Who we are

We are a non-profit, feminist; multicultural, volunteer organization. We value and respect the voice and experience of every member of the Peace Over Violence community and are attentive to the feelings of our constituents. We are part of a large network of people active against violence.

 

Staff

Kelsey Jones 
Emergency Services Coordinator/Case Manager

 

Laura Ripplinger 
Program Coordinator-Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services

 

Laura Vega
Administrative Assistant

 

Laureen O'Hara
Manager of Donor Engagement & Individual Giving

 

Melissa Morales 
Emergency Services Coordinator/Case Manager

 

Melodie Kruspodin 
Prevention & Policy Director

 

Milena Lukic  
Trauma Therapist

 

Nancy Delgado 
Data Entry Assistant

 

Natali Garcia 
Youth GRYD Case Manager

 

Omar López 
Director of Design & New Technology

 

Patricia Giggans 
Executive Director

 

Payal Sinha 
Staff Attorney, Legal Advocacy Program Manager

 

Peggie Reyna 
Project Director-Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services/Anti-Stalking Project

 

Quiana Bulliox 
Office and Operations Manager/HR Assistant

 

Rashad Beal 
Schools Over Violence Program Manager

 

René Martinez 
GRYD Case Manager

 

Rita Katourjian 
Paralegal, Legal Advocacy Project

 

Rosalinda Mendez 
Trauma Therapist

 

Selene Palma 
Legal Case Manager

 

Shirley Alvarado del Aguila 
Community Engagement & Special Projects Manager

 

Teresa Deukmedjian 
CalWorks Program Coordinator

 

Teresa Mejia
Emergency Services Coordinator/Case Manager

 

Vanessa Jimenez
Clinical Services Supervisor/CalWorks Program Manager

 

Veronica Polanco 
Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Vincent Gomis 
Controller

 

Virginia Garcia 
D.A.R.T. Program Manager & Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Wendy Blanco
Director of Counseling Services & Trauma Recovery

 

Yanina Diaz 
Bookkeeper Clerk Assistant, Fiscal

 

Yvette Lozano 
Chief Program Officer

Aimee Berrios 
Emergency Services Coordinator

 

Ana Santamaria 
Latina Services/Client Advocate

 

Angela Wimpress 
Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator

 

Angelica Martinez 
Emergency Services Coordinator

 

Anthony Lopez 
Youth Educator

 

April Hernandez 
Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Ashley Stacy 
Trauma Therapist, Program Specialist

 

Bettina Robinson 
Domestic Violence & Training Program Manager

 

Britni Soto 
Marketing & Communications Manager

 

Cathy Friedman 
Associate Director

 

Cayla McCrae 
Design & Media Project Manager

 

Christopher Kung 
Staff Attorney

 

Deirdre Long
Bookkeeper

 

Ebony Williams 
Trauma Therapist

 

Emily Aviles
Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

 

Edna Bermudez 
Domestic Violence Case Manager

 

Eloina Hoffman 
Trauma Therapist

 

Emily Aviles 
Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

 

Esmeralda Arrizon-Palomera 
Emergency Services Coordinator

 

Gabriela Tiscareno 
Emergency Services Coordinator

 

Guadalupé Mejia 
Emergency Services & Volunteer Manager

 

Guadalupé Villegas 
Legal Case Manager

 

Hannah Denyer
Rape Prevention Education Coordinator

 

James Campos
Administrative Clerk Assistant

 

Jason Rivas
Data Entry Clerk

 

Jasmine Barnes 
Intervention Program Assistant

 

Jennifer Watanasutisas 
Emergency Services Coordinator

 

Joshua Beckett 
Trauma Therapist, Program Coordinator