Board of Directors

Board of Directors Election 2018
The Elections for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors is underway. Only one voting representative from each member business (or individual membership) may vote. Chamber voting representatives will receive an email vote on or near August 14, 2018. In-person election will take place at the Chamber August Mixer at Hyatt Regency Sacramento Tuesday, August 21, and results will be announced at the mixer. Following are links to each candidate’s application form:

Justin Blair
Kammy Caruss
Paul Crouch
Doug Dransfield
Kris Ritualo
Edward Simon
Stephanie Slagel

Serving as a Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce board member is a great way to develop relationships with other business professionals and contribute to the success of the Greater Sacramento region and its business community. The  members of the Board of Directors are elected annually to two-year terms by a vote of Rainbow Chamber of Commerce members in good standing, with half the board elected in alternating years. Nominations for the board open in June and are finalized at the July mixer. Members may vote by e-mail in August or in person at the August mixer, when election results are announced. The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected annually by a vote of the sitting board members following the August election. Rainbow Chamber of Commerce board positions are voluntary, and each board member is required to lead or serve on a committee and attend monthly board meetings. For more information about serving on the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce board of directors, please contact us.

2017-2018 RCC Board of Directors

Diana DePaola, GL Anderson Insurance: President

TheOneMember since 2014, an independent Property and Casualty agent at GL Anderson Insurance Services, Inc. A graduate of California State University Sacramento, Diana has demonstrated an innate ability to deliver results and develop beneficial relationships. From employee relations and sales initiatives to carrier relationships and organizational objectives, Diana’s keenness of insight and uniquely engaging nature have led her from Human Resource Administration and liaison functions to successful growth as the Personal Lines Sales Management for California-based P&C Insurer, Proven Insurance where she increased agency commissions by nearly 200 percent as well as directly markedly successful sales team training programs and protocols based on carefully monitored client and carrier preferences. Further leading to become Vice President of The Proven Alliance, a market access group spanning 5 states, to owner of her own independent Property and Casualty agency.

R. Paul Villaluz Weubbe, Vice President

Member since 2015, R. Paul Villaluz Weubbe comes to the chamber board from Sacramento State’s Office of University Advancement, where he  serves as an Advancement Associate. He brings to the board his experience in event planning/coordination and community engagement. R. Paul graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Graphic Design. He has a passion for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, paddle boarding, and a new love of sailing.

Don Hunt, CSUSDon Hunt, Treasurer

Member Since 2015, Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Student Services at Sacramento State University. New to the Sacramento region and looking to engage and support our community as we continue to grow and evolve into an extensive and vibrant group.  He is an active tennis and outdoors person and looking forward to his time on the board.


Robin Shofner, Molsby & Bordner, LLP: Board Secretary & RainbowPAC Chair

shofner-robinMember since 2016, Partner working out of and managing Molsby & Bordner, LLP‘s Sacramento Office. Robin graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, and received her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law. At Molsby & Bordner, Robin focuses her practice on bankruptcy and civil litigation, including construction, real property, business and employment disputes. Robin is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada, and is certified to practice in the Eastern and Northern District of California federal courts and the Eastern District of California Bankruptcy Court. Robin is a member of the Sacramento Bar Association, as well as its LGBT Bar Association affiliate, SacLegal, and the El Dorado County Bar Association. Robin is also a member of the California NAACP.

Richard Hernandez, Immediate Past President

Member since 2008, Director of Outreach, St. Francis of Assisi Parish.  He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Political Science.  Richard returned to Sacramento to open the Hyatt Regency Sacramento in 1988.  He is a former Director for the Sacramento and California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Boards. In addition to being a staff member of St. Francis, Richard participates in many church ministries including the church’s LGBT Ministry. Richard is a Viet Nam Veteran.


Amy Medina, Wells Fargo Bank: Foundation Chair

Member since 2015, Service Manager for Wells Fargo Bank-Country Club Centre.  Starting out as a RCC Ambassador, Amy was elected to the board in September 2016.  As a Sacramento native, she is passionate about supporting small business and eagerly works towards serving the community to help evolve diverse segments.  Amy participates in Wells Fargo Pride Network and Wells Fargo Women’s Network to continue to support local community events and movements.


Alfonso Voychez, AAA

Alfonso Sanchez VoychezMember since 2012, Sales and Marketing, AAA NCNU. Alfonso Voychez is a Southern California native who has set roots in Yolo County whose professional reach has extended from serving communities in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, to serving rural communities in Amador, Calaveras, and Placer Counties.
Besides serving on the board for the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of commerce he is a member of several other community organizations including the Woodland Chamber of commerce where he serves as an Ambassador; he is an affiliate member of West Sacramento, Davis, and the North Valley Hispanic Chamber of commerce. Alfonso takes pride in being active in serving the communities he works in. He currently serves as Vice President for the West Sacramento Historical Society. Alfonso was a nominee for Future 7 Young Professionals Under 40 based on his outstanding business achievements and community involvement.

