Our Team


Rebecca Rolfe

Executive Director,
SF LGBT Center
Roberto Ordeñana

Roberto Ordeñana

Deputy Executive Director


Phoenix Lara

Director of People and Organizational Culture

Jennifer Valles

Director of Programs

Dani Siragusa

Director of Development & Communications

Bobby Wiseman

Director of Financial Services
Rosemary Gardner

Rosemary Gardner

Director of Community Programs

James Kealohi

Director of Employment Services

Lara Hueter

Development Manager

Denisse Mendéz

Mental Health Manager

Miguel Raphael Bagsit

Communications Manager
Rebecca Rolfe Executive Director +1 (415) 865-5521 RebeccaR@SFCenter.org Rebecca Rolfe is a community activist who has worked on issues of social justice for over twenty-eight years. She is passionately committed to creating an environment where inequities based on gender, race, economic status, and sexual orientation are addressed effectively. She credits her commitment to community activism to her mother, who taught her the importance of commitment to community, a strong sense of justice, and the individual's power to make a difference. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, Rebecca served as the Center's Deputy Director for four years. Prior to her arrival at the Center, she worked at San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) for over sixteen years, starting as a hotline counselor and ending with an eight year term as Executive Director. Rebecca is active locally and statewide working to create public policy, programs, and coalitions that address issues of violence against women. She served on the Board of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault for eleven years, seven of them as Co-Chair of the Board. She continues to serve in leadership positions on statewide policy committees and task forces, including the Violence Against Women STOP Task Force and the State Advisory Committee of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Rebecca lives in San Francisco, with Susan Mooney, her partner of twenty years and their two dogs, Jack and Fergus. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide leadership in developing the vision for the Center and to serve San Francisco's diverse LGBT communities. Roberto Ordeñana Deputy Executive Director +1 (415) 865-5665 robertoo@sfcenter.org Born and raised in San Francisco, Roberto has worked in social justice and community-building for over 20 years. Roberto began working at the Center in 2002 and grew his leadership with the organization. He currently serves as the Center’s Deputy Executive Director where he oversees several departments including Youth Services, Community Programs, Arts & Culture, Development, and Marketing and Communications. Prior to working at the Center, Roberto managed peer-led HIV prevention programs for gay and bisexual youth at the STOP AIDS Project, now a program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Over the years, he has served on the LGBT Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and as president of the board of directors of Bay Area Young Positives. In 2012, Roberto was appointed by the late Mayor Edwin Lee as a City Commissioner for the San Francisco Arts Commission, where he currently serves as vice president. Roberto holds a B.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. He resides in San Francisco. Judi Baker Director of Marketing and Communications +1 (415) 865-5522 judib@sfcenter.org Judi moved to the Bay Area 20 years ago from New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico, where she received a degree in English/Journalism. Judi has worked for Good Vibrations as the Catalog and Content Manager (when it was a co-op), at Out and Equal Workplace Advocates as a Senior Marketing Coordinator, and at Samuel Merritt University as an Associate Director of Web Communications. Social justice, equality, and community have always played an important role in her career, and she is thrilled to be joining the SF LGBT Center. Judi lives in Alameda with her wife, two cats, and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, taking photos of her animal friends, and volunteering at the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Cheyenne Barr Room Rental Coordinator +1 (415) 865-5631 cheyenneb@sfcenter.org Cheyenne Barr is our Room Rental Coordinator. She has produced a wide variety of over a hundred events through community organizations and college campuses; from large scale rallies to board meetings and from musical performances to hands on workshops. Cheyenne moved from her north county San Diego home to the Bay Area in 2007 to complete her masters in Women & Gender Studies at SFSU with a focus on gender, sexuality, and disability. She comes to the center with a wealth of ten years experience in program and project management and community building with nonprofits and small businesses. She is personally most drawn to hosting and managing events that forward social equity and celebrate difference and is eager to work with local organizations supporting underrepresented and marginalized communities. Outside of the Center, Cheyenne volunteers as the Administrative Lead for the SF Dyke March. Two months out of the year she's a ceramicist and every weekend she enjoys strategy board games and building elaborate meals at home. Ryan Beaver Database and Development Manager

Ryan Beaver

Database Manager
Timothy Hampton

Timothy Hampton

Community Programs Manager

Drew Lakhardt

Employment Services Manager

Aleida Moreno

Bilingual Employment Services Specialist

Ceara Lafferty

Employment Services Data Specialist

Janelle Luster Vinson

Employment Services Specialist

Nick Ward

Community Programs Associate

Antonio J. Chacón

Financial Coach

Ashley De La Torre

Financial Services Associate

Dayshon Hunter

Senior Facilities Assistant

Milly Newman

Development Associate

La Shea Sanchez

Room Rental Coordinator

Ezra Terman

Volunteer Coordinator

Eddie Tang

Small Business Consultant

Chi Chu Lin

Financial Services Housing Counselor

Board of Directors

Sophie Wu Board Member

Sophie Wu


Maceo Persson


Carlos Gutierrez

Jonathan Millard Board Member

Jonathan Millard


Andre Adeyemi

Board Member

Anthony Gould

Board Member

Carissa Avalos

Board Member

Carlos Hermosillo

Board Member

Daniel Wu

Board Member

Eric Mondragon

Board Member

Genesis Hernandez

Board Member
Jeff Sun Board Member

Jeff Sun

Board Member

Mallory M. Craig-Karim

Board Member

Michelle J. King

Board Member

Mika Albright

Board Member

Shawn Demmons

Board Member