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Lilianna Angel Reyes

President, Reyes Training and Consulting Services

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Location: Detroit, MI
Start Year: 2023
TRHT Pillar: Racial Healing and Relationship Building


Lilianna-Angel Reyes, trans Latina woman and Master of Public Administration graduate from the University of Michigan school system, has an extensive history leading organizations and coalitions focused on reducing social and health disparities of marginalized populations. Her work focuses on anti-racism and trauma-informed principles. She has worked with many state and national civil rights organizations and government and corporate entities, including Planned Parenthood, the Detroit Police LGBT Advisory Council, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Consumers Energy and many others. 

Lilianna is a longtime member of the ballroom dance scene and member of the Iconic House of Ebony, now serving as the Detroit godmother for the house. She was recently inducted into the Detroit Ballroom Hall of Fame in 2020. Lilianna most recently spoke at the United Nations on the status of trans women of color in the global call for women’s success. 


Future Focus

Lilianna is currently serving as the youth drop-in director at the Ruth Ellis Center and as executive director of a transformative Detroit-based nonprofit, The Trans Sistas of Color Project (TSOCP). Under Lilianna’s leadership, the organization won the Spirit of Detroit Award in 2020. Lilianna is also the president of Reyes Training and Consulting Services, where she focuses on DEI initiatives at corporate/governmental agencies, including health care organizations. She was highlighted in USA Today’s Faces of Pride 2017 and 100 Women of the Century 2020, and in NBC’s OUT Pride List 2020, Google’s Pride Spaces 2021, Adidas dedication to Ballroom 2021 and USA Today’s Pride 2021 campaign.


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