IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital To Host Community LGBTQ Healthcare Seminar November 21st

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Photo by: Mike RhodesIU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

By: Courtney Thomas

Muncie, IN – IU Health Ball Memorial will host its third annual Community LGBTQ Healthcare Seminar from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on November 21, 2019 in the Cantina Room at Minnetrista. Dr. Sharon Bowman, PhD, HSPP, ABPP, LMHC, Chair of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology and Counseling Department at Ball State University, will lead a panel discussion about improving mental wellness through community and connection among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals.

“We’re committed to inclusive care for every patient and guest,” states Ann McGuire, vice president, human resources, IU Health East Central Region. “Facilitated by a diverse panel of community professionals, the seminar is an opportunity to educate our LGBTQ patients and community members and answer any questions they may have.”

Panel participants will include:

Morgan Ellefson Roddy


Queer Chocolatier

Pronouns: she, her, hers


J.R. Jamison, MAEd


The Facing Project

Pronouns: he, him, his

Laura Janney

Executive Director

Muncie OUTreach

Pronouns: she, her, hers

SteVen Knipp

Committee Chair

Muncie Pride 2020

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Dr. Marsha McGriff, EdD

Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence

Ball State University

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Rachel Thompson, MA

Sr. Organization Development Consultant

Indiana University Health

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Earlier this year, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital achieved the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) for the eighth consecutive year. IU Health Ball was the first hospital in Indiana to earn the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in 2012.

To learn more about the Community LGTBQ Healthcare Seminar, contact Rachel Thompson at rthompson@iuhealth.org.

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