Board, Staff, and Advisors

Board Members

Juan Barani (formerly Barajas)

Senior Director of Gift Planning, Mozilla

Board Secretary

Juan Barani (formerly Barajas) leads donor advising, gift planning, and the overall fundraising strategy for the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation. Most known for its web browser, Firefox, Mozilla leverages its brand and resources to fund and advocate for a better, healthier internet, including more trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI).

Having built his career on fueling some of the most important social impact efforts in our lifetimes — including winning the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in the United States — he’s fundraised more than $85M from people and institutions worldwide. He lives with his husband and son in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood.

Xóchitl Carrion

Xóchitl Carrion

Trial Attorney, Law Office of Xóchitl Carrion

Xóchitl Carrion is a skilled Trial Attorney with a passion for community advocacy. With over 15 years of experience, she served as Lead Attorney for ALTO USA and an Assistant District Attorney of the Domestic Violence unit at SFDA. She currently serves as Vice President of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Oversight Board and was appointed Vice Chair of the California Law Revision Commission. Her work ensures a safer California, assisting the Legislature in keeping laws up to date and making sure the SF Sheriff’s Office is held transparent and accountable.

She has held leadership positions in more than thirty non-profit and civic organizations at the local, state, and national level, and is currently the vice-president of the Northern District of the California La Raza Lawyers Association and a member of both the San Francisco and East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association. She also served as the co-chair of the Board of Directors for Brava! Theater and as the Chair of Communications of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s LGBT Division.

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Kathryn Clubb

Head of Change and Transformation, BTS

Kathryn Club has over 30 years of experience in consulting and industry. Creating, growing, and transforming business organizations through great strategies and greater organizations is the theme that links the various chapters of her consulting and industry work life.

Currently, Kathryn is the Head of Change and Transformation at BTS, a global professional services firm. She started her career at Accenture before serving as CEO of The Ajax Group of Companies, President and CEO of Ivivi Health Sciences, and Chief Innovator of WHWest, Inc. She is a graduate, and now a trustee, of St. Catherine University.

Jonathan Deason

Realtor, Vanguard Properties

Jonathan is a top-producing real estate agent at Vanguard Properties. He has extensive sales experience in traditional real estate sales, new construction and resales throughout the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Jonathan began his real estate career in 2008, after working as an attorney in San Francisco. He is active in numerous parts of the LGBTQ community and has served on several boards of directors, including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. In addition to Horizons, Jonathan currently serves on the boards of directors of the Randall Museum Friends and the Castro Country Club.

Jonathan was born and raised in Santa Monica, California and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley in Art History before going on to earn his Juris Doctorate at U.C. College of the Law (formerly Hastings College of the Law), where he served on the Law Review.

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Dipti Ghosh

Senior Vice President, Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

Board Co-Chair

Ms. Ghosh is a longtime community activist living in San Francisco. She passionately believes in being part of the solution and not watching from the sidelines. Her activism has involved work on women’s rights and LGBTQ issues, especially in the Asian American community. Her past affiliations have included Board Chair of The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Co-Chair of Trikone, a South Asian LGBTQ organization, and a member of the investment committee of Horizons Foundation. Currently she is Board Co-Chair of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and is a board member at EARN.

In 2000 she was the recipient of Trikone’s Pink Peacock Award for Leadership in the South Asian LGBTQ community. In 2007 she received the Phoenix Award by APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women Transgender Community) for her dedication and outstanding contributions. In her spare time, if she is not at the movies, she is probably looking for a mountain to ascend on her bicycle or a mountain to descend on her skis.

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Chris Lim

Founder, Climb Real Estate

Chris Lim is a real estate entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience. Most recently, he was President of Christie’s International Real Estate, where he continues to work in Christie’s leadership. He is a real estate investor, franchiser, hotelier, stager, and property flipper. He firmly believes in the meaning of home.

He was the founder and President of Climb Real Estate — and under his leadership, Climb became the fastest-growing boutique brokerage in San Francisco, garnering over $1.2 billion in annual sales and growing to more than 300 agents in 7 locations. In 2016, Climb was sold to Realogy, the largest residential brokerage conglomerate (with 190,000 independent sales agents in the United States and more than 112,000 independent sales agents in 113 other countries and territories). Prior to real estate, he worked in advertising and finance in New York City. 

Beyond his professional work, he is passionate about architecture, design, fine arts, and lobster rolls. Chris is an avid philanthropist who also has also served on the board of the San Francisco Art Institute and has been an active supporter of many organizations, including True Colors United, Nevada Humane Society, The Trevor Project, Nevada Museum of Art, and Surfrider Foundation. A native of Northern New Jersey, he graduated with honors from the University of Richmond.

Jacob Little

Head of Global Social Impact, Cornerstone OnDemand

Jacob Little leads DEI, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility functions for a global technology organization. Jacob has been active in the Bay Area LGBTQ+ non-profit scene as the VP of the Board of Directors of San Francisco Pride, and 5-time AIDS LifeCycle captain and participant. Raised in a fundamentalist religious missionary family, Jacob had a long road to coming out, and is driven by a passion to make that road a little easier for those behind him.

