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  • Ted Briggs, Co-Chair

    With 30+ years of consulting experience, Ted is a Principal at Better Sales Comp Consultants, a management consulting firm that works to companies improve the…

  • Mary Sue Allen, Co-Chair

    Mary Sue Allen joined The Center Board in 2015. A Vice President of Human Resources for UPS West Region, Allen leads a Human Resources Department…

  • Brian Rix, Chair Emeritus

    Brian Rix joined the Board of Directors in 2010. He is a principal with Burke Rix Communications, LLC with offices in Palm Springs and Los…

  • Tom Becktold, Secretary/Treasurer

    Tom Becktold helps companies and organizations build, reposition and strengthen their brands, identify and evaluate acquisition targets and establish innovative marketing programs. Tom joined the…

  • Albert Gonzalez

    Local man Albert grew up and was educated here in the Coachella Valley. Working as a Peer Group Counselor during his Coachella Valley High School…

  • DeeAnn Hopings

    DeeAnn Hopings Born in Toledo, Ohio DeeAnn attended the University of Toledo and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972.…

  • James Reed

    Jim Reed James (“Jim”) Reed is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Eisenhower Health, the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and…

  • James Williamson

    James has over 25 years of financial management experience and has worked in executive management positions, including as the Chief Financial Officer for a chain…

  • Jeff Weyant

    Jeff Weyant A native of Baltimore and Philadelphia, PA, Jeff grew up in a very close family and has lived in Palm Springs full-time for…

  • Larry Colton

    As a thirty-five year veteran of the insurance industry in the Bay Area, Larry was one of four partners at Goldman Insurance Services, serving as…

  • Joseph Burgo Ph.D

    With a B.A. in English Literature, an M.A. and Ph.D in Psychology, and as a Graduate Psychoanalyst of the Psychoanalytic Center of California , Joseph…

  • Lisa Middleton

    Lisa Middleton is a member of the Palm Springs Planning Commission, Chairwoman of the Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS), a member of the Boards…

  • Michele McKee

    Michele L. McKee officially started with the board at the end of 2012. She is a managing partner at O’Kane & McKee, LLP, a Palm…

  • The LGBTQ Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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