760-592-4066 info@ivlgbtcenter.com

Board of Directors

Rosa Diaz

Rosa Diaz

CEO

Rosa was raised in Brawley, California. After graduating from high school, she moved to Los Angeles County and received a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college in La Puente, CA. After 13 years in corrections, retired and started a social work job with Imperial County. After “coming out” as a lesbian, Rosa found a lack of LGBT resources in the Imperial County and, in search of community, founded the Imperial Valley LGBT Resource Center in 2015.
Adriana Tanory

Adriana Tanory

CFO

Born and raised in Calexico, CA. My educational journey began at Imperial Valley College, and soon thereafter, I enrolled at the University of Phoenix and majored in Business Management. I have over 10  years of experience working for labor contractors and payroll. I started volunteering for the IV LGBT Resource Center in 2015 and became a board member shortly after.
Shozo Hasegawa

Shozo Hasegawa

Board Member

A family nurse practitioner born in Japan as a first son of a family of five who ran a liquor shop. Graduated school at age 23 and worked at a hospital, Tokyo Medical University Hospital, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, as a registered nurse for 10 years while mainly taking care of acute HIV/AIDS patients. “I came to America in 2007 to study advanced nursing in family nurse practitioner role
and opened a newly expanded life chapter here in Calexico in 2018. As a family nurse practitioner, I have been seeing patients at De Anza Clinic for over 4 years. My next goal is to contribute to LGBT primary health care.”
Roe v. Wade was overturned on 6/24/2022. 
Clare Padilla

Clare Padilla

Co-Chair of the Board

Clare Padilla (she/they) grew up in Calexico, CA. They graduated from Calexico High School. They have been working in Engineering and Technology since 2007, including a current position in IT at Imperial County. They moved back to the Imperial Valley in 2019 and discovered the IV LGBT Resource Center in October 2021. Since then they have been involved in center support groups, volunteering, events, outreach and joined the Board of Directors in December 2021. They are excited to bring new energy and support to the Center. Clare remembers struggling to find acceptance and happiness in their journey towards living as their authentic self. 
               Clara Olivas (they/them)

Clara Olivas (they/them)

Board Member

Clara’s parents did migrant farm labor for employment. Their father taught Clara the importance of respecting, understanding, and appreciating nature. Their mother showed them how to use what the earth gives us to help with what ails us. Clara was a substitute teacher for high school students. They are a writer and a performer. As the youngest of 16, they were always around enough action to be able to sit back and observe. In 2020, Clara entered a comedy contest and won 3rd place and has been doing comedy stand-up ever since and loves it. Clara wants to be of service to thier community. Clara has creative strengths and ideas that they hope to bring to fruition.