Board, Staff, and Advisors

Board Members

Adam D. Blum, MFT

Director and Founder, Gay Therapy Center

Adam D. Blum, MFT is the founder and director of the Gay Therapy Center, a psychotherapy and couples counseling practice focused on the needs of the LGBT community, with six offices in the Bay Area. Adam is a licensed psychotherapist, and has specialized in work with LGBT clients for over ten years. He writes a popular blog on LGBT relationships and self-­esteem.  

Prior to his work as a psychotherapist, Adam spent over 25 years leading the development efforts of Bay Area non-­‐profit organizations. He worked for eleven years at Mills College where he completed a $130 million capital campaign and served as Associate Vice President for Advancement. He was also the Director of Development at The Urban School of San Francisco (4 years); The Bay School of San Francisco (4 years); and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (5 years).

Adam did his undergraduate work in psychology at Vassar College and at Harvard University. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

Adam is currently on the Board of Directors of the Marina Counseling Center, a low-­fee therapy clinic in San Francisco. He is a former volunteer with Shanti Project, the S.F. AIDS Foundation, and the Pacific Center for Human Growth.

He lives in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood with his husband Gary Lang.  They met while volunteering for the Shanti Project and have been a couple for 27 years.  

TOM BURKE

Founder and Managing Director, Burke Venture Group

Tom Burke is an experienced financial executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of success building technology companies. He is the founder and managing director of Burke Venture Group, a consulting firm focused on serving the financial and strategic needs of emerging companies. 

Previously, he was cofounder and chairman of Calimetrics, Inc., an intellectual property company in the consumer entertainment industry, which was acquired by LSI Logic Corp (NYSE: LSI).

During his time at Calimetrics, Tom served as the first CEO and then as CFO and VP of strategic business development. Prior to Calimetrics, he was an engagement manager in the high-technology practice of McKinsey & Company. Previously he worked as a product marketing manager at Apple Computer.

Tom holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. Tom lives in San Francisco with his partner, Axel Brunger, a scientist on the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Board member since 2009

RICHARD DAVIS-LOWELL

Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Richard T. Davis-Lowell is a Senior Director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, responsible for new business development in Northern California. He works with individuals, families, foundations and endowments to identify how BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s capabilities can help them reach their wealth management goals.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Richard was a Private Client Advisor with US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and also was a Principal at Banc of America Securities. Richard holds numerous financial services industry licenses and certifications and earned an undergraduate degree in political science from UCLA.

Richard has a passion for community service, especially in the areas of arts and culture, social action and economic empowerment.  He serves as a Trustee of the American Conservatory Theater, as a board member of the Community Foundation of Sonoma County and is a member of the Corporate Circle at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.  Richard is a long-term supporter of the Golden Gate Regional Center and an alum of Leadership San Francisco.

Richard and his husband, Bill Lowell, reside in the Mission.

Board member since 2009, currently serving as Treasurer

ANNE STERLING DORMAN

Certified Public Accountant

Anne Dorman has served as a Consulting Chief Financial Officer for venture capital backed startup companies in Silicon Valley (and beyond) for the past 25 years. Currently, she is working with game-changing companies such as Automattic, Bandcamp , Coraid, Kii, RelayRides, SuVolta, and a few others in stealth mode.

Prior to launching her own business, Anne spent nine years with Arthur Young & Company, where she was a founding member of the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services Group. Prior to Arthur Young, Anne was a cofounder of three diverse enterprises including a nonprofit educational enterprise, a 220 acre farm, and a mobile auto body frame shop.

Anne has contributed time and energy back to the community for as many years as she has been working with startup companies. She has been a board member of Boojum Institute, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), and Resourceful Women, and she was Chair of the Board of Prescott College through the leadership transition of three presidents. Additionally, she has provided volunteer consulting to many of the Bay Area’s nonprofit enterprises.

Anne is a mother of four wonderful daughters and has four fabulous grandchildren. She has traveled through much of the Third World. She enjoys all things outdoors, and has a passion for deep canyon whitewater experiences.

Board member since 2011

ERIN FLYNN

Chief People Officer, Optimizely

Erin Flynn has 20 years of experience as a global HR/recruiting executive, with demonstrated leadership in all aspects of people operations and specialized experience in high-growth, entrepreneurial, and innovative cultures.

Currently, VP People & Places at Optimizely, Erin oversees Recruiting, People Ops, and Facilities. Voted the #1 “Best Medium-sized Place to Work” by the San Francisco Business Times, Optimizely is the premier optimization and personalization platform for websites and mobile apps.

Previously, Erin spent nearly a decade at Salesforce, where she was a SVP leading various orgs including Recruiting, Total Rewards, Talent Development and Global Employee Success (human resources). She also led the effort to make Salesforce one of the world’s most social, mobile, and open corporate cultures. As a result, Salesforce was ranked among Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” from 2009 thru 2014.

Before joining Salesforce in 2004 as VP of Recruiting, Erin was Director of Executive & Corporate Recruiting at PeopleSoft. Prior to that, she led recruiting efforts for the Silicon Valley arm of Idealab. Earlier in her career, Erin worked as an executive search consultant.

