2020 LGBTQ+ Forum

Intersectionality: Now more than ever, it is imperative to prioritize an inclusive and equitable community for intersectional LGBTQ+ groups.

Wednesday October 7, 2020  •  3:30 pm - 6:30 pm  •  Via Zoom

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Opening remarks

  • Lloyd Minor

    Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 2012. As dean, Dr. Minor plays an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical enterprise of Stanford Medicine, an academic medical center that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

  • David Entwistle

    David Entwistle is president and CEO of Stanford Health Care (SHC). He joined SHC in July 2016 with extensive executive experience at leading academic medical centers. Entwistle is a passionate advocate of precision health – tailoring a treatment to a patient’s specific disease or condition as well as focusing on prevention to empower patients to take charge of their health before they become ill.

  • Paul King

    Paul A. King joined Stanford Children’s Health in January 2019 bringing with him a distinguished career of more than 30 years as a health care executive, including leadership positions at several nationally recognized academic medical centers. Prior to joining Stanford Children’s Health King led the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital as Executive Director. During his tenure, his strong leadership skills guided the strategic growth of the University of Michigan’s children’s and women’s programs and services.

  • Yvonne Maldonado

    Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Maldonado attended Stanford University School of Medicine, completed a residency program at the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins and received postgraduate training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University.


  • Jonathan Lassiter

    Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, Ph.D. is a polymath who utilizes psychology, writing, and dance to help others heal and thrive. His roles include licensed clinical psychologist, professor, author, public speaker, and choreographer. As a public intellectual, Dr. Lassiter has been featured on television, radio, podcasts, and print such as PBS and Sirius XM.


  • Beckett Maravelias

    Beckett Maravelias (they/them/theirs) is a white, queer, non-binary trans activist, writer, and Stanford staff member. In varying capacities, they have worked in political and community organizing, LGBTQ+ advocacy, anti-racist activism, and organizational advancement for over a decade. Before coming to Stanford, Beckett lived in Minneapolis, where they worked to build coalitions, communities, and funding streams to support organizations and initiatives advancing LGBTQ+ health and mental health, racial and social justice, and community-driven systems change work.

  • Seema Yasmin

    Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, poet, public health doctor, and author of Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration and Adventure. She is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, and a medical analyst for CNN.

  • Shaila Musharoff

    Shaila Musharoff is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Genetics Department. She earned a Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford University in 2015 and went on to be a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF. Shaila's research focuses on reducing health disparities, particularly among underrepresented racial groups. She develops statistical genetics methods to elucidate the genetic basis of human diseases which are effective for people of any race and is also interested in the effect of systemic racism on health outcomes.


  • Marissa Floro

    Marissa Floro (she/her) is a program manager, psychologist, and instructor through Stanford University’s Weiland Health Initiative. Weiland’s aim is to provide a spectrum of services for a spectrum of experiences by centering the lives of LGBTQ+ folx in programming, clinical services, advocacy, and education.

  • Syra Smith

    Syra Smith is an artist, organizer and mindfulness educator interested in deep ecology and manifesting a culture where we can turn toward fearless abundance and generosity. An SF Bay Area native and lifelong meditator, Syra began her personal meditation practice as a teen in 1988 and has been practicing in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 2009. She graduated EBMC’s Commit to Dharma study program in 2011 and Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leadership Training in 2017.