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.

 

Staff

Joshua Beckett 
Trauma Therapist, Program Coordinator

 

Julia Salazar 
Director of Development

 

Laura Ripplinger 
Program Coordinator-Deaf, Disabled & Elder Services

 

Melissa Morales 
Emergency Services Coordinator/Case Manager

 

Melodie Kruspodin 
Youth Leadership Development Manager

 

Milena Lukic  
Trauma Therapist

 

Nancy Delgado 
Data Entry Assistant

 

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 
Office and Operations Manager / HR Assistant

 

René Martinez 
GRYD Case Manager

 

Rosalinda Mendez 
Trauma Therapist

 

Selena Palma 
Legal Case Manager

 

Shirley Alvarado del Aguila 
Community Engagement Manager

 

Teresa Deukmedjian 
CalWorks Coordinator

 

Tracey Awaad 
Office Reception / Administrative Assistant

 

Veronica Polanco 
Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Virginia Garcia 
Domestic Violence Specialist

 

Wendy Blanco 
Clinical Supervisor – WSGV

 

Yanina Diaz 
Bookkeeper Clerk Assistant, Fiscal

 

Yvette Lozano 
Chief Program Officer

 

Zoe Muñoz 
Emergency Services Coordinator

Adriana Rincón 
Prevention Case Manager

 

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

 

Ashley Stacy 
Trauma Therapist, Program Specialist

 

Aracely Lozano 
Community Organizer

 

Bettina Gutierrez 
Domestic Violence and Training Program Manager

 

Brenda Ingram 
Director of Clinical Services

 

Britni Soto 
Communications & Events Manager

 

Brooke Brewer 
Youth Educator

 

Cathy Friedman 
Associate Director

 

Cayla McCrae 
Arts & Media Project Manager

 

Claudia Rivas 
Bookkeeper

 

Claudia Sibaja 
Legal Advocate

 

Edna Bermudez 
Domestic Violence Case Manager

 

Gabriela Tiscareno 
Emergency Services Coordinator

 

Guadalupe Mejia 
Emergency Services and Volunteer Manager

 

Hannah Denyer
Rape Prevention Education Coordinator

 

Ian Henry
Staff Attorney

 

Imelda Talamantes 

Latina Services Coordinator / Parenting & Education Coordinator

 

Jasmine Barnes 
Intervention Program Assistant