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Board of Directors

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.

Keryn Giguere

Keryn Giguere graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Psychology and Gender Studies. “I find people super interesting, and have always been motivated to understanding and helping them.” When Keryn isn’t helping people buy and sell houses in Tacoma, she is usually playing with her two kitties, Langston and Lady Katherine, cooking delicious plant-based meals, or practicing self-care at the local YMCA.

“I have been coming to Rainbow Center Gayla for the past handful of years and it’s one of my favorite events in Tacoma. I love seeing the community come together to support such a wonder resource! The energy in the room is contagious- it’s always a happy celebration.”

This is the first time Keryn has been on a board, and she is thrilled to be learning and serving on the Rainbow Center Board.

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.

Tiffany Davis

Tiffany Davis is the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the University of Puget Sound.

Gretchen Hereford

Gretchen Hereford was born and raised in Portland Oregon and went to Portland State University where she earned a BA in English and Masters of Social Work. Gretchen moved to Tacoma in 2017, after several visits with her cousin who showed her some of Tacoma’s gems (including the Rainbow Center). Gretchen currently works as a case manager with Pierce County. When she moved to Tacoma, she wanted to be able to give back to her community, especially the LGBTQ community.   Photography is one of Gretchen’s hobbies and she is happy to have a beautiful area to explore with her camera.

Ivan Harrell

Ivan Harrell was recently appointed President of Tacoma Community College.  He is a published author, having written or co-written at least eight scholarly articles and book chapters. He has also served as a presenter at numerous local, regional and national conferences and seminars. Dr. Harrell completed his doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) at Florida State University. He holds a master’s degree (M.Ed.) from Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from Wittenberg University.

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