Our Board Members

De Sube

De Sube has been a transgender advocate and activist for 25 years. She is happily retired, which gives her ample to time to follow her passion -  the transgender community. She founded the Gender Expression Movement support group almost 10 years ago and is one of the founders of the  Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia. She serves as Treasurer to the Board of Directors and is a member of the homeless emergency response team.

Jay Corprew

 Jay Corprew is one of TAP VA's new Board members. He’s lived in Virginia for 5 years.   "I know what it's like to be Trans and homeless, denied help because of being trans and have nowhere to go. Having zero knowledge of where is safe for me and when my next meal will be. I was homeless 3 times in my life over the course of 7 years."
"I survived that time of my life, and this is my way of giving back and helping my community. Thank you for knowing me and supporting me."  

He loves the outdoors and has a passion for art and animals

Katherine Dunleavy

Katherine Dunleavy is a Norfolk resident and community activist, with a focus on LGBTQ, women's and prisoner's rights. In her spare time she makes art, takes photos, and volunteers with local groups. She serves as the Director of Digital Communications.

Kara Allen Johnson

Kara Allen Johnson has  lived in the Hampton Roads area for the last 10 years. She has been an  activist all of her life and hopes to continue advancing the rights of  LGBTQ people in the community. She serves as Marketing Director.

Dara M. Bergmann

Dara Bergmann is a resident of Norfolk, Virginia. She is a staunch ally of the transgender community, and an advocate for women's rights. She has been involved with the homeless, and survivors of domestic violence for years.

 Currently, she is a case manager with an agency dealing with homeless veterans.

Sarah Hustead


 Sarah Hustead is a Hampton Roads, Virginia native. They are a Senior at Old Dominion University studying Political Science with a double minor in Human Services and Addiction Treatment and Prevention. They are also the President of ODU’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance, an intern for OutWire757, and a graduate of Campus Pride’s LGBTQ+ Leadership Academy. They are passionate about helping LGBTQ+ people find the resources that they need to be successful.