2021-2022 Board of Directors

 

Alex is serving her 4th year with OCEC. She assists the Marketing Committee and the School Compliance Task Force. Alex

is an elementary teacher with Santa Ana Unified School District. She also volunteers her time with the American Foundation for

Suicide Prevention. In her spare time Alex enjoys: skiing, walking, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Falcon.

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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. 

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.

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 Aubrey  was recently elected as Vista Verde PTA Historian. Before Covid, she volunteered at school twice a week and served as PTA Cultural Arts Assembly Chair. For the past year, she worked with a group of parents to establish a DEI committee within our PTA. We have been unsuccessful so far.  She volunteered with OCEC to plan the LGBTQ Family Picnic in 2019 and the Inclusive Book Fair in 2021. 

Aubrey's wife Olga have been together for 14 years and have 2 children, Jack (9) and Sam (8). Her family has lived

in Irvine for almost 8 years where she is a stay-at-home mom.  Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, Aubrey volunteered and worked for the Jeffery Owens Community Center advocating for the LGBTQ community in Riverside through community organized events, grant writing and cultivating city leader relationships, and later for Project Indepence advocating for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their places of employment.

In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling, watching movies and exploring the outdoors with her family. She is deeply passionate

about LGBTQ equality and representation. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve her community as an OCEC Board Member.