About Us

The Spahr Center is a non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering Marin’s LGBTQ community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV. Guided by our mission, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, supporters and donors work together to achieve our vision of Marin as a healthy, inclusive community where every person lives with freedom and equality.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve, support and empower Marin’s LGBTQ community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV.


Our History

The Spahr Center was created in March 2015 through the merger of Marin AIDS Project (MAP) and Spectrum LGBT Center (Spectrum), and named for the founder of our two organizations, Jane Spahr. The two agencies worked side by side through the years; MAP concentrated on direct, health-related services and prevention/education for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS while Spectrum focused on advocacy, education and support for the LGBT community.

The Boards of Directors merged the two agencies to assure that Marin would continue to have a strong voice for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues, and a safe, welcoming, and supportive center for our communities.

Team Photo

Our Team



Jennifer Malone, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Marshall Grimes, President
Ruth Dell, Vice President
Stan Swanson, Secretary
Scott Stanley, Treasurer
Robert Beadle
Bryan Cohen
Andrea DeVoto
Dennis L. Elder

Whitney Hoyt
Vicki Marti

Martha Nelken
Ricardo Segura

Jennifer Malone, Executive Director

Programs and Services Staff

Andy Fyne, Prevention and Testing Manager
Bill Jones, MFT, Clinical Supervisor
Bri Silva, Program Coordinator
Cher Evans, Housing Case Manager
Cammie Duvall, MFT, Therapist
David Mon, Benefits Advocate
Esperanza De la Vega, Program Assistant
Julie Dowling, Group Facilitator
Julie Lehman, MFT Associate
Laurel Roberts-Meese, MFT Associate
Leslie Gallen, HIV Program Manager
Maria Camacho, Bilingual Case Manager
Mark Oliver, MFT, Therapist
Nina Friedman, TAY Program Coordinator
Richelle Lipar, Accounting Clerk
Will Boemer, HIV Health Educator
Yashua Robledo, MFT Associate, Group Facilitator


Akhil Mehra, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatrist
Buz Hermes, LGBT Educator
Nancy Flaxman, MSW, LGBT Consultant