After working directly with survivors in a local program for 10 years, I wanted to have a larger impact on both the hard work of advocates both at a capacity-building level and a policy level. The Partnership was exactly the place where both those disciplines worked together and where I could use all my skills and talents to elevate voices that do not normally get heard.
Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager
The 1,000+ Californians who joined the Partnership gave me confidence that this was the largest and most capable network dedicated to ending domestic violence in the state.
Emily first became involved with social justice and activism as a high school student. She began working in intimate partner violence awareness and prevention in 2003 while attending California State University, Chico where she obtained a BA in Multicultural and Gender Studies. Emily continued to work in outreach in education around gender violence and queer issues while interning at a student-run campus organization.
Erika has over seven years of experience with building meaningful relationships in the for profit and non profit sectors. At the Partnership, she oversees all member-related activities and works closely with the Communications and Development Manager to edit, create, and disseminate vital information to members and the public at large.
Erika received her Master’s in English from California State University, Sacramento and continues her affinity for literature as an avid reader and collector.
Jacquie Marroquin began her work in the violence against women movement twelve years ago working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in the Central Valley. Jacquie has worked with survivors, managed programs, and provided domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-oppression trainings at local, statewide and national levels.
Jessica comes to The Partnership from the Sacramento Housing Alliance, where she performed media outreach and engaged stakeholders in the effort to expand the number of affordable homes in the Greater Sacramento region. At The Partnership, she works to increase opportunities for membership participation, promote legislation and enhance media visibility of solutions to domestic violence.
Kathy Moore has worked in the domestic violence and sexual assault movement for nearly 25 years. After serving as Executive Director for a dual DV and SA organization in Oregon, Kathy relocated to California in 2005, where she continued her work in the field serving as an independent consultant assisting domestic violence and sexual assault programs with organizational development activities, meeting facilitation, grant proposals, curriculum development and training projects, and other capacity-building contracts.
Krista Niemczyk is the Public Policy Manager for the Partnership where she represents domestic violence programs throughout California at various government agencies, including the California State legislature. Through this advocacy, Krista ensures that the voices of domestic violence programs and survivors are heard and reflected in public policies.
Lupe performs all administrative tasks and oversees the Partnership’s daily business operations. Her areas of expertise include finance/accounting, travel planning, data entry, and IT support. She has 12 years’ administrative experience in the private sector, and has been working for non-profit organizations for the past 4 years.
As a child survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, Natalie was inspired to join in the movement to end violence against women and children in 2006. Since then, Natalie has worked in the non-profit sector to raise awareness on mental health, immigration, domestic and sexual violence issues that affect Asian Pacific Islander communities.
Sarah has worked in the domestic violence movement for over 6 years. She comes to the Partnership from Washington State where she worked in a local domestic violence program. During her years at the local program Sarah held several positions including shelter advocate, community based advocate, and community education and outreach advocate.
Sydnie is the Public Policy Coordinator for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. Prior to coming to the partnership Sydnie interned at the California Center for Research on Women and Families and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, where she wrote a brief on the correlation between inter partner violence and prenatal health outcomes. Sydnie also worked at the University of the Pacific’s Women’s Resource Center as an Inclusion Coordinator. At Pacific she hosted