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.

Equality

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

 

Administration

Jennifer Malone, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Whitney Hoyt, President
Retired School Principal, Marin middle and high schools

Ruth Dell, Vice President
Retired Attorney

Stan Swanson, Secretary
Retired Law Practice Management

Robert Beadle
Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker

Bryan Cohen
First Vice President/Regional Banking Director, Wells Fargo Advisors

Andrea Devoto
Realtor, Redfin

Dennis L. Elder
Retired Vice President & Trust Officer, Bank of America

Marshall Grimes
Retired Financial Services, Marketing and Customer Service

Vicki Marti
Retired Psychotherapist

Ricardo Segura
Financial Services

Jennifer Malone, Executive Director

 

Programs and Services Staff

Andy Fyne, Prevention and Testing Manager
Bri Silva, Program Coordinator
Cammie Duvall, MFT, Therapist
David Mon, Benefits Advocate
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

Consultants

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