Cultivating Transgender Affirming Workplaces - Part 2


October 27, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Can’t-miss panel presentation with professionals from several business perspectives to answer your questions and share insights.  Take the next step in educating yourself about important transgender topics:  explore legal perspectives, understand typical health insurance-related questions that your employees may have, and become aware of resources for employers like you.  You’ll hear Employee and Employer perspectives on effective strategies to prepare workplaces to be welcoming to all, welcome new transgender employees into the workplace, and partner with employees to help them with communication and job continuity during transition. 


Speaker Bios:

Emily C. Adams
Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Unit
Vermont Attorney General’s Office

Emily Chamberlain Adams is an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Unit of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.  The Civil Rights Unit enforces Vermont state laws that prohibit employment discrimination and other unfair employment practices, including job-protected leave.  The Civil Rights Unit also provides guidance to individuals and employers about their rights and obligations under these laws.   Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Emily was an attorney at Paul Frank + Collins, P.C., where she represented private employers, nonprofits, municipalities, and individuals in labor and employment matters.  Emily is a graduate of Hamilton College and Northeastern University School of Law.  She lives in Duxbury with her husband and two young children.


Kellen Cloud
Director of Operations
Green Mountain Flagging

Kellen Cloud has been with Green Mountain Flagging since 2008, starting as a Flagger and was quickly promoted through the ranks to his current role as Director of Operations. His role as a traffic control expert is invaluable and his management skills have shaped the company workforce into an industry leading team.  Kellen attended a Sports Medicine program at Keene State College and his experience prior to Green Mountain Flagging includes Personal Training, Security Guard, and Chef. He has also acted as an independent consultant for Vermont businesses in need of Traffic Control Plans.  Under his leadership Green Mountain Flagging has expanded operations to new heights; often sending over 200 flagging crews into the field weekly, offering new Automated Flagging Assistance Device technology to clients, and expanded the company’s equipment rental business.

Angela Earle Gray, BA, SPHR
Human Resource Consultant
Adaptiva HR


Angela Earle Gray is a seasoned, certified HR professional who has worked in Vermont for over 2 decades. She led the HR team at the non-profit Global Health Council and high tech manufacturing company, Chroma Technology, prior to transitioning to consulting.  She currently works through Adaptiva HR in Brattleboro VT.  She holds her SPHR and SHRM-SCP. She is active in the state's HR community serving on the Steering Committee for the Brattleboro Area Human Resource Network.   


Colleen Sanford RN CCM
She/Her pronouns
Case Manager/Client Care Coordinator
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

Colleen is a Client Care Coordinator and case manager for our transgender members. She graduated from Community College of Rhode Island in 1990 with an associate degree in Nursing.  In 2010, she began her career at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont as a Case Manager. In 2013 she became the dedicated case manager for transgender members. In 2015, she became the Client Care Coordinator. In this role, she is the clinical liaison for our large employer groups.


Amy McNeil
Maintenance Engineer
Chroma Technology


Amy McNeil has been with Chroma Technology for 12 years, joining the company in 2008 early-mid-transition. With the help and support of then HR director, Angela Earle Gray, she was able to successfully complete her gender transition on the job. She's open about her experience, feeling that there is power and understanding in knowledge. She is a member of the IEEE, ARRL, holds an extra class amateur radio license and is an ARRL accredited volunteer examiner. A proud parent of three adult children, and an avid skier, she lives in SoVT with her wife and two geriatric dogs.



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