Meet Dina


As a Registered Nurse, Author and Speaker, Dina Proto, RN provides insight and education about health complications that can arise when a child’s identity is negated based on societal norms. She provides compelling insight into the health issues of those within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Dina’s spirited approach motivates engagement to foster change. She accomplishes that  by creating compassionate awareness of the health care inequalities faced by those in the LGBTQ community, how they are created and their lasting impact.

Dina Proto calls on her more than 20 years of healthcare experience in hospice and critical care settings such as the Emergency Room and ICU where she was frequently tasked with starting difficult and often painful conversations to help the audience understand not only the health issues at hand but also their personal ability to have a positive impact. Dina effectively takes a challenging, heated subject about the impact that gender roles have on personal identity and breaks it down into the tangible by cultivating a nurturing and safe way to open communication.

A skilled speaker, trainer, and author of Identity Impact, Dina, facilitates effective and compassionate conversations around the emotional subject of gender identity. She brings her experience caring for patients and her roles as mother, entrepreneur, and advocate for the LGBTQ community to her consulting work with the education, corporate, medical, insurance, small business, and government sectors.