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Our Family Coalition

Stephen Botte

Stephen Botte

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Stephen is a proud California native born, raised and educated in Silicon Valley. After graduating from Bellarmine College Prep and Santa Clara University,  he began his now twenty five year career in high technology marketing working for startups and established players like Steve Job’s NeXT Computer, Apple, HP, Oracle and Cisco.

He is the father to a his wonderful son Francesco, whom he adopted at birth in 2007.

Stephen is a long time advocate of LGBT civil rights with his passion now turning to the “new frontier” of LGBT rights - creating, legally protecting and ensuring the safety and inclusion of our families.

Steve Disselhorst

Steve Disselhorst

Board Secretary
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Leroy Gaines

Leroy Gaines

Board Secretary
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Koko Lin

Koko Lin

Board Co-Chair
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Koko was born in Taiwan and came to the United States when she was 16. As the oldest of 6 children, she was responsible for her siblings throughout their school years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelors in computer science and began her career as a software engineer.

Along the way, Koko became progressively more and more involved with the API and LGBT community, first volunteering with API-PFLAG, API Wellness Center, Asian Pacific Sisters (APS), Self Help for the Elderly and the Asian Women’s Shelter as well as APLBN (Asian Pacific Lesbian Bisexual Network).

Koko is married to Margot Yapp (first in 2002, then again in 2004 and 2008) and they live in Oakland. Their daughter, Megan, was born in 2004, and they added a pet hamster, Pancake, in 2013. When she has any leisure time, Koko loves to oil paint, play tennis and golf, and continue to build a better community for LGBT people. Occasionally, she even develops software for her clients.

Lisa Magnuson

Lisa Magnuson

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Vice President, Marketing

Silver Spring Networks

Lisa is responsible for Silver Spring’s global marketing and as well as for consumer education and engagement group. Lisa is also is the founder of Power Over Energy, a rapidly expanding global energy literacy campaign focused on educating, empowering, and motivating consumers to make smarter decisions about their energy usage.

Prior to Silver Spring, Lisa worked with some of the top brands in the industry, helping to build innovative marketing communication platforms for such companies as Apple, NeXT, Ascend and Cisco. Lisa holds a BA from Duke University.

Martin Mitchell

Martin Mitchell

Treasurer
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Jes Montesinos

Jes Montesinos

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With nearly two decades of experience serving the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in the area of community change, Ms. Montesinos supports community leaders in addressing disparities in education, affordable housing, health care, and economic security. Through her consulting practice, Montesinos & Associates, she assists grassroots organizations, intermediaries, educational institutions, and foundations in achieving their community, organizational, and programmatic goals. Her firm believes in a society that supports equality, equity, and fairness for people of color, LGBT communities, and low-income individuals. Over the years, she has served a range of clients, including The California Endowment, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, The Hewlett Foundation, PolicyLink, Lambda Legal, and over two hundred and fifty grassroots nonprofit organizations. Examples of her work include serving on the national technical assistance team for the Federal Promise Neighborhood Initiative, providing outcome-based consultation to The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative in Richmond, CA, and recently completing a full-services community school plan for an elementary school in Vallejo, CA. She has served on various nonprofit boards and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She holds a BA in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from UC Berkeley and an MA focused on Management and Public Policy from UC San Diego. She is a proud native of the Bay Area with roots in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Alfonso Pacheco

Alfonso Pacheco

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Alfonso “Alfie” Pacheco is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is currently employed by UCSF at the Alliance Health Project (AHP) on Market Street providing individual and group psychotherapy services to the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities of San Francisco.  He is also an independent contractor with A.G.U.I.L.A.S., Inc., serving as a Group Facilitator for the psychosocial support groups that target the Latino, LGBT communities that are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alfie is a native of the Bay Area being born and raised in Redwood City and having attending elementary school in Menlo Park and high school in Atherton.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare (B.A.S.W.) from the University of Washington (UW) at Seattle in 1998, and his Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) Degree from San Diego State University in 2001.

