Meet the Staff of BOLD

Katrina A. Robinson


Katrina A. Robinson is a resilient voice and dauntless advocate for transgender awareness and rights. Born in King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, she now resides in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Having firsthand experience of the inequity in access to care for transgender people, she founded Building On Life’s Disenfranchisements (The BOLD Project) in 2020.

Robinson loves to travel and practice her culinary skills by cooking international cuisine. She stays active through handball and Vinyasa yoga.

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Jessica Matande


Jessica Matande, MMS, PA-C has practiced in the Philadelphia area as a Physician Assistant since 2013. She earned her Masters degree in Medical Science from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. She has worked with the Gender Affirming Surgery program at Temple University Hospital and served as a member of the Temple University Hospital LGBTQIA+ Taskforce from 2017-2021.

She has a special interest in caring for the LGBTQIA+ community and provides education to local Physician Assistant programs about providing safe and affirming care to LGBTQIA+ patients.

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Preference Butler


Preference Butler has been winning competitive grants for reputable nonprofits for nearly two decades. Among these organizations are The Arthritis Foundation, The Salvation Army, The Philadelphia Zoo, Action Wellness, and a host of rising grassroots organizations. She serves as Managing Consultant for Synergy Grant Writing Services, LLC.

Preference is also a seasoned Executive Coach and holds active memberships in the International Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and the Association of Finance Professionals (AFP).

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Lavra Tamutus


Lavra is the resident web developer for The BOLD Project, taking care of infrastructural decisions, backend, and frontend design. They are an activist as much as a programmer, working with multiple nonprofits to make change in the world such as Moneyless Society and Alliance for Reason and Knowledge. Lavra's own project is Magnova, which aims to crowdsource global action towards whatever issues people care about.

They also create websites as a freelancer, catering to client budgets to make aesthetically confident homepages, content management, or any other code that's desired. Check out their website at the bottom of the page.

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