Tonya Katcher brings a breadth of clinical experience and public health background to her role as Advocates for Youth’s Program Director of Clinical Services and Contraceptive access. She works to improve the reproductive health services young people receive by creating and implementing training for clinicians in providing high-quality, anti-racist sexual and reproductive health services that are affirming to LGBTQ+ youth and young people with other marginalized identities.
In addition to her work at Advocates for Youth, Tonya is a pediatrician who practices adolescent medicine in Washington, DC, focusing primarily on the care of transgender youth. Her ongoing clinical work keeps her grounded in the everyday experiences of young people, which informs all of the work that she does. Tonya earned her MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics. In addition, she received a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.