Alfonso has been in the insurance industry for over 10 years and understands the value of maintaining strong relationships by providing exceptional service to his clients and referral partners. His thorough knowledge of AAA products allows him to pair the right coverage and membership to fit his Members’ specific needs, in English, or Spanish. Put Alfonso’s service to the test and you’ll find just how well your needs will be met.

Fred Palmer, Outword Media: Events Committee Chair

fredFred is the founder and Publisher of Outword Media Marketing and Events Inc. Now in its 21st year, Outword Magazine is an award winning LGBT publication and publishes on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, providing news and entertainment for the LGBT community, as well as image consulting, logo design, fundraising, and alternative distribution channels to its clients.

Fred is one of the original founding members of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and the Rainbow Chamber Foundation and has served several terms as President on each board.

He currently works with many community organizations, doing special events and fundraisers including Sacramento Pride, PFLAG, Davis Pride, SIGLFF, Sac LGBT Wedding Expo, Q Prom helping to raise awareness for LGBT issues and to bring in necessary funding.  Fred and his team also created Sacramento Drag Queen Bingo, which to date, has raised over $125,000 for local charities and is now managed by the RCC

Fred has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications, with an emphasis in Marketing and Business Management from San Francisco State University.

Ranveer Singh, Wells Fargo Bank

Ranveer has been a member of the chamber since 2007, and is currently in the role of Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at Wells Fargo Bank. With over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, Ranveer has made it one of his primary goals to help people with their financial success, and helping them better plan for their futures.
Ranveer comes from an Indian background that has set roots in Northern California, and has a great sense of responsibility and dedication to the community. Sacramento has been his home for over 20 years, where he is currently chair of the education committee with the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce. During his time with the chamber, Ranveer has participated in several community events and organizations, including Sacramento Pride.
Along with his passion for human rights, Ranveer is equally engaged in animal rights. He is a proud owner and advocate for American Pit-Bull Terriers, and works to remove prejudice on all levels. He is excited for his next term on the Chamber, and welcomes any and all conversations that can continue to make the Rainbow Chamber an invaluable asset to our community.

Angie Straub, FiveFour Marketing

Founder/President of Direct 2 Dealers and FiveFour Marketing. Direct 2 Dealers dba FiveFour Marketing is a woman owned small business, LGBTBE Certified full service marketing firm that creates, manages and executes innovative marketing strategies/campaigns across multiple platforms. FiveFour recently partnered with a fellow LGBTBE Tech Start-Up Company – Loud-Hailer. A game changing, hyper local, proximity engagement platform used to Connect Cities/Campuses and Communities. Connecting without the use of internet, WiFi or cellular service. A graduate of the University of San Diego (USD). Bachelor of Accountancy and Business Administration. Finance and Marketing. Her career started at Coopers & Lybrand, working as an auditor for the – then Big Six Accounting Firms. Finding her niche and passion for the marketing industry, she started Direct 2 Dealers in 2009. FiveFour Marketing was created as a safe place to provide the same innovative market solutions to LGBT friendly industries. High school All-American, varsity letter athlete, USA Olympic Festival Team. West Coast 1989- 1992. NCAA Division 1 All-American. WCC Scholar Athlete 1989-1993.

Joel Hockman, Pucci’s Pharmacy

Member since 2016, Owner of Pucci’s Pharmacy on J Street in Midtown. Joel has over 20 years of experience in corporate Marketing and Sales. Along with his husband Clint, a Pharmacist, they decided to purchase a thriving community pharmacy and Pucci’s was a natural fit. Pucci’s is focused on the total health and well-being of Sacramento and the surrounding areas. Their primary goal is to ensure that access to prescription and over the counter medications is delivered in a personalized and compassionate way to all members of the community. This philosophy is especially important to some of the challenging situations faced with the LGBT community of which Joel and Clint take a personal interest in. As a small business owner Joel is eager to work toward ensuring the business community is positioned for success by working with community leaders to focus on issues that drive diversity and economic prosperity.

Jenee Rawlings, Yolo Federal Credit Union

Member since 2017, President and CEO, Yolo Federal Credit Union.  Jenee Rawlings is a bay area native who has lived in Yolo County since 1986; she has been in the financial industry since 1989.  In addition to serving on the board of the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, she serves as a board member for Woodland Sunrise Rotary, is the Secretary of the Board for St. John’s Retirement Village, and is Secretary of the Board for the HRD Network – a professional network of human resource professionals serving credit unions throughout California and Nevada.  Jenee is a member and past President of the Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary and was a Founders Day honoree by Woodland Community College. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a focus in Organizational Psychology and received her Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University.