Our Board

Our Board

The River City Gems is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who are dedicated to serving the transgender community and nurturing the Gems vision.

Dianna

Dianna

President

Dianna is one of the founding members of the River City Gems. She has actively participated in almost every Gems event from its beginning. She also served on the Gems board for many years and is one of its past presidents. She brings with her many years of leadership experience.

Dianna’s passion to see the River City Gems remain as one of the country’s premier Transgender Support Groups continues to inspire her and she looks forward to its continued growth. On a personal note, she is known for her love for life and living one day at a time. Her passion for dance keeps her youthful in both mind and heart. She is happily married and surrounds herself with a supportive family and many genuine friends.

Pauline

Pauline

Treasurer

Pauline became a member of the River City Gems in 2009 and has been entrusted with the responsibilities of Treasurer since 2011. An accountant by trade, she possesses undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and finance, respectively. She has been employed in the field since graduating from CSU Sacramento in 1986, and has experience in both the public and private sectors. She currently works in the accounting department of a state agency, and is pleased to have this opportunity to use the skills she has developed during her career to support the River City Gems.

A lifelong Northern Californian, Pauline enjoys shopping, gaming, history and historical fiction, music, science fiction, good food and traveling. She is also active in the local trans* community and strongly supports greater economic opportunity and access to healthcare services for trans* people.

Debby

Debby

Secretary

Debby has been a member of the Gems since 2011 and fully credits the Gems with making her life so much better! It was the Gems that coaxed her to take those first steps out of the door and the warm, caring and friendly reception she received was a turning point in her life. Now, with her circle of Gems friends, Debby enjoys going to concerts, the theatre, shopping(!), and anywhere else there is to go.

She brings to the office of secretary her experience gained from a career in the military and her experience as an attorney. She is an advocate for trans* rights and open trans* military service. She enjoys outdoor sports from cycling to surfing and spends way too much money on makeup! She hopes to be able to “pay it forward” during her service on the Gems board.

Alicia

Alicia

Social Media Director

Alicia maintains the Gems social media presence including administrating our Facebook page. She found the Gems in September of 2012 and became a member shortly thereafter. Through the Gems, her confidence grew until she became comfortable in her skin.

Alicia works in the casino industry, and has a background in graphic design and computers. She enjoys movies, reading, drawing and shopping (naturally!).

Tree

Tree

Volunteer Coordinator

Tree has her roots firmly planted with the Gems. Her branches are many, which shade those that need protection. She has been attending Gems events since February 2012, and has served on the Sparkle committee for the last three years.

Tree has twenty five years of experience working with the disabled and with disadvantaged children and adults. She is an avid sports fan, and by some accounts, a fanatic.

She shares her Gems experience with her husband for eternity, Rita. Listen to her laugh and you will have a window to her soul.