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

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

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

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

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

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.