Rabeya Sen is Director of Policy at Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. She has worked in the social justice movement for over 18 years, addressing the complexity of experiences that shape the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Prior to joining Esperanza, Rabeya worked in related fields, addressing immigration, racism, structural violence, and gender-based violence. She also serves on the Board of California Partnership to End Domestic Violence.
Alison Tudor is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Community Transformations based in Mariposa and Merced Counties, CA. The Alliance is made up of six programs: Valley Crisis Center (domestic/sexual violence organization), Mountain Crisis Services (domestic/sexual violence organization), Ethos Youth Center, CASA of Mariposa (foster youth advocacy), Mariposa Heritage House (substance abuse recovery, homeless community services), and CORE (program for individuals exiting incarceration).
Jackie Kent is the Associate Director at Catalyst Domestic Violence Services in Butte County. She provides leadership for drop-in services, partnerships with law enforcement and children’s services, LGBTQ+ services, Community Education, and social work interns. As the previous Housing Director, it was her role to oversee Catalyst’s emergency shelter, transitional housing, and rapid rehousing programs, as well as the Volunteer Program. Recently, she completed Women of Color Network’s 18-month Aspiring Allies program and the Leading Up!
Adriana Caldera, MPA is the Chief Program Officer for YWCA Silicon Valley. She received a BA in Sociology (with an emphasis on law and society) and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. In 2006 she received her Master’s in Public Administration from San Diego State University. Adriana has been working in the non-profit sector for the past 14 years.
Misti Clark is the Programs Manager for Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center in Inyo and Mono Counties. With over 11 years in the movement, Misti is currently responsible for the management, coordination, implementation and delivery of direct services to those who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Anna Conti, MA, MFT is the Executive Director at Su Casa~Ending Domestic Violence. Ms. Conti obtained a BA in Biology in 2008. After changing the course of her career, Ms. Conti successfully graduated with a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2012 and is currently in a dissertation phase of a doctorate program in Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology. Her extensive professional experience includes working with survivors of domestic violence, family violence, human trafficking, trauma, sexual abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, Ms.
Gayle Guest-Brown is CEO and Executive Leadership Coach, Trainer and Speaker of Guest Brown impact. She holds an MBA, a project management credential (PMP) and many years’ experience at global Fortune 100 businesses successfully motivating people and maximizing project potential. With 30+ years of success serving the leadership needs of corporate, tech, non-profit and faith-based organizations, Gayle is well positioned to assist other leaders. She’s also been an entrepreneur serving as Executive Director and Operations Manager of KidzArt of Placer.
Saima was born in Pakistan, raised in four countries, and speaks five languages. She has been active in the social justice movement for over 20 years. With a PhD in Human Rights, Saima started at South Asian Network (SAN) in 2007 as a community advocate with SAN’s Voices Against Violence program (AWAZ), for which she later became the unit director. Saima has spent over a decade serving low-income, immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking and engaging in prevention strategies within diverse South Asian religious and cultural communities.
Jolanda is a married mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 6 grandchildren. She is an enrolled Tribal member with the federally recognized tribe of Tolowa Deeni Nation, located in Smith River, CA. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1990, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1984.
Colsaria has a Master’s in Social Work with a specification in Administrative and Planning. She began working in the field in the late 1990s and began her official career in anti-gender based violence work as a Sexual Assault Counselor.
Chivas Mays has worked for Stand Up Placer as the Housing Manager for over 7 years and has worked with the domestic violence movement for over 20 years. She serves as the Chairperson on the Placer Consortium on Homelessness and assists with the homeless count. Chivas currently serves as one of the Board of Directors for the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce. She is also trained by the United Way to provide financial coaching for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault who have encountered financial abuse.
Pamela Mejia, MPH, MS, is the Senior Media Researcher at Berkeley Media Studies Group, a public health organization based in Berkeley, California that works with community groups, journalists and public health professionals to use the power of the media to advance healthy public policy.
Aiko Pandorf is a Bay Area-based non-profit consultant. In her consulting practice she works to support nonprofits and the people who work in them through projects focused on organizational development, board development, succession and transition, strategic planning and fund development. She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector building organizations to drive social change and build a more equitable and just world.
Jessica Reynaga serves as the Bridge Program Manager for Drew Child Development Corporation, a Los Angeles non-profit. In her current role, Jessica leads the trauma-informed care (TIC) component of a Los Angeles County effort to bring TIC training and coaching to early child care providers working with 0 – 5 foster youth. Her efforts are part of a larger state-wide initiative related to the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children.