RAINBOW STAFF

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Jessica Trimmer

Data Specialist 

Jessica (she/her pronouns) started attending the Rainbow Community Center as a community member and volunteer in 2016. She grew up in the East Bay and studied English Language and Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. Jessica also works at the Oakland Public Library, and considers herself very lucky to be able to work in two organizations that directly serve the public. In her free time Jessica enjoys reading, hiking with her dog, playing soccer, cooking, and gardening.

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 000

jessica@rainbowcc.org

Kelsey Pacha 

Training Director

Kelsey Pacha is a queer-identified transman who has worked with LGBTQ people for 13 years, primarily in non-profit settings. He holds an M.A. in Religion and Psychology, a Master of Divinity, and a Certificate in Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion, located in Berkeley, CA. Kelsey is passionate about educating would-be allies and empowering LGBTQ people to advocate for themselves in social systems and to heal the trauma they've experienced from anti-LGBTQ oppression--in particular, religious-based trauma. He has developed curricula for LGBTQ youth programs, faith communities, and presented at conferences across the country on Spiritual Trauma and Mental Health Among LGBTQ People. 

 

Kelsey has served on the board of Trans* Bodies, Trans* Selves, a 649-page resource guide by and for the trans*, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming communities modeled after the feminist health resource Our Bodies, Ourselves, since 2014. As a board member, he manages its book donation program, which has donated over 150 books to LGBT organizations across the country. He is currently writing a chapter, editing another, and serving as the Survey Editor for the second edition of the book, to be released in June 2021. In his spare time Kelsey is a dedicated dog dad, enjoys writing music and poetry, hiking, and collecting everything from vintage Star Wars memorabilia to sneakers. He is a fervent, life-long fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and a formidable Galaga player.  

Contact

(925) 692-0090 ext. 303 

kpacha@rainbowcc.org

Behavioral Health/Clinical Staff

Carol Osmer, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor

Contact

925.692.0090

Micah Rea

Clinical Program Manager

Micah is passionate about bringing anti-oppression and social justice values to mental health care with queer, trans and gender non-conforming communities. Micah graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology and an emphasis in Community Mental Health. While attending CIIS, Micah was a trainee at Queer LifeSpace in San Francisco, and co-facilitated the Gender Identity Support Group. Prior to working at Rainbow, Micah was a Staff Psychotherapist at The San Diego LGBT Center where they worked with individuals, couples, and families, and also worked with TAY youth experiencing homelessness at the San Diego Center’s supportive housing program.  Micah believes in the personal and collective healing power of being celebrated for our full authentic selves, and is excited to celebrate community at Rainbow. Micah utilizes an intersectional feminist, relational, trauma-informed, strengths-based and harm reduction approach to therapy.

Contact

(925) 692-0090 ext. 306. 

micah@rainbowcc.org

 

Rebecca Coffey, AMFT, APCC

Associate Clinician

Rebecca (she/her pronouns) graduated from Mills college with a BA in Psychology, and a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies, and from John F. Kennedy University with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.  She identifies as pansexual, has a long history of working with non-profit organizations and LGBTQ+ activism, and specializes in alternative relationships and sexualities, such as polyamory and BDSM.  She guides people through exploring gender, sexuality, and relationships, so they can feel safe and empowered to create the life they want.  Rebecca is committed to serving our community through supportive clinical work, activism, and living a fully authentic life.

Contact

925.692.0090 ext. 322

Rebecca.Coffey@rainbowcc.org

Philip Baker, MA, AMFT

Associate Clinician

Philip is a proud biracial gay man who grew up in Contra Costa and used to attend the Rainbow Center's youth group as a teenager. He attended UC Santa Cruz for his undergraduate degree before getting his master's degree in counseling at John F. Kennedy University. He loves the chance to support the mental health of LGBTQ+ teens, adults, and families in area, especially around working through trauma that many in the community experience. When he's not working, you can find him singing, cooking, dancing, or spending time with his dog, Iris.

