Jess Stahle is the new patient coordinator on the Transgender Health Program team. Jess’s passion for equity and access to healthcare blossomed during their work as a direct-entry midwife and herbalist. Their practice focused on providing care to those most marginalized in the state while training the next generation of midwives to approach care with compassion and understanding. Jess was a founding board member of the Utah Midwives Organization, serving in multiple positions over the years. After closing their practice in 2019, Jess took their skills to the community and systems levels. They coordinated the Utah Pride Center’s Parent and Caregiver Program, providing support and creating programming for families with gender-diverse family members. At the Division of Services for People with Disabilities, Jess managed grants and programs aimed at the primary prevention of sexual assault and services for survivors with disabilities. Outside of work, Jess is a nature nerd who can often be found hiking and rockhounding with their partner and three teens or curled up in a nook running down research rabbit holes.