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CTH staff

The administrative headquarters for the Center for Transgender Health’s is at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Along with medical director Devin O’Brien Coon and clinical program director Paula M. Neira, the staff includes coordinator Melissa Noyes, patient service coordinator Tanya Knight, nurse Ro Bowman, social worker Rachel Hettleman, physician assistant Lauren Eisenbeis and senior financial clearance specialist Malika Blackmon. Effective November 1, 2021 Dr. O’Brien-Coon will be stepping down as Chief Medical Director. Learn more

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Center Staff

  • Malika Blackmon

    Senior Financial Clearance Specialist, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

    Malika Blackmon
  • Ro Bowman

    CTH Specialty Nurse

    Ro Bowman
  • Lauren Eisenbeis

    Physician Assistant, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

    Lauren Eisenbeis
  • Rachel Hettleman, LMSW

    Social Worker

    Rachel Hettleman
  • Tanya Knight

    Patient Service Coordinator

    Tanya Knight
  • Melissa Noyes

    Clinical Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

    Melissa Noyes






Laryngology/Voice Services

Mental Health

Kate Thomas, Ph.D.

Mental Health Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

Kate Thomas

Gynecology and Obstetrics

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

  • Kathy Tomaszewski, RN

    Adolescent Nurse Coordinator
    Harriet Lane Clinic, Johns Hopkins Children's Center

    Kathy Tomaszewski
  • Tisha James, LGSW

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Plastic Surgery/Gender Affirmation Surgery

Primary Care

  • Jill Crank, C.R.N.P.

    Primary location: JHCP Remington
    Jill Crank
  • Raina Crawford, C.R.N.P.

    Primary location: JHCP Odenton
    Raina Crawford
  • Julie El-Taher, C.R.N.P.

    Primary location: JHCP Frederick
    Julie El-Taher


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