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Board of Directors

D Dangaran

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Rafael Langer-Osuna

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Shane McCammon

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Kristen Prata Browde

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Raymond Wendell

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Rook Ringer

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Tamia “Mia” Perez

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Milo Inglehart

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Jen Jenkins

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Milo Manopoulos Beitman

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Jessie McGrath

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Riley Robertson

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Beck Zucker

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D Dangaran

D Dangaran joins the Board after being an NTBA member, mentee, mentor, and overall fan since its founding. D is a Filipino-Black non-binary trans femme/fairy hailing from and rooted in Wahiawa, Hawaii. They aim to bring the aloha spirit to everything that is their kuleana, of which trans community building is a vital part.

D is a first-generation college graduate of Yale College, where they were a student leader in QTPOC community-building, sexual health activism, and consent education. After college, they worked as a Dean’s Fellow at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, where they organized campus events focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. D received their J.D. from Harvard Law School, where they juggled student practice opportunities in tenant advocacy, prison legal assistance, and the family and domestic violence clinic with their academic pursuits.

As a board member of HLS Lambda, they co-planned a conference focused on the intersection of LGBTQ communities, feminism, and the criminal legal system, entitled “Fighting the (Q)arceral State.” They were an articles editor on the Harvard Law Review, for which they published student articles about restorative justice for sexual assault, healthcare access for trans people in prison, and Native Hawaiian land reparations.

They interned at the Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa, the GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. D served as a law clerk for Judge Corinne Beckwith on the D.C. Court of Appeals and they are currently a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

This Fall, they will return to Washington, D.C., as a Movement Lawyering and Litigation Fellow at Rights Behind Bars, where they will use constitutional claims to counteract the violence and neglect that trans people face in jails, prisons, and immigration detention centers. D loves to sing, dance, and laugh–loudly. They welcome dialogue, debate, and discussion with anyone interested in reaching out.

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Rafael Langer-Osuna 

Rafael Langer-Osuna is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP where they focus on two distinct areas of commercial litigation. On the one hand, they try cases in state and federal courts for and against foreign sovereigns. On the other, they litigate disputes involving the internet, including data breach and data privacy matters, as well as cases arising from online defamation, the use of copyrighted materials on social media, hacking, and software licensing conflicts. Rafael is barred in California and Florida and has been admitted to practice before the Fifth and the Ninth Circuits as well as several district courts throughout the country.

Rafael dedicates a significant amount of time to studying and bettering the world around them. They maintain an active pro bono practice including drafting amicus briefs in impact litigation on behalf of the trans community, assisting the Transgender Law Center’s asylum efforts, extracting information from police departments regarding discriminatory policing practices, working for environmental groups, winning cases for local charitable organizations, and helping to improve gender equity.

In addition to serving as a board member with Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (the Bay Area’s LGBTQ bar association also known as BALIF), where they are Co-Chair of BALIF’s Programming and Community Activism Committees, Rafael also currently serves as a non-binary support group facilitator, the Vice President of the Western Cave Conservancy, and as an advisory board member for the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation. Rafael was born in Bolivia, grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has lived all over the country.

They earned degrees from Carnegie Mellon University (BA), UC Berkeley (MA in Education), and Duke (JD/MA in East Asian Studies) and studied in Hong Kong SAR and Nanjing, China. In their spare time, Rafael parents two teenagers, reads voraciously, practices Daoist arts, cooks vegan meals for friends, gardens, and surveys California’s caves and reefs.

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Shane McCammon

Shane McCammon is a senior litigation career associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP where she focuses on complex disputes in the financial services and commercial real estate sectors. Shane also dedicates a significant amount of time on pro bono impact litigation on behalf of queer individuals and veterans-rights organizations, and she is a co-chair of Orrick’s LGBTQ+ Attorneys Affinity Group.

Prior to joining Orrick in 2019, Shane served for more than 12 years as an active-duty JAG in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before separating from active service and joining the reserves. She was the first openly transgender member of the JAG Corps at the time she came out. During her time in the JAG Corps, Shane served primarily as a criminal defense attorney, representing servicemembers accused of crimes in felony-level jury trials. In all, Shane has served as lead counsel in over 100 trials and administrative hearings. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Shane worked for several years as newspaper reporter.

Shane has degrees from the University of Utah (B.A.), the University of Akron (J.D.), and George Washington University (LL.M.). She wrote her LL.M. thesis on the U.S. military’s then-existing ban on open transgender service, where she advocated for the reversal of the discriminatory policy.

