Our Team


Leadership

Rebecca Rolfe

Executive Director,
SF LGBT Center
Roberto Ordeñana

Roberto Ordeñana

Deputy Executive Director

Team

Rosemary Gardner

Rosemary Gardner

Director of Community Programs

Tevin Giles

Director of Youth Programs

Jennifer Grant

Director of Finance & Operations

Matthew Rizzie

Director of Financial Services

Dani Siragusa

Director of Development & Communications

Natalie Thompson

Director of Programs

Cheryl Lala

Director of Employment Services

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

Aleida Moreno

Bilingual Employment Services Specialist

Drew Lakhardt

Employment Services Specialist

Ashley De La Torre

Economic Development Associate

Samuel Gray

Community Programs Coordinator
Timothy Hampton

Timothy Hampton

Community Programs Manager

Lara Hueter

Development Manager

Dayshon Hunter

Senior Facilities Assistant

Karessa Irvin

Program Manager
Miles Jordan

Miles Jordan

Youth Services Navigator
Eliot M. Lev

Eliot M. Lev

Youth Host Homes Case Manager

Denisse Mendéz

Mental Health Specialist

Hanne Williams-Baron

Program Coordinator

Milly Newman

Development Associate
Nessie

Nessie

Youth Services Navigator

Matthew Ramos

Youth Program Assistant

Johnny Rodriguez

Youth Services Navigation Manager

La Shea Sanchez

Room Rental Coordinator

Eddie Tang

Small Business Consultant

Cal Terman

Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Directors

Sally Jesmonth Board Member

Sally Jesmonth

Co-chair
Chris Paul Board Member

Chris Paul

Co-chair
Carlos Gutierrez Board Member

Carlos Gutierrez

Secretary
Jonathan Millard Board Member

Jonathan Millard

Treasurer

Mika Albright

Board Member

Jim Brown

Board Member
Jack Chen Board Member

Jack Chen

Board Member

Genesis Hernandez

Board Member

Michelle J. King

Board Member
Jane Natoli Board Member

Jane Natoli

Board Member

Maceo Persson

Board Member
Jeff Sun Board Member

Jeff Sun

Board Member
Sophie Wu Board Member

Sophie Wu

Board Member