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Cara Capps
Operations Manager

Cara-Noelle Capps joins the Partnership as an accomplished Human Resources professional.  With over 20 years experience in human resources, staff management, long-term strategic planning, coupled with three years of experience with Domestic Violence Prevention services, Cara is a welcome addition to the Partnership team.  Cara has extensive experience providing superior leadership during critical transition phases, including hiring professional and technical staff, writing business plans, and implementing stre

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Lupe Cox
Administrative Assistant

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.

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Michell Franklin, M.A.
Capacity Building Program Coordinator

Michell has been in social services for 25 years. After attaining her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991, she began working with underrepresented populations in the Bay Area.Upon graduation from U.C. Berkeley, Michell was voted the recipient of the Louise Patterson African American Female Graduate of the Year for her social services work on campus and in the Bay Area community.

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Jacquie Marroquin
Capacity-Building Program Manager

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.

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Jessica Merrill
Communications & Development Manager

Jessica Merrill is the Communications & Development Manager at the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership). Her goal is to create a rich, engaging dialogue across California to increase knowledge of domestic violence as a public health crisis–and to promote comprehensive solutions that everyone can participate in. By providing communications tools to the Partnership’s member programs and all Californians, she works to shift social norms that contribute to domestic violence through social and traditional media advocacy.

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Yalda Mohammadi
Capacity Building Associate

Yalda is a passionate advocate for social justice and equality. Her inspiration comes, in part, from her parents, who fled shortly after the 1979 Iranian Revolution, leaving their home to search for better opportunities for their children.

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Kathy Moore, MSW
Executive Director

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.

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Krista Niemczyk, MPP
Public Policy Manager

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.

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Mercedes Tune
Cultural Responsiveness Program Specialist

Mercedes has broad and rich experience in anti-oppression work. She has worked with diverse populations in both Mexico and the USA in different capacities, from direct services to program development. She has a degree in Education and is a fellow of the National Leadership Academy for Women of Color.

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Sydnie Reyes
Public Policy Coordinator

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

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Micah Zimmermaker
Prevention and Education Policy Specialist

Micah is the Prevention and Education Policy Specialist for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence.  He comes into this position with 10 years of public health and policy experience with the City of Long Beach and Los Angeles County.  His work has covered teen pregnancy prevention, HIV and STD education, healthy relationship building, and the creation and implementation of tobacco prevention policies.  

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