Cory Frederick, Program Manager
Cory supports his team and their goal of building community, health, and wellness among trans* and gender non-conforming youth. As a Black transman, he understands the strengths and opportunities in the TGNCPOC community, and his professional background includes social justice advocacy, LGBTQ cultural competency training, and higher education instruction. He earned a B.S.S. in geology and plant biology and holds an M.Ed. in cultural studies, both from Ohio University.
Luster Singleton, Community Outreach Coordinator
Luster is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and is proud to be from ‘Y-bridge river country.’ Luster is fascinated by the intersections of ‘isms’ and how it informs/instructs positive perceptions of “faith” and gender in our daily lives.
Luster is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Master’s and Bachelors of Arts degree in Women’s Studies. He is a former coordinator of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Student Services and director of Ethnic Student Services at OSU, as well a 14 year veteran coordinator of the Pride Family and Teen Area for Stonewall Columbus’ yearly Pride Festival.
He has a 30-year reputation as an accomplished gender performer best known for their gender bending portrayals of the sassy Lustivious Dela Virgion and the savvy Luster Dela V. He is the co-founder and visionary of 1990’s nationally and internationally acclaimed drag king troupe, H.I.S. KINGS and IDKE (The International Drag King Extravaganza), featured in several documentary films, and toured with theater productions.
Mikayla Robinson, Prevention Assistance Program Intervention (PAPI) Navigator
He/Him/His, She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs
Ms. Mikayla Robinson resides in Columbus, Ohio’s Eastside. They are 31 years of age and a graduate of Aveda Institute with certification as a Managing Cosmetologist.
Aside from being a Prevention Specialist, Mikayla has also done many shows and benefits to raise funds and awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS, along with many other efforts to help other LGBTQIA organizations. She enjoys being a positive force with a positive attitude, and a great smile.
Mikayla has garnered local, national, and international success as an entertainer. She is the reigning Miss Gay Ohio through which she has raised awareness about the availability of PrEP and the need for better care for people of color who are transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming.
Sarah Z. Mamo, Prevention Specialist
Sarah is a Prevention Specialist with the Mozaic Program at Equitas Health. They have lived in Columbus their whole life and recently graduated from Ohio State with degrees in African-American & African Studies and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is a fierce activist, advocating for the rights, liberation, and self-determination of all oppressed peoples. It naturally follows that their inclination as a Prevention Specialist is to make Mozaic’s work as inclusive to our community as possible. In their free time you will find her DJing and designing, spending time with their partner and cat, and tending to their cactuses.
Dodge Giles, Program Support Specialist
Dodge is the Program Support Specialist for Mozaic. Dodge started at Equitas Health in 2016 as an intern who was questioning their gender identity and had just dropped out of school. Now, Dodge has been on HRT since July 2017, is proud of their trans* identity, is a full-time employee at Equitas Health, and is returning to school at OSU in the Fall ’18 semester to study Health Promotion, Nutrition, and Exercise Science. While Dodge’s role at Mozaic mainly comprises data entry and administrative tasks, Dodge hopes to share their own experiences with staff and community members. Dodge hopes to show through living their truth that being trans is a different experience for everyone. While Dodge mainly uses he/him pronouns and typically presents masculine, he is learning that he sees his identity as gender queer.