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.
Jadma Noronha is originally from Brazil, where she studied Theater Education until 2004, when she moved to Atlanta, Georgia. In 2005, she started working with immigrant women victims of violence, helping them with interpretation and accessing the supportive services, she had accessed herself upon her arrival in the United States as a survivor of violence. In Atlanta, she worked at organizations such as The Latin American Association, The International Women’s House, and Tapestri. At Tapestri, she was the Anti-Human Trafficking Outreach Specialist and provided direct services to survivors of trafficking while conducting trainings to mainstream service providers, community based organizations and Immigrant and refugee communities. She also led the Domestic Violence Focus Group, a program designed to provide trainings and outreach to nine immigrant communities in the greater Atlanta area. Jadma relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, when she started working as the Human Trafficking Program Manager for the SAGE Project. In 2016, she earned a BA in Interdisciplinary studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is currently the Social Services Program Manager at the Tahirih Justice Center and in her role; she oversees the program and supports clients through case management, supportive counseling, and referrals.
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.