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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Ken Carlson
President

Bio Soon

Contact: rccboardpresident@rainbowcc.org


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Dorann “Dodi” Zotigh, CST, MS
Vice President

Dodi began volunteering with the RCC when she first moved to the Bay Area in 2009, and joined the Board in July 2015. She has a BA from Cornell University in Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies and a MS in Educational Leadership from CSU East Bay. While attending Cornell, she was President of ZAP!, a sex, gender and sexuality discussion panel; Fundraising Chair for Cornell’s Gay Straight Alliance; an active member in Haven, Cornell’s umbrella LGBT organization; and the Undergraduate Representative for the Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies Steering Committee. Dodi spent 11 years in the Army Reserves while Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy regulated gay and lesbian soldiers. During this time, she was a Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of a unit of 15 soldiers, conducted medical trainings, and organized events educating soldiers on racism, sexism and domestic violence. Currently, Dodi works for Mt. Diablo Unified School District at the Adult Education School as the Surgical Technologist Program Director. She is passionate about continually improving education and helping individuals learn in a challenging, safe, and empowering environment where all identities are acknowledged and supported.


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Rev. Will McGarvey, MDiv
Treasurer

Rev. Will McGarvey is an out bisexual man happily married to his partner Becky for 25 years, and is blessed with two brilliant young adult children.  Will has been pastor at Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, CA, a PC (USA)-UCC congregation, for the last ten and a half years.  CPC shares ministry with their sister congregation, First Congregational Church of Antioch (UCC).  Both are Open and Affirming Congregations, discerning how they might make up an ecumenical congregation with both Presbyterian and United Church of Christ heritage.  Will serves part-time at the church and a lesser part of his time as the Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, where he leads programming and public speaking to serve the varied needs of faith communities in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Cliff Fahey, MBA

Secretary

Cliff is almost a native Californian. Although born in Oregon, he spent most of his childhood in Southern California and is now happy to call Northern California “home.” Cliff has lived and worked throughout the Midwest, originally as a commercial and illustrative photographer, and later in IT for many years. He now works as a Senior Project Manager. Cliff is a “recovering Evangelical” with a more spiritual view of the world; he loves to discuss religion and politics. In addition to still dabbling in photography when he travels with his husband, Cliff also makes fused glass artwork, enjoys motorcycle riding, and is an excellent chef! Cliff and his husband Tom have been together over eight years and celebrated their union with a wedding ceremony in February 2015. They live in Concord with their two dogs, Max & Sandy.


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Kathy Roberts
Member

Kathy Roberts is a longtime volunteer for the Rainbow Community Center, a Contra Costa LGBTQ Community member,  and has been in charge of RCC’s Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser for over ten years. This year, Kathy serves as the Fundraising Committee Chair, where she works to help individual donor fundraising and special events fundraising for the RCC.  During the day, Kathy works at Land Home Financial Services.  She is the proud owner of one dog and three cats, and lives in Concord.


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Elba Goostree, MA
Member

Elba Goostree was born and raised in the Bay Area. She holds her BA from Patten University in Oakland and a Master of Arts in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

She is passionate about the intersections of social and racial justice, religion, feminism, and the flourishing of the LGBTQ community in both social and religious spheres. She is a member of the LTBTQ Latinx Roundtable from the Center of Lesbian and Gay Studies in Berkeley. Elba works in the non-profit field in Contra Costa County and lives in Oakland with her spouse, dog, and several succulents.


Gerardo Valencia
Member

 

Bio soon !



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Ben-David Barr, MSW, PhD
Ex-Officio and Non-voting Board Member

Prior to becoming our Executive Director in July of 2008, Ben served as a board member from 2003 – 2008 and he served as Board President from 2006 to 2008.  Ben returned to the board in 2014 when RCC designated our CEO/E.D. as an Ex-Officio (by reason of their office) board member and as a non-voting board member.


2016-2017 Youth Representatives

Daphne Call
Youth Member

OPEN
Youth Member


2016-2017 Board Associates

Joanna Ceponis

Rik Newby

Chris Spanos



Big Thanks to all of our past Board Members
for their service and continued support*

Ben-David Barr

Ursula Bartels

Sherry Berman

Nan Breedlove

David Brown

Ed Cotton

Jon Crovo

Doug Cyr

Alison Dipace

 Joe Falkner

Roxanne Huey

Patrick Hughes

Brian James

Mark King

John Kolb

Larry McNeill

Brenda (Butler) Porto

Melitta Rorty

Kent Sacks, MD

 Lisa Su

Tristan Mendoza

Brynn Noonen

Bill Huffaker

Larry Kolka

Tom Lewenz

Rob Mills

Dean Parmer

Donna Slater

Leslie Stewart

Bob Switzer

Leslie Takahashi

Steve Watkins

Michael Weinberger

Shirley Wilson

Ron Wolberg

Kay Teeters

Helen Zink

Gwen Swenson

Youth Representatives

Zachary Martin

Brynn Noonen

Emma Sutton

Syd Salesman

Danielle Wilson

Daniela Garcia

Gerardo Valencia

*We are still assembling the list of RCC’s past board members. If you served as a member of the RCC Board we want to recognize your contributions too! Please send an email to Alexis Fisher alexis@rainbowcc.org with the dates of your board service as we would like to add your name here too!