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.

Our Team


Programs and Services Staff

Dana Van Gorder, Interim Executive Director

Andy Fyne, Prevention and Testing Manager

Bri Silva, Program Coordinator

Cammie Duvall, MFT, Therapist

David Mon, Benefits Advocate

Deborah Spake, MFT, Therapist

Julie Dowling, Group Facilitator

Leslie Gallen, HIV Program Manager

Maria Camacho, Bilingual Case Manager

Mark Oliver, MFT, Therapist

Nina Friedman, TAY Program Coordinator

Will Boemer, HIV Health Educator


Nancy Flaxman, MSW, LGBT Consultant

Buz Hermes, MA, LGBT Consultant

Board of Directors

Whitney Hoyt, President
Retired School Administrator

Ruth Dell, Vice President
Retired Attorney

Marshall Grimes, Interim Treasurer
Retired Financial Services

Bryan Cohen
Financial Services Professional

Andrea Devoto
Real Estate

Vicki Marti
Retired Psychotherapist

Ricardo Segura

Stan Swanson