Board, Staff, and Advisors

Board Members

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Juan Barajas

Director of Partnerships, Mozilla Foundation

Juan Barajas is an accomplished nonprofit executive who has fundraised more than $30 million dollars over his nearly 20-year career. He joined Mozilla in 2017 recognizing that an open and healthy Internet is core to advancing human rights in the 21st century. Having seen the role of the Internet in mobilizing millions to support the freedom to marry, grow visibility and acceptance for LGBT people and our relationships, and serve as a lifeline for LGBT people around the globe who face risk of violence and death, protecting the health of the Internet as a safe, open, and accessible resource is urgent. In his role, he helps establish partnerships with other philanthropic foundations to invest in the thinking, leaders, and campaigns that have meaningful impact today and lay the groundwork for a major shift in how the public, companies, and governments think about the Internet over the next 5-10 years.  

Prior to Mozilla, he primarily worked in the LGBT equality movement, helping advance the wellbeing, cultural acceptance, and legal respect for millions of LGBT Americans and their families. His past roles include Executive Director of the Pacific Center for Human Growth, Chief Development Officer for Freedom for All Americans, Deputy Director of Development with GLAAD, and Director of the Outlet Program for LGBT youth. Most notably, he led fundraising for Freedom to Marry, the campaign that won marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. He also served on the Boards of several nonprofits including the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, Center Link, and Stanford Pride.

He graduated from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco with his husband, Prakash Ramsinghani.

 

Derek Barnes

COO/CTO, g-dii Enterprises

Derek Barnes has over 15 years of executive leadership transforming organizations through all stages of a business’ lifecycle – startup, rapid growth, business turnarounds, and M&A. Derek’s experience includes building strategy, global organizations, and technologies in highly competitive markets. He has expertise within sectors in high-tech, professional services, telecom, financial services, real estate, healthcare, retail and nonprofit.

Derek is a Co-founder at g-dii Enterprises and currently serves as the firm’s COO/CTO. He is also Senior Advisor at Ignition Point Consulting, supporting clients such as Fremont Bank, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and TeleNav.

Previously, as COO at Executive Networks (EN), he led strategic growth initiatives and managed operational expansion. Before joining EN, Derek ran Global Operations at Openwave and successfully oversaw key corporate initiatives through the sale of its core businesses. He has also held the previous roles: VP of Technical Services and Operations at PlanetOut/Here! Media; Sr. Director of Operations at Homestore/Move.com, Director of Customer Operations and IT at Medchannel, Director of Operations and Integration at Vialog where he grew the flagship operation and oversaw merger activity, leading to an IPO.

Derek also serves on the boards of Homebridge and Sunflower Wellness. He has been an active event committee member for the Bay Area Toys for Tots since 2006; Board Chair at Under One Roof; on the National Board of Directors of Victory Fund; and on the Board of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center during its capital campaign and construction. He attended Marymount University with a B.A.

 

 

 

Adam D. Blum, MFT

Director and Founder, Gay Therapy Center

Board Co-Chair

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.  

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

Board Secretary

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

Jill Federico

Director, Crystal & Company

Jill is a Director located in Crystal & Company’s San Francisco office where her responsibilities include new business development and managing client relationships. She specializes in advising financial firms, corporations, and high net worth families on risk management, liability, and employee benefits. Jill has 22 years of experience in the industry, providing creative insurance solutions for corporations, large family offices, and private clients.

Originally, from Western NY, Jill now calls the Bay Area home. For several years Jill served as a National Board of Governor for the Human Rights Campaign and is passionate about politics and LGBTGI issues. When not volunteering, Jill loves to travel and spend time with friends and family.

AUDREY KOH, MD

Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chair Emeritus

Audrey Koh is a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology who has been in private practice in San Francisco, after receiving Bachelor of Science and M.D. degrees from the Boston University Six-Year Honors Liberal Arts and Medical Education Program and internship and residency training at Mt. Zion Hospital of UCSF. 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

ASH MCNEELY

Executive Director, Sand Hill Foundation

Ash McNeely has a long track record of leadership in the philanthropic field. Since 2012, she has been a member of the senior program team at Pacific Foundation Services, a private foundation management firm that supports the philanthropy of more than 30 families. She serves as executive director of Sand Hill Foundation and senior program officer at Yellow Chair Foundation. Prior, Ash spent four years in the Philanthropic Partnership Group of the Pew Charitable Trusts primarily focused on environmental policy, eight years leading advised fund grantmaking and philanthropic services for families at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and ten years in performing arts marketing and development.

