GSA Network Staff

  David Bracamontes, Administrative Manager

Born and raised in Los Angeles, David now calls Northern California home. His organizing, planning and activism began as a student leader with the MultiCultural Center (MCC) of Humboldt State University.  After earning a degree in Communication as well as working in sexual assault prevention education and alcohol and other drug prevention, David returned to the MCC as the Program and Outreach Coordinator.  The role solidified David’s passion for planning and organizing that contributes to authentic positive social change. In 2007 David transitioned his work to residential housing programs in the college and university settings working with The Art Institute of California, Humboldt State and San Francisco State Universities. David’s personal and professional passions combined when he became a founding member of the Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  Currently David serves the Bay Area as a member of the San Francisco Sisters. David is thrilled to join the GSA Network team where the organization’s mission aligns with his personal passion.
  Ginna Brelsford, Co-Executive Director

Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Ginna is a highly qualified administrator with progressive leadership experience, who managed GSA Network’s finance and operations as Finance and Administrative Director before becoming Co-Executive Director.  Ginna joined GSA Network’s staff in 2011 where she has served as a member of the Executive and Management Teams.  A graduate of Smith College, Ginna has over 10 years of nonprofit financial and operations experience having previously been employed at MassEquality, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Environmental Justice Coalition for Water.  In her tenure at GSA Network, Ginna has overseen organizational human resources and operational needs in a rapid expansion of staff and infrastructure, including expansion to another state. Ginna became Co-Executive Director in 2105 and is also an Arcus Foundation Leadership Fellow.  When not at GSA Network, Ginna enjoys traveling around California's wine country with her wife, Jill.
  Pat Cordova-Goff, Trans Youth Justice Organizer

While attending Azusa High School, Pat began her career at GSA Network’s Activist Camp. She quickly grew invested in the organization, traveling the nation as a Youth Trainer and mentor. She has since focused on the intersectional movement of low-no income queer and trans people of color. Pat prides herself in her radical feminist identity as well as being a community college student at Citrus College. She is the first non-binary transgender person of color to be elected to the position of Student Trustee on the Citrus College Board of Trustees. As a political science major, Pat is working to transfer to New York University where she will specify her studies toward queer and brown movements. For now, she is beyond excited to work for the organization that served as the platform for her own development, guiding the next transgender youth leaders of tomorrow. Pat continues her work to ensure that her nibling Adrian will grow up in a society that truly appreciates diversity and is able to thrive in any identify they shall embrace for themself.
  Christopher Covington, Southern California Local Community Organizer

As a proud product of Long Beach, California. Christopher Covington has dedicated his life to a future where all students who have historically been marginalized, made invisible, and unheard are uplifted and empowered to challenge and deconstruct the systems of oppression. As a multi-racial, gay young man of color growing up in poverty he was determined that he would not be boxed in by the limitations others placed on him. His dedication and determination to advancing issues and creating real systems change led him to begin organizing his community. He is honored to have grown from organizations such as the California Conference for Equality and Justice, Khmer Girls in Action, Every Student Matters Campaign, The California Endowment and the National Dignity in Schools Campaign. He specialized in building true partnerships between students and members of City Councils, School Boards, California State Legislature and the U.S. Department of Education on issues of inclusion, working families, school to prison pipeline and restorative justice that led to major policy wins.
  Anna Davis, Lead Organizer, Southeastern Region

Anna C. Davis was born and raised in Mississippi, and has been a youth organizer there for over ten years. Anna first became involved in youth organizing at college where she led the university’s Gay Straight Alliance. Recognizing a need to connect to other youth leaders in the state, she and several other young leaders started the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition (MSSC). She went on to study mass media, race, and culture and holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in mass communications from The University of Southern Mississippi. Recently, Anna has been working as part of the Better Together Cohort of Southern-based Racial and LGBTQ Justice organizations. As a Southern organizer, Anna works to lift up Southern voices in national discussions about social justice work as well as working to reframe national dialogues about the South to highlight the communities of resistance which have always existed there. 
  Alexander De Leon, Southern California Field Organizer

Alexander is invested to a civil rights movement with an emphasis on queer identities that can comprise racial and economic justice for low-income working class trans queer youth of color. Alexander’s introduction to movement building began with organizing community on buses and in schools in Los Angeles. In addition, Alex has organized workers with Jobs with Justice – SF for Our Wal-Mart campaign through their time at the School of Unity in Liberation Summer School. Alex passionately believes our liberation will not come without everyday steps in the re-imagining of a stronger healthier tomorrow for our realities. De Leon oversees and leads Queer Boys and Men of Color fellowship, in addition works to bridge Southern California’s regional circuit of GSA’s to school discipline and education justice campaigns. When not organizing they enjoy dancing, site seeing, and dynamic multimedia art.
  Marc Navarro, Fresno GSA Organizer

Marcus Navarro was born, and still lives in the Central Valley of California. His first exposure to GSA Network, and the LGBTQ community, was as a member of his high school club his freshman year. Since then his involvement and dedication for the organization has grown every year. He spent all of high school as a youth leader and activist, traveling across the Central Valley to connect and educate other youth on issues being faced by the community. In 2015 he become a staff member with GSA Network and is helping to sharpen the leadership skills of the next generation of youth leaders in the central valley. Marc’s passion for helping the LGBTQ community stems from his own queer identity along with his desire to make safer communities for others and that relate to the struggles present for all minority individuals.