Shane has lived all over the country and has spent nearly a decade of her life overseas, living in Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. She considers Salt Lake City, Utah, to be her hometown—although she has now lived in the D.C. metro area longer than any other place. Shane has four children, two of whom are now adults and the other two close behind. In her spare time, Shane enjoys writing, goofing around with her guitar and bass, going to live shows, cooking, and traveling.

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Kristen Prata Browde

Kristen Prata Browde is a Family Law attorney based in Westchester County, New York. Kristen is a graduate of Fordham University Law School, where she also served as Writing and Research editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. Kristen holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University (B.A., Government & Philosophy – 1972).

She has written on a variety of legal topics, including First Amendment issues, authoring “Warning: Wearing Eyeglasses May Subject You to Additional Liability and other Foibles of Post-Diana Newsgathering – An Analysis of California’s Civil Code Section 1708.8” 10 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 697 (2000). She has also written on a variety of topics for American Lawyer Media’s publications. (These articles were written under her former name.)

Kristen, a current co-chair of the NTBA Board, is also President of the Boards of Directors of the LGBT Bar Association of New York. She serves as a director of Equality NY,and is also a Trustee of the AFTRA Retirement System. Kristen’s other life is in politics. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the New York State Council on Women and Girls, appointed by New York’s Governor Cuomo, and is a member of the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board and the Chappaqua Central School District Financial Advisory Committee.

Kristen is also a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination for the New York State Assembly, seeking election in the state’s 93rd District. Kristen lives in Chappaqua, New York with one of her two sons; the other is in college in Europe.

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Raymond Wendell

Raymond Wendell is a partner at Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, a boutique litigation firm in Oakland, California. He represents plaintiffs in disability access, consumer rights, wage and hour, housing, and employment discrimination class actions. He has helped secure settlements requiring numerous cities throughout the United States to make their sidewalks and curb ramps accessible to people with mobility disabilities and won millions in back wages on behalf of underpaid truck drivers. He is a 2013 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

As an NTBA board member since 2019, Raymond has helped organize a wide variety of events, including most recently Trans Law Institute 2023. He also coordinates the mentorship program. In his spare time, Raymond enjoys running, camping, and studying languages.

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Tamia Perez

Tamia “Mia” Perez is a law student at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and Chemistry from the University of South Carolina, where she actively participated in advocacy work within the Carolina Equality Alliance, an organization with an emphasis on protecting civil liberties affecting marginalized communities.

She currently serves as the President of the Health Law Society, Director of Operations for the Black Law Students Association, and the Co-Events Director of OutLaw at her law school, where she leads several community service initiatives that provide access to healthcare and legal resources to marginalized communities who would otherwise not have access to these resources. She is also a student ambassador of Dreambuilders of America’s Youth where she has consistently provided mentorship and resources to disadvantaged youth and members of the community for over a decade.

She has presented as a student panelist within a workplace discrimination forum sponsored by the New York State Bar Association in addition to moderating a CLE on Gender Identity and Expression: Creating Inclusive Spaces which was also sponsored by the New York State Bar Association. Mia is extremely passionate about advocacy and has interned at Murtha Cullina LLP, Avangrid, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the Honorable Bill Henderson within the Eighth Judicial District Court. Further, she has led pro bono initiatives at her law school such as the Name Change Clinic, which has helped dozens of trans and GNC individuals within the community.

As a Black woman of trans experience, she has personal knowledge of issues affected the trans and GNC community such as workplace discrimination, access to healthcare, housing, and legal services. She believes that legislative initiatives, community outreach and advocacy are vital to combating social injustices that have disproportionately affected the LGBTQ community and people of color.

She will sit for the New York State bar next year after graduation and has an interest in Health Law, Intellectual Property and Civil Rights.

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Rook Ringer

Prior to attending law school, Rook worked as a military intelligence analyst in the US Army, and later for many years as a private investigator. Rook attended Florida Coastal School of Law under a full scholarship, and has a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Forensic Science. She worked throughout law school, writing motions and appellate briefs for various law firms, as well as assisting in criminal trials. She is a gifted writer who has written many appellate briefs for multiple district courts of appeal, as well as for the Florida Supreme Court.