Contact

925.692.0090 ext. 345

philip@rainbowcc.org

 

Youth Program Staff

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 336

daphnee@rainbowcc.org

Daphnee Valdez
Director of Programs 

Daphnee is a transformative, Bi/Queer,  Pinay leader. She has been engaged with community advocacy and empowerment since she was a youth. Her previous work includes after school program enrichment, youth mentoring, and Youth Director. She takes pride in being a first-generation college graduate, Master of Arts in Ethnic Studies from San Francisco State University, with a thesis that focused on the intersectionality of Filipina survivors of sexual violence, family, and assimilation. She is dedicated to creating healing and affirming spaces, especially for queer and trans communities of color. She encourages growth and strength through shared story that encompasses deep love, bravery, and gratitude, in order to dismantle, strive, and heal. She enjoys giggling with her baby Teyo, spending time with her partner, and baking mini pecan tarts.

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 339

christian@rainbowcc.org

Christian Aguirre
Youth Outreach Counselor & HIV Prevention Specialist

Christian is a proud Latino Community Leader. He earned his Makeup Artist certifications from NY Makeup Academy in San Jose, CA. When he was a teenager he found the Rainbow Community Center and joined the Youth Program, where he gained the strength and confidence to be himself. Christian became very intrigued in promoting safe-sex education and assisting RCC's HIV Prevention Program. He has been involved in several non-profit organizations around the Bay Area. Christian focuses in group coordinating, assisting HIV/STD testing, social media, community outreach events and fundraisers.  You can also find Christian's drag persona, Bella Aldama. She attends various community events such as Pride, local drag shows, fundraisers and our popular Drag Queen Story Hour.

Rae Messer, ASW

Clinical Intern/TransGNC Program Specialist

Rae grew up in Contra Costa County and received her Masters at Hunter School of Social Work in New York. Rae identifies as queer and nonbinary, and uses she/her and they/them pronouns. Rae cares deeply about supporting LGBTQ+ youth, adults and families in healing from shame and stigma and being their full, fantastic selves.  Rae is committed to cultural humility, being involved in movements for racial, economic, and gender justice, and creating inclusive, welcoming spaces. Rae is excited to be back in CoCo County serving the local community they grew up in!

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 323

rae@rainbowcc.org

Niq Muldrow
Youth Outreach Counselor

Niq Muldrow is an unapologetic queer trans guy who lives for Social Justice. A freshman at Diablo Valley College, he is double majoring in social work and social justice. He is a 2017 recipient of the eQuality Scholarship for his activism in school as well as his work with GSA Network. They were a youth council member at GSA Network as well as represented Northern California at GSA Network’s National Gathering gathering in Columbus Ohio in August 2017. He will be receiving a Youth Activist Award in October from Queer LifeSpace for his work uplifting trans and queer people of color.

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 309

niq@rainbowcc.org

 

Community Program Staff

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 305

mayela@rainbowcc.org

Mayela Zuniga
Training & Culture Specialist 

Mayela is a quirky Queer, Gender Expansive, Mexican-American Mujer that has committed their life to Social Justice work in the Bay Area, with a focus on LGBTQ+ liberation since the age of 15. Mayela has had the privilege to be part of many dynamic teams working to advocate, and enhance the life experience of Queer and Trans folks, as well as LGBTQ+ Allies across the Bay Area and beyond. Mayela brings an Intersectional and Youth Empowerment approach to their work, loves to express themselves through color, uses both She and They Pronouns interchangeably, and believes we all have the power to be healers. Mayela has worked with organizations such as Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo (now Planned Parenthood Northern California), former Bay Area safe schools organization Ally Action (formerly known as GLSEN SF-EB and BANGLE), West Contra Costa Unified School District, and has been with The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County since July 2011. Having worn many hats throughout her years with Rainbow, including that of Youth Mentor, Director of Youth Services, and the agency’s Lead Trainer, Mayela is proud to take their experience with the agency and expertise to currently serve as the Rainbow’s Training Director & Recruitment and Hiring Specialist.

To know more about our training program, or book a training email us at training@rainbowcc.org

Christopher Holden
Senior Program Manager

Christopher received his Bachelor of Science at Boston’s Northeastern University and an addition graphic arts degree at Epping Forest College, London, England. His most recent work experience was as a Program Coordinator for 140+ disabled/formerly homeless seniors in a supportive housing setting. Prior to that, Christopher lived in Zurich, Switzerland for 7 years and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia and taught English in Dharamsala, India. 

Contact

925.692.0090 ext 337

christopher@rainbowcc.org

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