The Partnership is excited to announce the members of our Policy Advisory Council! This exceptional group of diverse subject-matter experts will provide guidance to the Partnership on the many challenging and complex policy issues impacting survivors and communities.
The 24-member Council represents a wide range of programs including shelter-based, culturally specific, and legal services, and come from urban, suburban, and rural areas of California. Seven council members identify as survivors of domestic violence. Members are located in all of the 7 Partnership regions.
Zakia Afrin is an advocate for immigrant women of color who suffer abuse. She manages the Helpline, Peer Counseling, Immigration Assistance and Legal Advocacy programs at Maitri in San Jose Bay area. She is a senior fellow and Adjunct professor of International Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and teaches Introduction to Islamic Law and Intra-State Conflicts and Peace building and other courses. A social justice Activist at heart Zakia has served on the Board of CPEDV( 2013-2016).
Rejie Marie Baloyos began her journey with My Sisters House as a Volunteer Advocate in 2008. She created programming to support and empower children living in the safe house. She officially joined My Sister’s House in 2013, which she currently serves as the Employment and Immigration Program Manager. Following her passion to provide a safe space for children and youth, she directly oversees My Sister’s House Youth Leadership Program. In 2015, Baloyos received recognition from the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) as the Advocate of the Year.
Jan Campbell is the Executive Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County. She has more than 30 years of experience in leadership and community engagement, with a background in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and communications. She most recently served as the Chief Philanthropic Officer at the Santa Barbara Foundation. In that position, she oversaw the foundation’s community investment and donor services functions, and together with her team, raised and stewarded hundreds of millions of dollars for the foundation and its initiatives.
Andrea C. Curry is the Data and Outcomes Manager for Empower Tehama in Red Bluff, California, where she is responsible for capacity development, grant compliance, analytics and database management. In addition, she provides technical support, copywriting and graphic design services to Empower Tehama’s Outreach and Executive teams, provides direct services as part of Empower Tehama’s Hotline Supervisors team, and coordinates Empower Tehama’s CoC Lead Agency services for the Tehama County Continuum of Care.
As the co-founder of EndTAB (Ending Technology-Enabled Abuse), Adam’s work is characterized by his dedication to addressing the existing and future threats posed by technology to victims of crime and gender-based violence. He has written extensively on technology-enabled abuse, non-consensual pornography, co-authored a domestic violence advisory on the emerging threat of ‘deepfakes’ and created the first resource guide for victims of Nonconsensual Deepfake Pornography. His work in the field of digital impersonation has been featured in the Washington Post and Mashable.
Marci Fukuroda is the Director of Legal Services at Rainbow Services, Ltd., a domestic violence agency in San Pedro, California that provides shelter and support services to domestic violence victims and their children. Ms. Fukuroda oversees Rainbow’s legal program, which assists clients with legal matters in the areas of family law and immigration. She is also actively engaged in legislative and public policy advocacy to improve the rights and safety of domestic violence victims. Prior to working at Rainbow, Ms.
Omaraid in the Immigration Services Manager at the Women’s Transitional Living Center. In her role as Immigration Manager, Omaraid is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the immigration department, performing legal research on Immigration and Family law issues, and aiding participants with their applications for various immigration reliefs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University of Long Beach and a Juris Doctor from Chapman’s Fowler School of Law.
Julianna Lee is a supervising attorney of the Supporting Families Workgroup at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. In that capacity, she manages two court-based domestic violence clinics and leads the Foundation’s family law and domestic violence practice. She has been a legal services attorney advocating for domestic violence survivors for over ten years in California and Washington, D.C.
Nicole (DiBuduo) Linder is a native of Fresno, California where she resides with her husband and their two children. A graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, Linder assumed the role of Executive Director of the Marjaree Mason Center in September 2016. As Executive Director, Linder oversees more than 100 employees who annually serve more than 5,700 adults and children from Fresno County who have been affected by domestic violence.
