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About The Alliance

What is The Alliance?

The Alliance is an employee-resource group of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the UAB Health System (UABHS), the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation (UAHSF), and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital. It exists to provide advocacy, support, and networking for faculty and staff members of UAB's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies (LGBTQA) community. Membership is open to all such employees and retirees.
We maintain an open line of communication with UAB's administration regarding issues of concern to faculty and staff at UAB/UAHS/UAHSF.
Ongoing topics of discussion include:
  • Creation of an LGBTQ services office for members of the UAB community; and
  • Creating the option of indicating a "Preferred Pronoun" in UAB's student database.
  • Making Accessible Single-Use Restrooms available when required by building code.
Read about progress already made.
We have sponsored or co-sponsored several events, such as our recent Symposium on LGBT Health Concerns and our presentation "Legal Issues of Interest for the LGBT Community".
The Alliance holds monthly membership meetings and periodically hosts social events, such as dinners out at our favorite restaurants or potlucks as member's homes. These always offer a great opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. More

About Membership

Membership in the Alliance is open to all UAB/UABHS/UAHSF/Eye Foundation employees and retirees, including part-time and temporary employees. The Alliance currently has approximately 160 members, coming from all areas and levels of UAB. There is no membership fee. To become a member of the organization, one need simply email us at alliance@uab.edu and request to be added to our email list. Membership is confidential. The emails from the Alliance will advise you of the organization's efforts and upcoming events, as well as happenings from beyond UAB which are likely to be of interest to our members.
Whatever your interests and concerns, The Alliance has much to offer and many opportunities to become involved. Please join us!


Hanne S. Harbison
Nurse Practitioner
Med - Infectious Diseases
Secretary - Treasurer:
Karen L. Placke
UAB Information Technology
Member at Large:
Roberto Mayoral Hernandez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Foreign Languages
Member at Large and Chair, Social Events:
James R. Grimes
Counselor Student II
CAS Advising
Co-chairs, Scholarship Committee:
Vee Bohemond
Environ Svcs Specialist
Daniel L Butcher
English Department
Web Communications:
Daniel L Butcher
English Department