Jason Rathsack – Director of Outreach is in the MSW program at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Jason received a B.A. in Philosophy from MSCD. Jason is excited to be part of the wonderful group of volunteers, interns, clients and those who come to hang out and show support at Gender Center.
Kathleen Burnell - TIPS Program Coordinator/ SOFFA Group Facilitator is pursuing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned her B.A. in psychology at Nazareth College of Rochester. Kathleen recently moved to Colorado from the state of New York and is excited to explore her new home.
Barry Motter – Policy and Procedures Manager is currently pursuing her Master's in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She completed her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and is enjoying her time spent in Colorado thus far. She is very excited to join in the community at the Gender Identity Center. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, watching movies with her partner, and playing with her cat, Belle.
Carrie Foley – Mentorship Program Director is studying towards a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with a generalist orientation at Colorado State University. Carrie is originally from Illinois, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services at National Louis University. Carrie is looking forward to working with everyone involved at the Gender Identity Center. Her hobbies include hiking, concerts, and cooking.
Jess Fear - Program Evaluation Chair is a Counseling Psychology Master's student at the University of Denver. Jess obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Central Missouri. Jess has enjoyed living in Denver, exploring the city, and is very excited to be an intern at the Gender Identity Center of Colorado!
Elizabeth "Izzie" Hall – Tech Support Chair/Membership Coordinator is in the MSW program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Elizabeth previously attended the University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration for Management Information Systems. Elizabeth is thrilled to join Mickey and the rest of the staff who are working diligently to provide services for such an amazing community. Elizabeth enjoys cycling, music, and spending time with friends.
Mallory Webb – Volunteer Program Director is pursuing an MSW at the University of Denver. She recently attained her BA in psychology at Tennessee Wesleyan College and is originally from upstate New York. In her free time, Mallory enjoys reading, crocheting, hanging out with her dog Prudence and hiking with her husband. Mallory is excited to join the team at the Gender Identity Center, and is looking forward to meeting new and interesting people in Colorado.
Betsy Powers – Trans and Sober Group Facilitator is a graduate Body Psychotherapy student at Naropa University in the Somatic Psychology department. She is also a certified yoga teacher with a deep passion for teaching and helping people. She is honored by the opportunity to work at the Gender Identity Center and hopes to be of service to the Denver community.
Jacqueline Silverman – Saturday Programming Director is currently pursing her masters in contemplative psycology at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She is a colorado native and studied philosophy at Regis University in Denver. She is excited to bring her infectious laugh and vivacious personality to the Gender Identity Center. She is a foodie of all sorts and loves to try new foods at new places or cook up new concoctions at home. She also loves fashion and is excited to start classes on makeup, coordinating outfits and hair styling. She is truly thrilled to be of service at the Gender Identity Center of Colorado.
Jenna Brownfield – Archive Specialist is currently a Counseling Psychology Master’s student at the University of Denver. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and is originally from Columbus, OH. Jenna is excited to be joining the Gender Identity Center of Colorado, and she enjoys doing yoga, eating peanut butter, and laughing with friends.
Christina Recchiute – Internship Manual Coordinator is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Denver. She received her B.A. in psychology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA and is a native of Philadelphia, PA. In her free time, Christina enjoys photography, reading, learning to hike, eating cheese, and playing with her cats Sasha and Meatball. Christina is incredibly excited to join the community at the Gender Identity Center of Colorado.
Heather Daniel – Marketing Director is currently pursuing her Master’s in Counseling at Regis University. Her undergraduate degree in Sociology was obtained at the University of Michigan. Heather moved back to Colorado 5 years ago and is very happy to be home! Heather is passionate about creating a safe environment and a collaborative relationship so as to explore your authentic self, access your inner wisdom, and work with you to create the balanced and peaceful life you deserve. Heather lives with her dog Koda, and enjoys music, Mexican food, and hiking. She is excited to be joining the community at the Gender Identity Center of Colorado!
Jennifer Cheers – Executive Assistant is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University after receiving her BA in Psychology from Rutgers University. Originally from North Carolina, she and her partner and daughter moved around the country until settling down in Colorado in 2011. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family (as long as it's not skiing), traveling as often as possible, reading, cooking, crafting and candle-making.
