2021-2022 Board of Directors

Felicity is a founding board member of OCEC and currently serves as Chair. She also heads the OCEC Membership Committee. Felicity is involved with a number of other organizations promoting human and civil rights, such as Women For: Orange County, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Friends of OC Detainees, and the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council. After graduating from college, she spent twelve years in Mexico and works as a Spanish tutor. Felicity enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, talking politics, dancing, and attending Zumba classes as often as possible.

Anna (she/her/hers) has been a member of the OCEC Board of Directors since 2014. She currently serves as the organization's secretary and representative to the We Breath Advisory Committee, a statewide anti-tobacco initiative working to eliminate tobacco use disparities in the LGBTQ+ community. Before joining the OCEC Board, Anna served as a member on the organization's Legal Committee and Pride Planning Committee. And, in 2013, she would go on to become a founding member and the first president of Orange County LGBT Pride. Anna remains on the OC Pride Board, now serving as the organization's secretary and vendor coordinator. Anna is a civil rights and constitutional law attorney practicing in Long Beach. She was recently named partner of the law firm Michel & Associates, PC, and has been recognized eight times as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. 

Justin is active in local non-profit and political organizations in addition to his role on the board of OCEC. He has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim and the Orange County Young Democrats. He is a Founding Member and currently serves as Co-Chair for the Lavender Democrats OC, Orange County's LGBTQ Democratic club.

 

Equity issues have been central to his professional work, having worked almost two years as the only OC staff member for Equality California, the largest state-wide LGBTQ civil rights organization. He now works in Government Affairs as the full-time Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (PACER) in Orange County for the California School Boards Association. 

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 Aubrey (she/her/hers) is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ community as an out lesbian mom and wife navigating life in Orange County.  She currently volunteers at her local school and serves on the PTA Board of Directors. She is particularly driven to advocate for queer youth within her local school district. Aubrey became involved with OCEC as a volunteer in 2019 helping to organize the OCEC LGBTQ+ Family Picnic. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling, reading and exploring the great outdoors.