Rook is a Florida native and licensed to practice in all Florida courts.
Rook is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western District of Texas, the Western District of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and she also handles civil rights cases in federal courts around the United States.

As a Transgender woman herself, Rook’s passion is for civil rights, particularly with respect to Transgender and other LGBT discrimination cases. In addition, she spent three years working in criminal defense, and understands the importance of “watching the watchmen” and making sure that when those tasked with enforcing the laws overstep their bounds and engage in abuse, brutality, and misconduct, they are brought to heel under the law.

When she isn’t fighting in court, Rook is usually riding her motorcycles, arguing on the Internet, or attending synagogue.

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Milo Inglehart

Milo Inglehart is a staff attorney at Transgender Law Center (TLC), where he works to end the criminalization of transgender and nonbinary people and its impacts.
He previously worked at the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project as a COVID-19 Litigation Fellow, where he sued prisons and jails for failing to provide adequate healthcare or protect incarcerated people from the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a Redstone legal fellow at TLC, where he worked to expand healthcare access for transgender and nonbinary people. Milo is passionate about ending the harms of carceral legal systems and supporting all LGBTQ people to survive and thrive.


Milo received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Executive Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, a clinical student in the Health Law and Policy Clinic and Capital Punishment Clinic, Community Advocacy Chair of Lambda, and Policy Director of the Prison Legal Assistance Project. He interned for the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project and at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in the Prisoner Justice Project. Before law school, Milo worked in the Policy & Innovation Division of the Office of the Speaker of the New York City Council. His work included participatory governance projects and policy projects on issues such as language accessibility of city services, labor trafficking, and sex education in New York City. He received his B.A. in sociology from Columbia University.

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Jen Jenkins

Jen Jenkins is Policy Counsel in the Systemic Advocacy & Law Reform Unit with Legal Aid DC. Jen works to bring about systemic change for Legal Aid’s client community (typically at or below 200% of the federal poverty line) and marginalized communities as a whole in DC.

Prior to joining Legal Aid, Jen was a policy advocate with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), a semi-autonomous state agency that uses income from land taken from the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom to benefit Kānaka Maoli. The need for an office dedicated to the well-being of all Hawaiians was born out of activism in the 1970s to right past wrongs suffered by Native Hawaiians for over 100 years.

Before Jen’s formal policy roles, they lead a statewide legislative effort to allow for ‘X’ gender-neutral markers and self-attestation of ones’ gender on Hawai‘i IDs. The law has been effective since July 2020. Jen has been active in many legislative efforts since then and is committed to liberatory systems change. Jen is a member of Law for Black Lives and serves on the board of Whitman Walker Health. They received their B.A. from the University of Hawai’i – West O‘ahu and their law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Mānoa.

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Milo Manopoulos Beitman

Milo is a staff attorney and clinical supervisor at East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), a non-profit legal services organization and the community-based clinical education program for U.C. Berkeley Law School — one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disruptors. Milo primarily advocates for individuals living with HIV, women of color, and folks of trans experience to access and maintain public benefits and stable housing. Milo also supervises UC Berkeley Law School’s monthly student-led Name and Gender Change Clinic.


Prior to joining EBCLC, Milo was a staff attorney at Legal Assistance for Seniors supporting older adults and those living with disabilities to access public benefits, health law and housing. Previously, he volunteered at Bay Area Legal Aid, Open Door Legal, and was a legal fellow for the International Justice Resource Center. During law school, Milo interned with The California Appellate Project, Queer African Youth Networking Center in Ghana and Nigeria, and clerked for Judge Maria-Elena James in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


Milo graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2012 with a specialization in public interest and international law. He was also the recipient of the Paul S. Jordan Achievement Award for Service and Contribution. Milo received his Bachelor of Arts in 2005 from Mills College with a degree in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis with a specialization in International Relations and a Women’s Studies minor. Milo is admitted to practice law in California and Washington D.C.


Milo deeply struggles with writing about schools attended, jobs done, accolades given and yet realizes the importance of naming his journey for other transgender lawyers and law students on a similar path to witness hope and resilience within our community. Milo is a transmasculine white passing immigrant who hopes to keep leveraging his privileges to uplift and contribute to our trans communities of color. In his free time, Milo enjoys hot springs, RnB concerts, pleasure seeking adventures, playing soccer, and spending time with his two pre-teen kids, chosen family and community.

