2022 Board of Directors
Felicity Figueroa (she/her/hers) 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 Barvir-Boone (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 nine times as a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
Naz (she/her/hers) serves as OCEC Treasurer.
Naz Hamid is a mom and leader in Orange County who believes in progressing the voices of the LGBTQ+ community. Her involvement as an elected delegate at both the local and state level helps her ensure the community’s positions are represented. She serves as a valued member on the board of schools committees and social justice non-profits. Her passion for equitable access to quality education for all children and the support they need to reach their full potential keeps her busy.
Justin Massey (he/him/his) 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 Programs 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.
Lilli LaBuen Gillen (she/her/hers) joined the board in January of 2022. She is an active community organizer and volunteers with several organizations including the Pacific Symphony, OC Families in Action, the University Hills Community Safety and Diversity Working Group, Planned Parenthood, the University Hills Entertainment Committee and Girl Scouts of Orange County. She has served as a member of her children's school site council, currently serves on the executive board of her children's school PTA, was part of the Fourth District PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force in 2021, and a member of the Irvine Unified School District's Continuous Improvement Council. Lilli first became involved with OCEC by creating the marketing for the OCEC's 3rd Annual Inclusive Book Fair. When she is able to, Lilli enjoys perusing independent record stores, attending concerts, trying new foods, entertaining, traveling, and hanging out with her family.
Alex González-Pacheco (she/her/hers) is serving her in her 5th year with OCEC. She assists the Marketing Committee, helps organize events 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.