PEG CORLEY, Executive Director
Peg Corley is the Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center Orange County. She served on the Center’s Board of Directors from 1998 to 2010 and was Chairperson of the Board from 2006 to 2009. During her time as Chairperson, Peg facilitated a financial turnaround, stabilizing the agency and leading to the purchase of the LGBTQ Center OC’s permanent home in Santa Ana. The LGBTQ Center OC is where it is today in large part because of Corley’s vision, commitment and financial expertise stemming from her 19-year career in the financial services industry. Peg has also served on oversight committees and Boards of Long Beach schools. She is a former President of the Board of Trustees of Westerly School of Long Beach, an independent, co-educational K-8 school founded in 1993.
Peg is passionate about non-profit work and she is excited to have rejoined her amazing and dedicated team at the LGBTQ Center OC as they continue their work as THE change agent for achieving the vision of a stronger and healthier LGBTQQ community in Orange County .
ANN MASON, Associate Director / Director of Mental Health
Ann Flory Mason, LMFT, is the Associate Director and Director of Mental Health at the LGBTQ Center OC. Ann came to LGBTQ Center OC in 1995 as a trainee in practicum for her Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling degree at National University. She completed her internship at the LGBTQ Center OC and became a licensed marriage family therapist in 2001. She opened a private practice in Costa Mesa, CA and continued her involvement at the LGBTQ Center OC as an HIV/AIDS counselor. In 2003 she completed the requirements to become a clinical supervisor and began supervising MFT trainees and interns at the LGBTQ Center OC. The LGBTQ Center OC is highly regarded in the community for its culturally competent and affirming MFT training program.
ANNE CAMERON, Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
Anne Cameron, LMFT, provides clinical supervision at The LGBTQ Center Orange County for trainees and interns who are completing their clinical hours toward licensure in psychotherapy. Anne’s approach is strength-based and respectful, encouraging interns to explore while being patient and present with themselves as they develop their skills.
Anne has worked within the LGBTQ community for over 25 years. She has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Orange County since 2005 and has worked as a Crisis Clinician with Del Amo Behavioral Health in Torrance since 2010.
STEPHANIE CAMACHO-VAN DYKE, Director of Advocacy & Education
Stephanie Camacho-Van Dyke joined the LGBTQ Center OC in 2011. As the former Youth Program Manager, she helped to develop the Youth Program from a weekly drop-in social group to a comprehensive program that supports the eclectic needs of Orange County LGBTQ youth. In her new position as Director of Advocacy and Education, Stephanie is excited to contribute to the fields of advocacy and education in Orange County’s public schools and to continue her ongoing collaborations with LGBTQ students and their Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. She has developed partnerships with various educational institutions and universities to increase community engagement and literacy education for LGBTQ youth. Her primary interests underscore the importance for educational institutions to integrate curricula that is inclusive of the community, its perspectives, and contributions. Stephanie earned her BA in English Language and Literature from the University of California at Davis and her MA in English Language and Literature from California State University at Fullerton, where her graduate research relied heavily on queer, feminist, and critical theories. She was awarded several academic fellowships for her research, including the prestigious Sally Casanova Fellowship Award. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys reading, gardening, visiting museums, attending performances, and spending time with her partner and their two cats.
TOBIAS VASQUEZ, Advocacy & Education Coordinator
Tobias P. Vasquez was born and raised in North Orange County, mainly in the cities of Anaheim and Fullerton. Their upbringing reflects the struggles of the immigrant, working-class, Chicanx experience in Southern California. Tobias has interests in mental health, positive psychology, intersectional social justice, and Queer art & culture. They have worked for and volunteered for various non-profits and social justice organizations in the East Bay & Orange County. They are also a social sciences scholar with degrees from Fullerton College and UC Berkeley.
WENDI EVANS, Advocacy & Education Program Assistant
Wendi L. Evans joined the LGBTQ Center OC in 2016 as a volunteer for the Trans*gender Health and Wellness committee and Transgender Community & Allies Together (TCAT). Since then, she has become a member of the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council, representing the LGBTQ Center OC in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about inclusive practices and ensuring all children experience an equitable learning opportunity. Her work focuses on the anti-biases curriculum and promoting the use of LGBTQ children’s literature in classrooms. Wendi helped to develop the Youth Library Project, which is committed to creating a library section (preschool – young adult) at the LGBTQ Center OC. She has been a guest speaker in higher education classrooms and presented both locally and nationally on the subject of Developing a Community of Inclusivity within an Early Education Classroom, Gender Development, and LGBTQ 101. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and is the Inclusion Director at a local early learning center.
