Volunteer Support - Riverside East
John Paul (JP) Allen has been creating, producing and managing special events and fundraising events for over 25 years. He has held management positions in operations, marketing, programming as well as special events at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Camelot Theatres, Desert AIDS Project and more. He is currently D.A.P.’s Community Health Department’s Events and Partnership Manager.
Youth Outreach at Palm Springs High School
Steevee made history as the first transgender cheerleader, Junior Homecoming Queen and track star at Palm Springs High School and advocates to LGBT youth that need support and linkage to care and peer support.
Ruth is active in the Stonewall Democrats, L-Fund, Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast and many other social and political justice movements.
Ron serves as the President of Greater Palm Springs Pride, secretary of InterPride and treasurer of the Consolidated Association of Pride. He has been actively involved in the LGBT community for nearly 16 years including currently serving as a commissioner for the City of Palm Springs Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Palm Springs Police Chief’s LGBT Advisory board. He is the founder and Chair of the Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Coalition and served on the inaugural San Diego Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee.
MARK DUEBNER, Mark Duebner Design
TCC Graphic Designer and Web Designer
With over 30 years of experience, Mark provides graphic design, marketing and web design for many non-profits in the Coachella Valley. He serves on the board of the Desert Business Association (DBA) – the LGBT Chamber, The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and mentors for the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School.
BRANDY SAMANTHA FOX
Brandy is a military veteran. She served honorably for our nation and her primary focus is the support of TGMondays and the resource directory.
Liaison to Desert Hot Springs Pride, Member of the TGMondays Committee
Alexis loves traveling and engaging new people. She serves as a bilingual Latina and is the liaison to DHS Pride and TGMondays.
DR. GLEN GRAYMAN
Glenn has served on many boards within the Coachella Valley to improve the quality of life for local populations and he is passionate about transgender services.
Facebook Moderator and LGBT Inmate Correspondence
Archie loves photography, nature and endangered species animals. Her primary focus for Transgender Community Coalition is social media and LGBT Inmate Outreach by responding to inmate letters with resource information.
REV. KEVIN JOHNSON
Rev. Kev is the minister for Bloom in the Desert Ministries (UCC), which is one of the most active congregations in the valley for human rights and he makes transgender people visible in his sermons.
RAGNA ROK JONES
Ragna is from Iceland and is a writer and digital editor. She serves on the Transgender Day of Remembrance and Trans Pride Steering Committee and assists in grant writing.
JEFF DENEAN JONES
Community and Civic Empowerment
Jeff loves to volunteer for Desert AIDS Project, The LGBT Community Center, and Transgender Community Coalition. His primary focus is underserved oppressed populations, HIV/AIDS and is a contractor with Office of AIDS and Project ARIES. His primary focus with Transgender Community Coalition is event planning, fundraising and HIV Advocacy.
Geoff Kors is a member of the Palm Springs City Council. He previously served as Government Policy Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and as Executive Director of Equality California.
Co-Chair of Social Media
Brayan is a student at College of the Desert with a focus on LGBT young adult disparities, HIV and PrEP/PEP Education. He is the liaison to the Riverside Transition Age Youth (TAY) and co-chair to the social media committee.
RABBI DAVID LAZAR
Rabbi David, served for more than two decades in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Stockholm. He assisted in Israel’s first Gay Pride Event, has performed same-sex unions and worked with the Israel AIDS Task Force. He has a great skill for building spiritual communities in diverse cultures.
Lisa is a member of the Palm Springs Planning Commission, Palm Springs Homeless Task Force, Past-Chairwoman of ONE-PS and Treasurer of the Equality California Institute. She is a member of the following Board's of Directors: Neighborhoods USA, The LGBT Community Center and Desert Horticulture Society.
Candice was the former Executive Director of the Nevada LGBT Center before coming to Palm Springs and now serves as the Program Director for of the LGBT Community Center.
Sobriety Linkage and Disability Advocacy
Sabrina actively works in linkage to sobriety groups and programs and advocates for disability equality.
Jacki is the district manager for The UPS Stores. His primary focus is Trans Pride, TGMondays and youth-related issues.
Andylynn is a student at College of the Desert with a focus on Pre-Med. Her primary involvement with TCC is healthcare education, transgender and Intersex advocacy, TGMondays promotion and Trans Pride.
Sober Living and Linkage to Care
Clear’s primary focus is addressing inadequate resources for substance abuse programs and the homeless. She is currently becoming a Chemical Addiction Specialist. She also works with linkage to care for substance abuse programs and groups.
DR. LAURA RUSH
Laura is a medical doctor for Kaiser Permanente in Palm Desert, with a focus on primary care, HIV/AIDS, Hep C and Transgender Health. She loves to drive her Harley in the Pride Parades and is a guest speaker on LGBTQ health for Pomona School of Medicine. She serves her time with Transgender Community Coalition on the Raina Chessman Steering Committee to help raise funds for local transgender people that have life crises.
Angela is a student of the College of the Desert and loves writing. She works in our community outreach at booths and events.
Spiritual Outreach and Advocacy
Shelley's focus is advocating for linkage to spiritual health and wellness. She has worked globally in a wide-variety of non-profit sectors. She advocates to end ageism and cissexism in the work place, and she sits on the Transgender Day of Remembrance Steering Committee to bring spiritual leaders to this event.
Youth & Peer Outreach
Aiden made history as the first transman to join the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team. He has been a guest speaker for the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast and Operation Safe Schools. His primary focus is youth and Trans Pride.
Susan, a Global CMO, Public Company Board of Director and Strategic Advisor that has brought over 14 billion in annual revenue for the Marriott Rewards platform. Her passion is National PFLAG.
Erica’s primary focus is supporting TGMondays and assisting with our resource directory for linkage to care.
CHRISTINE TRINGALI NUNES
Events and Fundraising
Christine is an actress, comedian and yoga instructor. Her primary focus is Trans Pride, youth and peer support, sober living and health and TGMondays.
An advocate for LGBTQ healthcare, Bruce is the Director of Community Health for Desert AIDS Project.