Erin received a BA in literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She and her wife live in Oakland, California.

Board member since 2014

AUDREY KOH, MD

Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Audrey Koh is a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who has been in private practice since 1984, after receiving a Bachelor of Arts and M.D. degrees from Boston University. She also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the UCSF School of Medicine; Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Medical School; and Active Attending Staff at California Pacific Medical Center.

She has published widely on topics related to obstetrics and gynecology, including research related to lesbians and bisexual women, and has also received numerous awards, such as the Outstanding Clinician Award from the Lesbian Health & Research Center; Outstanding Teaching Award from the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; and Top Doctors in the San Francisco Bay Area from San Francisco Magazine and America’s Top Doctors.

Audrey has been active in a range of community organizations. She currently serves on the National Advisory Council of the Lesbian Health & Research Center at UCSF and volunteers for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). She was on NCLR’s board of directors for eight years, including three years as Board Co-Chair. She served on the board, including as Vice President, of Lyon Martin Health Services for four years, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association board (national), and Breast Cancer Risk Survey Advisory Board (California), as well as leadership on the parent associations of Marin Country Day School and currently at Lick Wilmerding High School in San Francisco.

Audrey and her wife, Gaeta Bell, are raising two sons in San Francisco.

Board member since 2011, currently serving as Board Chair.

TERRY MICHEAU

Civil Engineer and Real Estate Broker

Terry Micheau is a licensed civil engineer and real estate broker. In his 30+ year professional career, he managed the construction and development of significant real estate projects, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, for real estate developers, real estate investors, and as owner’s agent with private consulting firms before retiring to volunteer work in 2003.

In his second career, he is a veteran board member of SPUR, a nonprofit planning and advocacy group, and he helped in financing and managing the construction of SPUR’s Urban Center, which opened in 2009. He was a charter member of San Francisco’s Citizens General Obligation Bond Oversight Committee, and also served for 10 years on the County Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee, acting as chair for three years. Additional board service currently includes a six-year term as treasurer of San Francisco’s LGBT Community Center, and treasurer for Lambda Alpha Golden Gate Chapter, an honorary land economics society.

A longtime San Francisco resident, Terry is a native of northwestern Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a Master of Science in construction management from the University of Illinois, and was commissioned an officer in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, which took him to Honolulu for his final assignment. There he met Rob Evans, whom he married in 2013 after a 38-year courtship.

Rob and Terry live in Noe Valley with their cat Latte. Both are active in the LGBT community through philanthropy and volunteerism when they are not traveling or attending the symphony or Giants baseball games.

Board member since 2014

DAN C. QUIGLEY

Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation

Dan Quigley is Senior Program Officer at the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF), where he manages grant-making programs for key corporate donors and supports EBCF’s other grant-making and programmatic initiatives. Dan previously served as Executive Director from 2010 to 2012 of Oakland Schools Foundation.

Prior to this, he was Director of Corporate Contributions at Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), from 1995-2009. He joined PG&E in 1988 to help implement the company’s energy efficiency programs, and later moved to the Corporate Planning Department as a senior planner.

Dan has been very involved in the fields of philanthropy and corporate grantmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a former Board Chair of Northern California Grantmakers, and a former Board Member of the United Way Bay Area, and of the Commonwealth Club. Since 2009, he has been a member of the board of Stiles Hall in Berkeley, an organization that promotes diversity in college admissions.

A native and longtime resident of Oakland, California, he has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Stanford University and a Master of Arts in education from the University of Kentucky.

Dan enjoys symphony and opera, and travels with his husband. He is active in the public life of Oakland, particularly in helping advance the quality of Oakland public schools.

Board member since 2008.

MIKE RABANAL

Director at Blackbaud Inc.

Mike has more 20 years of leadership experience with software, management consulting, and non-profit organizations. Currently, Mike is a Director at Blackbaud, Inc., a supplier of software and technology solutions targeting nonprofit organizations worldwide.

As Director within Blackbaud’s Service Delivery Operations organization, Mike is responsible for the performance and quality of Blackbaud’s web-based products, with the ultimate goal of helping its customers achieve their organizational mission.

Prior to joining Blackbaud, Mike was a Senior Manager at Deloitte, responsible for the sales and delivery of large systems integration projects within the public sector. Mike holds a Master of Social Welfare and Master of Public Health dual degree from the University of California, Berkeley. (Go Bears!)

Before joining the Horizon’s Board in 2012, Mike was Chair of the Board of Directors of Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, a nonprofit health organization focused on HIV Prevention & Treatment, Primary Care, and Health Promotion within our API Communities.

Mike lives in San Francisco with his partner, Alfredo. When he’s not in front of the computer or on a conference call, you can find Mike preparing for his next half marathon, watching ESPN or the Bravo channel, or taking Schotzie, Mike & Alf’s Dandie Dinmont Terrier, out for a long walk in the Dogpatch neighborhood.

