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Our Team

CTH staff

The administrative headquarters for the Center for Transgender Health’s administrative headquarters 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, physician assistant Lauren Eisenbeis, patient access specialist Valessa Sneed and senior financial clearance specialist Malika Blackmon.

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Center Staff

  • Malika Blackmon

    Senior Financial Clearance Specialist, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

    Malika Blackmon
  • Lauren Eisenbeis

    Physician Assistant, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health

    Lauren Eisenbeis
  • Rachel Hettleman, LMSW

    Social Worker

    Rachel Hettleman
  • 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

  • Kathryn Van Eck, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
    Emerge Gender & Sexuality Clinic for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Heath

    Kathryn Van Eck
  • 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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