Randi Ettner PhD is a clinical and forensic psychologist. She is the Secretary of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), an author of the Standards of Care, Chair of the Committee for Institutionalized Persons, and recipient of the WPATH Distinguished Education and Advocacy Award. Dr. Ettner has written four books on transgender issues, including a medical and surgical text, numerous peer-reviewed articles and research, and was an internationally syndicated columnist. She was the lead expert in the lawsuit that overturned Medicare’s exclusion of surgery, has been instrumental in the passage of anti-discrimination laws, provided testimony that helped establish legal precedent for the rights of transgender individuals in the workplace and appropriate treatment for prisoners, including the first case that mandated surgery for an incarcerated transwoman. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including Oprah, regarding transgender issues. Dr. Ettner has served as a consultant to corporations, including Walgreen’s and Tawani Enterprises. She was chief psychologist at the Chicago Gender Center, and is the president of New Health Foundation Worldwide. She is the honoree of Randi and Fred Ettner Transgender Health Fellowship at The University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality, and is a member of the University of Minnesota’s Leadership Program. Dr. Ettner was invited to present evidence based care of transgender people to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, and has received a commendation from the United States House of Representatives for her work in gender related issues.