Board member since 2012

RACHEL J. ROBASCIOTTI

Founder, Robasciotti & Associates, Inc.

Rachel J. Robasciotti founded Robasciotti & Associates, Inc., in 2004 and continues to head the firm as one of its two partners, directing overall policies and strategies. She oversees the firm’s financial consulting and investment management services and maintains compliance with industry regulations. Rachel’s focus is the firm’s clients, ensuring that she and the firm understand each client’s specific needs and goals.

Prior to founding Robasciotti & Associates, Inc., Rachel was a business strategist at Prudential Financial and the top financial planner at MetLife Securities. She ultimately chose to found her own firm because she wanted freedom from the obligation to sell proprietary products that were not always appropriate for clients. Rachel decided to start Robasciotti & Associates, Inc. to provide completely independent advice that puts advisors on the same side of the table as clients, using a model that ties advisor compensation directly to the services that benefit clients most.

Rachel is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied economics. Prior to founding Robasciotti & Associates, Inc., Rachel obtained the Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination) licenses.

In addition to serving on the Board at Horizons, Rachel also cochairs Horizons’ Professional Advisors Circle, which provides professional education for LGBT advisors. Previously, she served on the boards of Face Value and the Foundation to End Sexual Violence. She also served for seven years on the board of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Rachel lives with her wife in San Francisco.

Board member since 2014

OLGA TALAMANTE

Executive Director, Chicana Latina Foundation

Olga Talamante is Executive Director of the Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF), whose mission is the empowerment of Chicanas/Latinas through their personal, educational, and professional advancement. Before coming to CLF, she held the position of Western Region Vice President of INROADS, a career and leadership development organization for students of color pursuing careers in business and engineering.

Olga’s family migrated from Mexico in early 1960s to Gilroy, Calif., where she and her family worked in the farm fields for several years. She became active in the farmworkers and Chicano student movements of the ’60s. In the ’70s, she was a political prisoner in Argentina, and was released after 16 months as the result of a grassroots campaign. Upon her return to the United States, she remained active in the Chicano, Latin American solidarity, LGBT, and progressive political movements.

Some of her awards include “Heroes and Heroines of the Latino Community” from KQED-TV, the Diversity Award from Hispanic Magazine, the San Francisco Bay Girl Scout Council DAISY Award, and the Women Making History Award from the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. She has been recognized as one of the most influential Hispanics in the Bay Area by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco and the San Francisco Business Times, and, most recently, she received the Latino Heritage Community Award from the City of San Francisco.

In addition to serving on the board of Horizons Foundation, Olga currently serves on the boards of El Concilio of San Mateo County, Tenth Muse Productions, and the Greenlining Institute. She is also on the Advisory Board of GELAAM (a Latino LGBT organization in San Mateo County), and on the Latino Advisory Council of the Oakland Museum of California.

Board member since 2011

ANTHONY TANSIMORE

Vice President of Leadership Impact, Olive Grove

For more than twenty-five years Anthony Tansimore has been a senior leader in the nonprofit sector. In his various public and social sector roles he supported collaborative efforts among nonprofits and leadership development for management teams. Throughout his career Anthony has focused on assisting individual leaders and teams in becoming more effective in their own work.

As Chief Financial Officer of MALDEF (the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), Anthony worked closely with the staff to streamline expenses and grant compliance. As Chief Operating Officer of The San Francisco Foundation, Anthony led a diverse program team to leverage grant funding with investments from other foundations and individual philanthropists to create larger impact in communities throughout the Bay area

Additionally, Anthony has extensive experience in organizational restructures. At the Fannie Mae Foundation, he was a member of the leadership team that restructured the foundation from a corporate community relations department to the largest independent foundation dedicated to housing and community development. Anthony has extensive experience working with boards, as an executive search consultant. Most recently he was a Partner at The Bridgespan Group, where he led CEO searches for a number of national organizations. He also advised fellow Partners and their clients on management issues, including board roles and responsibilities, restructuring of programs and management teams, and financing for growth. In identifying and onboarding new leaders, he has assessed and advised boards on their responsibilities as stewards and leaders of organizations.

Anthony holds a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Arts from Colorado College. Anthony has served on a number of nonprofit boards, and was Board Governance Chair and Board Chair of the National 4-H Council.

IRENE WHITE

Vice President, Head of Marketing at Remedy Interactive

Irene White has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in marketing and business development across a variety of industries. She currently holds the position of Vice President, Head of Marketing at Remedy Interactive, a market leader in enterprise software for the employee health and safety function of global organizations.

Previously, she served as a Senior Director of Marketing in Cushman & Wakefield’s Client Services division, where she led teams in developing marketing approaches and business development strategies for high-level corporate clients.

Irene also worked as a Director of Integrated Strategy for SBC Communications Inc. Prior to her foray into strategic marketing, Irene spent 10 years as the founder and CEO of a design company in Chicago, which specialized in architecture and design for nonprofit organizations, health-related corporations, financial service companies, and government agencies.

Irene holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a Kellogg Executive Scholar in Sales and Marketing.

Board member since 2013