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 a community advocate, activist and organizer. 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 serves as Director of Trans Visibilty.

Kat Dunleavy

Katherine Dunleavy is a Norfolk resident and community activist, with a focus on trans', women's and prisoner's rights. They are an original founding board member of TAPVA. In their spare time they make art, takes photos, and volunteers with local groups. She serves as Board Secretary and 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 is a founding board member of TAPVA. She serves as Marketing Director.

Sarah Hustead


 Sarah Hustead is a Hampton Roads, Virginia native. They are a Senior at Old Dominion University studying Poli Sci with a double minor in Human Services and Addiction Treatment and Prevention. They are also the President of ODU’s Sexuality and Gender Alliance,  and a graduate of Campus Pride’s LGBTQ+ Leadership Academy.  They serve as Director of Trans Organizing and Director of Volunteers.

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