GHC Office Staff
Executive Director - Ben Hudson
Ben Hudson was born into activism and has over 15 years of experience as a community organizer and peer counselor. He has served on the board of the Sacramento Gender Association and is co-founder of the Sacramento Transgender Coalition and TransFamilies Sacramento. He also enjoyed leadership roles in organizing the Transgender Leadership Summit in 2009 and also in 2010 when Sacramento hosted the first ever California Transgender Advocacy Day at the capitol. Ben also served as a Regional Field Manager for Equality California after Prop 8 passed.
Operations Manager - Rachael Hudson
Rachael Hudson manages the day to day operations of the office by answering phones, taking appointments, and making sure that the office runs smoothly. She is a transwoman who has lived in the Sacramento area since 1978. In 1999 she began her search for others like her and discovered the Sacramento Gender Association or SGA. In 2004, she became a board member of SGA and learned that she wanted to help the transgender community every way she could. In 2007 she co-founded TransFamilies Sacramento and the Sacramento Transgender Coalition. She was also on the planning board of GHC.
Clinical Director - David Nylund
David Nylund has over 25 years of clinical experience working in many contexts including community mental health, non-profit agencies, managed care settings, and private practice. Dr. Nylund is an associate professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento and the former clinical director of the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Centerís counseling program. He is an expert on transgender mental health care and is a full-standing member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).