Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of nationally recognized, inspirational visionaries who provide the leadership for B Stigma-Free to be an effective change agent. They are accomplished leaders who share our passion for a stigma-free society. 


Dana Beyer, MD

Dr. Dana Beyer is a retired eye surgeon and the Executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland, the state’s trans political organization that worked the gender identity bill to passage in 2014. She was a candidate for state office and the first out trans graduate of the Senior Executive Program in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Read full bio.


Reverend Vernon S. Thompson, DMin, MEd, MDiv

Vernon ThompsonReverend Dr. Vernon S. Thompson is the pastor of Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Philadelphia, a marriage and family therapist, and a consummate and outspoken advocate for civil rights with a particular focus on making solution-based changes to support the needs of the disadvantaged. His community activism in Philadelphia and Connecticut has impacted the quality of life of countless citizens. Nationally, in addition to his Board membership with B Stigma-Free, he is on the Board of Directors of National Action Network. Read full bio.

Thomas Kaylor

Tom Kaylor is a Principal and National Financial Services Industry leader in the Valuation Services practice of Deloitte Transaction and Business Analytics LLP. He has nearly 25 years of experience providing valuation, merger and acquisition, and financial and strategic analyses in the financial services area. He has significant experience serving financial services firms and has led global projects involving international locations and assets for some of the largest commercial bank acquisitions over the past 15 years. Read full bio.

Marvin Pannell, MBA

Marvin Pannell is the Director of Management & Operations at Peace Corps Thailand. He is a results-oriented leader with a passion for solving business challenges, and a drive for continuous improvement using data-driven insights and technology. Born in Thailand and raised in New Jersey, Marvin had an early career in international development and has worked in and visited more than 30 countries. Read full bio.

Nermis Rosario, CFA

nermis-rosarioNermis Rosario, CFA is a Vice President at American International Group (AIG)’s Investments division. She is a senior research analyst focused on emerging markets corporates and she holds a BS from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Read full bio.

Board of Directors:

Dana Beyer, MD

Thomas Kaylor

Marvin Pannell, MBA

Nermis Rosario, CFA

Vernon S. Thompson, DMin, MEd, MDiv


Advisory Council:

Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

Irwin Krieger, LCSW

William B. Lawson, MD, PhD, DLFAPA

Andrea Leonardi, MA

Deborah Lipschitz, MD

Michael Morris, PhD

Sonia M. Ospina, PhD

Rebecca M. Puhl, PhD

Marilyn Price Spivack

Janie Victoria Ward, EdD, MEd