Point Foundation Staff

Jorge Valencia, Executive Director & CEO

Los Angeles, California

Jorge Valencia began his tenure as the Point Foundation’s Executive Director in January 2007. He brings to Point a wealth of experience in managing and growing nonprofit organizations, a proven ability to design and manage the infrastructure of expanding organizations and extensive experience with, and sensitivity to, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth issues.

Chris Aguilar Garcia

Conference & Internship Manager

Chris joins Point after an extensive administrative career in entertainment, nonprofit and finance. Most recently he was the lead assistant to independent film producer Andrea Sperling ...

Scott Arneson

Chief Financial Officer

Scott comes to Point Foundation with over 20 years of not-for-profit accounting experience. Beginning his accounting career at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Scott gained hands-on...

Darren Doutt

Major Events Manager

Darren comes to Point Foundation with over 15 years of experience in managing theatrical productions on Broadway, national tour, Las Vegas and in Los Angeles including CHICAGO, The Musical, TONY & TINA'S WEDDING, RAGTIME, The Musical, Disney's THE LION KING, THE BLACK RIDER, BLUE MAN GROUP and WAR HORSE. 

Vincent Garcia

Program Director

Vincent Garcia joins Point Foundation as the Scholar & Alumni Program Director. With over 18 years experience in recruitment and college advising, he possesses expertise in selective ...

David Garza

Development Director - East

David Garza brings over a decade in non-profit fundraising and management to the Point Foundation. Most recently, he spent five years working at GMHC, the world’s first organized ...

Nanci M. Glogauer

Chief of Staff

Nanci Glogauer has a broad and varied background in a number of areas. Her business career encompassed virtually all operational and administrative functions spanning more than 23 years of corporate experience and 18 years of non-profit experience.

Andy Keilen

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Andy is originally from St. Johns, Michigan where he studied photography at Lansing Community College and was a member of the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band...

Kristy Nguyen

Associate Communications & Marketing Manager

Kristy graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communication. While completing her degree, Kristy had several internships focusing on...

Eugene Patron

Communications & Marketing Director

Eugene Patron joins the Point Foundation after directing media relations and external communications for the Prospect Park Alliance, a public-private partnership that jointly manages...

Mike Piacentini

Digital & Technology Manager

Mike is originally from Connecticut and holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Colby College in Maine. After graduating, he spent some time in Boston where he worked in development and marketing at From the Top, a nonprofit dedicated to youth music education and outreach, including a classical music program on NPR.

Drew Rhodes

Associate Development Manager

Drew spent two years working in the WMU Development Office training student fundraisers and managing the Bronco Connection Center Phonathon. After moving to New York, he worked for an event management and catering company.

Jonathan Rosales

Selections & Scholar Support Manager

Jonathan is a Los Angeles native who graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in political science and gender studies.

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Zack Speir

Associate Alumni & Mentor Manager

Zack Speir is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Zack focused his studies in gender and sexuality courses, and he spent two years working in a clinical lab researching aggression perpetrated towards gender non-conforming people.
 
 
 

Lauren D. Tapp

Development Events Manager

Lauren discovered her passion for event planning while attending Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA for her undergraduate degree in political science and history.

Alan Uphold

Development Director - West

Prior to joining Point Foundation in 2010, Alan enjoyed a vibrant career in public relations, promotions and event production that spanned more than 20 years. He has been actively involved in supporting LGBT...

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Claire Walsh

Corporate & Foundation Manager

Claire Walsh comes to  Point Foundation from Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the New York-based non-profit organization providing social services to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS...

Darrin Wilstead

Operations Director

Darrin Wilstead has served as Director of Development at Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), an organization with an annual operating budget of $2.2 million that was established...

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