Liz Margolies

Founder and Executive Director

Liz Margolies, LCSW, founder and executive director, has served the LGBT community for 25 years as a psychotherapist, political activist and volunteer before becoming the executive director of the National LGBT Cancer Network…Read More

Karen Naimool

Program Director

As Program Director of the National LGBT Cancer Network, Karen contributes to the creation of safer spaces by addressing the increased risk of cancer in the LGBT community and  providing training and information to healthcare providers to provide culturally competent and welcoming care. Karen is an Indo-Caribbean transplant, passionate about creating safe spaces for all. With over 15 years of experience working with children and families, she has used non-traditional teaching methods and recreation to teach coping skills to victims of trauma. As an educator and activist, Karen has facilitated workshops and trainings on healthy relationships, Cultural Competence, Institutional Racism, Domestic Violence, Healing from Trauma and Negotiating Consent in same-sex relationships. Karen is an outspoken advocate on issues affecting immigration, marriage equality, domestic violence, and human rights on local, national and international levels.

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Rej Joo, MPH

Evaluation Manager

Rej’s work for the National LGBT Cancer Network focuses on creating tools to evaluate the LGBTQ cultural competency training curriculum for health care providers in the state of New York. He has also been part of the team that created the core curriculum and continues to produce new modules. Among many things Rej does in the field of public health, he is passionate about building and providing culturally affirming trainings, grounded in cultural humility. He has over 13 years of experience working with marginalized communities, including at-risk & homeless youth, HIV/AIDS-affected, trans/GNC, mentally ill, LGBTQ APIs