June 2015


PFLAG Santa Cruz County is proud to announce its June meeting

Transforming the Workplace

which will feature:
Adam Spickler & Dayna Sinopoli


Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street, Santa Cruz, 95060

Dayna and Adam will share with us their journey of transitioning and of being out in the work place. Both of them actively work to give back to the community and to educate through their work as Triangle Speakers among other things. Dayna works in a hospital and volunteers in the community. Adam is involved in both the local non- profit and government sectors of our community. We hope you will be able to join us as we hear their inspirational stories!

Adam’s Bio: A 23-year resident of Santa Cruz County, Adam Spickler spends his work and volunteer life in the local nonprofit and government sectors to help improve the quality of life for those in our community. Driven by life experiences, Adam seeks out ways to help others who face hardship, discrimination and oppression. Professionally, Adam is an Analyst for the County of Santa Cruz, administering contracts, MOUs and purchase agreements for the Human Services Department. Previous to working for the County, Adam worked as senior district staff for CA State Senator Bill Monning and former Assemblymember John Laird. He is a proud graduate of Cabrillo College, a former Board President of the Diversity Center, and is currently a volunteer Steering Committee member of the United Way’s Go for Health Collaborative, the Smart Solutions to Homelessness Leadership Council, the GLBT Alliance, and an alternate member of the Santa Cruz Democratic Party. In his free time, Adam enjoys gardening, is an avid bike rider, and loves spending time with his husband and their two adorable dogs in their Midtown Santa Cruz home.

Dayna’s Bio: Dayna Sinopoli, raised in an Italian family, found herself in California her dream destination..but she had another destination. Inspired and throwing her trust in her friends, family and coworkers..this transgender woman made a fateful decision.. One that would lead her to life changing events transitioning at work here in the central coast. Her very public transition at work was both exciting and enlightening to her and her coworkers. The momentum of her transition resulted in her receiving awards from the Volunteer Center in Santa Cruz and Woman of the Year in the California Legislature and she has just begun.

The 1st hour of the PFLAG Santa Cruz County (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays) meeting is dedicated to discussion groups followed by a brief break. During the second hour we will hear Jennifer Hastings’ presentation.

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