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.



Lisa Zeitlin
Trauma Therapist

Lupe Mejia 
Intervention Division Volunteer Supervisor

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


Natali Garcia 
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager


Omar López 
Director of Design & New Technology


Patricia Giggans 
Executive Director


Payal Sinha 
Managing Attorney


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 Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator

Renee Maxwell
Trauma Therapist


Rosalinda Mendez 
Trauma Therapist


Selene Palma 

Sergio Rodriguez
Emergency Services Coordinator, Case Manager

Shannon McHenry 
Trauma Therapist


Shirley Alvarado del Aguila 
Community Engagement & Special Projects Manager


Teresa Deukmedjian 
CalWorks Program Coordinator


Teresa Mejia
Emergency 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 
D.A.R.T. Program Manager & Domestic Violence Specialist


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


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

Audrey Comber
Emergency Services Coordinator/Case Manager


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

Darcy Pollan
Director of Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration


Deirdre Long


Ebony Williams 
Trauma Therapist


Edna Bermúdez 
Domestic Violence Case Manager

Eloina Hoffman 
Trauma Therapist

Elyse Alvarez
SART Coordinator


Emily Aviles 
Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


Gabriela Tiscarno 
PREA Sexual Assault Counselor/Case Manager


Guadalupé Villegas 
Legal Case Manager


Hannah Denyer
Rape Prevention Education Coordinator


James Campos
Administrative Clerk Assistant

Jasmine Barnes 
Assistant Division Program Supervisor

Jason Rivas
Database Assistant Records Clerk


Jennifer Watanasutisas 
Domestic Violence Services Coordinator & Case Manager


Joshua Beckett 
Trauma Therapist, Program Coordinator

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