Carolyn Bolton | Board Chair & Director of Project Youth | firstname.lastname@example.org
A native Californian, in 1975, Carolyn moved from the Los Angeles area to Oceanside with her family. Carolyn is a local business owner in the field of natural medicine, is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner and has a background in Human Resources Management.
Even as a child, Carolyn felt a tremendous devotion to protect those that were not able stand up for themselves. She has labored against several issues of social injustice with local community organizations and in the work environment. Carolyn truly believes in the methodology applied by the Resource Center to change and improve the LGBTQ reality. Carolyn is an advocate for our self-identified LGBTQ youth, HIV infected and impacted teens. Carolyn states that, “I believe that by working through education and outreach programs we can achieve equal rights, improve learning environments, and strengthen our communities.
Raphael Rubalcaba | Director of HIV Prevention Programs | email@example.com
Raphael is the prevention programs coordinator for the Resource Center. Since 2005, Raphael has been working with the Vista Community Clinic and have since dedicated his time to help those in need in North County.
In addition to his work as an HIV prevention counselor, Raphael is currently working to coordinate various 12-step programs for victims of different types of substance abuse. In addition, he is working to enhance his experience and grow as an individual and his career through the work he does with the Resource Center. “I also enjoy sharing my experiences,” says Raphael.
David Blasband, Ph.D. | Secretary | firstname.lastname@example.org
David is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Escondido. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1990, and have since worked in a variety of positions, including staff psychologist at UCSD’s student Psychological & Counseling Services, Director of the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s LGBT Counseling Program, and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cal State San Marcos. All of these positions have provided David with opportunities to pursue his interests in LGBTQ as well as HIV/AIDS-related issues.
David is strongly committed to helping create safe and accepting environments for LGBTQ individuals. He hopes that, through his work with the Resource Center, he can play a part in creating such environments for LGBTQ individuals and allies in North County.
Jason Saude, MSN, RN | Treasurer | email@example.com
Jason is Faculty at California State University San Marcos in the School of Nursing. He is the Co-Director of the CSUSM School of Nursing Student Healthcare Project which provides free medical care to persons who are uninsured or underinsured. He has traveled to Africa to provide nursing care to people living with HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis. Jason is a doctoral student at Rush University in Chicago focusing on Public Health. His interests include LGBTQ Health Issues, LGBTQ Awareness Training for Healthcare Professionals, HIV/AIDS, and access to healthcare for underserved and vulnerable populations.
John Jones | Pride @ the Beach Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning his educational career in 2009 at Palomar College in San Marcos, California, John Jones became active in the campus’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi Sexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQA) Club, which had been left inactive. While completing coursework toward his degrees in the Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as in University Studies, Jones became more involved with the LGBTQA Club, eventually becoming the Vice President and later, the President. Through his commitment to the LGBTQ community, Jones created a safer place for students of all sexual orientations at Palomar College by planning events, hosting forums, and getting other students involved in LGBTQ issues. Currently, Jones attends California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) where he is completing coursework towards a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s Studies. Upon his acceptance to CSUSM in the Fall of 2012, Jones became the new President of the CSUSM LGBTQA Club, and continues to promote diversity in all forms throughout his campus and his community.
Delcy Olachea | Latina Services | email@example.com
Delcy was born in Baja California, Mexico, and moved to San Diego in her early teens. In 1991, she started her volunteer work at San Diego AIDS Foundation and continued her work with the HIV and the LGBT community through the San Diego LGBT Community Center Crisis Hotline and Latino Services, YWCA Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline, Procabi Support Group Facilitator, and other various organizations. For the past fifteen years she has facilitated HIV support groups as well as educational in-services on Sexually Transmitted Infections and prevention for both English and mono-lingual Spanish speaking community throughout San Diego County. She currently is a co-facilitator for the North County LGBTQ Resource Center’s HIV support group. She looks for any opportunity to promote HIV/STI awareness to the Spanish speaking community and encourages them to get tested.
“Support Groups are the ideal settings to bring awareness, to empower individuals to take back control of their health, and to promote prevention techniques that can lead to a healthy lifestyle,” states Delcy.
Satie Jess | Board Member-at-Large | firstname.lastname@example.org
Satie has lived all over the United States, but she started as a native Californian and is now back to her roots. Satie is blessed with two wonderful grandchildren, has a BA in marketing, and has over 30 years of assisting people in the corporate world. Her career has come full circle and is back working as an independent insurance broker where she has always treated her clients as friends.
Satie has an understanding and vision that came with volunteering and participating at the LGBTQ Center in San Diego, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. Where she participated in Lesbian, Transgender, Bi-gender and community events and where she was a catalyst to bring the different groups together. Satie loves to engage with the community and has frequently spoke at professional institutions, colleges, and networking events regarding LGBTQ issues.
Satie is a strong believer in human rights and is proud to be associated with a community organization that carries the struggle forward for full equally for all individuals. Satie is committed to never give up until everyone is truly equal in the eyes of the law and where discrimination is politically incorrect with the entire population. She believes it is not ok to ignore someone that needs a helping hand when you are capable of helping them. These two sayings are music to her ears, “Do onto others as you would have them do unto you” and “Pay it forward”.