transitioned and earned her doctorate degree in 2014. Prior to founding TransNewYork she ran A Better Life Counseling for 7 years. Gennifer is currently finishing her memoir, which she hopes to complete by 2020.