Board of Directors

Erica Abshez
Attorney, Akin Gump Stauss Hauser & Feld LLP

 

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

 

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

 

Board Emeriti

 

Rochelle Lindsey

 

Cynthia Sears

 

Elaine Tumonis

Kent Kiesey, President
Branch Manager/VP, Union Bank Santa Monica

 

Stanislav Gorbunov, Vice President
Fixed Income Portfolio Compliance, Capital Group Companies

 

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

 

Christina Mauro, Secretary
Actress/Producer

 

Linda Ruffer
Political Consultant, Private Practice

 

Mary Lee Wegner
Attorney, Private Practice

 

 

Advisory Board

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

 

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

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

 

 

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