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

James Douglas

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.

Matthew Burlingame-Couk

Interim Vice-President & 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.

George Raya

Treasurer – Golden Rule Services

George Raya is native of Sacramento, Mr. Raya is is a retired Sacramento County employee with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. A long-time Latino LGBT community activist who has served on many boards, he helped organize Sacramento’s first openly LGBT organization, the Society for Homosexual Freedom and lobbied passage of the Willie Brown Consenting Adult Law, decriminalizing sex between consenting adults. In 1987 in San Francisco, he helped to co-found the Latino AIDS Project to provide HIV/AIDS prevention services to non-English speakers.

Golden Rule Services Staff

Clarmundo Sullivan

Founder & Executive Director

NeGel Robinson

Programs Supervisor

Mitchell Faust

HIV Test Counselor
PrEP Navigator

William Rhodes, B.S.W.

Ryan White
Non-Medical Case Manager

Kellen Willhite

Lead PrEP Navigator

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