Stephen Herndon, President
Stephen Herndon is a group facilitator and program planner for Triple Point, the LGBTQ+ youth group at Children’s Home Society. Previously, he spent eight years as a volunteer and many years as a youth leader for Triple Point. Stephen provides community outreach and introduces Triple Point and Gender Blender to local middle schools and high schools, as well as school clubs like GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). Stephen also travels to many agencies and schools providing a presentation called “Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Clients and Families” to assist community members in understanding LGBTQ terminology, pronouns, gender identities, sexual orientations, and best practices in working with LGBTQ individuals.
De Stewart, Secretary
De Stewart is a California transplant to the Pacific Northwest and proud to call Vancouver, Washington her home. De is employed by YWCA Clark County serving on their LBGTQ equity and public policy committees. She is active in advocating for LGBTQ rights. She is currently President of PFLAG Southwest Washington where she has diligently worked to ensure anti-transgender initiatives do not make it to the ballot.
De envisions a world that honors equity and diversity and is inspired to be part of an organization that supports LBGTQ youth. She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences and brings to her position a passion for community building. In 2017 she was instrumental in planning a community conversation event around transgender rights as well as a free community screening of Gender Revolution at the Kiggins Theatre, for which she received the Roni Lang Service Award from Northwest Gender Alliance. She planned YWCA’s first Transgender Day of Remembrance in 2018, expanding the 2019 event to include a facilitated community conversation around the needs of the transgender and gender non-binary communities. De believes that working together as social services agencies, community members and allies, we can create greater connections, equity, hope and resiliency for LBGTQ youth in Southwest Washington.
David Olson, Treasurer
Board member bio coming soon.
Stefani Mammenga, Digital Design & Communications
Stefani Mammenga is a recent graduate of Washington State University Vancouver, having earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology, Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, and certificate in human services. During her time at WSU Vancouver, Stefani has had the honor of serving as a member of the Student Diversity Team as well as president of Cougar Pride Club, and was actively involved in the Gender Inclusivity Committee and Student Accessibility & Empowerment Club. She is driven by values of inclusion and equity, and looks forward to aiding in the support and empowerment of LGBTQ+ youth in southwest Washington.
Adam Rominger, Board Relations
Adam Rominger has spent over 20 years serving youth in the community of Southwest Washington. He started off working at after-school and summer programs with the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Vancouver. He would also spend his summers working at a youth camp called Camp Opportunity that served at-risk youth, at which he also served on their board. He was an LGBTQ+ Outreach Coordinator for a spiritual organization called People of the Heart. Over the years he has also been part of programs with Children's Home Society, first Parent Trust, and more recently Triple Point which serves LGBTQ+ youth. Adam believes it is important to create safe places for LGBTQ+ youth to be themselves and to connect with youth who are similar to them.
Mike Pond received his Associate’s Degree in Vancouver at Clark College, then went on to Western Washington University, where he earned a degree in Communications and Sociology. While there, he assisted in the passing of a Green Energy Fee and co-managed a $2.3 million budget as the Associated Students’ Vice President for Student Life. After returning to Vancouver, where he currently resides, Pond began working on local campaigns to help transform leadership at the city of Vancouver, Clark County, the state legislature, and the 3rd Congressional district. Mike currently works as a marketing specialist for ADCO Commercial Printing & Graphics. Over the last seven years, Mike has supported several important community initiatives, including affordable housing, local school district bonds and levies, and clean industries at the Port of Vancouver. A 2015 graduate of Leadership Clark County, 2017 nominee for the George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award, and Board Member for the Queer Youth Resource Center, Mike demonstrates consistent community engagement.
Board member bio coming soon.
Randon “Randy” Guy has a masters degree in psychological counseling from Antioch University. He worked as a mental health therapist in Vancouver and Cape Cod, Massachusetts before moving to Vancouver 13 years ago. His work history includes working at a youth shelter, in juvenile justice, as an EMT and County Ambulance Service manager, as a program analyst for the Alaska Department of Labor, and as an innkeeper with his husband in Massachusetts and Vermont. His volunteer service includes being elected to serve on a town’s Board of Health, spending three years as the board chair. He was also elected to represent Cape Cod and the Island on the Massachusetts Democratic Party Senate Committee. Randy has also served on a community restorative justice board, town recycling committee, and arts council. He is now retired and spends time volunteering to help homeless people and LGBTQ youth, especially through working on political campaigns that support these populations.
Nathan Stewart-Otto has lived in Vancouver Washington since 2011, and has been active in the LGBTQ+ community since 2015. Nathan is currently attending Clark College, where he is learning American Sign Language and working in Clark’s LGBTQ+ club, Queer Penguins and Allies. He has spoken at multiple organizations about the needs of the queer, especially transgender, community, such as YWCA Clark County and PFLAG Southwest Washington. He hopes to not just reach equality, but the normalization of the experiences of all kinds of people.