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AUSD LGBTQ Round Table

Roundtable Members


Gene Kahane, Teacher Representative, Co-Chair (Bio)

  • English teacher, Encinal High School
  • Alameda Harvey Milk Day Committee

Marcelle Trzcinski

  • 8th grade teacher, Lincoln Middle School

Olvia Higgins, (Bio)

  • LGBTQ Education Consultant
  • Alameda Harvey Milk Day Committee

Terri Elkin, District Liaison (Bio)

  • AUSD Coordinator, Secondary Education

Rowan Esquer


Susan Davis, Communications Liaison (Bio)

  • Senior Manager, Community Affairs, AUSD

Kale Jenks PhD, School-Based Health Center Liaison (Bio)

  • Program Director, School-Based Health Centers

Henry Villareal, EdD, co-founder (Bio)

  • Alameda Harvey Milk Day Committee
  • Alameda Social Service Human Relations Board
  • Alamedans Together Against Hate
  • Community Alliance Resource for Education (C.A.R.E.) Co-Chair

Kaitlin Alcontin, Student Representative (Bio)

  • President, Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School Gay Straight Alliance

Ella Burke, Student Representative (Bio)

  • Liaison, Encinal Jr. & Sr, High School Gay Straight Alliance

Charlie Kleinman, Student Representative (Bio)

  • Vice President, Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School Gay Straight Alliance

Sam Martinez, Student Representative (Bio)


Lily Singman-Aste, Student Representative (Bio)


Rev. Dr. Laura Rose, Adjunct (Bio)

  • Senior Minister, First Congregational Church

Anne Faria Poynter, Adjunct (Bio)

  • Teacher, AUSD

Roundtable Mission

The mission of the AUSD LGBTQ Round Table is to foster an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for all students in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). The AUSD LGBTQ Round Table will do ...more

Everyone One Belongs Here Campaign

In 2015, students and adults on the LGBTQ roundtable designed a poster that features a rainbow-colored shield with the words "Everyone Belongs Here" against a backdrop of statements such as, "All ...more


2017 Harvey Milk Day Poster and Poetry Contest

Students in grades 4 through 12 were invited to submit posters and poetry to this year’s Harvey Milk Day Contest. The theme was “Hope Will Never Be Silent” and the suggested reflection was, “If hope ...more

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Media Coverage

LGBTQ Roundtable Meeting Minutes


  • January 25, 2018
  • November 30, 2017
  • October 26, 2017
  • September 14, 2017


The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors,and risk behaviors in the nation. Across California, the CHKS has led to a better ...more