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.



Laureen O'Hara
Manager of Donor Engagement & Individual Giving


Melissa Morales 
Emergency Services Coordinator/Case Manager


Melodie Kruspodin 
Prevention & Policy Division Manager


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


Stephanie Valenson 
Data Entry Clerk


Teresa Deukmedjian 
CalWorks Program Coordinator


Vanessa Jimenez
Clinical Services Supervisor/CalWorks Program Manager


Veronica Polanco 
Domestic Violence Specialist


Vincent Gomis 


Virginia Garcia 
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


Aracely Lozano 
Community Organizer


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


Ebony Williams 
Trauma Therapist


Emily Aviles
Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


Edna Bermudez 
Domestic Violence Case Manager


Eloina Hoffman 
Trauma Therapist


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


Jasmine Barnes 
Intervention Program Assistant


Jennifer Watanasutisas 
Emergency Services Coordinator


Joanne Drake 
Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


Joshua Beckett 
Trauma Therapist, Program Coordinator


Laura Ripplinger 
Program Coordinator-Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services