Board of Directors & Staff

Board

Katie Salcido

Board Chair

Chico native Katie Salcido works in the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at Chico State. She received her B.A. in philosophy in 1997 and is currently in her last year of graduate school, completing a Master of Public Administration. Katie and her wife, Holly, have participated in multiple AIDS/LifeCycle events, riding their bicycles 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 7 days. The annual event has become a passion for them both as it raises money and awareness to one day end HIV/AIDS. Katie also enjoys spending her free time running, walking her dogs, and training for new challenges. She hopes to serve the Stonewall community through the myriad experiences she has developed through her dedication to education, physical pursuits, personal and professional friendships, and community involvement.

Jenita Rodriguez

Board Member

Jenita Johnson Rodriguez is currently the Chair of Board of Directors for Stonewall Alliance Center of Chico; one of the coordinators for the 8th annual Out of the Darkness For Suicide Awareness; and is a delegate from our district as a member of the Butte County Democratic Central Committee.

Jenita was born and raised in the bay area, and moved to Napa in the 1980's. In 1993 she lived in a very small rural town just north of Reno, Nevada. Then the internet provided a connection, and Jenita moved to Chico where she has lived for the past 13 years with her wife, Judy. They are cohabiting with Cute Kitty (CK) and the 3 girls: Kahlo, Maxie and QT.

She graduated from Alameda High School where her advocacy began to bud; to Napa Valley College where she found herself; then to the University of Nevada, Reno where her advocacy was in high gear. It was in Chico that advocacy grew into a passion.

Jenita has two daughters, 5 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Tray Robinson

Board Member

Hello, my name is Travon (Tray) Robinson. I was born in Los Angeles, but raised in Compton California. I came to Chico in the fall of 1989 and received my undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies/Bilingual in the fall of 1995 and my MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in the spring of 2010. I have had the wonderful pleasure of working as a Resident Director for University Housing and Food Service, EOP Adviser for the Educational Support Program, Admissions Counselor for the Admissions Office and I currently serve as the Director of University Diversity Programs and Inclusion and faculty for the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies.

My passion is working with students. I want to provide them with the advocacy and support that was given to me when I was a student. Music is my other passion. I love to listen to it and play it. My hobbies include reading, writing, dancing, traveling, watching movies, playing sports, cycling, and enjoying the company of my husband, family and friends.

Travon Robinson

Donna Humphrey

Board Member

Donna Humphrey currently works at CSU, Chico as the Assistant to the Director of Diversity & Inclusion, she’s been in Higher Education for 14 years. She started at Stonewall Alliance as an Intern in 2012, then a volunteer, became a Board Member and later Board Chair. Donna is a Veteran, she served in the United States Air Force from 1985 – 1989, where she worked as an Inventory Management Specialist and Trainer. After being married twice (to men), and raising her three children (Jennifer 30, Andrew 26 & Alyssa 25), Donna came out at 40 as Gay. The reason Donna is passionate about the services and resources at Stonewall, is because of her coming out journey. Living in Vacaville there was no support for an older person coming out, Donna sought and found resources and support at the San Francisco LGBTQ+ Center.

Donna never thought that she would attend college, but when she began working at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital and later Admissions, her desire was to have the ability and knowledge to have an intelligent conversation about something other than being a Mom. Donna is the first in her immediate family (Mom, Dad, Brother) to graduate from college. At age 41 Donna graduated with an AA in Liberal Studies, age 46 graduated with a BS in Human Services, and at 51 (May, 2018) graduated with a MA in Education: Curriculum and Instruction. Donna loves to spend her free time with her wife Betsy, their fur children (Roni & Colby) their children (Jennifer, Andrew, Alyssa & Moriah), partners (Matt, Jaymi, & Josh), and Grandchildren (Abi, Beau, Tegan, & Iris).

Donna Humphrey

Lauren Erias

Board Member

Lauren has lived in Chico since 2015. She enjoys spending time gardening, biking, crafting, reading, and spending time at home with her partner and two cats. While earning her degree in social work at CSU Chico, she worked as an intern advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence. She started volunteering with Stonewall two years ago, and has enjoyed getting more involved in Stonewall's vibrant community

Lauren Erias

Tony Shafer

Board Member

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Staff

Lori Brown

Interim Executive Director

Lori recently retired from teaching at California State University, Chico. She has served on several non-profit boards and just completed a three-year term as President of the Associated Schools of Construction and is the only female to hold the position in its 58-year history. Lori is actively involved in teaching construction industry members about sustainable building and the LEED building rating systems. Her three-legged stool really has four legs: People – Planet – Pets – and Peace.

Lori has been Stonewall Alliance’s volunteer Bookkeeper and is serving in the interim position until a new Executive Director is found. Information about the position requirements and procedures for applying will be posted on the Stonewall Alliance Web site soon.

Matthew Dennis

Center Coordinator and Office Manager

Matthew is a recent graduate of California State University, Chico with a degree in Public Relations and a minor Marketing. He found a home in Stonewall about a year and a half ago when he applied to be an intern at the Center. Upon his graduation Matthew was not yet ready to leave his home and applied to be a staff member. In his time here at Stonewall Matthew has overseen numerous programs, events and the day to day operations of the office.

Matthew has lived in various cities all over Northern California but spent most of his time in a small town called Live Oak. After graduation from High School Matthew moved to Chico where he discovered for the first time what it is like to be apart of a LGBTQI+ community. In his free time Matt enjoys pursuing his passion for electronic music, performance art and makeup; but a large portion of his free time is dedicated to spending time with his Pitbull Roxie. Matt is extremely excited to officially be apart of the Stonewall team and can't wait to serve the community.

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Alyssa Larson

Events & Communications Coordinator

Alyssa is a long-time Chico local. Her degree is in Organizational Communications, with an emphasis in Ethics, Justice and Policy. She has a background in many different aspects of nonprofit works and causes, and a passion for social justice. At Stonewall, she organizes community events as well as managing the public relations, internship and volunteer programs, and acting as the office manager.

Javi Pinedo

Advocacy Coordinator

Javi is a queer chicanx organizer from Oakland, CA. They have been implementing youth development since they were 17 years old. They have worked for local, state, and national LGBTQI+ organizations, in incorporating racial and economic justice within their mission. They bring their passion for youth development for Trans* and Queer youth of color up to butte county in hopes of helping guide new community leaders to advocate and make change for themselves.

Kris Kidd

Counseling Services Director

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