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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Khan is Project Specialist at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence. She most recently was the Executive Director at Maitri, a non-profit established to empower South Asian survivors of domestic violence, cultural alienation, family conflict and human trafficking. She joined Maitri in 2004 as their first full time Coordinator with a longstanding passion for grassroots activism, domestic violence advocacy, and community education and empowerment. She then was promoted to the Program Director and subsequently Executive Director Positions.
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!
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.
Germaine Omish-Lucero is a tribal citizen of the Rincon, Band of Luiseno Indians. She has two children and a stepson with her husband, tribal citizen of Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. Originally from California, Germaine lives in New Mexico and works remotely for her job in CA while traveling back and forth.
Jessica Reynaga serves as the Community Education Manager at Human Options, a domestic violence agency in Orange County. In her role at Human Options, Jessica leads the agency’s prevention efforts by developing educational opportunities for youth audiences and “first responder” professionals. Jessica earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration and a specialization with Military and Veteran Families. While completing her graduate field work, Jessica interned for Los
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).