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Jessie McGrath

Jessie McGrath has been a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office since 1988. She’s currently the Deputy-in-Charge of the District Attorney’s Asset Forfeiture Section, the largest such dedicated prosecutorial unit in California. Ms. McGrath has tried many serious felonies throughout her career including special circumstances murder. Her first murder trial involved the murder of a trans woman who was shot to death on Sunset Boulevard in 1988.

Prior to her assignment in the Asset Forfeiture Section, Ms. McGrath has worked in several specialty assignments. Her areas of expertise include consumer protection, cyber-crime, narcotics and juvenile law. She helped create and build what is now the Cyber Crimes Division. Ms. McGrath received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

She is the parent to five amazing kids, including two who have already graduated law school and one who is currently in law school at USC. Ms. McGrath sits on the Board of Directors of APLA Health (formerly AIDS Project Los Angeles) and TransCanWork, Los Angeles based non-profits that are working to make the lives of transgender and LQBTQ+ persons better. 

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Riley Robertson

Riley Robertson is an attorney at Jones Day based out of Los Angeles, California. Their practice primarily focuses on representing hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare providers in a wide range of commercial disputes, including disputes concerning reimbursement and payment by commercial and government-sponsored payors, qui tam actions, and continuing access to services. Riley also supports health care clients by advising them on regulatory compliance considerations, with a particular passion for assisting clients in developing trans-inclusive policies. They maintain an active pro bono practice advocating for equitable access to justice for the trans community.

Riley received their J.D. from the University of Virginia, where they graduated as a member of the Program in Law and Public Service. While in law school, they served as a programming chair of UVA’s chapter of the Lambda Law Alliance and were a Peer Advisor for 1L and LL.M. students. They spent their summers at the Legal Aid Justice Center and at Jones Day and a semester studying international business law in Madrid, Spain. Prior to law school, Riley worked in nonprofit development through the Episcopal Service Corps. They have a B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale College and spent much of their pre-law life as a lighting designer and production manager.

Riley is also a trained trauma-informed yoga instructor, an avid comic book collector, and a Level 14 Warlock in their weekly D&D campaign.

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Beck Zucker

Beck Zucker joins the Board after being a member since the NTBA’s founding in 2019. He currently clerks at the Appellate Division, First Department in Manhattan, and previously worked as an eviction defense attorney at The Legal Aid Society Bronx Neighborhood Office. Beck is also a board member of Miss Major Middle School, a proposed tuition-free public charter school for transgender and allied children and families in New York City.

He received his bachelor’s from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. At GW Law, he was co-chair of Lambda Law, where he worked with faculty and staff to improve transgender students’ experiences during law school. Beck’s note on barriers to transgender veterans accessing gender affirming care was published in GW Law’s Federal Circuit Bar Journal. In his spare time, he enjoys long distance running and teaching his dog new tricks.

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Interested in joining the Board?


Now is your chance!

We’re making a call for applications to join the board.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter that describes your interest in joining the Board to info@transbar.org by Friday January 19, 2024.

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Former Board Members

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Ezra Cukor

Chinyere Ezie

Maddy Dwertman

Sam Ames

Ryan Rasdall

NTBA Committees

Our organization thrives on collaboration and collective action, and our dedicated committees are at the forefront of driving meaningful change. Through these dynamic groups, we bring together passionate advocates who are committed to making a positive impact in their respective areas of expertise.

The Public Education Committee

  • The Public Education Committee will seek to bring factual information to the public on trans legal issues.

The Membership Committee

  • The Membership Committee promotes engagement with the NTBA membership.

The Governance Committee

  • The Governance Committee handles NTBA governance matters as they arise.

The Amicus Committee

  • The Amicus Committee will oversee the NTBA’s amicus activities.

THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

  • The Communications Committee is in charge of reviewing and proposing materials for the newsletter and helping to ensure that social media and other communications are up to date.

The Mentorship Committee

  • The Mentorship Committee runs NTBA’s mentorship program by matching law students and newly minted lawyers with more seasoned members of the trans and gender nonconforming legal community and develops programming and resources to help support mentor-mentee relationships.

The Trans Law Institute Committee

  • The Trans Law Institute Committee plans the annual Trans Law Institute that takes place during the National LGBTQ Bar’s Lavender Law Conference (do not forget to sign up!).

The ADVISORY Committee

  • The Advisory Committee comprises of a diverse and experienced group of individuals that help shape our strategic direction and ensures that we stay true to our core values.
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