Roberto Ordeñana

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Commission President
At Large

Born and raised in San Francisco, Roberto Ordeñana has worked in community development and social justice for over 20 years, centering the arts in much of this work. Roberto currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center that provides: direct services to some of the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community, arts and culture programs celebrating our community’s vibrancy and movement building opportunities - all together creating a stronger and healthier LGBTQ and allied community.

Over the years, Roberto has

Born and raised in San Francisco, Roberto Ordeñana has worked in community development and social justice for over 20 years, centering the arts in much of this work. Roberto currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center that provides: direct services to some of the most vulnerable members of the LGBTQ community, arts and culture programs celebrating our community’s vibrancy and movement building opportunities - all together creating a stronger and healthier LGBTQ and allied community.

Over the years, Roberto has managed innovative programming that provided emerging artists opportunities to show their work, served homeless and marginally housed LGBTQ youth, and provided health and wellness programs to LGBTQ adults. Prior to working at the Center, while at the STOP AIDS Project, he managed peer-led youth HIV-prevention programs which included experimental documentary-making and community-organizing projects.

Roberto has served on the LGBT Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and as president of the Board of Directors at Bay Area Young Positives. Roberto is a proud graduate of San Francisco State University where he majored in Social Sciences – with an emphasis in Human Sexuality Studies. In 2012, Roberto was appointed by Mayor Edwin M. Lee to serve as City Commissioner on the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 325
San Francisco, CA 94102

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