DUANE GREENLEAF, Chairperson

Duane is the co-owner of Colette’s Events. He learned the hospitality industry from the Ritz Carlton, while training as a National Figure Skater for the United States. Duane then moved on to the Surf & Sand Hotel where he honed his talents as Banquet Director and then Food and Beverage Director. Wanting more experience in a larger capacity Duane then joined American Golf Corporation as Regional Director for 8 private country clubs around the Southern California region. Duane joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2010.

DAVID BEARD

David is Vice President, Corporate Counsel of HSF Affiliates LLC, a franchisor of several leading real estate brokerage brands. Prior to working at HSF, he was an attorney with the law firm of Snell & Wilmer. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University College of Law and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. David joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2014.

GARY POLSTON

Gary is an experienced attorney in private practice. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University and a Bachelors of Arts from California State University, Fullerton. His former positions include Corporate Counsel for Jellco Container, Inc. Gary also serves as Vice President of the board of directors for Project Cuddle, Inc. Gary joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2012.

GORDON BUSENBARK

Gordon H. Busenbark has over 30 years of global experience in the life sciences industry, including experience with companies involved in biologics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He worked for Baxter Healthcare for 23 years, in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting, operations and general management. His experience at Baxter included seven years working in Europe, where he was CFO of Immuno AG in Vienna, Austria, when Immuno was acquired by Baxter. He was also President of Baxter’s global Plasma Therapuetics business for five years. More recently, he has been the CFO of four smaller life science companies – Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Xytis Pharmaceuticals and Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals. Gordon is currently the CFO at Cianna Medical, a privately-held medical device company focused on breast cancer therapies. He has both a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah. Gordon is the proud father of an adult son, Andrew,  and daughter, Megan. Gordon and his partner Alfonso Martinez, live in Signal Hill.

RAFAEL BUSTOS

Bio coming soon!

LANCE HASSELL

Lance Hassell  is  the Western Division, Vice President of Operations for Covenant Care. A company specializing in post acute care services such as Nursing Home, Sub-Acute Care, Home Health, and Therapy.  Prior to relocating to Southern California in 2012. Lance was the Regional Vice President for 14 years with Avalon Healthcare headquartered  in Salt Lake City. He has served as board member for Utah Alzheimer Association and Valley Mental Health Services.  In 2008-2012 worked as adjunct  surveyor  for the Commission of Accreditation for Rehab  Facilities  (CARF). Graduate of Weber State University in Health Care Administration and Graduate Studies at the University of Utah Public Administration. Lance Hassell joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2014.

PHILLIP HILLENBRAND

Phillip is Director of Story Development, Operations for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Phillip’s career in production began over 21 years ago in the advertising world where he worked with such companies as Aardman, Blue Sky Films, WildBrain and The Mill. He took a brief hiatus to help start a non-profit cancer research organization but returned to production working on the animated film “Barnyard”. From there he went to Sony PlayStation where he worked on marketing materials for the launch of the PS3 as well as several of its initial game releases including the producing of the pre-rendered cinematics for “Lair”. Phillip joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2013.

BILL IHRKE

Bio coming soon!

CARL JORDAN

Carl Jordan is the Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for U.S. Bank, managing 97 branch offices in the Southern California market. Carl has been in the banking industry for 38 years, including 24 years with U.S. Bank. He has served in various roles that include, branch management, small business banking, district management and regional management of the U.S. Bank Southern California Metropolitan Market.

Carl attended Long Beach State University and in 2008 graduated CBA’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at Furman University in South Carolina.

Carl is the National Management Advisor for the U.S. Bank Business Resource Group, focusing on our LGBT community and employees.

Carl currently sits on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, Greater Los Angeles (CA). He has traveled to Bangladesh and Viet Nam on International Builds for Habitat for Humanity. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Discovery Science Cube, Santa Ana CA, supporting their mission to inspire and educate youth through science based programs, such as STEM Proficiency. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Center in Orange County.

BRIAN KELLER, MD

Dr. Keller is a family physician with the Kaiser Permanente network. He has served as the Acting Chief as well as Assistant Chief of his department of 100+ physicians, and as an elected member of the board of directors for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Brian graduated from UC Riverside and the UCLA medical school. Dr. Keller joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2009.

BRIAN ROTHSTEIN

Brian Rothstein is a consultant in the wholesale energy industry.  He has over 10 years in  Strategic Planning Manager for Southern California Edison (SCE) and Senior Analyst for the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).  Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis.  Brian joined the LGBT Center OC’s board of directors in 2014.