Board of Directors

Char Bland
Commissioner of the Status of Women:
Pasadena and Statewide; Consultant, Private Practice

 

Rochelle Witharana
Controller & Director of Finance, The California Wellness Foundation

 

Brianne Palmer
Vice President, Branch Manager, Union Bank

Mike Bayless
Vice President, Fox Entertainment Group

 

Board Emeriti

 

Rochelle Lindsey

Cynthia Sears

Elaine Tumonis

Christina Mauro, President
Actress/Producer

 

Stanislav Gorbunov, Vice President
Compliance Specialist, Capital Group Companies

 

Dawn Bey, Treasurer
Account Executive, Bills & Stoll, LLP; Intervention Volunteer

 

Yasmin Dunn, Secretary
Executive Producer, Robot Rumpus

 

Linda Ruffer
Political Consultant, Private Practice

 

 

Advisory Board

Marco Loera, M.F.A.
Director of technology and online organizing, National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Martha Gonzalez, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at Scripps/Claremont College, Chicana Artivista (artist/activist) musician, feminist music theorist and musician with QUETZAL

 

Maya Jupiter
Musician/Activist, Founder, ARTIVIST

 

Michelle Santucci
Vice President, Keenan Insurance Services 

 

Natalie White
Certified Council Trainer, Center for Council's Social Justice Council Project

Nick Moghadassi
Owner and CEO - Universal AVIT

 

Dr. Nooshin Valizadeh, PhD.
Adjunct Professor and Community College Specialist, USC, LACCD

 

Pam Palmer, ESQ.
Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP

 

Paul Gonzales
Manager, Public Affairs, Metrolink

 

Rebecca Isaacs, ESQ.
Executive Director, Equality Federation

 

Sandra Henriquez, M.A.
Executive Director, CALCASA

 

Sharon Shelton
Vice-President, YWCA Greater Los Angeles 

 

Sheila Kuehl, ESQ.
Supervisor, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

 

Sherisa Dahlgren
Chief Wellbeing Officer, Inherent Wellbeing

 

Suzi Dunkel-Soto
Realtor, West San Gabriel Valley

 

Zoe Munoz
Human Development Coordinator/Educator, Westridge School

 

Allison Grabell, Esq.
Attorney, MarkStarLaw
 

Alyce Laviolette, M.S, M.F.T.
Long-term practitioner/therapist/advocate for battered women, Private Practice, Professor at California University, Long Beach

 

Betsy Butler
Executive Director, The California Women’s Law Center

 

Billie Weiss, M.P.H.
Executive Director, Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles

 

Christine Hershey
Founder, Hershey Cause Communications

 

Deborah Kagan
Sensual Lifestyle Specialist, Entrepreneur, Sensual Moves

 

Debra Nakatomi
President, Nakatomi & Associates

 

Elaine Tumonis, ESQ.
Deputy Attorney General, Statewide Child Abduction Coordinator, CA Attorney General's Office

 

Elena Christopoulos
Commissioner, City of Santa Monica

 

Ellen Ledley, LCSW
Trauma Therapist, Private Practice

 

Frank Quevedo
Former Executive at Southern California Edison - retired. 

 

Jehan Agrama
Co-founder of GLAAD, Current principle at Harmony Gold, a film distribution company, Commissioner, City of Los Angeles, Human Relations Commission

 

Joan Crear
Deputy of Special Projects, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

 

Kellie Hawkins, M.A.
COO, National Health Organization

Kent Kiesey
Branch Manager, Union Bank 

Leah Aldridge, M.F.A, PhD.
A pioneer in youth violence prevention, Co-Author of In Touch With Teens, Peace Over Violence’s nationally recognized youth-violence prevention initiative.  

 

 

 

National Advisory Board

Jan Morris, Sarasota, FL
Vice President in Public Relations – Retired,  Verizon

 

Esta Soler, San Francisco, CA
Founder and President of Futures Without Violence

 

Susan B. Sorenson, PhD., Philadelphia, PA
Professor of Social Policy and of Health & Societies, University of Pennsylvania, School of Public Policy, Director, The Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence

 

Laney M Vazquez, Bakersfield, CA
Corporate Supervising Senior Counsel, Chevron Corporation

 

Maile Zambuto, New York, NY
Former CEO of Joyful Heart Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kibi Anderson, Sherman Oaks, CA
Strategy and Business Development Executive – Bloomberg Media

 

Eve Ensler, New York, NY
Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues and is the Founder of One Billion Rising. 

 

Jackson Katz, PhD, Boston, MA
Founder and Director, MVP Strategies, an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities.

 

Debbie Lee, San Francisco, CA
Senior Vice-President at Futures Without Violence

 

Steve LePore, Los Angeles, CA 
Founder and former Executive Director of 1in6