Transgender Advisory Council

Susan Ann Robbins (Sue)

Sue is a Telecommunications Professional with over 35 years experience in Satellite Communications, Engineering, and Management. Sue has served for 3 1/2 years on the Board of Directors for the Utah Pride Center while holding the position of Chair for 2017 and 2018.   Sue also has served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah since 2017. She is a proud veteran with 20 years of service in the US Army working in Satellite Communications and as a Tank Crewmember. Sue has an Associates Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Sue identifies as a Transgender woman and also as an Intersex individual. Between her Army career and her father’s Navy career, Sue has called many places home; including Cuba, Guam, Germany, and Okinawa before settling in Riverdale, Utah in 2004. Sue currently lives in Woods Cross with her loving wife Theresa. She enjoys spending her time with family and friends and participating in community social events. Sue has four wonderful children and 10 grandchildren, who are the light of her life.

 

Candice Metzler, MS, CSW

Candice is a doctoral candidate from the University of Utah and expects to complete her degree in the spring of 2019. Her doctoral research examines the role of language in clinical practice with gender nonconforming clients. Candice is a therapist and sees clients through the Utah Pride Center and University of Utah Bridge Training Clinic. She has more than 6 years’ experience working with LGBTQI populations and primarily works with transgender and gender nonconforming youth and young adults. She is the Executive Director of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah. She is also a member of the Reconciliation and Growth Project and serves on the Leadership Committee for the LGBTQ Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild. Candice served as a volunteer trainer through the Department of Justice where she conducted trainings with Utah law enforcement from 2013 to 2016. She has worked with many local, state, and federal organizations providing education, consultation, and trainings, which continues to date.

Lucas Fowler

Lucas Fowler is a 41 year old activist, and a proud trans man. He has raised two sons, and is now helping raise his granddaughter. His activism began with politics, but eventually shifted to concentrate on queer and trans issues. He has served on the steering committee for the Utah Pride Festival, and currently serves on the board of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah.

 

Neca Allgood

Neca  attended BYU and Princeton, where she earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. She and her husband, David Moore, are parents of three sons. Her middle child, Grayson Moore, is transgender. Since Grayson transitioned (in 2011) at age 16, he and Neca have been actively working to extend legal protections in Utah to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Neca is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband own a small engineering consulting firm. Neca is past-president of the Mama Dragons, and currently serves on the board of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families, and Friends.

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