Mara Keisling, founder and executive director of NCTE since 2003, is passing on the reigns to Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen effective today.
Well, it’s time!
He has been integral in our internal transformation over the last year as we’ve been on a deep racial justice journey, examining every facet of the organization, updating policies, and changing internal culture to foster a more just and diverse workplace where everyone can thrive. I look forward to witnessing the continued growth of NCTE under his leadership.
While it is so hard to say goodbye to this organization that I love so much, I could not be happier that NCTE’s board of directors has selected him to be the organization’s next leader.
To sit where I am now, seeing all the progress that’s been made, that I got to be part of this trans movement, we’ve created this LGBTQ movement, and that means together we have made a real difference.
For that, I thank you for this journey and for all you have done to make NCTE the powerful organization that it is.
Founding Executive Director
National Center for Transgender Equality