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Dr. David Baker-Hargrove
PRESIDENT / Co-CEO
Dr. Baker-Hargrove brings 21 years of experience as a leader, organizer, and developer of community based programming. Trained as a psychotherapist, he is the Board President Emeritus of The Metropolitan Business Association and the Past President of Come Out With Pride, Central Florida’s LGBT Pride Event. During his tenure in these positions, he helped re-organize and stabilize the structure of both organizations. While Vice President of Development for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, he was instrumental in taking the organization from an annual budget of $220,000 per year to 1.6 million per year in four years. He is recognized throughout the world as an expert on mental health issues as they relate to gender identity and speaks regularly at national and international conferences regarding the treatment of gender dysphoria. In 2001, He provided mental health support to the FDNY and NYPD at World Trade Center Ground Zero following the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Chief Operating officer/ Co-CEO
Robert earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Textile Sciences with a minor in Business Administration. In 2000, he earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. Currently working for Walt Disney Entertainment, he has been fortunate to operate and create many new shows, parades, and special events as a Choreographer, Production Manager, Area Leader, Resource Manager, and Producer for Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line.
Robert has served on the board for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida for 6 years, and is Chair-emeritus. During his term as Board Chair, he guided a successful capital campaign enabling the organization to fully purchase a new building while the organization grew from an annual budget of $220,000 to 1.6 million.
He has also been very active in the local LGBT community serving as the past Executive Producer for the Come Out with Pride Entertainment Committee. In his spare time, Robert is actively involved with the Disney Resource Group, PRIDE, serving on the leadership team. As an out African-American man, diversity and inclusion and the intersection of where various groups overlap is a passion for Robert.
As the Chief Operating Officer for Two Spirit, it is his priority to build an organization which helps people live and be their true authentic self in a welcoming and culturally competent environment which not only extends to the LGBT community but to all layers of diversity.
Sherrie brings over ten years of management experience in the health, nonprofit, and service sectors. Over the last four years at Two Spirit Health Services, her eye for detail and super-organized approach to work has enabled her to efficiently deliver excellent results for all of our clients and staff. Although she juggles multiple tasks simultaneously, her outgoing and friendly personality helps keep our office both positive and productive. She is a single mother to her handsome son, Owen, and loves being a mom.
Business Office Specialist
I am a Puerto Rican cis woman, lesbian, artist and activist actively involved in the central Florida LGBTQ+ and sexual reproductive Justice movement. After experiencing loss and trauma from the Pulse Nightclub tragedy; I felt the urge to rekindle my activism in the social justice movement.
It was imperative that I find a place I was free to be my truth, and more specifically, a place where I did not have to be a teacher; a space where my own experiences were mirrored, and my image and story was uplifted, not challenged. I began doing artbase support groups and found my way to QLatinx. Through my participation as a core leader I recognize the importance of intersectionality in the social justice movements. I now organize to shift cultural narratives around reproductive Justice and LGBTQ+ rights in the Latinx community.
I face many unique struggles as a Queer, Latinx woman, not the least of which is continually finding my narrative co-opted or told for me. I found that these experiences are echoed by my community. I have made it my goal to help provide a safe place which allows the diverse voices of Central Florida find each other to heal. Doing so I found a home with Two Spirit.
My story is multi-faceted but has truly become fruitful in the light of the pain I’ve express after Pulse.
Marcia has been working in Human Resource Management for 23 years in two fortune 100 companies. She has served as the leader of Diversity and Inclusion in the South East for Home Depot. Training and Development interests have allowed Marcia to take leadership for programs that allow development plans for employees to be more meaningful and compliment the goals of the company to retain valuable talent. Development and Inclusion forums have been of special interest as there are many voices that go unheard in very large companies. Marcia has facilitated numerous opportunities to find a comfortable venue for supporting employees and receiving their value and offering them desired recognition. Marcia has volunteered as a facilitator in Atlanta for two years for support groups with hep C patients many being dual diagnosed. She has also served on the Board of Rebecca’s Tent which is a safe house for women.
Marcia has one daughter who lives in Portland Oregon and she is thriving on the nature that surrounds her along with many wonderful friends. Marcia has decided to work with Two Spirit because she wants to work from her heart and hopefully make a small difference in lives of people who deserve our love and compassion. A journey she is excited about!!
