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 

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 


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


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