Meet the team...
M. Greg Green (He/Him) Executive Director/Co-Founder
M. Greg Green is an author, diversity & inclusion facilitator, and
community advocate that uses his years of experience as a police officer and firefighter to facilitate and humanize access to public resources while shifting the corporate culture for his communities. As an advocate, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Harriet Hancock Center, and The Citadel's African American Alumni Association. M. Greg Green is a skilled and engaging speaker on transformative public service, trans visibility and awareness in the corporate world, and intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community. He has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correctional Institution in Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit, The International Conference on Stigma, and many other engagements and keynotes.
Tamara Joseph (She/They) Co-Founder
Tamara Joseph is a Queer, married, cisgender, black, pansexual female. They are an entrepreneur and community activist. Tamara's passion is being in the battle towards LBGTQ Equality, and creating a platform for freedom of expression. They were born and raised in the UK, and their family is from the West Indies. Tamara spent many years as a member of the world-renowned Theater/stage school, Jackie Palmer's, in High Wycombe. Tamara came out at 17, and has taken every opportunity to fight for equality for their community. Tamara grew up forever pushing boundaries fighting for an education, often being the only black person, female presenting, or both in a class; fighting for disability rights, as they have battled spine injuries, fibromyalgia, as well as trigeminal neuralgia; and fighting for the acceptance of Queer, Bisexual, and Pansexual people - not just in the community as a whole, but also within supposed LGBTQ+ spaces that only center Lesbian and Gay individuals. Prior to their injuries, Tamara was a Paramedic and part of the Emergency Operations Team with Richland County.
Danny Flores (He/Him)
Danny Flores is a trans, multidisciplinary artist and community organizer. He was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico and has lived in Columbia, SC for the past 18 years. His immigrant and queer experiences shape his art and community work, which focuses on injustices faced by immigrant/Latine and LGBTQ+ populations.
Suzanne Snyder (She/her)
My name is Suzanne Snyder, I have a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University (1998). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of South Carolina. I have a private counseling practice for the past 17 years, focusing on depression, anxiety and life issues. I work mainly with adolescents and young adults. For the past 3 years, I have worked for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine at the Immunology Center/Ryan White Clinic (PH USC Medial Group) as a Mental Health Medical Case Manager. I currently work with the majority of our transgender patients ensuring adherence with medical care and medication, providing counseling and coordinating care with their needs including hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming care. I oversee a support group for our transgender patients called Transcenders, where we discuss issues such as hormone therapy, gender affirming surgeries, name change processes in the state and many related topics. I also serve as case manager for persons with HIV and mental health/substance abuse issues to ensure compliance with medical care and make sure they receive their mental health care. I also assess the mental health crisis’s and screen to determine the level of care our patients need (inpatient or outpatient) and work closely with the psychiatrists on staff to ensure continuity of care within our clinic.
I live in Columbia, I have been married for 20 years, and I have two children, a 15 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. In my free time (besides shuttling kids around), I like to play tennis, and love attending any Gamecock sporting event. My favorite place to visit is Kiawah Island, SC because I love the beach. I chose to be a therapist because I like helping people and love hearing their stories.
Travis L. Wagner (They/Them)
Dr. Travis L. Wagner joins the team from the School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina. Wagner is also an instructor in USC's Women’s and Gender studies department. Their primary research interests include critical information studies, queer archives, and social advocacy in libraries. Their recent publications include articles in Reference Services Review and Open Information Science. They are also the co-creator of the Queer Cola Oral History and Digital Archive.
Kamla Sanasi-Bhola (She/Her)
Kamla Sanasi-Bhola, MD is an infectious diseases physician in Columbia SC, and an advocate for LGBTQIA+ culturally competent care. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine and serves as the Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and the director of the PrEP Tele-education Program. Research/clinical interests include Bone and Joint Infections, HIV, PrEP and Health care disparities .