The Southeastern Transgender and Ally Initiative was founded by members of the Greensboro transgender community and their allies. As an advocacy group, our mission is to support and assist transgender people in transition. We provide a safe space for transgender people, their families and friends to meet and share their experiences, as well as financial assistance.
Shana Gordon-Cole, is a native of Atlanta, GA and moved to the Triad in January 2008. She is the owner of Tree of Life Counseling and is a gender specialist/therapist.
Ivey Ghee (IVG) born and raised in Farmville, VA moved to the triad after finishing school at Elon in 2003. She has been an active member for the LGBTQ community serving as a board member for the Guilford Green Foundation for the past 4 years. Current role is Guest Service Coordinator at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC.
Catherine "Callie" Schmid
Born and raised in Germany, Catherine "Callie" Schmid moved to the Triad in 1992, and is a longtime advocate for the LGBTQ community. She works as a Procurement Manager in the Aerospace Industry. Callie also serves as a Board Member of the Guildford Green Foundation