Community Relations / event Coordinator
Growing up in Orlando, Brittani has passion for this city and all it offers. At the age of three, Brittani began studying the art of dance and voice, which lead to her love of theatre and music. Never shying away from the spotlight, she studied Broadcast Journalism & Theatre Arts while attending The University of Mississippi. While in Mississippi she was a lead anchor and feature reporter for News Watch 99 and in 2014 was named in the Top 4 Feature Reporters in the Southeastern Journalism Conference’s Best of the South, beating out reporters from over 30 colleges and universities.
During her time reporting she learned how valuable relationships and branding could be and began to learn using what she knew to add Public and Community Relations to her background. In 2014, she returned to Orlando and became involved in the fabulous Drag Pageant scene where she is the owner and promoter of Miss Citrus State Comedy Queen. Which led her to be a fierce advocate and ally to the LGBTQ+ Community.
"Philanthropy is has always been in the heartbeat of Brittani." Brittani is the creator of Southern Night’s Annual “Southern Goes Red” Party and is the Executive Assistant for “Dancing with the Queens. Brittani currently serves on the Event Committee for Dance, Dream and Inspire for Community Based Care of Central Florida, volunteers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Florida, serves on the Transgender Awareness Week Committee as a founding member, sits on the United States Conference on AIDS Host & Executive Committee as the Chair of the Opening Reception Committee and the One Pulse Foundation memorial Task Force. She is currently Miss Orange County USA and uses this title to promote the LGBTQ+ Community and numerous non-profits around Central Florida.
Community Healthcare Specialist
Knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced sales professional with extensive knowledge in Pharmacy, Hospice, Home Health Care, Private Duty Home Care, DME, Hospitals, Infusion, Specialty Pharmacy/(PBM), and Primary Care. My success has been driven by my professionalism, experience, my push to always succeed, and ability to build and maintain relationships within the health care community. Proven leadership and transitional care techniques that go "outside the box" in order to meet patient/client and company goals. Ability so speak in front of large groups, develop employee's, communicate effectively, and exceed targets. Pharmaceuticals primarily has been my calling with over 12 years self developing within the Walgreens company, however training, developing others, and improving patient outcomes/health has always been my passion. Let me be- Your resource for all things healthcare.
Business Office Specialist
Hello! My name is Tammy. After 32 years in the impersonal corporate world, the Universe had other plans for me. Several years ago I attended an emotional well-being workshop that changed my perspective on life. I now devote my time to providing unconditional acceptance, love and support to all who are looking to heal and grow. It is important to me that everyone feels deserving of having their needs met and that they matter. Managing the Front Desk on the Mental Health floor at Two Spirit Health Services has given me the fulfillment of being in service to those doing just that – healing and growing. When not working, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 2 rescue kitties.
Brandi Concolino has been a Certified Clinical and Medical Electrologist for over 3.5 years. She received her education at Orlando Institute and Laser and Beauty School of Orlando and is currently working towards her Esthetics license. Brandi is an active member of the Electrolysis Society of Florida, and attends conferences to continue her education and stay current in the ever changing field. She truly enjoys making a difference in the lives of her clients. A Florida native, Brandi enjoys spending time at the beach. She is a mom of 4 boys and lives in Longwood with her kids and their boxer, Reagan.
ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner)
Steve is an advanced registered nurse practitioner. He is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner and has 6 years of nursing experience in geriatrics, orthopedic, and emergency nursing. Steve received her master’s degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham and his undergraduate degree from Northwest Florida State College. He is currently completing his doctorate of nursing practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Quanique ‘Q’ Valera
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Quanique ‘Q’ Valera is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided individual, family and couples counseling for more than 9 years in Central Florida. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. She is trained in Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She has also completed level one of Dr. John Gottman’s Couples Therapy Training Program. She has extensive experience with treatment of trauma victims, victims of domestic violence, childhood disorders, and end of life issues. She loves working with the LGBTQ+ community, takes an individualized approach to supporting clients and believes that each person’s journey of healing is self-directed and unique.
