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Board of Directors

Kathryn Mahan

Kathryn Mahan is a Christian mother of 9 wonderful young adults. She holds her BA in Business Administration (UWT, 1996), and her Masters in Public Administration (TESC, 2000). She has worked in local government for nearly 30 years and is currently the Budget & Fund Development Coordinator at the Pierce Conservation District.

Kathryn is active in Tacoma Transgender and the South Sound Lesbians, and is a former board member with the Ingersoll Gender Center in Seattle. She enjoys cooking, sewing, arts & crafts, and the forests and shorelines of the Puget Sound. She is especially interested in social justice and queer thology, as well as Salish, Celtic & Norse culture and artistic history.
She is excited to support the Board and management of the Rainbow Center in their important work to nurture the local LGBTQ community.

Ethan Zecca

Ethan is originally from Upstate NY, but spent most of his childhood moving from place to place.  He has lived in New York, Texas, North Carolina, and Washington, as well as England and Germany.  He came to Tacoma in 2008 after graduating from the United States Military Academy and was assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  After serving 5 years as a Military Police officer, Ethan got out and started volunteering weekly at the Tacoma Rainbow Center.   Impressed with all the Rainbow Center did for the community, Ethan quickly said yes when he was approached about being a board member in 2013.  He is proud to serve the LGBTQIA community.

Ethan is currently a Veterinary Assistant at All Creatures Animal Hospital and enjoys helping animals and their owners.  Ethan enjoys all the PNW has to offer and can usually be found hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, or just generally being outside.

Holly Powers

Holly Powers is a Senior Program Officer at The Russell Family Foundation where she manages several portfolios of grants and community relationships for the foundation’s Environmental Sustainability Program. Holly has her Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Washington Tacoma, where she studied environmental justice. As a proud ally, Holly volunteered for Tacoma Pride, WA United for Marriage / Referendum 74, and the Oasis and Rainbow Center “Creating Community Campaign” before joining the Rainbow Center board. Holly also sits on the board of Urban Grace Church and on several committees for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity.

John Cummings

John Cummings is honored to have served Washington’s LGBTQIA community on the Board at the Rainbow Center since 2012.

John lives in Tacoma is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, where he has worked since 2006. He volunteers as head coach of the mock trial team at Seattle University School of Law and lectors at St. Leo Catholic Church.

John is an Eagle Scout, a recipient of the Business Examiner’s Forty Under 40 Award for Rising Leaders, and a 2013 Fellow of the Washington Leadership Institute. He holds a bachelors degrees from Gonzaga University and juris doctorate from Seattle University.

John enjoys hiking the beautiful trails of the Pacific Northwest, perusing Tacoma’s great local bookstores, and playing Texas Hold ’em.

Alex Domine

Alex is the Communications Director for Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters. In his role Alex serves as a steward for environmental policies and works to hold elected officials accountable through public relations and communications. He is a native of the Pacific Northwest who studied journalism and music as an undergraduate student. After studying abroad in Europe, Alex received his Master in Business Administration and went into fundraising for student scholarships before finding his current role, which includes partnering with other non-profits to advocate clean water, clean air, healthy forests and clean energy for all communities. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading and hunting for the best cup of coffee while exploring new places along the way. Alex is honored to be part of the Rainbow Center family and is optimistic about the bright future ahead of this organization and is grateful to everyone who believes and feels the same way.

Sergio Cueva-Flores

Sergio was born in Mexico, grew up in Seattle, and currently lives in Tacoma . He attended Seattle University where he obtained a BA in political science. Sergio is passionate about serving the public and has dedicated his career to advocate for underserved communities. After serving as U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s King County Director for four years, Sergio decided to pursue a law degree. He completed his JD degree in 2015 at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Sergio is currently an investigator for the City of Tacoma Employment Standards office. His interest in issues related to employment standards and worker’s rights stem from his personal background as an immigrant. As an immigrant, he witnessed firsthand the challenges of immigrant workers in low wage paying jobs and the challenges faced by immigrant-owned businesses. In his free time, Sergio enjoys biking, running, baking, and traveling. He also enjoys spending time with his husband and dog.

Kenneth Smalley

Ken was born and raised here in Tacoma, WA. His first interactions with volunteering for the LGBTQIA community was at Portland State University with the Queer Resource Center on campus. Upon moving back to Tacoma Ken became involved in the community, volunteering with Equal Rights Washington for Marriage Equality, and for the Annual Gayla with the Rainbow Center. Ken is very blessed to be able to support the movement of the Rainbow Center, and the Community it supports.

Currently Ken is an Insurance Agent, with the Jerry Hallman Insurance Agency. His free time is spent in the garden, cooking, or taking his beloved dog Gus out to the park. Ken thoroughly enjoys supporting local business in Tacoma, and boosting the local economy and LGBTQIA community.

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