JoAnne Keatley, MSW

JoAnne Keatley MSWJoAnne Keatley, MSW, was born in Mexico City and became a citizen of the U.S. in 1986. Ms. Keatley received her Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Beginning at CAPS in 1999 JoAnne has directed numerous NIH transgender research projects and co-founded the Transgender Resources and Neighborhood Space (TRANS) project. She is Chair of San Francisco Transgender Empowerment Advocacy and Mentorship (SFTEAM) and has served on the UCSF Chancellor’s Advisory committee on LGBT issues since 2000. In addition, she has consulted on transgender health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). As Director of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), Ms. Keatley is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the CoE scope of work. She develops the infrastructure to support a successful and sustainable CoE, provides day to day leadership of CoE staff, oversees the state-wide Community Advisory Board, supervises the design and implementation of the website, identifies potential funding sources, assures the quality of deliverables, and is the liaison with the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS and community partners.

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Last modified: October 30, 2014