Who We Are

St. James Infirmary is a peer-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving Sex Workers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We are the first occupational health and safety clinic in the U.S. run by Sex Workers for Sex Workers!

Our Staff and Board

Executive Management Team

Jeffrey Klausner, MD, Interim Medical Director
Charles Cloniger, MS, FNP, Clinical Director; Co-Founder
Brianna Singleton, RN, PHN, MPH, Lead Clinician
Juba Kalamka, MFA, HIV Services Director & PrEP/Linkage to Care Navigator
Celestina Pearl, LVN, Outreach Director; Triage Nurse
Andi Gernaey, Assistant HIV Services Director
Corrie Varga, LMFT, Mental Health Services Director
Joaquin Remora, Housing Director
Brooke Lober, Harm Reduction Director
Sam Formo, Registration Director
Anita O’Shea, Operations Director
Myron Parker, Administrative Services Director
Dennison Williams, IT Director

Board of Directors

Dana Hopkins, President
Patsy Chan, Treasurer
Elizabeth Faber RN, FNP
JM Jaffe, Secretary

SJI Founders & Community Advisors

Margo St. James, Director Emeritus
Carol Stuart, Director Emeritus
Johanna Breyer, MSW, Founding Executive Director
Dawn Passar, MFA, Founding Outreach Coordinator
Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH, Founding Medical Director
Charles Cloniger, MS, FNP, Founding Clinical Director
Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH, Founding Community Partner (SFDPH)

Core Staff

Carmen Alicia, LVN
Lisseth Sanchez, Facilitator of Mujeres en Accion
Natasha Tansey, Housing Navigator
Tihani Ko, STRIDE Counselor; Harm Reduction Counselor
Vadan Ritter, Acupuncturist and Massage Practitioner
Richard Wells, Syringe Access Program Assistant
Avi Wolf, LFMT, Mental Health Therapist
Santiago Garzon-Velez, Outreach Worker
Samantha Quest-Neubert, Phlebotomist and Triage provider
Michael Barrett, Acupuncturist

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Our Community

Sex Workers (current or former) of all genders and sexual orientations, their current partner(s), and their children (Medical Services for Adolescent and above only) are eligible for free and confidential services. Our community members are:

  • Street and Survival Sex Workers,
  • Escorts and Personal Companions,
  • Massage and Body Work Providers,
  • BDSM workers:  Pro-Dommes, Subs, and Switches,
  • Adult Film Actors; Porn Models/Performers; Nude Models,
  • Sexological Bodyworkers and Surrogates,
  • Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers,
  • Phone Sex Operators and WebCam Performers,
  • And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!