email@example.com | Paul Castro comes to the Partnership with over 30 years of leadership experience at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS). Serving for 18 years as its President and CEO, he was the chief spokesperson and advocate for the multi-service agency serving over 100,000 individuals and families and overseeing a $35 million annual budget.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Alejandra Aguilar, gender pronouns: she/her/hers, Mexico-United Statian, and formerly undocumented, is Program Specialist at the Partnership, leading the statewide prevention efforts.
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
email@example.com | Miranda began working in the movement to stop domestic violence and sexual assault fourteen years ago. During this time they have provided services for survivors, worked in collaboratives with county organizations, managed programs and provided domestic violence, sexual assault and LGBTQI inclusion trainings.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Neha recently graduated from Willamette University with a B.A. in English literature with an emphasis in Critical Race and Subaltern studies. She has spent the last four years advocating for women’s and immigrants’ rights. and brings her identity as a first-generation woman of color to all her work. She is devoted to enacting progressive change in an interdisciplinary and culturally-aware manner.
email@example.com | Christina Nicosia is the Administrative Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. Originally from New York City, she relocated to Sacramento in 2009 to obtain her bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude from California State University, Sacramento.
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.
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.
Kendall Evans has specialized in working with perpetrators and survivors of relationship abuse and violence since 1987 when she co-founded Another Way:Stopping Violence and Abuse. She also provides general psychotherapy at Open Paths Counseling Center. Kendall trains and supervises trainees and associates at Another Way and Open Paths. Kendall is openly a transwoman and she provides LGBTQIA specific supervision and services. She has presented workshops for therapists on domestic violence dynamics and treatment and other topics at various agencies.