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Daroneshia Duncan-Boyd

Founder/Executive Director

Daroneshia was born and raised in Birmingham,AL. In the past 7 years she has brought attention to the trans community in Birmingham for TWOC. She created a peer support group to help TWOC identify and overcome barriers they face in Birmingham. Her life experiences fuel her passion for helping other TWOC.

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Nycola Hayes

Client Service Coordinator

Nycola has been a vocal and supportive member of the community. She began her work with TAKE as a part of the PEER Leadership Program. She has been an instrumental in helping organize the community and recruiting trans women of color.

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Toi T. Washingtion

Director of Programs

Toi is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. Toi is a licensed life coach. She also has a passion for community engagement and public speaking. She is a dynamic trans-advocate and speaker. Toi sit on various boards and panels in Atlanta. As the Director of Programs at T.A.K.E, she is put directly in contact with diverse clients and service providers across the spectrum on a regular basis.

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Tykira Spruill

Client Support Specialist/Navigator

Originally from Virginia, Tykira moved to Birmingham ready to do the work she has a passion for. "BEING HERE AT T.A.K.E.  ISN'T JUST A JOB IT'S MY HEART. I LOVE WORKING WITH THE TRANS COMMUNITY. MOST OF ALL BEING ABLE TO WORK HERE WITH TWO OF MY MENTORS IS TRULY AMAZING. THANKS FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY DARONESHA DUNCAN-BOYD. IM TRULY THANKFUL."

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Wytesha Lawrence

Facilities Support Specialist

Wytesha has been a comrade of the LGBTQ community for over 17 years. She has spent the last 20 years helping people in the community doing medical work on all levels. As the Facilities Support Specialists she's dedicated to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ making sure the center is safe for our clients day to day.

Logan Boyd

Communication Support Specialist/Trans-Masculine Support

Logan is a native of  North Little Rock,Arkansas who later relocated to Birmingham in 2017. He started the work in Arkansas when he saw the need for services in the trans-masculine community. Later joined the team at TAKE as the Communication Specialist. He is also the facilitator of the first Black trans-masculine support group in Birmingham(Black Knightz).

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