Cara is an LGBTQ+ Health Specialist working at Trillium Health in Rochester, NY. Following her graduation from Nazareth College of Rochester, she has worked in healthcare in many capacities, including providing music therapy to adolescents in the inpatient eating disorder units as an intern at Golisano Children’s Hospital, and serving as the LGBTQ+ Care Coordinator at Trillium Health in 2014 with a focus on transgender health. Cara is passionate about health equity and client-centered healthcare and now works with her team to create evidence-based educational programming to support Health & Human Services providers in affirming their LGBTQ+ patient populations.
Cara has provided interactive workshops on LGBTQ+ Cultural Humility to thousands of Health & Human Services Providers in the Finger Lakes region, including Planned Parenthood of Western New York, the Rochester Housing Authority, public health departments, The University of Rochester Medical Center, and Rochester Regional Health. Cara serves annually as a content expert for the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine’s Primary Care Clerkship program, helping future doctors to work effectively with LGBTQ+ patient populations. Her work in educating about LGBTQ+ Cultural Humility led Cara to be scouted for conslutation and training by both healthcare organizations and conferences, including the 17th Annual Brockport Diversity Conference. Cara and her team also presented their original theory of applying the Stages of Change to LGBTQ+ Cultural Humility Education at the 2017 Transforming Care Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Monday, October 22
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM