Golden Rule Services Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are a group of qualified individuals dedicated to supporting the work of Golden Rule Services and providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Our board reflects the demographic profiles of the target populations that the organization serves. Their responsibilities include determining the organization’s mission and purpose, selecting a qualified Executive Director, supporting the Executive and reviewing his/her performance, ensuring effective organizational planning, ensuring adequate responses, effective resource management, determining and monitoring the organization’s programs and resources, enhancing the organization’s public image, and serving as a court of appeal, and assessing its performance.
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Current Board of Directors
President - Golden Rule Services
James Douglas became a volunteer for Golden Rule Services in 2008. Because of years of demonstrated dedication and commitment to the organization, he was elevated to board member in 2013. Since then he has helped raise over $100,000.
Interim Treasurer, Secretary - Golden Rule Services,
Matthew Burlingame-Couk is an award-winning journalist and playwright. He has spent over 20 years working with LGBTQ nonprofits and is a founding member of Sacramento’s Lavender Library, Archives and Cultural Exchange. He has served on numerous theater boards, including Sacramento City Theater, and was a board member for the Sacramento Gender Assoc. He is a nationally published journalist and has been the co-founder and/or Editor for over five Sacramento publications. He was also an LGBTQ radio talk show host, co-hosted a groundbreaking MSM focused sexual education podcast that was number one in seven countries, and is a Vicar (Reverend) of the Universal Life Church, focusing on pagan spirituality.