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Policy Staff

Guillaume R. Bagal III

Public Policy Associate

Guillaume Bagal joined Whitman-Walker in January 2016 as a Public Policy Associate. He studied biology and sociology at East Carolina University and is completing a master’s degree in health policy and administration at George Mason University. He looks forward to applying his experience in global health and the private sector to contribute to WWH’s dedication to quality and cultural competence as we service our community. Bagal lives in McLean, Virginia, and when he isn’t roasting coffee beans on his balcony, you can find him at live music venues in the area.

Daniel Bruner

Senior Director of Policy


Daniel Bruner is the Senior Director of Policy at Whitman-Walker. His expertise is in discrimination in employment and health care; insurance and employee benefits; and privacy issues. He previously served as the organization’s Director of Legal Services. Prior to joining Whitman-Walker in 1995, Bruner was a partner at the Washington, DC law firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid, during which time he volunteered as an attorney for Whitman-Walker and worked on pro bono projects with the Pennsylvania AIDS Law Project and Lambda Legal. Between 2000 and 2005, he was an adjunct faculty member at American University’s Washington College of Law, where he taught seminars on AIDS and the Law and courses on Public Health Law. Bruner is rated “AV-Preeminent” for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest rating possible. In 2007, he received the Washington Council of Lawyers’ annual President’s Award. In 2013, he received a Community Service Award from the LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Bruner received his law degree (magna cum laude) and master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan. He received his bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from Rice University. Bruner is the author of the Forward in David W. Webber et al., AIDS AND THE LAW (4th ed. 2007), and has given numerous presentations on discrimination and privacy law and on the law and LGBT health. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and lives in Washington, DC with his partner of 33 years, now his husband.

Jennafer Kwait

LGBT Research Manager

Jennafer Kwait is an LGBT Research Manager at Whitman-Walker Health. She worked with Metro TeenAIDS since September 2014, leading their new LGBTQ youth wellness initiative. Prior to coming to MTA, she was the Director of Programs at The Women’s Collective where she was responsible for overseeing the Care, Prevention, and Policy & Advocacy departments, coordinating strategic planning efforts, and supporting grant-writing. Kwait is a public health researcher by training, with a focus on social and behavioral sciences. She previously held positions at Abt Associates, RTI International, HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau, and the Maryland AIDS Administration. Kwait holds both a doctoral and master’s degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons, and misbehaving dog.