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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Resitara Apa [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="6248" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Resitara has been a strong advocate for Pacific identified LGBTI for Human Rights, health and wellbeing. Resitara was the Secretariat for the Pacific Sexual Diversity Network and held the position of Acting Executive Director for the Samoa AIDS Foundation. A strong believer of empowerment and leadership for young Pacific Transgender people. Resitara is currently residing in Sydney Australia which she co-founded an LGBTIQA youth lead Edutainment Organisation, that addresses issues through performing arts, she is...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5843" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Dr. Nittaya Phanuphak is the Chief of the Prevention Department at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre (TRCARC) in Bangkok, Thailand. She joined the TRCARC in 2002 to lead a country-wide prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) operational study. She has gradually developed deep interest in the areas of HIV prevention and key populations, especially around the use of key population-centered approaches to enhance access to HIV testing, prevention and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Justus Eisfeld [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5844" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Justus Eisfeld has founded numerous successful organizations and networks around the world focusing on human rights, anti-discrimination, and intersectional approaches with a specialty in transgender and LGB rights. As co-founder of Global Action for Trans* Equality, Transgender Europe, and Transgender Netwerk Nederland, he is skilled in developing high impact startups from initial conception to stable and growing organizations.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Advisory Board [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5783"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jack Harrison-Quintana, M.A [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5809" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text] Jack Harrison-Quintana is a queer Mexican-American author, activist, and researcher currently serving as the director of Grindr for Equality. In 2010, Jack was a contributing author for Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders, and in 2011, he was a co-author of Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Since then he has authored the publication series, Racial Justice/Trans Justice, as well as...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jack Byrne [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5845" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Jack Byrne is a trans man from Aotearoa / New Zealand and has been a community activist since 1981, initially within lesbian and then queer communities, before transitioning in 2002. His passion is intersectional coalition politics and he has been active on projects to reduce violence, poverty and homelessness and that promote the rights of workers, people with disabilities, and indigenous people. Jack co-founded an online support network for trans men in New Zealand,...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bess Hepworth [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5862" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Bess is an Australian born social media scientist with a background in community development and high performance sport. She has represented Australia as a youth footballer and coach as well as recently represented Hong Kong in cricket. Bess recently founded Planet Ally, an LGBTI and ally travel based advocacy platform and prior to that worked as APAC Partnership and Community Manager Out Leadership. LGBTI Business organisation based in New York. Bess’s other previous roles include,...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Marli Gutierrez, Communications Officer [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5838" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As Communications Officer, Marli is responsible for the development and administration of APTN’s publications, directives, workshops, press releases and social media presence to advance the initiatives and success of APTN. Marli received a BA from Columbia University and a MPH from Emory Rollins School of Public Health with a focus on health education, sexual health and transgender health. She has experience working on human rights and sexual health initiatives in a wide...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sansanee Kongou-Jan, Administrative and Finance Assistant [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5839" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN’s Administrative and Finance Assistant, Provide support to APTN and its staff on administrative and financial duties. Sansanee has worked with 2 NGOs as a Project Finance Coordinator at PATH Thailand and Project Coordinator at Learning and Empowerment Institute, Local Development Foundation. And previously worked as Financial Officer at Prakotkarndee, a television production company.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Joe Wong, Programme Manager [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5850" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]As APTN's Programme Manager, Joe Wong oversees the institution and programme development of the network; resource mobilisation, communications and media, establishing partnership and collaboration with international, regional and national partners, and policy development. He has prior experience in working with NGOs, CBOs and UN agencies. He was previously a board member of APTN.[/vc_column_text][/qodef_elements_holder_item][/qodef_elements_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Our Secretariat [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [wcp-carousel id="5767"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rena Janamnuaysook [Thailand] [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][qodef_elements_holder number_of_columns="two-columns" items_float_left="yes"][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_single_image image="5837" img_size="full"][/qodef_elements_holder_item][qodef_elements_holder_item][vc_column_text]Rena is a Thai transgender woman advocating for health and human rights of transgender people and other key populations. She has extensive local, national and international backgrounds in working with HIV and AIDS organizations. Rena provides technical and organizational capacity development assistance to the USAID-funded and GFATM-funded civil societies. She obtained a bachelor degree in political science from Thammasat University, Thailand and a master degree in international public services from University of Birmingham, United...