Core Team

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Core Team


Jill Zawisza
Co-Director
Jill Zawisza (she/her/hers) currently serves as CoDirector at WOMAN Inc. She has been in the anti-DV movement since 1996, and has been with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. for 13 years. In addition, Jill has served as an anti-Sexual Assault advocate and counselor. She represents W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in the community, aids in program development, provides mentorship to staff, and participates in active community outreach. Her current focus is offering counseling and advocacy to survivors, and delving into how to share power & dismantle white supremacy culture within the leadership structure at W.O.M.A.N., Inc., and beyond.
 

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Mary Martinez
Co- Director

Mary Martinez (she/her) is a queer, Mexican-American who is not fluent in Spanish :), and who comes from the San Francisco Bay Area.  She is the soon-to-be Co-Director of WOMAN, Inc., who started at the organization as a support line volunteer back in February 2008.  She started out as a crisis line volunteer and held roles such as Frontline Advocate, Peer Services Manager, and, as of 2017, her current role as Associate Director.   She also represents WOMAN, Inc. in the community, works one-on-one with survivors, and continues to do the deep work alongside the WOMAN, Inc. team of upholding their value of centering Black, Indigenous, and other people of color while also holding the organization and one another accountable in abolishing white supremacy and anti-Blackness. Mary is an alumni of the Strong Field Project Leadership Development Program, and a participant of the Network Weaver Learning Lab which brings together folks working in various movements such as domestic violence, reproductive justice, racial justice, LGBTQ, immigrant rights, and social justice art to learn about each other’s work and to experiment ways on how to achieve liberation, equity, and justice by working together.

During her free time, you can find Mary attempting to be best friends with all the feathery, furry, slimy, slithery friends. She also loves a good meme.

Read more about Mary’s work at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.


Stephanie Colorado
Latinx Program Co-Manager

Stephanie started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in the summer of 2012 and has worked with survivors of domestic violence ever since. She also is a Sexual Assault Counselor at San Francisco Women Against Rape, where she worked as a Survivor Advocate supporting survivors of sexual violence. She is now working as the Latina Program Co-Manager offering in-depth case management to Spanish-speaking survivors.

Read more about Stephanie’s work at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.


Blase

Blase Hents
Business Manager

A survivor of domestic violence, Blase, serves as business manager for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

With an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and graduate business studies at Boston University, Blase has traveled and served the nonprofit community in a variety of settings and roles, from program director, finance director as well as executive director.  His experience has engendered a variety of experiences, as a Buddhist monk (10 years), an artist and as a world traveler.

Blase first arrived at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. over 10 years ago and was invited back in 2011 to help the agency through a transition in leadership and culture.  Since that time he has served as the business manager overseeing finance, human resources, IT and administration for the agency.  He is inspired to be part of a great collaborative team at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and the community served.

Read more about Blase’s work at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.



Alicia Padillapaz
Educational Development Coordinator

Alicia started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in early 2012 and has been working with survivors and their families ever since, including working at The Riley Center as Case Manager and Differential Response Liaison. Alicia has a B.S. in Health Education and a Minor in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University. She is also a second generation W.O.M.A.N., Inc. volunteer as her mother volunteered for the agency in 1992. Alicia oversees the outreach program, volunteer recruitment and the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Hybrid Training.

As a San Francisco native, Alicia is a big fan of the Giants and 49ers . On her down time she enjoys baking and cuddling with her dog, Loki.

Read more about Alicia’s work at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.




Adilia Preciado
Latinx Program Co-Manager

Adilia started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N., Inc back in the summer of 2012. As a volunteer she helped out with the Support Line, drop ins, and the Latinx Program. She is currently still working in the Latinx Program as the Echando Pa’lante Coordinator, where she helps coordinate monthly meetings for monolingual Spanish speaking survivors who have “graduated” from the Latinx Program and are no longer in crisis but still want to be connected to the agency and other survivors.

Read more about Adilia’s work at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.


Sabrina Woon
Support Line Program Manager

Sabrina (she/her) started out as a volunteer with W.O.M.A.N. Inc in Summer 2016. Prior to becoming a part of staff, she worked in the beauty industry. When a position opened up at W.O.M.A.N. Inc., she saw this as a sign to make some life changes and do something completely different. Sabrina knew her passion was in helping people and wanted to empower and center survivors. She joined staff as the Support Line Program Assistant and eventually grew into the position of Support Line Manager. In addition to all of Sabrina’s incredible contributions, she also keeps the staff entertained with her beauty industry stories!

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