Dr Pauline Cundill has joined us to work with VAC at Equinox to provide general health and wellbeing services from the PRONTO! site. Dr Cundill is a General Practitioner who has over 10 years experience working with trans and gender diverse (TGD) patients with experience working in both Australia and the UK. Pauline provides training for rural GP Registrars in LGBTI health issues. Pauline has previously worked in Melbourne at Northside Clinic and Prahran Market Clinic, and currently works at The Centre Clinic in St Kilda, which provides LGBTI health and HIV management services.

Dr Nick Silberstein joined the Equinox team in December 2016.  Nick is an experienced General Practitioner who has worked with  members of the TGD community throughout his career.  Nick has previously worked in the UK and has taken up various positions working in a variety of countries responding to public health issues with Medecines Sans Frontiers.

Grace Lee provides counselling to TGD clients at Equinox.  Grace is a part of the VAC counselling services team and has considerable experience working with the TGD community.  Grace has a Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and has undertaken research to support counsellors working with trans and gender diverse clients.  Grace has worked in private practice and at Northside Clinic in Fitzroy, and is currently a practitioner at Queerspace at Drummond Street  Services, Carlton.  Grace is a registered provisional member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA). Grace works with individual adult clients from earliest gender questioning through to supporting those wishing to transition, and beyond.

Our reception team, Gabe, Carla and Amao are all members of the TGD community and understand the issues that impact the health and well being of TGD people.

Daniel Sankar is our part time nurse working  on Thursday mornings at Equinox.  Daniel’s background has been in sexual health nursing and he also works as a general practice nurse at The Centre Clinic in St Kilda.

Jeremy Wiggins is VAC’s Project Lead of LGBTI Capacity Building, including Trans and Gender Diverse Health. Jeremy works across all VAC sites, including Equinox and coordinates the VAC Trans and Gender Diverse Community Advisory Group. Jeremy can be contacted at jeremy.wiggins@vac.org.au

Peter Locke is the Program Manager of Equinox Gender Diverse Health Service and PRONTO! Rapid HIV and STI Testing Service. He is also the Practice Manager of The Centre Clinic, an LGBTI General Practice in St Kilda. Prior to working with VAC in his current roles, Peter worked in and managed several LGBTI health services including The Carlton Clinic and Northside Clinic. He is proud to be an ally of and to work alongside the TGD community.

 

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