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Treceia Bazemore
Events Coordinator

This is a headshot of Treceia Bazemore.meetings@cpedv.org | Ms. Bazemore has more than 25 years of experience in conference, meeting and peer review management. She has worked with various Federal agencies including: the Administration for Children and Families’ Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, the Housing and Urban Department’s Fair Housing Initiatives Program, the Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Office, National Science Foundation,

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Krista Colón
Public Policy Director

This is an image of Krista Niemczyk.krista@cpedv.org | Krista Colón is the Public Policy Director 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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Natalie Diaz Mondragon
Administrative Coordinator

NatalieM@cpedv.org | Natalie works as an administrative coordinator. She is a graduate of Sacramento State where she attained a B.A. in government with a concentration in international relations. She has professional experience in state government, non-profit, and campaign finance fields.  Her diverse background and experiences have led her to be an advocate for women and immigrant rights as she seeks to bring an equitable perspective into her work.

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Zoë Flowers
Special Projects Analyst

This is a headshot of Zoë Flowers.zoe@cpedv.org | Zoë Flowers is an author, filmmaker and social justice healer whose poetry and essays can be found in several anthologies, journals, and her new poetry book In Praise of The Wytch. In 2004, Zoë interviewed survivors of domestic and sexual violence. From Ashes to Angel’s Dust: A Journey Through Womanhood is the book that emerged from those interviews.

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Michell Franklin, M.A.
Capacity Building Program Manager

michell@cpedv.org | 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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Diane Gout, PhD
Director of Impact Strategies

This is a headshot of Diane Gout.diane@cpedv.org | Public speaker, researcher, evaluator, coach, mentor, and soon to be author, I have accumulated over 30 years of personal and professional experience in the field of violence against women with an emphasis on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.

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Michelle Huey
Communications Coordinator

This is a headshot of Michelle Huey.michelle@cpedv.org | As a yonsei and 3rd generation Chinese American woman, her advocacy was sparked by her family’s stories of incarceration camp. She became involved in social justice and sexual violence activism in 2011 through the Cross Cultural Center at UC Davis and Japanese American Citizen’s League.

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Rocci Jackson
Gun Violence Restraining Order Community Analyst

This is an image of Krista Niemczyk.rocci@cpedv.org | With 15 years of experience in the field of social services and corrections, Rocci Jackson has consistently been a leader in providing training and education to others. Rocci earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of the Pacific in 2012.  Between 2006 and 2016, Rocci worked providing programs to people who harm at the California Youth Authority and running programming to the victims of violence.

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Cibonay Jimenez
Capacity Building Program Coordinator

cibonay@cpedv.org | Cibonay Jimenez (formerly Cordova) has over 20 years of professional experience in the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking, Mental Health, Social Services, Health Care, and Substance Abuse fields. Cibonay’s passion for this work derives from her rich history and experience as a DV/SA survivor and Native (Cazan Guamares/Yaqui)/Chicana woman.

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Jasmeen Kairam
Capacity Building Coordinator

jasmeen@cpedv.org | Jasmeen Kairam is the Capacity Building Coordinator at the Partnership. Jasmeen was introduced to the world of social injustices, specifically human trafficking, while attending California State University, Chico in 2012. She spent her undergrad years raising awareness about human trafficking and its prevalence to her peers, professors and community members.

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Jennifer M. Khalifa Ponce, MSW CHES
Director of Prevention Strategies

Jennifer@cpedv.org | Jennifer M. Khalifa Ponce, MSW CHES, obtained her Master of Social Work from Boston University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. For the last 15 years, Jennifer has developed, led, and implemented local and national IPV prevention programming. She is passionate about social welfare, systems change, and providing education and resources to disadvantaged communities and victims of violence.

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Melodie Kruspodin
Prevention Specialist

This is a headshot of Melodie Kruspodin.melodie@cpedv.org | Melodie is a passionate violence preventionist with over 10 years of experience in the sexual assault and domestic violence fields. As the daughter of immigrants, she is inspired to drive social change by the activism that runs in her family. She is driven to promote gender equity and social justice for all people.

