2018 Board Of Directors

Floyd Barten



Pride festivals are about our community opening its arms up to all who find it comforting and empowering.  It is about spreading hope that not only are things getting better but things will continue to improve because we won’t forget about the lives of friends and family we lost; the battles and the pain we suffered that now affords us a growing list of equal rights in the United States. 

Jason Liebhauser



Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jason Liebhauser received his BBA in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.  Upon graduation, Jason moved to Milwaukee, WI. where he lived for ten years until moving to the desert in 2014.  While living in Wisconsin Jason served on the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. Jason is currently a member of the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and is honored to have been selected to serve on the Board of DiversityDHS. 

John Rother



After completing a four year enlistment in the US Army, I worked jobs from Food Services to Financial Services. I relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 to work in Landscape Services. After 20 years, I retired from Landscape Services in early 2017 to move to Desert Hot Springs for my next adventure. I was grateful to be involved with the first DiversityDHS festival. I’m proud to be Secretary and doing what I can to help make our next festival bigger and better! 

Jay Cooley



My experience spans over 30 years in LGBTQ advocacy and coalition building at the national and regional level via multiple organizations. Broadcast television series production, advertising, marketing, print and web media design, IT tech and VR entertainment development are my specialties rounding out my 10%. Moved to Desert Hot Springs in 2016. Love the resort lifestyle of the CV and all leisure and entertainment activities the area has to offer. Always seeking to meet and make new friends locally. 

New Members 2018

Eddie Noriega



I am a humble and hardworking person. My specialty of over 30 years consists of bringing happiness and joy to those around through the beautiful sound of music. Throughout  the course of my life. I am  dedicated to see change within our city as a member of the DiversityDHS board. 

Maria Noriega



I am a permanent resident of Desert Hot Springs. I have worked in Planning, Transportation, Trash Hauling and Administration.  I have always enjoyed giving to those around me in my community. I am excited to be on the DiversityDHS board and looking forward to all of the events that will take place in the future.