Carrie Davis, MSW
Carrie Davis, MSW, joined New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in 1998. As Chief Programs and Policy Officer, Carrie oversees The Center’s human services programming for LGBT youth, adults and families, as well as policy and education services. These programs provide over 9,000 LGBT people annually with community-based services to foster healthy growth and development through the delivery of a range of supportive interventions, advocacy, outreach, education and capacity-building.
Carrie has worked collaboratively with New York City and New York State agencies and courts, as well as private enterprise to develop guidelines, policies, regulations and best practices to better address the needs of LGBT people. She is nationally recognized as an expert and advocate for the health and welfare needs of transgender people. The 2nd edition of Gary Mallon’s “Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People” included her chapter on “Social work practice with transgender and gender non-conforming people.”
Carrie currently serves on the HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council of New York, the New York City Police Department LGBT Advisory Committee and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Advisory Board on Gender Marker Change. She joined the Hunter College School of Social Work in 2007 as an Adjunct Lecturer and served in this role through 2014. In 2015 Carrie was named a Woman of Distinction by the New York State Senate in recognition of her contributions to enrich the quality of life in her community.