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Dallas Ducar is the Founder of Transhealth Northampton

Dallas Ducar, MSN, APRN

Chief Executive Officer

She, Her, Hers


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Joined Transhealth

01/04/2020

Education

University of Virginia

Languages

English, Spanish

Certifications

Clinical Nurse Leader, AANC Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Additional Clinical Education

Western State Psychiatric Hospital, University of Virginia, Inpatient Psychiatry, the Institute for Dialogic Practice

Hobbies

Traveling, running, hiking, writing, politics, philosophy, playing mandolin

Pets

Apache, Luna, Baxter

Favorite Artist/Band

Belle and Sebastian, Punch Brothers, Andrew Bird, Townes Van Zandt

Anything Else

Dallas identifies as trans. Clinically, Dallas is trained in Narrative Therapy, MBSR, informed consent, harm reduction, patient-centered care, and community-based participatory approaches.

Staff Bio

Dallas Ducar is the founding CEO of Transhealth Northampton. In this role, Dallas brings experience constructing clinical, research, and education services in community-based, gender-affirming, healthcare systems. She combines this leadership experience with frontline clinical experience in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient care.

Prior to assuming the CEO position, Dallas served as the Clinical Lead for Mental Health Services at the Massachusetts General Hospital Transgender Health Program, where she worked with an interdisciplinary team to provide novel gender-affirming care. Dallas worked to develop pathways for all patients to receive psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and surgical assessments for life-saving interventions.

Dallas is on faculty at Northeastern University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Nursing, and has served on faculty at the MGH Institute for Health Professions. She has advised international research groups in best practices and has carried out community-based participatory action research programs dedicated to empowering gender-diverse voices in a community setting. She has been the primary investigator on multiple research grants dedicated to improving the quality of care for gender-diverse individuals.

Dallas currently serves on the board of directors for Healing Our Community Collaborative and is on the advisory board for The Playground of Empathy, Folx Health, Inclusive Developmental Education for Adolescents (IDEA), and the Mind Body Project. She has served on many clinical practice committees and workgroups dedicated to improving clinical outcomes.

Dallas seeks to revolutionize healthcare, building novel systems to provide holistic, empowering, gender-affirming care. She continually works to create a more celebratory and open-hearted queer-friendly healthcare environment. Dallas lives in Northampton, Mass., and remains fiercely dedicated to her community while fostering inclusivity.

Dallas holds a BA in philosophy and cognitive science, an MSN in clinical nurse leadership, and is a board-certified registered nurse and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. Dallas finds meaning and passion in her life by spending time hiking with her coydog, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her loving family and friends.