W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors
Kathy Jeffery – Board President
Kathy has held leadership positions as Head of Human Resources at four early stage businesses and two Fortune 500 companies and has also been an entrepreneur. With diverse expertise in all facets of Human Resources and Organization Development, Kathy’s specialties are Culture and Communication, Change Management, Resilience, and Leadership Coaching and Development. Kathy earned a BA in Human Resource Management from DePaul University and then went on to earn her MS in Managerial Communication from Northwestern University. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Kathy is a survivor who is most passionate about helping others in the areas of domestic violence, LGBTQ, and immigration rights. Read more about Kathy’s work on our board. Read more about Kathy’s work on our board.
Lisa was introduced to W.O.M.A.N. Inc. by her survivor daughter, Lauren and her close friend Shaena, and fell in love with the mission and purpose for the organization. As a survivor who overcame insurmountable odds, Lisa put her own education on the back-burner while she raised her five children. At the age of 51, Lisa achieved one of her dreams, to earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She now wants to support survivors on their journeys to create healthy and happy futures for themselves and their families. It can be done!!
Professionally, Lisa is passionate about championing underrepresented people especially women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lisa has Human Resources leadership experience with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Her most recent accomplishment was increasing diversity for women at her last company from 14% to 24.5% and increasing underrepresented people by 20%. She also spearheaded training programs on unconscious bias & inclusion.
Alice began volunteering with WOMAN, Inc. in various capacities before joining the Board of Directors in 2017. She began fundraising/event planning in 2015 after learning of the organization through a fellow survivor. (Read about the start of her involvement here.) She soon became a volunteer peer counselor for WOMAN, Inc.’s 24-hour support line after completing the training program.
Alice is passionate about social justice, equality, and helping survivors of domestic violence. She was born in Seoul, S. Korea, immigrated to the U.S., and has lived in various cities in California, Oregon, and Texas. She has a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, and works in advertising, helping to build great companies through branding and integrated marketing. She loves the Bay Area, which she’s called her “chosen home” since 2008.