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

Jason Strzelczyk
Owner/Of Counsel, Law Offices of Jason C Strzelczyk/Guerin Law Firm


Board Emeriti


Rochelle Lindsey

Cynthia Sears

Elaine Tumonis

Christina Mauro, President


Stanislav Gorbunov, Vice President
Compliance Specialist, Capital Group Companies


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


Yasmin Dunn, Secretary
Director of Education and Outreach, Hollywood Commission


Linda Ruffer
Political Consultant, Private Practice



Advisory Board

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.  

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

Britni Soto Macintosh
Client Manager, Swell Creative Group


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 




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