The Board of Directors
Barry McCabe retired after a lengthy career as an attorney and as president of real estate operating companies and REITs including Hometown America, Equity Lifestyle Properties and De Anza Assets. He currently serves on the Loyola University Chicago Board of Trustees and its governance, finance and audit committees. He is Advisory Board chairman of the Rule of Law for Development Program and an Advisory Board member of SOFIA (an international humanitarian aid program), both based in Rome, Italy. He served recently on the capital campaign committee of the Los Angeles LGBT Center and with a variety of charitable and educational efforts in the US and Europe.
Tim O’Bayley is a San Francisco native who re-located to Palm Springs in 1997. With a background in public relations and graphic design and a history of working with non-profit organizations, it was a natural evolution that his firm, O’Bayley Communications, would gravitate toward serving the non-profit community. He launched O’Bayley Communications in February 2004 and serves as CEO and Creative Director. A past President of the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Tim is proud of the work his team does for clients such as AAP-Food Samaritans, Modernism Week, The City of Palm Springs, Coyote StageWorks, Braille Institute Rancho Mirage, Destination PSP, Northstar Senior Living, and H3K Design, among others.
John Olson is a Branch Manager for U.S. Bank, where he has been for 7 years. In addition, as well as the President for the LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group for Southern CA with the bank, which was recently recognized as one of the Top 3 Business Resource Groups in the country by the ERG/BRG Council. In his free time get us pursuing an MBA. If he happens to get a few hours to myself, he is usually hiking or hanging out with his Pug.
Randy is a retired finance executive with 29 years’ experience specializing in worldwide taxation and treasury for Fortune 500, Fortune 1000 and other high tech companies in Silicon Valley. Randy also has significant non-profit experience, having served for 8 years as the treasurer on the board of directors of Christmas in the Park, a non-profit in San Jose, CA that operates an annual five week holiday-themed free-to-the-public festival that attracts over 700,000 attendees annually. He and his husband Chuck made Palm Springs their permanent residence in 2017.
Bob Iles grew up in the Midwest and east coast and studied at the University of Kansas before entering the hospitality industry. He later worked in the financial securities industry as a compliance officer and then as a trainer, preparing students for their securities licenses. He and his husband moved to Palm Springs from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010. Bob enjoys swimming, biking, baking, and volunteering in the community.
Mary Madison, MPA is an independent health care consultant bringing over 30 years of experience in the areas of managed care, health insurance, private healthcare foundations, hospital administration and government programs. Currently, she works closely with executive health care clients to optimize market opportunities and alliance stakeholder development. Prior to consulting, she was the Executive Director, Alliance Development, HealthCore, Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc.). In this capacity, she managed HealthCore’s client relationships with private/public sector health organizations to advance the integration and use of clinical and claims data for research (See more)
Mitch Mason – Mitch has 35 plus years’ experience in public child welfare. He has a MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles and a Master of Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. In addition to 4 years direct practice and 6 years as a Supervising Children’s Social Worker with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (LA DCFS), Mitch provided program expertise for the Los Angeles County Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN)
Jeff Stanley retired from a 20 year career with Windermere Real Estate in his hometown of Seattle and moved to Palm Springs with his husband Alain Peracca in 2010. Jeff served six years on the Board of Directors for Pratt Fine Arts Center as well as a long and rewarding experience volunteering with Childhaven, both in Seattle. A 30 year friendship with founders L.D. Thompson and David Rothmiller led Jeff to host Sanctuary's first fundraiser at his home and join the Board in 2015.
A southern Californian by birth, Carl Baker graduated from the University of Southern California with a psychology degree, followed by post-graduate work in philosophy/theology at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA. He gained a love of public service during his time in the seminary, traveling abroad to teach religion to migrant youth in Lima, Peru. But Carl chose a secular career path upon his return to the U.S.—he entered Villanova Law School, and was elected Chair of the American Bar Association/Law Student Division in his second year there.
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As filmmakers and lifelong activists for equality, our path together has taken many remarkable turns.
Our beliefs hold that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed. We want to provide a healthy environment for LGBT youth to find their voice, find their art, find their strength and find their peace.
- David Rothmiller & LD Thompson, Founders