LUIS F. GÓMEZ, Immigration Resources Program Manager
Luis Fernando Gomez joined the LGBTQ Center OC in 2015 as an intern while finishing up his undergraduate education at the University of California, Irvine. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior, Luis joined the staff of the LGBTQ Center OC as our DACA/DAPA Coordinator . Now our Immigration Resources Program Manager, Luis is available to provide information about forms of immigration relief available to members of our community. We will ensure that qualified individuals are referred to a qualified legal services provider, who is BIA or State Bar authorized to assist with applications for deferred action, other immigration remedies, and citizenship.
JONATAN GUTIERREZ, Immigration Outreach Coordinator
Jonatan Raziel Gutierrez Urzua is the immigration outreach coordinator for the LGBTQ Center OC. Originally from Morelos, Mexico, Jonatan has spent the last 14 years living in Santa Ana and had used the wide variety of services that the LGBTQ Center OC offers multiple times before signing up to becoming an intern in 2019. Having a close relationship with the immigrant community since he is part of the DACA program, Jonatan ensures that the members of our community receive the proper information regarding forms of immigration relief and they are aware of the free immigration services that the LGBTQ Center OC offers.
HEALTH, PREVENTION, & TRANSGENDER SERVICES
TONY VIRAMONTES, Director of Prevention Services
Born and raised in Orange County, Tony joined the LGBTQ Center OC in 2009. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California Santa Cruz. While in Santa Cruz, he became an activist using theater as a platform to educate his community. Immediately after finishing his BA Tony was accepted into UCSC’s Theater Arts Graduate Certificate Program which he completed in 2006. . El habla Espanol.
MILIANA SINGH, Health Care and Transgender Services Coordinator
Miliana Singh is the LGBTQ Center OC Health Care and Transgender Services Coordinator for the Center. She’s a California transplant after relocating from Florida but she’s no stranger to an Orange County after moving from Orange County, Florida. She’s passionate about uplifting and empowering the community through outreach and building a strong sense of unity. Back in 2006, Miliana started her transition in Polk County, Florida in a region that was not gender-affirming and lacked the resources for a successful transition. Despite her obstacles, she was able to become the woman she is today. She uses the past as a reminder of what hardship was like and fuels that into the passion she now has to better the lives of those she’s able to affect. Miliana started at the Center as a volunteer and within a year, transitioned into an employee for the Center. She’s so excited for the positive changes to come.
TATE MARTINEZ, HIV Testing Coordinator
Tate started as a front desk volunteer with LGBTQ Center OC in September of 2008. He started as an HIV test counselor shortly thereafter. After years as a volunteer, he was brought on as the HIV Test Coordinator. His duties include HIV counseling and testing, risk assessment and harm reductions counseling, HIV education and prevention, as well as referrals to clients for additional services.
JACKIE GARCIA, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNITY & EVENTS
CHANDELLE LOOP, Community & Events Coordinator
Chandelle W. Loop has volunteered her time in numerous organizations since the age of 15. Her notable volunteer experience includes Habitat for Humanity, The Humane Society, Society of the Promotion of Japanese Culture, UCR Conversation and American Culture Program, and many others. Her experience lead to her sign up to volunteer for the 2015 Orange County Pride Festival, not realizing the O.C. had more to offer for the LGBTQ community. After being exposed to the Center on 4th, Chandelle became a dedicated volunteer, ultimately joining the Center’s Events Committee with a focus on obtaining auction items for the Center’s fundraisers. With experience and background in management for convention volunteers; she joined the LGBTQ Center OC team in 2016 as the new volunteer coordinator.
RILEY WILLIAMS, Program Assistant
Riley Williams, originally from a small town in Nebraska, started his LGBTQ advocacy in his high school’s GSA club here in Orange County. Since then, he has spent his time bringing attention to the community as well as expressing his passion for animation, art history, and disability rights. In March 2018, he joined the LGBTQ Center OC team as the programs assist, expanding resources and helping with the programs and events where needed. Currently, he is in college pursuing his degree in Animation and hopes to use this platform to bring more visibility in shows and movies.
LEANN MONSON, Accountant / Human Resources Coordinator
LeAnn Monson is the Accounting/H.R. Coordinator for the LGBTQ Center OC. She brings 20 years of knowledge and experience in Accounting, Management and Human Resource. She currently holds an Associates degree with the emphasis in Accounting and Finance. LeAnn‘s passion to help others, lead by a positive example and advocate for human rights makes her feel at home with the LGBTQ Center OC. She is proud to be a part of the LGBTQ Center OC and looks forward to volunteering her time, as well as assisting in the various events and programs. In her spare time, LeAnn loves to cook and entertain. One of her passions is events planning, whether it be a birthday party or a wedding, she will be there to help!