Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNL
Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services, MGH Transfender Health Program
Dallas Ducar serves as the Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at the MGH Transgender Health Program. Dallas is also a lecturer at the MGH Institute for Health Professions, visiting scientist at Northeastern University, chair of the MGH Trans Action Group, MGH public voice fellow, member of the MGH Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity, board member of the MGH Department of Medicine Diversity and Inclusion Board, and member of the MGH Optimum Care Committee.
Inspired by others, Dallas draws together psychology, philosophy, queer theory, and contemplative science in her daily work. Clinically, she works with gender-expansive patients providing holistic, gender-affirming, psychiatric care. Her main research interests include moral psychology, trauma, and resilience. She seeks to harness the power of morality and prosociality, collaborating with vulnerable gender-expansive populations to direct community-based research. She continually works to create a more celebratory and open-hearted queer-friendly healthcare environment.
Corey Prachiak-Rincón, JD, MPH
Director, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
Corey Prachniak-Rincón is an attorney focused on LGBTQ rights and gender issues, who since 2017 has served as Director of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. Their work and opinions have been covered in front-page stories in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald, as well as in the pages of the New York Times and Teen Vogue, and on the cable news channel NECN. Publication highlights include the Harvard Journal of Gender and Law and the Health and Human Rights Journal. Corey earned their Master in Public Health degree at Harvard University and their Juris Doctor degree at Georgetown Law. They are a proud first-generation college student and a native of New England.
Kimberly A. Truong, PhD
Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MGH Institute of Health Professions
Dr. Truong is the Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Truong is also an adjunct lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a faculty affiliate of the MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness, co-chair of the Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff, and member of the Self-Determination Advisory Board with the Department of Developmental Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In 2019, Penn GSE recognized Dr. Truong for her significant contributions in the field through professional achievement and community service. She was given an Early Career Award of Merit. In 2018, Dr. Truong received the NASPA Region I Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award for having a strong and sustained record of professional activities that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, being actively engaged in advocating for and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, having a reputation for taking a stand on critical issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, being dedicated to creating an inclusive campus culture, and being known as someone whose work has “broken barriers” and in so doing, has served as a role model, and helped to facilitate employment and educational access and opportunity for others from diverse backgrounds.