QSPACES
find a LGBTQ-friendly doctor

About

Solutions to LGBTQ Issues

ABOUT QSPACES 

Hi, we are Nic and Catherine, the Co-Founders of QSPACES. We are curious, creative, and engaged. And that’s how this all started.

“Where do we find great healthcare? Who are the health and wellness providers that we can trust?”

We saw friends and community members constantly asking where to find great LGBTQ-friendly doctors on social media. We were asking the same thing as recent transplants to Philadelphia. People needed help, and the questions and answers were scattered all over social media–messy and inefficient.

QSPACES was born. In 2016, we received a small investment from Jefferson University, started an LLC, and found a web development team aligned with our values.

We have a mission: to create meaningful products and experiences and use business to inspire and implement solutions to LGBTQ issues.

Our first project is a free website for LGBTQ folks to find, rate, and review health and wellness providers on LGBTQ-friendliness, competency, and overall care. After that, we’ll address other issues in fun and interesting ways.

Nic, Catherine, and Tex in Durham, NC 

Nic, Catherine, and Tex in Durham, NC 


Co-Founders

 
 
LGBTQ Friendly Doctor

Co-Founder

Nic Anthony

Nic is pursuing a medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her days are filled with medical training, activism, and QSPACES. She is a native speaker of both English and Czech, and spends most of her summers in Prague with her family. In her free time, Nic keeps a diary and talks a lot about starting a new knitting project.

Nic and Catherine got married at City Hall in 2016. 

 

Education

Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Medical Degree
2019

University of North Carolina
B.A. Communication Studies
2011

Activities & Affiliations

  • JeffLGBTQ
  • White Coats 4 Black Lives - Philly Chapter
  • Resource Generation

 

 

 

CO-FOUNDER

Catherine Hofmann

Catherine is a design activist focusing on the intersection of business, art, urbanism, and sustainability–and how good design connects it all. She is a full-time independent designer and consultant in Philadelphia for a variety of clients, from non-profits to Fortune 50.  In her spare time, she tinkers, makes, and writes. Read more at crhofmann.com 

Catherine proposed 3 times before Nic finally proposed on a hike in North Carolina. 

 

Education

University of North Carolina
B.A. Economics, B.A. Psychology
2009

Activities & Affiliations

 

  • TEDxPhiladelphia organizer
  • Fireworks coworking community 
  • Cedar Park Neighbors board member
  • Resource Generation

QSPACES Affiliations