About us

The Borderland Rainbow Center’s mission is to create a community space in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex (LGBTQI) people and their allies can heal, grow, and empower themselves and others.

 

This substance-free space is governed and run according to ethically sound standards and research-based best practices for (LGBTQI) people and their allies. The BRC connects LGBTQI people to resources for improved physical and mental health, economic stability, legal rights, education, spiritual and cultural enrichment.

OUR BOARD:

Since the inception of the BRC, our board has embodied a myriad of diverse identities. Including current and past board members, they identify as lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, genderqueer, straight allies, transgender women, transgender men, nonbinary people, parents of transgender kids, parents of straight kids, Mexican American, Iranian/Mexican American, African American, Caucasian, Latinx, native-born El Pasoan, transplants to El Paso, bilingual, multi-lingual, working-class people, middle-class people, veterans, and members of military families.

Isidro Torres

President  

Jennifer Dahlgren-Richardson

Treasurer

Mark Pumphrey

Board Member-at-Large

Jocelyn Stout

Youth Advocate Board Member

Kyle Erwin, PhD

Vice President

Parsa Mohammadi

Board Member-at-Large

Andy Farias

Board Member-at-Large

Porsha Brown, JD, MPA

Secretary

Freddie Jauregui

Board Member-at-Large

Vacant

Board Member-at-Large

Vacant

Youth Advocate Board Member

Our Executive Director:

Brenda Risch, PhD, LMSW

Executive Director

Our Program Director:

Victoria Doster, BSW

Program Director

To contact staff, email: contact@borderlandrainbow.org

Other Staff:

Julie Lucas

Building  & Food Pantry Manager

Ralph Martin

Custodian

Maria Escamilla

Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

Ashley Heidebrecht, MSW

Training Development Consultant

Robert Lee

Refugee Food Coordinator

OTher Volunteer Staff:

Max Bellman-Seeskind

Mental Health Counseling Intern

Joey Mazzuca

MSW Intern

Gabriela Cervantes 

MSW Intern

Lisa Blankenship

MSW Intern

915 - 263 - 4623

contact@borderlandrainbow.org

2714 Wyoming Avenue

El Paso, TX, 79903

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