Meet the Leadership Team
Founder / Executive Director
Marissa Miller is a nationally recognized advocate for human rights, social justice, health equity, and LGBTQ equality. Marissa has worked for the last 15 years on the local, state, and national levels to improve access to treatment and care for transgender people and people living with HIV, and to erase stigma and discrimination through education, policy, advocacy, and visibility.
Marissa is now working to create change Globally, she is the Founder of TransSolutions LLC. TransSolutions LLC is designed to create a Global Culture of safety for the transgender, non- binary, and gender non-conforming communities through policy, safety networks, web developed concepts, certifications and devices.
Marissa Miller has worked over the last 15 years with some of the nation’s most influential national agencies working to End the HIV epidemic including: AIDS United, NMAC, CDC, HRSA, NIH and a former Board Member for Positively Trans (T+) Transgender Law Center.
Through her work with the CDC Marissa served on the team that created the first intervention specifically designed for Transwomen, TWIST. Marissa currently serves as the Senior Strategic Director for the National Trans Visibility March, an annual event that brings together over five thousand constituents from across the U.S.
Marissa brings a great deal of expertise serving transgender and gender non-conforming communities, specifically in the areas of: infrastructure building, program development, evaluation and leadership development.
Chief Operating Officer
Apyphanie Dawn is a writer, advocate, and published life model who is a non binary femme (she/they). Apyphanie Dawn wears many hats as the Assistant National Strategy Director of the National Trans Visibility, owner of Apyphanie the Freelancer, her small business that’s dedicated to providing comprehensive business services to Black and LGBTQ communities.
Chief Administrative Officer
Dani Barnhill-Farrell is a trans activist, founder and writer.
He is currently a writer for FTM Magazine and his organization, Trans In Color, is a safe space for trans men of color. They offer weekly support groups, housing, clothing drives, and a weekly podcast that is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. His organization TBuddy™ focuses on mental health in the trans community. He currently resides in the Washington DC area with his wife and is passionate about helping those in the LGBTQ community.
Most recently he was apart of the Trans March on DC National Organizing Team where he served as the Community Engagement Manager. Since his transition in 2017, Dani has made it his mission to save as many lives as possible within the trans community and to provide encouragement and support whenever he can