Keely Linton is an Íipay and Cupeno Native from the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians. She is a single parent of two children. She currently lives and works within her community. Keely obtained her Bachelors in Science degree from California State University, San Marcos. She began her career in domestic violence and sexual assault while working for the Indian Health Council, Inc. During her 10 years at the Indian Health Council, Inc. her time was devoted to working in collaborations outside the native community.
Evelyn Magaña is a Legal Advocate at the Family Assistance Program in Victorville, CA. Evelyn’s role as a Legal Advocate entails assisting individuals with restraining orders and other legal advocacy services. Evelyn has experience helping a diverse community with domestic violence, civil harassment, workplace violence, and elderly/dependent adult abuse petitions. Evelyn provides direct services and facilitates restraining order clinics in her area. Evelyn provides continuous support to her clients and walks alongside them through the process.
Since graduating from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (McGeorge) in 2015, Eric Riviera-Jurado has devoted himself to community organizing, advocacy, and legal services. Mr. Riviera-Jurado is a staff attorney at WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) Inc. in Sacramento, California. His duties include providing document assistance, consultation, limited, and full scope direct representation services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in all areas of family law.
Judy Rose is the Chief Program Officer at Human Options. Judy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and practiced in mental health and school based settings for 4 years . She has been with Human Options for 7 years and has been a part of the Partnership’s Policy Committee for 4 years. At Human Options, Judy oversees all Human Options’ direct client services, including shelter, hotline, transitional housing, legal advocacy, counseling, outreach, and prevention programs.
Terra Russell-Slavin, Esq., is the Deputy Director of the Policy and Community Building Department at the world’s largest LGBT organization, the Los Angeles LGBT Center (Center). In this capacity, Terra works to advance LGBT civil and human rights in accordance with the Center’s mission to build a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.
Lidia Salazar is a Latinx, queer organizer, advocate and survivor of violence. Her professional experience as an advocate for survivors of violence began 12 years ago in Los Angeles. Her experience includes leading a non-profit organization, managing programs, providing counseling to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and hate violence, facilitating support groups, providing trainings for community members and service providers, and supporting the leadership of LGBT Black and Latinx survivors of violence . Lidia is now a Co-Executive Director at Communit
I have 12 years of experience providing nonprofit program coordination and direct services to a diverse client base, with a dedicated focus on serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors at the Family Violence Law Center in Oakland for the past 6 years. As the Family Violence Intervention Unit Manager, I supervise our crisis intervention and case management specialists for FVLC. In 2016 I was elected as the CA Partnership to End DV’s Bay Area Regional Policy Representative.
Suzette Shaw is a Skid Row resident who writes, talks and advocates Skid Row From A Woman’s Perspective. Skid Row is a contained community in Downtown Los Angeles which tracks with the highest homeless population in these United States of America.
Minty Siu-Kootnikoff is the Legal Services Director at Sojourn, the second oldest domestic violence shelter in California, which serves residential and non-residential clients and their children with emergency and transitional shelter, 24 hour hotline, support groups, children’s empowerment programming, education and outreach. As Legal Services Director, Ms.
Anastacia L. Snyder is the Executive Director at Catalyst Domestic Violence Services in Butte County. In this capacity, she is responsible for the overall management of the agency’s operations. In addition to her work, Anastacia holds many state and local leadership positions including a Governor’s appointment to the California Office of Emergency Services Domestic Violence Advisory Council where she is the current co-chair and is a Regional Policy Representative to the state domestic violence coalition’s Public Policy and Research Committee.
Diane Trunk is the Director of Program Development and Evaluation at Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ), a legal services agency whose mission is to serve survivors of domestic and sexual assault. Diane oversees program development and all evaluation and data-related functions at LACLJ. Diane also manages LACLJ’s Community Care Advocacy M.S.W. internship program, which provides supportive services to LACLJ clients.
Jeanine has been an active member of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) and a Policy Co-chair for the North Region since the beginning. As a co-chair she has provided statewide leadership on public policy issues by promoting legislation and systems/procedural change in order to improve responsiveness to domestic violence. Jeanine is the Legal Projects Director at Casa de Esperanza and has been there for almost 20 years.