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.

 

Laura Ripplinger 
Program Coordinator-Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services

Laura Vega
Administrative Assistant

Laureen O'Hara
Donor Engagement & Individual Giving Manager

Marilu Hinojosa
On-call Hotline Counseling Associate

Melissa Morales 
Empowerment Self-Defense Program Manager

 

Melodie Kruspodin 
Prevention & Policy Director

 

Milena Lukic  
Trauma Therapist

 

Nancy Delgado 
Data Entry Clerk

 

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 
Consolidated Youth Program Manager

 

René Martinez 
GRYD Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator

Renee Maxwell
Trauma Therapist

 

Rosalinda Mendez 
Trauma Therapist

Ruby Hwang
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager

 

Selene Palma 
Paralegal

Shannon McHenry 
Trauma Therapist

 

Shirley Alvarado del Aguila 
Community Engagement & Special Projects Manager

 

Teresa Deukmedjian 
CalWorks Program Coordinator

Teresa Mejia
Domestic Violence Services Coordinator & Case Manager

Terra Meyer
Community Organizing and Outreach Coordinator

Vanessa Jimenez
Clinical Services/WSGV Site Supervisor, CalWorks Program Manager

 

Veronica Polanco 
Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Vincent Gomis 
Controller

 

Virginia Garcia 
PREA & Gender Based Violence Program Manager

 

Wendy Blanco
Director of Counseling Services & Trauma Recovery

 

Yanina Diaz 
Accounting Clerk

Yvette Lozano 
Chief Program Officer, Director of Intervention Services


Staff

Aimee Berrios 
Domestic Violence Specialist

Alice Ovando-Lopez, ASW
Trauma Therapist

Ana Santamaria 
Latina Services/Client Advocate

Angela Wimpress 
Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator

 

Anne Rhodes 
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager

 

Anthony Lopez 
Youth Educator

 

April Hernandez 
Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Ashley Stacy 
Trauma Therapist, Program Specialist

Audrey Comber
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager

 

Bettina Robinson 
Associate Intervention Division Manager

 

Carmela Capinpin 
Trauma Therapist

Cathy Friedman 
Associate Director

 

Cayla McCrae 
Design & Media Project Manager

Christopher Kung 
Staff Attorney

Darcy Pollan
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration

 

Ebony Williams 
Trauma Therapist

 

Edna Bermúdez 
Domestic Violence Case Manager

Edwin Bodney
Violence Prevention Educator

Eloina Hoffman 
Trauma Therapist

Elyse Alvarez
SART Coordinator

 

Emily Aviles 
Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Eric Yu 
Accounting Specialist

Gabby Orozco
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager

Gabriela Tiscarno 
PREA Sexual Assault Counselor/Case Manager

 

Hannah Denyer
Rape Prevention Education Coordinator

 

James Campos
Administrative Clerk Assistant

Jasmine Barnes 
Assistant Program Supervisor

Jason Rivas
Legal Case Manager

 

Jennifer Watanasutisas 
Domestic Violence Services Coordinator & Case Manager

Juliana Nocker Ferry
Director of Grants & Compliance

Kelsey Jones 
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager