Zaya Z. Mejia

Trans Health Coordinator
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Zaya graduated from California State University, Long Beach and fell in love with the city. She began volunteering with at-risk youth in 2009 and in 2015 began her career assisting young adults with varying ability levels to transition into independent living, find employment, and pursue higher education. Zaya aims to utilize her experience in program […]

Jess Nuñez

HIV Testing Counselor & Outreach Specialist
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Jess graduated from the University of Redlands with BAs in Music Performance and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Before working at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, they worked at the LA LGBT’s Youth Center with TAY homeless individuals in Hollywood as a Youth Advocate and Outreach Specialist. Jess began their relationship with The Center […]

Dan Pitre

Director of IT

Dan Pitre first reached out to the Center in 2010 to provide volunteer professional IT services.  In 2011, Dan was promoted to a staff level position to serve as the Center’s IT Director.  Dan is also President of e-Pitre Solutions, an IT service provider with a focus on nonprofit and education organizations.  Dan has a […]

Ismael Salamanca

Director of Health & Wellness Services
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Professional Life Ismael, or commonly known to others simply as Ish, has worked in HIV prevention since 2000, is the lead  phlebotomist in his department and has been with the Center for almost 10 years. In his tenure at the Center he has developed a trustworthy HIV counseling & testing program. Consequently, he was able […]

Meftihe Taye

Executive Assistant

Meftihe is a brand new US Citizen and resident of Long Beach. She was born in Kenya to Ethiopian refugees who were waiting for safe passage out of Africa. They took the first plane available, and landed in Australia. Growing up in Australia, Meftihe developed a very strong passion and commitment to human rights. She has been volunteering in […]

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