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Jamila Lovelace
Project Management Administrator

This is a headshot of Jamila Lovelace.jamila@cpedv.org | Jamila Lovelace is a black, trans-nonbinary person from Dayton, Ohio with experience in nonprofit and grant management. They have worked with the Women of Color Network, Inc. as a Program Assistant, assisting with deliverables and grant writing as well as grant editing and executive logistics.

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Jessica Merrill
Communications Manager

jessica@cpedv.org | Jessica Merrill is the Communications 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 equitable solutions that prevent trauma and support survivors. 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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Aleese Moore-Orbih
Executive Director

This is a headshot of Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih.aleese@cpedv.org | Dr. Moore-Orbih’s work to end domestic violence is rooted in an intersectional framework that acknowledges race and ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender and sexual orientation, age, ability, and immigrant identity.

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Michelle Morales
Capacity Building Coordinator

This is a headshot of Michelle Morales.michellem@cpedv.org | Michelle Morales has over 20 years of professional experience in the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking, Mental Health, and Social Services fields. She has held a variety of roles and responsibilities within that time.

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Kimmie Remis, MSW
Prevention Specialist

This is a headshot of Kimmie Remus.kimmie@cpedv.org | Kimmie (she/her) began her work in sexual violence prevention in college, while doing her social work field placement at Planned Parenthood Mohawk-Hudson. She started her post-collegiate career at Boston Medical Center, New England’s largest safety-net hospital, in the OBGYN & Adolescent Center as a research coordinator. In 2018, Kimmie went to Boston College to complete her master’s in social work.

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Lisa Sica, PhD, SHRM-SCP
Director of Culture and Trust

This is a headshot of Lisa Sica.lisa@cpedv.org | Strategic partner, galvanizer, thought leader and continuous learner in the field of inclusion, diversity and equity, Lisa has over 20 years of professional experience in managing human resource and financial functions in the nonprofit industry, specifically in nonprofits working in the fields of violence against women and public interest law.

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Christine Smith
Policy Coordinator

christine@cpedv.org | Christine Smith (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. Since 2016, on the Partnership’s Policy Team she’s worked to advocate for the needs of domestic violence programs and survivors through state and federal legislation, training and technical assistance and systems change work. She received her Masters in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco with a concentration in health care.

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Valarie Smith
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

This is a headshot of Valarie Smith.Valarie@cpedv.org | Valarie is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, with 10+ years of experience in providing direct support to senior level management in the nonprofit and private sectors.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a certificate in holistic health and nutrition. She is an advocate for women and children’s rights.

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Miranda Stiers
Prevention Manager

miranda@cpedv.org | Miranda began working in the movement to stop domestic violence and sexual assault in 2003. During this time they have provided services for survivors, worked in collaboratives with county organizations, managed programs and provided domestic violence, sexual assault and LGBTQI inclusion trainings.

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Megan Tanahashi
Communications Coordinator

This is a headshot of Megan Tanahashi.megan@cpedv.org | Megan Tanahashi (she/her) is a Communications Coordinator at the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She brings to the Partnership not only her talent for visual communication and digital content, but her passion for using creative problem-solving to produce solutions that amplify marginalized voices.

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Mercedes Tune
Capacity-Building Program Specialist

mercedes@cpedv.org | Mercedes works as a Capacity Building Project Specialist at the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She brings to the Partnership a broad and rich international perspective on cultural dynamics and social justice, based on her experience with diverse populations in Mexico and the USA. She has been a community organizer, a manager of Education and Health affairs for refugee populations, and a project designer consultant.

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Jorge Vidal
Co-Lead of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Leadership Project

This is a headshot of Jorge Vidaljorge@cpedv.org | Jorge Vidal (he/him) is a cultural strategist and social justice practitioner/ally. Born in Peru, Jorge is a strong advocate for elevating BIQTPOC leadership and centering the work of cultural organizations. Jorge is an international leader who has provided training and technical assistance throughout the United States and worked with social justice leaders in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Peru, and Dominican Republic.

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Matthew White
Director, GVRO Project

This is a headshot of Matthew White.matthew@cpedv.org | Matthew White is an advocate for human rights, social justice and the empowerment of marginalized communities. For over a decade, he has trained, organized, facilitated, and coached unions, change organizations, and individuals to bring equity and transformation to their spaces.