Leadership | National Center for Transgender Equality

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Mara Keisling

Mara Keisling (she/her/hers)

Executive Director

Mara Keisling is the founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

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Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen (he/him/his)

Deputy Executive Director

Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen is a transgender policy, advocacy, and messaging expert. As a transgender man, his wide-ranging experience in the LGBTQ movement has covered field organizing, leadership development, fundraising, and media advocacy.

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