Project Fierce Chicago’s Collective Leadership Board

CassandraLTHeadshotWebCassandra Avenatti, LCSW, Founder

Cassandra is a radical social worker, educator, writer and performer. She provides identity-affirming psychotherapy to queer & trans young people and engages in organizing related to gender-based violence, sex worker rights and queer health. She is a founding organizer of the PROS Network Chicago, and provides workshops across the country on LGBTQ+ service provision, adult allyship and cultural competency with individuals in the sex trade. Cassandra has an affinity for queer fiction, radical crafting and furry critters.





Jackie Boyd, Founding Member

Jackie is a social worker with a passion for activism, the arts, and relationship building. Her last 11 years in Chicago have allowed her many opportunities including founding and directing Chicago’s Queer Quoir, serving on the Critical Fierceness Grant Board, providing music workshops for LGBTQ youth, and hosting QTPOC (Queer and Trans* People of Color) fundraisers and events.  She is the choral director at Broadway United Methodist Church, an anti-racist and affirming spiritual community. In her free time she works to address racial and class disparities for her queer and POC communities within the city of Chicago.





Cassandra (Cassie) Warren, Founding Member

Cassie is a health educator, activist and youth worker dedicated to radical access to affirming health services, especially for trans and queer young people. She works at the Broadway Youth Center in Chicago–a community space for trans and queer youth experiencing homelessness.




Tasasha Henderson

Tasasha Henderson is a grant writer and organizer who is committed to helping end LGBTQ youth homelessness. She works at Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and is also an organizer with Love & Protect.






Danny Rossi

Danny is a program evaluator committed to building effective social service systems informed and held accountable by the communities they serve. He is deeply committed to racial justice and service to the queer and trans community. He has volunteered as a youth worker with Broadway Youth Center and Youth Outlook and currently works at the North Lawndale Employment Network.




Carrie Kaufman
Bio coming soon.

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