MEET THE team 

Transcend the Binary is a team of incredibly passionate, and talented individuals who come from many different backgrounds, disciplines and perspectives. The beauty of our team shines through the collaboration that we bring to everything we do. Voices from the communnity drive our program development, what we focus on, and how we approach our care. 

We are committed to serving the transgender and gender non-conforming community with the superior quality of peer-led services. We believe in a community-driven model of development, and we respect our community as the ultimate expert. The clinicians on our team have worked extesnively with our community, and we have been following Informed Consent practices since day 1 (including our phyicians). We have created education and training programs for physicians, pharmacists and therapists. We have presented at National Conferences on transgender care, educating on the needs of our community. 

This is the approach we bring to our client care and support. 

Darnell Jones, RPH

Darnell Jones, RPH

in memory of our founder

“To respond to the patient community, you must be part of the community. You learn by experience, especially when the education in these areas is still being written.”

Recipient of MSCP Pharmacist of the Year (2015)
Michigan Pharmacy Association

BRAYDEN MISIOLEK

BRAYDEN MISIOLEK

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

pronouns: he/him

“I made a promise to Darnell, and my community, to make sure that Transcend continues to grow – from our resources, program quality, research and understanding of our community.

We deserve better care. We deserve support and acceptance. I believe in the power of collaboration, and what we can accomplish together.”

CARE TEAM & PROVIDER EDUCATION

Caitlin Tupper, LCSW

Caitlin Tupper, LCSW

Mental Health Lead & Advocate Development

pronouns: she/her
Nancy JW Lewis, PharmD, MPH

Nancy JW Lewis, PharmD, MPH

Program Design l Lead Researcher

pronouns: she/her
Caleb Cogswell, PharmD

Caleb Cogswell, PharmD

Pharmacy Advocate & Educator

pronouns: they/them
Dr. Patricia Schmidt, DO

Dr. Patricia Schmidt, DO

Hormone & Transition Planning

pronouns: she/her
Morgan Shaw-Andrade

Morgan Shaw-Andrade

Intake Coordinator I Wellness Advocate

pronouns: he/him
Jack Elliot Earls

Jack Elliot Earls

Client Advocate I Peer Counselor

pronouns: he/him
Blake Cogswell

Blake Cogswell

Client Advocate I Peer Counselor

pronouns: he/him
Dallas LaCross

Dallas LaCross

Wellness Advocate & Promotion

pronouns: she/her

COMMUNICATIONS, OUTREACH & CREATIVE TEAM

 Danielle Emerson

Danielle Emerson

Communications Strategist

pronouns: she/her
 Devin Cooper

Devin Cooper

Digital Strategist

pronouns: they/them
 Daniel Herrle

Daniel Herrle

Creative Director

pronouns: he/him
 Hailee Karam

Hailee Karam

Outreach Coordinator

pronouns: she/her
 Tara Johnson

Tara Johnson

Content Creator I Social Media

pronouns: she/her
 Jane Warunek

Jane Warunek

Graphic Designer

pronouns: she/her

ADMIN SUPPORT

RESEARCH TEAM

 Kyle Gall

Kyle Gall

Financial Coordinator

pronouns: he/him

Transcend has joined forces with the University of Michigan, including access to Institute for Social Research analysis tools. Team members are entrenched in public health, quality measures of health care systems, possess extensive clinical experience (pharmacy, therapy), as well as deep understanding of communtiy needs. Transcend follows a community participatory model of research design, where the community is the driver, leading in the creation of, and implementation of our research.  

The community is a driver at each stage, from survey creation, recruitment to data analysis and dissemination. 

Nancy JW Lewis, PharmD, MPH
Co-Investigator, Data Analysis
University of Michigan

Pete Batra
Senior Survey Specialist
University of Michigan, Institute of Social Research

Stuart Rockafellow, PharmD, MPH
Co-Investigator
University of Michigan

Caitlin A. Tupper, LCSW
Co-Investigator
Transcend the Binary

Brayden A. Misiolek
Lead Researher
Transcend the Binary

and many, many more folks from the t/gnc community!

SUPPORT & RESOURCE DAYS

AFFIRMATIONS
290 W. Nine Mile Rd, MI 48220

TUESDAYS, 1 pm - 6 pm
WEDNESDAYS, 10 am - 2 pm

 

Services are free for the t/gnc community, their families and loved ones.

Contact

Contact

INTERNAL

MI Trans Health Advisory Board

INTERNAL

MI Trans Health Advisory Board

FINDING OUR STRENGTH EXHIBIT

Exhibit travels to Oakland University
Panel at University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research
Additional Trainings, Professional Presentations upon request