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Meet the Staff

Jessi (She/Her/Hers)
Medical Receptionist​

Jessi joined the Crane Center at our Austin, Texas location in October 2020. She brings over five years of administrative experience, with over two years experience in the medical field. 

Jessi moved to Austin in late 2018 from South Texas to focus on her own transition as a Trans Woman. After graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelors in Human Science’s she has a passion for helping others, and hopes to make other’s experiences with the Crane Center as pleasurable as possible. 

In her spare time, Jessi is a costume designer and special fx makeup artist frequently adding to her online portfolio. She has designed theatrical costumes for over four years, and has worked on many projects for film, short film and music videos. She is also a trained Cosmetologist and hopes to run her own salon one day. She is also a dog-mom to her wonderful seven year old Bentley.

Coda (She/Her/Hers)
Medical Receptionist

Coda moved to the Bay Area from New York state, and has been an San Francisco resident since 2008. Having worked at various San Franisco medical practices, she started working with the Crane Center in December of 2020, and loves to help people with a cheerful smile.
 
Coda likes 80’s music and bad movies, and has a plethora of unique hobbies.

Bianca (She/Her/Hers)
New Patient Coordinator

Bianca

Bianca joined the Crane Center in September 2019. She brings seven years of administrative experience within the medical field.

Originally from Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico, Bianca moved to the US to pursue her Medical Administrative Assistant degree. She obtained her Associate Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant from Everest Institute in May 2013. She then began her career in the medical field and has worked with multiple Medical practices with a wide range of specialties.

In her spare time, Bianca enjoys spending time with her two beautiful kids.

Bianca is also Bilingual.

Judah (He/Him/His)
Patient Care Coordinator

Judah hails from Toronto and spent some formative younger years in Boston. As a Paramedic in the Province of Ontario he’s accustomed to working in a fast past, every changing environment, that requires quick thinking and evolving people skills. 

In Toronto he was the co-facilitator of a trans masc peer support group and a trans masc social group. Prior to working in the medical field, Judah put his English and Philosophy degree to good use, spending years racing snowboards and working as a snowboard Product Manager…yes that’s a real job!

As an Ontarian, Judah had the opportunity to choose where he wanted to go for his surgeries. There was limited information and guidance in Toronto regarding surgery in the US and navigating the process. So now as a member of the Crane Center team he can share his experience with both US and foreign based patients. Judah wants patients to know, this guy gets it! He’s been there and understands the journey. 

When he’s not at work you can find Judah and his husband Jeff sourcing the best corduroy to carve or the best single track to ride, followed happily by their 120lb newf Ling Ling.

Valentina, MA (She/Her/Hers)
Patient Care Coordinator

Valentina is a proud Trans woman. She joined the Crane Center at our Greenbrae, California office in November 2020. Prior to working at the Crane Center, Valentina worked at San Francisco Community Health Center as a Lead Medical Assistant. 
 
Valentina is from El Salvador and graduated from Universidad de El Salvador as a Register Nurse. She moved to the United States to pursue her Nursing Education with a focus on transgender care, since she had been denied and discriminated in El Salvador for wishing to pursue this dream.
 
Outside of work Valentina enjoys volunteering for various organizations that provide aid to members of the LGBTQ+ community. She also has a passion for cooking and enjoys cooking for friends and family. 
 

Valentina is also Bilingual.

Teresa, RN (She/Her/Hers)
Registered Nurse

Teresa joined the Crane Center in January 2019 and works as a Registered Nurse in the Austin, Texas office. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. She has over 25 years of nursing experience with 15 years of experience as a medical/surgical nurse. Teresa has extensive background in surgery, perioperative and postoperative care, wound care, gynecology, and labor and delivery nursing.

Teresa is a Certified Cosmetic Nurse Injector and was a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. She is a member of the American Nursing Association and is a Daisy Award Recipient. 

Teresa is married and has 4 children. She enjoys traveling, spending quality time with her family and being outdoors. 

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Morgan (She/Her/Hers)
Practice Manager

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Morgan is an Austin native and proud Longhorn, graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Learning & Development in 2015. Her tenure with the Crane Center dates back to June 2016, when the practice first opened its doors in Austin as Brownstein & Crane Surgical Services. 

Morgan’s history with the practice has given her the privilege of wearing many hats, climbing her way up from Patient Coordinator to the current Practice Manager. In this role she brings the brand to life through conferences and events, partnering with members and advocates of the transgender community, and implementing standard procedures to enable the surgeons to do what they do best: help patients affirm their gender. 

When she is not working, Morgan is busy living your ideal Austin lifestyle. As a dog mom of two, she enjoys outdoor adventures, traveling, and the vibrant nightlife, concerts, and festivals in the live music capital of the world. 

Kristin, MSN, RN (She/Her/Hers)
Chief Clinical Officer

Kristin joined the Crane Center in January 2019 and brings over 25 years of nursing experiencePrior to joining the Crane Center Kristin spent the majority of her career working in Emergency Departments across the country.  Most recently Kristin was the Trauma Program Educator at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin TX where she was active in both community and professional education.   

Originally from Southern Ontario, Kristin moved to the US to pursue her nursing career.  Kristin graduated from Sheridan College School of Nursing in Mississauga, Ontario and obtained her Master’s in Nursing Education at Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. 

In her spare time Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and three rescue Dalmatians.

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David (He/Him/His)
Chief Executive Officer

David joined the Crane Center in January 2020 and brings more than 20 years of leadership experience encompassing a wide skill set in medical practice management, public and media relations, marketing and advertising and LGBTQA+ education and advocacy. Most recently, David co-owned and operated a large and successful family medicine practice catering to the Austin LGBTQA+ community, with an emphasis on transgender and non-binary populations. He is currently the owner of Frada Enterprises, which operates a chain of Texas-based medical spas. 

A native of Beaumont, Texas, David studied music and journalism at Louisiana State University before beginning a successful career as a journalist and editor covering national and foreign news for the Chicago Tribune and science and health news for The New York Times. His work has garnered him the New York Times Publisher’s Award and appeared in pieces that won two Pulitzer Prizes, including a series on HIV/AIDS in Africa. 

David is a founding board member of the Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition and a member of WPATH. He is a foster parent and proud adoptive parent of a transgender son. In his free time, David is an avid traveler, cook and dog dad to two rescue pointer mixes.  

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