The Transgender Health Initiative -THI is a program of the Pride Center of WNY funded by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. Its aim is to increase advocacy and awareness around transgender health disparities, particularly sexual health.

THI is ready to help you with your health and wellness needs, and our team of dedicated transgender-affirming professionals is ready to listen to your story, and help you continue on your gender journey.

Stop in for an interview today, and we will help get you connected to the resources you need and deserve!

OUR Trans health TEAM

Siobhan "Shevy" Fitzgerald-Matson

Program Manager

Gender Pronouns: they/them/theirs

My name is Siobhan, although you may hear my nickname “Shevy” around the office. I am extremely passionate about working with transgender and gender-diverse peopleand hope to serve this population for the rest of my life. In my undergraduate career I pursued a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies at St. Lawrence University and am currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at the University at Buffalo. I am interested in gender identity counseling and hope to one day open a non-profit performance art sleepaway summer camp for trans and gender-diverse youth. Come visit me and I can help you find the resources you need to get your life back on track and be a personal advocate for you throughout your gender journey! You can find me on the second floor of the Pride Center at the top of the back stairway. If you need to meet in an accessible space, we will find somewhere else to go!

Contact Shevy at sfitzgerald@pridecenterwny.org

Cameron Schraufstetter

Community Health Specialist 

Gender Pronouns: he/him/his

Growing up, I always felt different. Maybe it was the fact that I was gay, or maybe it was the fact that I was transgender. The Pride Center was one of the few places where I felt that I truly belonged. I became a frequent client, and even helped staff out with things here and there. After seeing all that the Pride Center does for the community, I thought to myself, "This is it, this is what I want to do when I grow up." I wanted nothing more than to give back and to help the LGBT community in any way that I could. I was ecstatic when I got hired, it was my dream. Now, everyone is like family. I look forward to waking up and going to work in the morning, knowing I can see the clients and my fellow staff. This is one place I can really be myself and not have to worry about judgment or discrimination. You can find me on the second floor.

Contact Cameron at cschraufstetter@pridecenterwny.org