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Cara Capps
Operations Manager

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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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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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Emily Martin, MSW
Capacity-Building Program Coordinator

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.

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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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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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Erika Prasad
Membership Coordinator

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.

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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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