In Memoriam: Hutson Inniss
Hutson W. Inniss is the Executive Director for the National Coalition for LGBT Health, based in Washington, D.C.
Previously, he was the Vice President – Community and Organizational Development for Tapestry Health, Inc. (a Coalition member) where he served as the project director for its Among Men/For Men Project, funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, as well as its capacity development program, funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health.
Inniss served as a founding member of the Massachusetts Commission for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth and the Pioneer Valley Coalition for Suicide Prevention. He has facilitated many workshops on suicide prevention, anti-bullying and creating safe school and community spaces. He is a 2007 Fellow of the Center for Disease Control & Prevention/Association of Schools of Public Health’s Institute for HIV Prevention Leadership, and he serves on the board of directors for Behavioral Health Network, Inc based in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Hutson Inniss volunteered his time in support of the founding of Transfaith as an organization. He advised the staff and board on best practices and participated in the first board retreat (in 2012). He passed away in 2013 and is remembered fondly.