Some of Alfie’s achievements include: co-authoring his first publication in 2011, teaching as a faculty lecturer in the Master of Clinical Psychology/MFT Program at Notre Dame de Namur University in 2012, as well as organizing and leading the State of Washington’s first ever LGBT-Youth Lobby Day in 1996 under the auspices of HANDS-OFF Washington.

Alfie is a SF-GIANTS fanatic and enjoys playing volleyball, catching the latest movies, trying new restaurants throughout the city, spending time with friends & family, and taking road trips with the top down in his convertible.

In addition to being on the Board of Directors at OFC, Alfie also volunteers with NAMI-SF (National Alliance on Mental Illness—San Francisco) as a facilitator for the Spanish-speaking Family Support Group and as a Teacher for the Family-to-Family Education Program.

Sarah Peers-Thompsen

Sarah Peers-Thompsen

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Alexis Petra

Alexis Petra

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Alexis was born and raised on the East coast and achieved a Medical Doctor degree from the university of Pittsburgh and also attended the university of Pennsylvania Wharton school of business for an MBA. After school she gradually made her way out West and worked in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She is a recent transplant to the Bay Area which has always been a dream of hers. She currently works as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Kaiser Permanente in Walnut Creek.

Alexis is an aspiring parent and hopes to one day have a large, loving family. She is a proud LGBT activist and is excited to be helping work towards equality for all.


Ora Prochovnick

Ora Prochovnick

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Ora Prochovnick is Director of Clinical and Public Interest Law Programs and professor of law at John F. Kennedy University. For over 25 years she has specialized in LGBT law, tenant advocacy and civil rights. Ora was a partner and founding member of Bayside Legal Advocates, a woman run community law office in the Mission District of San Francisco, and in addition to her teaching continues a private practice in queer family law, with a focus on adoptions, family creation and protection. She has a distinguished history of community service and pro-bono activities, and has received many awards from the State Bar and local bar associations in recognition of her expertise and legal assistance, particularly to the low income community. In addition to her current position as co-chair on the OFC Board, she has served on numerous boards and committees including active participation in the advisory committee of the National Center for Lesbian Rights and recent co-chairing of Camp It Up! Inc. Ora has been a frequent presenter at workshops and seminars, for both legal professionals and the general public. Without understanding how it happened Ora now finds herself the parent of a college graduate, and is supported in everything she does by Rena, her life partner of thirty years (and now legal spouse) and their two daughters, ages twenty-two and nineteen.

Alice Ruby

Alice Ruby

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Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Secretary
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Robert is a native Texan who relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008.  Robert manages marketing and business development activities for KPMG’s Global Mobility Services technology practice. Robert is also the manager of KPMG Silicon Valley’s pride@kpmg network, a local chapter of the larger global pride@kpmg diversity group, and has been instrumental in bringing together corporate LGBT ERG groups for panel discussions and events. Prior to his current role, Robert worked within KPMG’s international tax division providing tax consultancy services to several large oil and gas and food and beverage clients.  Robert holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a minor in music, from Baylor University.

Amber Todd

Amber Todd

Board Chair
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Amber Todd Serves as the Special Assistant to the City Administrator in the City of Oakland and has over fifteen years of experience in administrative and managerial work. In addition to her role with the City of Oakland she has been extremely involved in the Oakland community, boasting almost sixteen years of volunteer service to benefit underprivileged youth. She has supported the City of Oakland’s "Combined Charities" program and is a leader in the in the East Bay LGBT community as the Founder and Board Chair for Oakland Pride as well as Board Member of the East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. Amber has served on the Board of Directors for Our Family Coalition for the past four years, advocating for services and programing serving those in the LGBT community of lower social economic background. Amber has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Human Services from Colorado Technical University. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Amber is a proud mother to four daughters: Emiko, age 13; Akemi, age 12; Kyoko age 10; and Kyomi age 9. Rising from adversity and a childhood spent in the foster care system, Amber has become a valuable asset not only to Our Family Coalition's team, but to all of the communities where she lives and works.

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