She has been a visiting lecturer at Stanford University, Harvard Business School, and Colorado College and was a founding member of the Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative and Bay Area Environmental Education Funders Collaborative. A frequent speaker, Ash has participated in numerous national forums, advising on philanthropic trends and strategy at the Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Education, Institute for Private Investors, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Her past board experience includes the domestic microfinance institution Opportunity Fund and family foundation Open Square Foundation. She was on the Horizons Foundation Advisory Council from 2005-2017. Ash received an M.B.A. in nonprofit management from Golden Gate University and graduated summa cum laude from Vassar College with a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies.

When not enjoying all this wonderful work, Ash can be found outside with family, friends, dogs or horses. She and her wife, Elisa Odabashian, live in Burlingame, CA and have two grown children. Ash and Elisa were the first lesbian couple in San Mateo County to be granted the right to be legal parents of their children after appealing the State’s discriminatory second parent adoption law in 1995.

TERRY MICHEAU

Civil Engineer and Real Estate Broker

Board Treasurer

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

Tim Murray

Creative Director, Mozilla

Tim Murray is a Creative Director and marketing executive for nonprofit organizations and Fortune 100 companies. At the not-for-profit Mozilla since 2015, he guides the creative strategy and expression of the Firefox and Mozilla brands. Former roles included VP of Brand at SFGoodwill and Creative Director at Target Corporation. He specializes in brand identity development and speaks about collaboration and openness in design practice.

 

Tim has served on the boards of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the University of Minnesota Weisman Art Museum. A graduate of Williams College, he is a longtime resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Tom Murphy and son Dash.

OLGA TALAMANTE

Executive Director Emerita, Chicana Latina Foundation

Board Co-Chair

Olga Talamante is Executive Director Emerita of the Chicana Latina Foundation (CLF). She became the first Executive Director of CLF in January 2003 serving in that position until March of 2018. CLF’s  mission is the Empowerment of Chicanas/Latinas through their Personal, Educational, and Professional Advancement. In her position she oversaw the granting of thousands of dollars to Latina college students and founded the organization’s pioneering Leadership Institute that has graduated over 400 Latina social justice leaders.

Ms. Talamante’s family migrated from Mexico to Gilroy, California in the early 1960’s where they worked in the farm fields for several years. Those formative years formed the basis for her activism as an organizer and supporter of the nascent United Farm Workers labor union.

She is widely respected for her community activism and leadership. During the mid-seventies, she became well known for her experience as a political prisoner in Argentina. As a result of a successful grass-roots campaign, she was released after spending 16 months in an Argentine prison. Since her return to the United States, she has remained active in the Chicano, Latin American solidarity, LGBTQ and progressive political movements. She has recently returned to the board of the Nacional Center for Lesbian Rights where she previously served for 6 years, two of those as the board’s co-chair. 

Among her various awards, she was recognized as one of the most influential Hispanics in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Business Times. She received the Latino Heritage Community Award from the City of San Francisco, and in 2011 she received the prestigious OHTLI award from the Mexican Government.

Four years ago she was honored to be a Community Grand Marshall for the San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade. Currently she serves on the Boards of El Concilio of San Mateo County; Horizons Foundation, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the Greenlining Institute. In 2016 she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the School of Education at the University of San Francisco and most recently the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award in March of 2017.

Upon her retirement in March of 2018, instead of looking forward to a life of R & R, Rest and Relaxation, given the current political reality, she has vowed instead to carry out her own R & R, Resist and Rebuild.

Board member since 2011

CRAIG ZODIKOFF

Managing Principal, Cresa San Francisco

Craig Zodikoff serves as Managing Principal for Cresa’s San Francisco office. Cresa is the world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm. His real estate experience includes portfolio strategy, financial analysis, mergers and acquisitions, build-to-suits, site selection, labor analysis, state and municipal tax and non-tax incentives and dispositions. He has completed over 200 transactions ranging from 1,200-1.3 million square feet in urban, suburban and remote markets around the country and has managed individual accounts in excess of 12 million square feet.

Craig’s experience in commercial real estate is preceded by three years in the practice of law. Craig has led projects within every asset type from sales offices to headquarters, R&D to major distribution centers, including over 8 million square feet of build to suit projects. His expertise spans many industries including professional services, law firms, life sciences, technology, non-profits, consumer products and manufacturing.

Craig has served on the national Board of Directors of Cresa. He has also served on the boards of multiple non profit organizations such as the HRC Board of Governors, The San Francisco LGBT Community Center, GLAAD and ODC. Craig lives in San Francisco with his partner Jay Grant and their two children, Avery and Jesse.