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LGBTQI Task Force Establishes Advisory Board

Published:  July 29, 2014

The LGBTQI Task Force was formed in June 2014 to create a conversation with LGBTQI leaders and community representatives to discuss the ways in which the community can be better served and better represented. With the end-goal of assessing the state of the LGBTI community in Sonoma County, Commissioners Kevin Jones, Christopher Mahurin, and Ramon Meraz, reached out to such leaders and community members with an invitation to participate in the Task Force Advisory Board.  The Commission on Human Rights appreciates the time, efforts, and contributions of the following members of the Sonoma County community:

  • Brian Rogers - Graton Casino
  • Celeste Austin - Special Programs Director, The Living Room
  • Cheryl Kabnuck - Santa Rosa Gaydar
  • Colin Close - City of Santa Rosa; Trans Community
  • Gary Carnivele - KRCB; Outbeat Radio;
  • Gary Saperstein - Sonoma Gaydar; Out in the Vineyard
  • Greg Miraglia - Professor, Napa County Community College; KRCB; Outbeat Radio
  • Holly M. Garretson – Edward Jones
  • Ian Stanley - LGBTQ Connections; Voices, Napa County
  • J. Mullineaux - Sonoma County Community Foundation; LGBTQ Giving Circle
  • Jacqueline Nugent - Board Member, Being Independent
  • Kaiya Kramer - Trans Radio Show Host, KBBR
  • Kinna Crocker - LGBTQ Giving Circle
  • Lorene Romero - Travel Agent, Sharp Tongued Consulting
  • Mason Weaver - Student, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Michael C. Nicholls - Economic Development Board
  • Monica Edwards - Parent of LGBTQ youth
  • Richard Jones - Santa Rosa Gaydar
  • Stephanie Puentes - Former Board Chair, Community Action Partnership
  • Sunshine Hartwell - LGBTQ Youth Advocate, Voices Sonoma
  • Tim Reese - Executive Director, Community Action Partnership
  • Vivian DeBello - Case Worker, Face2Face




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