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


Board Emeriti


Kent Kiesey

Rochelle Lindsey

Cynthia Sears

Elaine Tumonis

Christina Mauro, President


Stanislav Gorbunov, Vice President
Fixed Income Portfolio Compliance, 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

Darcy Pollan
Former POV staff, Communications & Events Consultant


Paul Gonzales
External Affairs Manager, Long Beach Transit


Marco Loera, MFA
Director of Technology and Online Organizing, National Day Laborer Organizing Network


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


Rebecca Isaacs, ESQ
Executive Director, Equality Federation


Michelle Santucci
Vice President, Keenan Insurance Services


Frank Quevedo
Former Executive at Southern California Edison – retired


Steve LePore
Founder and Executive Director, 1in6


Bill Martinez
Owner, Martinez and Sons Management Consultants


Debra Nakatomi
President, Nakatomi & Associates


Natalie White
Center for Council’s Social Justice Council Project


Kellie Hawkins, MA
Los Angeles COO, National Health Organization


Emily Austin, ESQ
Los Angeles Director of Advocacy Services, CA Coalition Against Sexual Assault


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


Sherisa Dahlgren
Los Angeles Vice President, Clinical Programs, Joyful Heart Foundation


Christine Hershey
Los Angeles Founder, Hershey Cause Communications


Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles Member, California State Assembly


Stella Lee
Los Angeles DJ and Designer


Elizabeth G’Sell
Producer and Recording Artist, Momshells, LLC


Mary Lee Wegner
Attorney, Private Practice


Ruby Quallsgray
Community Member


Suzi Dunkel-Soto 
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Arcadia


Elena Christopoulos
Commissioner, City of Santa Monica

Nick Moghadassi
Owner and CEO – Universal AVIT


Jehan Agrama
Co-founder of GLAAD Current principle at Harmony Gold, a film distribution company Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for City of LA


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


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


Linda Garnets, PhD
Owner and Partner of Angelo Garnets Consulting Professor in LGBT studies at UCLA and an organizational psychologist


Sandra Henriquez, MA
Executive Director, CALCASA


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


Alyce Laviolette, MS, MFT
Long-term practitioner/therapist/advocate for battered women, Private Practice Professor at California University, Long Beach


Ellen Ledley, LCSW
Trauma Therapist, Private Practice


Sharon Shelton
Vice-President, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles


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


Lori Vollandt, PhD
Health Education Coordinator, LAUSD


Billie Weiss, MPH
Executive Director, Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles


Steve Zimmer, MA
Board Member, LAUSD Board of Education – District 4


Deborah Kagan
Sensual Lifestyle Specialist Entrepreneur


Jennifer Whiting, ESQ
Trademarks attorney


Christine Sarkissof
Senior Vice President, Region Manager, Union Bank


Ali MacLean
Comedienne/Producer/Activist Betsy Butler Executive Director, The California Women’s Law Center


Maya Jupiter
Musician/Activist; Founder, ARTIVIST


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



National Advisory Board

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


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


Maile Zambuto, Honolulu, Hawaii and New York, New York
Chief Executive Officer of Joyful Heart Foundation


Jackson Katz, PhD, Long Beach, CA
Founder and Director, MVP Strategies An anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities


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


Alva Moreno, Tucson, AZ
Former Executive Director, Avance Human Services – Retired Former President, CALCASA






Kibi Anderson, New York, New York
Bloomberg Media Strategy and Business Development Executive


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


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


Leslye Orloff, ESQ, Washington, D.C.
Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) at American University Washington College of Law


David Lisak, PhD, Placitas, NM
Forensic consultant, trainer and lecturer on sexual trauma behavior & characteristics of rapists Board President, 1in6


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