Thomi worked with the Department of Justice on the creation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act Policies and she is recognized by Lambda Legal as one of the 2015 Trans 100. Her primary focus is policy and reform in the Coachella Valley giving transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming individuals the environment they need to be successful persons in society.
DeeAnn is a retired mechanical engineer with a BSME from the University of Toledo. She is formerly a patent holder and PE License holder in Ohio. A lifelong motorsports enthusiast, she is a member of Great Autos of Yesteryear. She currently sits on the Palm Springs Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee, liaison to the Inland Empire HIV Planning Council, a TGMondays promoter and is also an active committee member for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Steering Committee and Trans Pride Committee. She enjoys community outreach at our Transgender Community Coalition outreach booths.
Jacki is a 31 year veteran of UPS management. I’ve been married to Christine since 2013 which is the same year I transitioned. I moved to PS in 2016 from Nor Cal where I spent my entire life. I love living in this community and really enjoy being a part in the Trans community and TCC. When I have spare time I enjoy working on my vintage trucks and riding my motorcycle. Friends are a big part of my down time and I’ve met some really fabulous people here in the desert. Every day just gets better and better and I love my life.
Steed graduated with a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves as the Patient Support Services Coordinator at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs and his primary focus is increasing linkage to healthcare and other services for underserved populations.
Tim is the head of the pharmaceutical department at Desert Regional Medical Center, and brings needed focus on business models, policies and structure. He serves in a position as Board Member to Transgender Community Coalition where his gifted business mind can add structure to an ever changing organization.
LAURA RUSH, DO
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.