Our Board Members

De Sube

De Sube has been a transgender advocate and activist for 25 years. She is currently working as an operations manager for Great Clips Hair Salons, 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.

Jax Davis

Jax Davis moved to the Hampton Roads area in 2012  from Reno, Nevada and currently serves as Secretary to the Board of  Directors for the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia. They  received their bachelors in French and philosophy from the University of  Nevada, Reno, and has experience in fundraising and development. In  their spare time they advocate for animal rights, enjoy vegan cooking,  and lives happily with their partner Emma and cat Othello.

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Katherine Dunleavy

Katherine Dunleavy has been a resident of Hampton Roads her entire life and currently lives in Norfolk. She is a  passionate advocate of LGBTQ+ and women's rights and when she's not  working on the Transgender Assistance Program website, she's probably at  work, biking around Ghent, or spending time with her partner.

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.

Samuel Dean Velazquez

Samuel Dean Velazquez is a Graphic Designer currently living in downtown Norfolk with his wife Danielle and bulldog  Mick. He has experience in the visual arts and as a Marketing Director. He is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and serves on the board as part of  the marketing, fundraising and development teams.