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.


Kelsey Jones 
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager

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


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 
Legal Case Manager

Shannon McHenry 
Trauma Therapist


Shirley Alvarado del Aguila 
Community Engagement & Special Projects Manager


Teresa Deukmedjian 
CalWorks Program Coordinator

Teresa Mejia
Domestic Violence Specialist

Terra Meyer
Community Organizing & Outreach Coordinator

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


Veronica Polanco 
Domestic Violence Specialist, Case Manager


Vincent Gomis 


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


Adeniz Villar
Media & Communications Manager

Aimee Berrios 
Domestic Violence Specialist

Alice Ovando-Lopez
Trauma Therapist

Ana Santamaria 
Latina Services/Client Advocate

Angela Wimpress 
Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator


Anne Rhodes 
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager


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 Salazar
Trauma Therapist


Cayla McCrae 
Design & Media Project Manager

Christopher Kung 
Staff Attorney

Cori Bratby-Rudd
Emergency Services Coordinator

Darcy Pollan
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration


Ebony Williams 
Trauma Therapist


Edna Bermudez 
Peer Counselor

Edwin Bodney
Youth Leadership Development & Education

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
Violence Prevention Education & Training Coordinator


James Campos
Administrative Clerk Assistant

Jasmine Barnes 
Assistant Program Supervisor

Jason Rivas
Legal Case Manager


Jennifer Watanasutisas 
Domestic Violence Services Coordinator & Case Manager

Johanna Rodriguez
Data Entry Administrative Assistant

Juliana Nocker Ferry
Director of Grants & Compliance