Melisa Márquez

Engineering Manager, Cash App

Melisa, a Puerto Rico native, currently is the Square Mobile Engineering Manager overseeing the integration of Cash App’s latest acquisition, Credit Karma Tax, into the Cash App. Melisa originally joined Square through the Weebly acquisition and managed the Square eCommerce Android app that empowers entrepreneurs to start their small business journey to sell online.

Melisa also serves on the San Francisco Community Health Center board of directors, which provides comprehensive medical care for all marginalized communities in the San Francisco Tenderloin area. In her spare time, she’s also a fitness enthusiast and avid dancer.

Tim Murray

Creative Director, Glassdoor

Board Co-Chair

Tim Murray is a Creative Director and marketing executive for nonprofit organizations and Fortune 100 companies. Former roles include Creative Director at Mozilla, 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.

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Shilpen Patel, MD, FACRO FASTRO

Medical Director, Genentech

Dr. Shilpen Patel is a radiation oncologist who does research at Mirati Therapeutics and has an affiliate appointment as an associate professor in the UW Department of Global Health as well as an affiliate appointment in the Division of Public Health at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He also sees patients in the Sutter Health System.

He has been actively involved in nonprofit organizations including the American Medical Association (serving as chair of the young physician Section from 2012-2013 and currently as a chair of the LGBTQ advisory Committee), being a board member with Equal Rights Washington where he served as chair from 2009-2011, served on the National LGBTQ Task Force (Co- Chair from 2013-2015), Phi Chi Medical Foundation (Chairman of the Executive Trustees), and served as Co-Chair of the board of Generations Aging with Pride. While on faculty at the University of Washington he served as the faculty advisor to Qmed (queer medical association) and as the director of the LGBTQ Health Care Pathway.

Linda Scaparotti

Linda Scaparotti, Esq.

Owner, Law Offices of Linda M. Scaparotti

Linda heads one of the longest-standing firms devoted to the LGBT community in the San Francisco Bay Area. She began her practice at the forefront of litigating civil cases for children and adults discriminated against or sexually exploited due to gender and/or sexual orientation. As the need arose, she shifted her focus to day-to-day legal issues (Estate Planning, Family Law, Parentage, Adoptions), also writing and lecturing extensively on these topics.

She was the first attorney in the Bay Area to provide no-cost legal seminars for the LGBTQ community, and worked on domestic partnership rights, then marriage equality. She has served on many boards, often as chair, including being chosen as the first LGBTQ representative on the City of Oakland Human Rights Commission. Linda has been honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s Lifetime Achievement Award and by the California State Senate for her work with the LGBTQ community.

Maya Setchkova

Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield


Maya Setchkova is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in real estate, finance and technology.  Currently, in her role as Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, she oversees a Fortune 500 global account across portfolio management, finance, transactions, lease/contract administration, facilities/property management and project management.

In her prior roles as Senior Director at Stanford Healthcare in the Bay Area, VP of Asset Management at Deutsche Asset Management, Director of Asset Management with Gaw Capital, and SVP at Jones Lang LaSalle in China and Hong Kong, Maya was responsible for asset management of large opportunistic/value-add portfolios and repositioned over $4Bn of assets across all real estate asset classes focusing on sustainability and technology.  

Maya also serves as an advisor in CFO/COO capacity to startups in the real estate and healthcare space.  She is an established PropTech expert speaking at conferences and publishing articles on the subject.

As a volunteer, Maya has served as Treasurer & VP of Finance for the MIT Club of Northern California, as Treasurer and Board Director of the Bay Meadows Master Association and co-chairs Cushman & Wakefield’s Tech Communities of Practice Group.  Since moving to San Francisco in 2020, Maya and her wife have been active through philanthropy and volunteerism in AIDS/Lifecycle, QWOCMAP and Open House (Bob Ross LGBT Senior Center). 

A graduate of MIT Sloan, Maya is multilingual and has lived and worked in Sofia, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and New York before settling down in San Francisco, where she is enjoying the beautiful outdoors, spending time with her wife and preschool son, and exploring the vibrant tech scene.


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Jane Swan

Partner and Senior Wealth Manager, Veris Wealth Partners

Jane began working in the field of socially responsible investing in 1996. She builds holistic relationships with wealthy families, individuals and foundations that integrate their values with a personalized investment strategy. Jane serves on the Veris Investment Committee, and the Marketing and Sales Committee.

Prior to joining Veris in 2015, Jane worked as a Portfolio Manager and Vice President with Northern Trust. During her 15-year career with Northern, Jane worked to build their SRI practice. She served on several committees including the Corporate Social Responsibility Task Force, Women in Leadership, and the LGBT Advisory Team.

Jane graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California with a degree in Economics and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. She lives in Berkeley with her two children.