Transgender Health Fair

Workshop Center


Welcome to the Transgender Health Fair

From Rachel Crandall Crocker, Executive Director of Transgender Michigan

A Conversation with Zil Goldstein

Presented by Dr. Paul Benson and Zil Goldstein

  • Dr. Paul Benson, Medical Director of the Be Well Medical Center, will moderate a conversation with Zil Goldstein on a variety of issues relating to the transgender community.

  • Zil Goldstein, FNP-BC, AAHIVS is Associate Director of Medicine, TGNB Health at Callen-Lord Center in Manhattan, New York. Callen-Lord is an international leader in providing multi disciplinary transgender care and has a collaborative team offering guidance to individuals and providers globally.

  • Dr. Paul Benson, Medical Director of the Be Well Medical Center

  • Prerecorded video (30 minutes)

  • Questions for Zil may be emailed prior to September 23 to

A Conversation with Zil Goldstein

Health and Hormones

Presented by Patricia A Schmidt DO

  • Hormones and Health is a session presented by Patricia Schmidt DO, and internist and ally.  This session will review definitions of hormones; when and why they are used. Safe use of hormones; benefits and adverse effects will be discussed.  General health principles and how to stay well, while on homones during COVID and Influenza season, will be reviewed.

  • Patricia A Schmidt DO is a strong ally to the Transgender community. She advocates and educates on health and well being for all. She desires that are able tp live their most authentic life. She has close to 30 years experience in healthcare as a physician a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she maintains a wholeperson approach to patient care. She has a varied background from training residents in primary care , to hospice care and now caring for those within the Michigan correctional system.

  • Prerecorded video (45 to 60 minutes)

Health and Hormones

Saturday, Sept 26
1:00 pm

Intimate Partner Violence and the Transgender Community
Presented by Averett Robey, Prevention Education Director, HAVEN Kye Campbell-Fox, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN

  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a leading healthcare concern in the United States and transgender individuals are disproportionately impacted with over half of transgender individuals reporting experiencing IPV (2015 US Transgender Survey). HAVEN will define intimate partner violence, break down the myths and misconceptions around IPV, identify trans-specific barriers and resources, and discuss models for community accountability and support within the transgender community.

  • HAVEN Trans IPV Resources:

  • Averett Robey is the Prevention Education Program Director for HAVEN of Oakland County. Prior to his time at HAVEN, he worked as an advocate at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Diversity and Community Involvement. As an advocate he facilitated campus education, worked to create policy and systems improvement, ran support groups and a resource center. Averett joined HAVEN as a Prevention Education Specialist in October of 2015. As the Director, he supervises a team of 3 prevention education specialists and continues to coordinate and facilitate community education, professional trainings, and school based programs on sexual assault and intimate partner violence. His passion lies in creating coordinated community responses to eliminate violence and establish equitable and accountable communities.

  • Kye Campbell-Fox joined HAVEN as a Prevention Education Specialist in September 2018, where he facilitates workshops on sexual violence and intimate partner violence and he facilitates the young men’s leadership program, redefine. Kye believes strongly in the power of knowledge, community action, and positive leadership in ending violence. He is particularly dedicated to engaging men in this work in order to expand the prevention effort. Prior to coming to HAVEN, Kye worked in several schools, assisting students with their academic and behavioral goals. He also came to HAVEN with facilitation experience from the Our Whole Lives program and the Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct program. Kye has been awarded several different leadership awards, including from Oberlin College Club Sports and City Year Detroit. Kye is currently pursuing a MA in Community-Based Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and holds his BA in Africana Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies from Oberlin College.

  • Interactive webinar (90 minutes)


Intimate Partner Violence and the Transgender Community

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Exhibit Hall

2019 Workshops

  • How to Care for Your Mental Health during Transition, Rachel Crandall-Crocker LMSW

  • ​Healthcare of the Transgender Patient, Dr. William Powers - Powers Family Medicine

2018 Workshops

  • ​Things I Wish My Therapist Knew, Rachel Crandall Crocker, LMSW, Ruth Hiner, PsyD

  • Use of Hormones in Medical Transition, Patricia Schmidt, DO

  • Lipstick Changing Lives: A Makeup Lesson, Eden Joyrich


2017 Workshops

  • Thorn E. Rose, Transpir'd (Through real storytelling, live music-making, and improv movement we will create a transcendent experience that grants LGBTQ people access to spirituality from around the world)

  • Rachel Crandall Crocker, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, @RachelCrandallCrockerLMSW, Jules Shellby, MA, NCC, LPC, , How to Increase your Transgender Empowerment

  • Jennifer Schwartz, LMSW, Transgender Sexual Health 101