MA-Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Ann Currier has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She specializes in transgender issues and schizophrenia. Ann has been active in the LGBT community for over 20 years and is a member of the MBA (Metropolitan Business Association), Orlando’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. She served on the leadership committee of the MBA RED (Referral Exchange Development) for over 2 years. She also started MBA Toastmasters to help people overcome their fear of public speaking. She is very active in the T Network, a supportive networking group for transgender people and allies. Ann regularly speaks or leads group discussions at transgender events such as Day of Remembrance and immensely enjoys working with that community and providing support, information, advice, and resources regarding transition. During her practicum, Ann led support groups and provided individual therapy for schizophrenia and found that she was gifted in and inspired from working with that population. Ann helps these clients to overcome stigmas and live a more productive life. Ann has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years and is also knowledgeable about how that interacts with the legal system. She has worked at BHC Assessment and Consulting for over 3 years and loves helping clients overcome their fears, solve problems, and live their most authentic lives.
MA-Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Ernest Strain is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern who joined the TwoSpirit team during his student internship, while completing his Masters degree. He has a Masters in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida. He has experience working with people living with HIV/AIDs, victims of trauma, and victims of interpartner violence. He has facilitated several counseling and support groups for people living with HIV/AIDs. He is also experienced in counseling individuals who are exploring their sexuality or gender expression/identity.
Ernest works to provide a self-reflective space for clients to discover new elements of themselves, foster resiliency, and craft meaning from their experiences that they can use to face challenges and reach goals.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Roberto Katz is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with a Master Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the Counselor Education Program at the University of Central Florida. He is able to provide mental health counseling services in Spanish and English. Roberto has five years of experience working with clients living with HIV and other chronic conditions, and the LGBTQ+ community. Roberto has a special interest for social justice due to his background in Political Sciences. In this respect, his area of focus is working with clients with intersectional identities. This entails clients that are members one or more discriminated groups. Last year, Roberto was awarded a grant that helped him to complete basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is a strong advocate of integrated treatment that seeks to assess and address the emotional, medical, and material needs of the client.
Mental Health Intern
Gregory is a counseling student intern finishing his M.A. at Rollins College and works at Two Spirit under the supervision of Dr. David Baker-Hargrove. Gregory is a postmodern counselor who believes our lives are shaped by the stories we tell which are strongly influenced by the prevailing discourse of dominant culture. Gregory strives to create a non-pathologizing, judgment-free environment where clients are able to explore their problem stories and work together to challenge the problems that are interfering with the clients preferred way of living and being present in the world. Through collaborative investigation, clients are encouraged to separate the problem from their self-identity thereby creating space to identify alternative stories, which support their values and preferred narrative. Gregory believes people are the experts of their own lives, truth is but a socially constructed reality, and that reality can and should be challenged by living a life that embodies your internal experience rather than what the dominant society deems normative. Gregory's current research interests are Social Constructionism, Narrative Therapy, Queer Theory, Traumatic Stress, and Depression.
A highly dedicated professional, Julian Mondesir is passionate about helping those in need while contributing to the advancement of the medical field. Over the course of his 8-year career, Julian has acquired a wealth of experience working in various capacities, including as a customer service specialist for a leading specialty pharmacy, as a radiology technician, and most recently, as front office manager for a medical office. Julian understands the level of tact that the healthcare profession requires, and he strives to go above and beyond in his workplace interactions. Originally from New York, Julian enjoys taking trips to his home state as often as possible. In his free time, he also explores Orlando's theme parks with his girlfriend, bikes on trails, and volunteers in the community. A lifelong learner, Julian is always up for learning and acquiring new skills. Julian feels fortunate to be part of the Two Spirit Health team, particularly because he places great value on the core principles of diversity and inclusion.
Certified HIV Tester
I’m Ken Terrell a state certified HIV tester and has been testing in the community for over 6 years. I’m a proactive advocate for the community with over 9 years of
experience volunteering for non-profit organizations. My passion and charisma for helping and empowering others has led me to provide hope to those less fortunate without easy access to resources throughout the community. I’m well versed in working with LGBTQ+, seniors, those living with HIV, HIV prevention, PrEP, and intervention. My outgoing and infectious personality also makes it a positive experience whenever I work with others.