STAFF AND INTERNS
Meet our Team
For more than 30 years, Kathie Moehlig has been a public speaker, workshop presenter, nonprofit development coordinator, and support-group leader. She’s a certified life coach, an ordained minister, and a certified parenting instructor. As a parent advocate for her transgender son, Kathie helped navigate his journey. As a result of their family’s ongoing experience, the need to help other became more and more apparent. In early 2015, Kathie founded TransFamily Support Services (TFSSS), a nonprofit organization in San Diego serving transgender and gender nonconforming youth and their families. TFSS provides individual and family coaching to facilitate acceptance and support, assists with healthcare and insurance issues, helps families navigate the legal system, and advocates for resources and support at schools for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth and their families.
Community and Youth Programming Manager
We officially welcomed Evan to our staff as Community and Youth Programming Manager after their multiple roles with TransFamily Support Services since graduating from high school in 2016. As a part of their work with TFSS, Evan has shared their story with hundreds over the years about navigating the world — first as a nonbinary student and now as a young professional — notably speaking at conferences such as the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)’s Time to Thrive 2019, Gender Odyssey 2018 and 2019, National Education Association (NEA)’s LGBTQ+ Educational Issues Conference 2019 and Boost Collaborative Conference in 2019 and 2021. They also assisted in the training of San Diego Superior Court’s Judges, as well as within organizations and institutions like National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), San Diego State University and CalState University San Marco Nursing Programs, Girl Scouts of America, and Big Brother Big Sister. They received their Bachelor’s in Social Work from San Diego State University in 2021 and hope to dedicate their post-college career fully to continued education and policy reform to continue creating a safer world for trans and gender-nonconforming youth. Most recently, Evan received the Leon L. Williams Human Relations Commission Youth Award which is given out by the County of San Diego Commission.
A community organizer at heart, Martin comes to TFSS with a quiver of talents in both communications and leadership. Having worked as an organizer on the 2020 Elizabeth Warren Presidential campaign, held leadership positions in the grocery industry, now serves as the Operations Manager for TFSS in addition to heading up all marketing and communication efforts. With an educational background in Political Sciences, Martin combines their professional experience with a focus on listening to the trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming community, and bolstering the community up from within.
Martin works tirelessly to secure safe online spaces for community youth and adults via group-chatting platform, Discord, while developing content and engagement experiences for clients and the TFSS community, as well as providing key assistance in leading organizational operations and structure.
Alabama Programs Manager
Born and raised in Alabama, Máni brings a rainbow of talent with a tint of southern hospitality. As an artist, he’s tabled in Huntsville and Birmingham using his Trans Pride flag as a tablecloth, connecting with many different hues of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults; and as someone who began their transition at the age of 23, brings a compassionate view on transgender issues within his state and hometown.
Máni has worked in the medical industry since 2019, teaching nurses and medical learners about trans healthcare as well as inclusivity and mindful language when working with gender-nonconforming patients – he wears his heart on his sleeve, being transparent as a recipient of the poor reception of trans peoples within the southern medicine climate, with patience to educate so that practitioners can learn the full spectrum of how their interactions can impact whether a patient will feel safe receiving healthcare.
Joining TFSS in March 2021 as a youth support group facilitator, then moving up to Alabama Programs Manager, they hope to strengthen roots and networks to build a more unified community in the southeast, connecting folks to the resources at their disposal provided through the work they do with TransFamily Support Services. Máni’s dream is that more services will become available over time, as more people feel empowered to live their lives authentically and openly, thus paving the way for LGBTQ+ youth to have more positive experiences and growth throughout their formative years.
Bilingual Youth Programs Coordinator
As a young queer born and raised in a small border town in the southernmost desert of California, Atlas had trouble growing up without knowing how to express themselves how they wanted to. Unsure of what to do with their life with no sense of direction, they decided to at least try to study psychology at their local community college, eventually gaining interests that could only be fueled by furthering their education. Hoping to find and understand themselves and others even more, they transferred to Cal State San Marcos in 2018.
After enduring a couple of pandemic semesters, they were conferred their BA in Psychology at the end of May 2021. Since then, Atlas has sought to volunteer and work to progress the understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community by reducing ignorance, stigma, and discrimination and increasing support and services available to LGBTQ+ and TGNC individuals. They are super excited to be part of the TransFamily Support Services Team as they aim to be able to provide youth with the support surrounding sexuality and gender identity that they lacked growing up in such a rural area. Eventually, Atlas hopes to pursue a Master’s in Social Work in order to continue gaining knowledge on how to best support the community that they care about most