Kelly Knapp – Grant Coordinator/TIPS Journal Coordinator is working toward achieving her masters in community counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She earned BS from UNK with a double major in sociology and criminal justice. Kelly has just recently moved to Denver and is excited to take in all the city has to offer and become part of the team at the Gender Identity Center. In her free time Kelly enjoys baking, live music, traveling, the arts, and spending time with her friends, family, and her dog, Chevy.
Leta Hunt is pursuing her Masters of Counseling at the University of Denver, and will graduate in June of 2014. She received her Bachelors in psychology from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, where she spent the first 23 years of her life. In her free time, Leta enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, and music, and she is ecstatic to become a part of the Gender Identity Center!
Cody Meyer is a second year master's degree student at Naropa University in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program. He loves looking through the transpersonal lens as everyone is seen as whole and it invites the magic of spiritual life into the conversation. Cody looks forward to strengthening the community resources and learning lots along the way.
Kristan Corl is currently an undergraduate at University of Colorado Denver, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She moved from Orange County, California five years ago, and loves her new home in Colorado. Her hobbies include photography, music, and painting. She is very thrilled to be an intern at the Gender Identity Center of Colorado.
Mickey - Pet Therapist received his puppy, intermediate, and advanced training certificates through the PetSmart training department. He is currently working towards his Good Citizenship Certificate, and developing the Animal Assisted Social Work certificate program at the Gender Identity Center with co-intern, Debbie Slutz. His hobbies are chasing cats, chewing on bones, and taking naps. Mickey recently discovered that he has a tail. He is looking forward to working at the Gender Identity Center with the goal of someday becoming a certified pet therapy dog
Ava Cohen – Research Program Development, has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and Master of Science in Family Studies from Miami University. She currently works full time at a non-profit that serves at risk youth. Ava is a native of Canton, Ohio but in recent years her family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. In her free time, Ava enjoys yoga, going to festivals, reading, dancing, learning to snowboard, and playing with her cats. Ava is excited to join the community at the Gender Identity Center.
Perri Corvino recently arrived in Colorado by way of New York and Chicago. She received a masters degree in social work, and a masters degree in women’s studies and gender studies from Loyola University Chicago. She volunteers for a local public health agency and owns a private psychotherapy practice. Perri’s clinical work focuses on guiding people back to wellness when emotions are unraveling. She uses various interventions depending on clients' therapy goals, identified growth areas, and personality. She emphasizes the importance of mindfulness, the interaction of the mind-body-spirit, and discovering solutions. Perri is grateful for the opportunity to work with the gender variant community.
Dr. Deb-Ann Thomson has more then twenty-five years serving the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Community. She is a nationally known conference presenter and educator. Dr. Thomson embraces her commitment with dedication, honesty and sincerity.
She received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kennedy Western University and completed her internship at Colorado Counseling Center.
- · National Certified Addictions Counselor - senior level
- · Colorado Certified Addictions Counselor - supervisor level
- · Certified Behavior Analyst
- Certified Integral Therapist
Janelle Washburne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in individual and relationship counseling, as well as sex therapy. She is committed to helping others regain balance, integrity, self esteem, and positive change in their lives. She considers therapy a sacred journey that no one has to walk alone.
-Licensed Clinical Social Worker
-Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
-Clinicial Supervisor: The Gender Identity Center
-Clinical Supervisor: Denver Family Institute
-Clinical Supervisor: U. of Denver, Grad. School of Social Work
-Professor: Denver Family Institute
-Adjunct Professor, U. of Denver, Grad. School of Social Work
Tania Henderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has enjoyed helping individuals explore their gender identity and determine what steps will help them feel more at peace in their lives. From the early questioning stages to sexual reassignment surgery, Tania is committed to providing support and assistance every step of the way. In addition to her advocacy in the LGBTQ community, she also specializes in trauma and anxiety, helping people address issues so they cease having debilitating power and the individual feels more in control.
-Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor
-Certified EMDR Provider (Special treatment for empowerment, trauma, and fear)
-Clinical Supervisor: The Gender Identity Center
-Occasional radio speaker, and presenter for Regis University and Denver University’s Master Programs in Counseling
-Presenter for various groups throughout the community.