Rhina Ramos, Director of California Programs

Rhina Ramos was born in El Salvador, and arrived in the US at age 14. Since very early in life, Rhina learned that justice is only attainable by a lifelong commitment to defend human rights.  Being an immigrant, Rhina experienced first hand the pain of invisibility. Her professional life includes being a labor rights lawyer, a social justice organizer and trainer. Fueled by her dream and passion to fight for social justice, Rhina graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in 1995. She led the legal department at a workers’ center in Long Island, New York, where her team recuperated over half a million dollars in unpaid wages and benefits owed to immigrant workers. During her 20 years of work in the non-profit sector, she has worked tirelessly for education justice, ending mass incarceration of people of color, labor rights, immigrant rights, domestic violence prevention, environmental justice and international solidarity. She served as the Director of Programs at The Ella Baker Center (EBC) for two years as part of their Executive Team.  At EBC, Rhina had the opportunity to support the work on local, statewide and national campaigns to end the mass incarceration of youth of color including the Books Not Bars Campaign. She holds a Masters in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. Rhina became an ordained minister by the United Church of Christ (UCC) in May 2012. In December 2011, she created and is still leading the first Latino Immigrant Open and Affirming LGBTQ UCC congregation of Northern California. She currently serves on the board of two non-profits that do environmental justice and LGBTQ Advocacy in El Salvador, EcoViva and ALDES (Legal Assistance for Sexual Diversity in El Salvador).

Tomas Rodriguez, Project Coordinator, Safe and Supportive Schools Project 

A Sacramento native, Tomas's experiences growing up in a low-income household informed his dedication and belief in work that empowers individuals. His roots in social change began as a high school student during the passage of Proposition 8. Witnessing the varying social injustices that marginalized communities faced, he sought opportunities to get involved and fight for justice. While attending San Francisco State University, he served as a Corps Member and Team Leader in Jumpstart, an early education organization focusing on closing the educational achievement gap. During this time, he worked as a grassroots fundraiser on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, focusing on LGBT-rights campaigns. Tomas developed his interest in working with queer youth as a Research Intern for the Beyond Bullying Project, a digital storytelling project that aims to unravel LGBTQ sexuality issues in high schools. Having earned a BA in Sociology and minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies from SFSU, he has a passion for understanding the experiences and intersectionalities of queer people. When not working he can be found cooking at home, riding his bike, or lip syncing guilty pleasures on BART.

Mustafa Sullivan, Director of National Programs

Mustafa was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to the Bronx eleven years ago. He has been a lead organizer and director of Sistas and Brothas United youth organizing program for nine years. He is a founder of the Urban Youth Collaborative and the Leadership Institute high school. In April 2010, he joined the Alliance for Educational Justice as the National Campaign Organizer but was also a founder of AEJ in 2008. He continues to work tirelessly to build an ongoing national movement of youth leaders to reinvent America's schools. He is also very active in his community and leads an intergenerational group focused on queer liberation in the Bronx. Outside of his organizing work he has been writing for over ten years on plays, poems, and short stories that show people the power they have inside. He believes the world can change using three ingredients: love, light, and revolution. He uses tools to build the next generation of our movement’s leaders using compassionate agitation, fearless strategy, carribean black gay muslim warrior wisdom, and tells moving stories of suffering, sacrifice, and ultimate triumph.

  Christopher White, Director of the Safe and Supportive Schools Project

Chris was raised in Odessa in the desert plains of West Texas, where “real” men played football or worked on oilrigs. Growing up as an effeminate, smart, gay boy and inspired by the determination of his teen parents, he has chosen a life-long career of activism, advocacy, and research with regards to LGBT rights and sexual/reproductive health and rights, particularly for young people.  Chris earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and went on to earn an MA from New York University in human sexuality education before returning to UT for his doctorate in health promotion.  He was the cofounder of the Gay Youth Media Project, a collaboration between OutYouth Austin and the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, and his research has focused on preparing teachers and others who work with young people to meet the needs of LGBT youth.  He was most recently the Director of Education and Training at the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University and is adjunct faculty in the Human Sexuality Program at Widener University.  When he’s not striving to promote the health and well being of young people, Chris can usually be found at a dance class, riding his bike, or exploring the Bay Area.
  Geoffrey Winder, Co-Executive Director

A former high school activist and GSA leader, Geoffrey has been working with GSA Network since his time as a youth council leader in 1999 and brings over 15 years of social justice youth organizing experience to his leadership role.  Geoffrey served as a governing board member from 2001 to 2005 and was GSA Network’s Board Co-Chair in 2004. He joined GSA Network’s full time staff in 2008 and most recently served as the organization’s Sr. Manager of the Racial and Economic Justice program, a program he developed and led since its inception in 2011.  Under his leadership, GSA Network’s Racial and Economic Justice work developed into a signature program raising GSA Network’s national profile as a voice for LGBTQ youth of color and is largely credited with shifting the national narrative on LGBTQ youth anti-bullying policies and punitive school discipline while highlighting the issues of LGBTQ youth pushout. Geoffrey has represented GSA Network and the issues facing LGBTQ youth of color in schools on panels about school discipline hosted by the White House, Ford Foundation, Gill Foundation, The California Endowment, and in federal hearings by DOE’s Office of Civil Rights.  He became Co-Executive Director in 2015 and currently supports GSA Network’s California and National program teams in ensuring all LGBTQ youth access to quality education. He has his BA from New York University's Gallatin School in Change Theory and Globalization.  He is a 2015 Arcus Foundation Leadership Fellow.




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