Mrs. Shannon Whittington
Gender Affirmation Program Director


Shannon Whittington RN MSN is the Clinical Director of the Gender Affirmation Program at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) where she educates and advises clinicians in care of the post-operative gender affirming patient. Since March 2016 VNSNY has successfully convalesced over 350 patients who have undergone this life changing surgery. VNSNY is recognized as the industry leader in home care of the transgender patient due to Shannon's Transgender Initiative. Shannon is the recipient of the 2018 Quality and Innovation Award from the Home Care Association of New York for her work in transgender health. She is committed to educating healthcare professionals across the country and is also a published author. Shannon is a member of the John Maxwell team of professional speakers and has spoken at several conferences, community organizations, colleges and universities.